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Old April 20th, 2011, 07:23 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Mulely View Post
Yes, you need a plate for any trailer.
Originally Posted by Trail Junkie View Post
Even a car dolly needs a plate
Not in Michigan. Dollies are considered coupling devices and do not need plates.

Originally Posted by SOS Website
Tow dollies are two-wheeled towing devices used to transport vehicles by supporting one axle on the dolly, with the other axle on the road. A 1985 agreement between the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Department of State considers them as “coupling devices” rather than trailers in Michigan. The Michigan Department of State will not issue a registration plate for a tow dolly. Do not stop vehicles or issue citations for failing to display a registration plate on a tow dolly.

Very top of Page 4.

And you should also note, that it's a .gov link.

From the way it's worded, if you have both axles off the ground and on the T-trailer, it's a full blown trailer that needs plates.

If it's under 2,499 lbs (which I can well imagine it is), you're gonna eat $75 but you'll never have to worry about it again. Scales were around $20-$40 (I honestly can't remember, but it was somewhere in there) or so when I had one weighed a few months back.

Trailer fees are at the bottom:,1607,7...5432--,00.html

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