From what I have been able to research my '02 B1500 V6 with 50,000 miles should be able to tow a B1500, a concern might be hitting some steep grade. I would be concerned about getting ticketed driving my rusted '03 5.2 down south, in addition the '03 transmission has 200,000 miles on it.Yes. No trailer. Tow vehicle must be able to tow that weight and you can get magnetic lights to plug into the towing rig and attach to the towed unit. Recommend that a "IN TOW" sign be on the back of the towed unit.
Lower center of gravity, I would think it would be far more stable on flat ground, to be honest, I sometimes get 'noided' of my B1500 tipping over when I am on a slight sideways incline.Same thing. With a tall vehicle that would be more stable than a two wheel dolly or a trailer.
According to the U Haul website the auto transport weighs around 2,100 lbs, a B1500 weighs around 4,200 lbs, that would be a combined weight of around 6,300 lbs.Also a trailer will require more towing capacity.
Usually, that means the state law of the vehicle doing the towing applies. Regardless, one would be advised to do their own due dilligence in that regard.apparently if the vehicle in tow is over a certain weight (varies by state, 1,500-5,000 lbs) then the towed vehicle must have a supplemental braking system installed.
That illustrates precisely why I stated one should do his own due dilligence. Enough with what we think we know. Here's a good reference guide State and Province Towing Laws or two Trailer Brakes - AAA Digest of Motor LawsI believe each state law applies within each state regardless the origin of the towing vehicle.
I was being polite, you were incorrect, the point of origin of the towing vehicle is moot.
Spoke with two representatives at the Mississippi BMV, they do not offer a temporary tag or plates to out of state residents, which probably would have been the best option and what I did (temporary tag) when I purchased a B1500 from Alabama a few years ago, also asked about what plates would be required to tow a vehicle in Mississippi, if any, one response was " pray whatever paperwork you have is acceptable if you get pulled over ", the other response was, " you have 7 days to register a vehicle in Mississippi once you sign the title, you are own your own once you leave the state ".Most offer am in transit tag/permit.
Yes, I was incorrect. However, as I CORRECTLY stated, one should do his own DUE DILLIGENCE and not just accept anything at face value as far as LEGAL advice, which really takes next to no time in the internet age, even with a slow connection. This isn't a legal forum, let alone a law office.I was being polite, you were incorrect, the point of origin of the towing vehicle is moot.
It would take months or researching and years of experience to not even be able to learn half of what the members of this website collectively know, which is the point of this discussion, thank you for your input and suggestions.
Towing vehicle to be plated.You say the van does not have current plates and that the transit states require plates. Does that mean you can tow it with expired plates, and do you intend to do that? It would be a shame to be ticketed in each state you cross on the way home.
One thing I have noticed during Covid is the number of expired plates I see driving around. People just don't bother going to DMV come renewal time. Used to be an occasional thing, but now I see them all day long, so if those plates aren't more than a year or so out you might get away with it.