Trailer For Goldwing

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Tom Duiker
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Trailer For Goldwing

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Hi, I have a question about a trailer I built for my 2007 Honda Goldwing

I live in Canada and Built a single wheel trailer, because the trailer is a single wheel and when attached to the bike becomes part of the bike do I need a trailer Plate?
The DMV here does not seem to know
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Post by Viking »

Tom, you need to get your local DMV to sort this out for you with Alberta Government. In Ontario you would require a license plate and registration.
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Post by tfdeputydawg »

A trailer is a trailer, attached or not.
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Post by joeincalif »

Some states here in the US require a separate tag for the trailer, some do not. years back when we were at Wing Ding I noticed a lot of trailers without a license plate on them, I don't remember which state they were from but the owners said their state does not require a license plate for a trailer. Here in Ca they do but it is PTI sticker. Permanent Trailer Identification sticker. It's been years since I had a M/C trailer but if I remember right you only had to renew the sticker every 5 years but things could have changed by now, but I know you do need a license plate. There is a difference between a travel trailer and a cargo trailer. My Jayco trailer had a regular plate and had to renewed every year

Utility trailers are defined in SC Code of Law 56-3-130 and -720, but far more do not require registration or plates
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Post by 823JIM »

I would say it needs a trailer plate. It hooks behind a vehicle and trails it, making it a trailer whether it has 1 wheel or 100.
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Post by C-dub »

It looks like Alberta requires trailers to be registered and have a license. ... railer.php

I can't tell from this is there is a distinction between single wheel or double, but I agree with 823JIM.

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