Trailers

Brakes
Kansas law requires brakes on all axles of trailers being towed by commercial vehicles.

Registration
Kansas law exempts trailers from registration if the total weight of the trailer and load being carried does not exceed 2,000 pounds.

Farm trailers are exempt from registration, unless the load being carried on the trailer exceeds 6,000 pounds.

Safety Hitches
Kansas law requires all trailers to have a safety hitch or chain of adequate strength in place to maintain a connection between vehicles if the regular hitch fails.

Towing Combinations
Vehicles are allowed to tow 2 trailers in tandem if there is an anti-sway device on the 1st trailer and an active braking system on the 2nd trailer. The overall length of this combination cannot exceed 65 feet from the front bumper of the towing vehicle to the rear bumper of the last trailer.