Please...Please... don't take this an attack on your freedom.
Please go to www.dangeroustrailers.org
I have seen a Teardrop trailer and I got to tell you.. the one I saw in Richmond was simply the BEST.
It had working lights...it had the safety cable..it even had reflector tape.
What the mission of www.dangeroustrailers.org
is to bring a NATIONAL STANDARD FOR THIS CLASS OF VEHICLE.
Currently right now 8 states do not even require safety chains!!!!! 23 states do not even address "How to tow in the DMV manuel"
As you can see...every state has different rules....the issue is you could have it hooked up corectly...but someone in front of you could not and you can loose your life.
Go here to see what happend last week in Virginia Beach..
We are working with www.safetysentryinc.com
to address the lack of safety with respects of safety chains.
I am simply a person who works retail and has no vested interest in anything but trying to save lives.
Since 1975 15,211 lives lost...
Since 1988 over 435,000 injured
Since 1988 over 738,025 things destroyed...
and we do nothing...
This is simply not acceptable...
Look at what we received from a VA State Trooper...
Here is a E Mail Received From A Trooper...
I'm just wanted to let you know that I appreciate your passion involving these trailers. On a weekly basis I issue summons to operators of these types of vehicles to include dead inspections, no state inspections, no break away brake cable, no safety chains and other related violations. I make an effort to check every 2 axle trailer I pass during my routine patrol duties when I have free time. Some of us do take these matters very seriously. I have even spoken to the assistant manager at my local Home Depot reference them complying with state law and inspecting their rental trailers. I've noticed that some of them now have inspections and I will be checking them again soon, this time while on duty for a bigger impact. On a daily basis I look at the vehicle belonging to the young woman that was killed with her 8 month old child in the vehicle by an unsecured, poorly loaded 2 axle trailer. The vehicle is in the impound lot at our division headquarters. This keeps me motivated to enforce these laws, thanks for all your efforts.