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Trying to find out what the trailering guidelines are here in Michigan. Looking for things such as size restrictions, time restrictions, when is a permit needed, who to contat for a permit, ect... I went to the Sec of State and they had no idea and gave me a booklet on how to drive a semi saying it was probably close to their trailer requirments.

Can anyone give some advise or point me in the right direction?
 

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A quick search using some keywords I yield this tidbit:

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I have a boat that is 9 feet 2 inches wide and 13 feet high when it is on the trailer. I need to know if I need a permit to trailer it on state highways and where I can get the permit.

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A Permit will be required for movement of your boat on a federal (Interstate) highway in Michigan as well as any Michigan state highway/trunk line. A permit can be obtained thru a permit service company or any Michigan Department of Transportation Region or Transportation Service Center office. For the location/address of the offices call 517 373-2120. Permit application is not available by phone.

You might do some more checking for info on the Michigan Dept. of Transportation website, or call the above telephone number.

Good Luck!
 

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Thanks for the links. I am looking at them now.
Wanted to see the possibility of towing our 270 DA (32' loa and 10' beam) compared to us looking at a 340 DA (38' loa and 12' beam). Towing would be pretty much restricted to launching her in the spring and hauling her out and storing her on private property in the fall.
Its just a thought and something we wnated to look at.
 

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Talked on the phone earlier today with MDOT. Here is what they told me.

Boat with 10' beam: moving only during daylight hours
mon. - fri / no weekends or holidays
need four (4) red flags on trailer corners

Boat with 12' beam: need all of the above plus a "OVERSIZED LOAD" sign attached to the stern.

Anything wider than 12' needs to have a seperate vehicle behind the tow with a flashing yellow light and the "OVERSIZED LOAD" sign on it.

Permit is needed for anything over 8' wide. Permit cost is $15.00 for a single trip, one way, encompassing 5 consecutive days. For $37.00, the permit is good for approx. 1 year and has the same restrictions.
 
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