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I have just purchased a trailer mounted industrial pressure washer, do I need a tag/plate?

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I have just purchased a trailer mounted industrial pressure washer, do I need a tag/plate?

Postby aethelweard » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:53 am

We are in the state of Florida, in Orlando, the total weight is under 5,000lbs, we have been given a title for the equipment and a vin number but have not been informed as to weather we need to tag it or not. It is quite large and does cover the plate on our vehicle, if this makes any difference. Also should we insure it through our car insurance or just on the business insurance?
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I have just purchased a trailer mounted industrial pressure washer, do I need a tag/plate?

Postby phelps41 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:54 am

The highway patrol will tell you on the phone. Call them up. They're bored. They will love to give out correct advice.
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I have just purchased a trailer mounted industrial pressure washer, do I need a tag/plate?

Postby columbanus » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:04 am

Yes, trailers need to have plates.

Florida DMV license plate rate chart: (PDF, 353K)
http://www.flhsmv.gov/dmv/forms/BTR/Milpak/83140.pdf

Use the formula for private use trailers 501+ lbs (bottom of page 2) to calculate the annual cost of the plate.

Your trailer is above 2000 lbs, since trailers below that are not required to be titled.

Probably insure it with your business insurance. I'm not sure your regular car insurance would cover the equipment that's installed on the trailer. Your business insurance would cover it as a whole unit.
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I have just purchased a trailer mounted industrial pressure washer, do I need a tag/plate?

Postby rovere » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:17 am

If it covers the plate on the towing vehicle you will get pulled by the police, spent some time doing landscaping around Kissimmee area, we had a trailer that covered the plate and got a ticket, the officer never asked for any documents for it, we could have stolen it for all he knew (we didn't btw) :)
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I have just purchased a trailer mounted industrial pressure washer, do I need a tag/plate?

Postby bercleah » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:21 am

Yes, all trailers need to have tags. Call you're local high way patrol, or some thing.
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