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I. What you need to tow a trailer in Ontario
Towing a trailer behind a motorcycle

This section tells you what you need to know to tow a trailer in Ontario. This includes licence and registration requirements, as well as safety tips to follow when towing a trailer.

Before you attempt to tow a trailer, consider the size, power and condition of your vehicle. Make sure it is capable of towing both the trailer and the load you intend to carry, and that your trailer and hitch meet all the requirements described in this chapter.

Trailers that are towed behind motorcycles tend to be small and specially constructed, but must still comply with all the regulations of the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.

Note: Limited-speed motorcycles and mopeds are not suitable for towing trailers because of their smaller engine size.