What if I go over the weight rating of my tiny house trailer?
Should I stay below the weight rating of my tiny house trailer?
If your completed tiny house on wheels exceeds the weight rating of your tiny house trailer as specified on the trailer’s compliance plate, even by one kilogram, then it is an unroadworthy vehicle, meaning that you cannot tow it on it’s own wheels on a public road in Australia under any circumstances. If you cannot lighten the weight of the tiny house on wheels (THOW) sufficiently to be under the weight rating of the trailer for transport, the tiny house on wheels will have to be carried on the tray of a truck or a low-rider semi-trailer.
This is a costly option and the tiny house on a low rider may exceed the height limit for Australian roadways (4.3meters), and even the height limit for a special Class O permit (4.6meters).