Tent footprint rules vary by state.
Some states do not require tents to be 10 feet tall, while others do.
In California, the state’s rules are similar to what’s required for a tent footprint rule.
In New Mexico, the rule is for a 12-foot tent to have a footprint of 10 feet.
In Idaho, it’s a 12 foot-wide footprint.
In most states, tent sizes and footprint rules don’t have to be identical.
For example, there’s no minimum length for a bed in most states.
The minimum height requirement for tents is the same in states such as New Mexico and New York.
Tent footprint rules can be confusing for travelers, because they can vary depending on how a state sets the rules.
In many states, the rules do not specify how tall a tent must be.
If a state doesn’t specify how much room a tent is allowed to take up, the size of a tent can be a determining factor.
Tents with more than one bed may be more suitable for larger spaces.
The size of the bed may affect how much space a tent will occupy.
And, if the size is too small, the bed will be hard to find.
Some states do require a tent to be more than 12 feet tall.
In California, that’s defined as 12 feet wide.
If the size limit is different in a state such as Connecticut or New Jersey, that rule can be different.
Tented in the rainThe rules for how tall tents can be in the rainy conditions are different from the rules for tents in a dry environment.
For tents with one or more sleeping bags, the height of a camp bed may need to be less than the tent’s footprint.
If it’s too low, the tent will be too hard to locate.
The height of the tent may also need to decrease if it’s raining outside.
In many states a tent with a tent that can only be used in a tent tent is considered a “camping tent” under the rule.
That means the tent has to be a minimum of 10 inches wide.
In the case of a camping tent, the footprint rules also don’t apply to that type of tent.
If a tent’s footprints are too large, it will not be usable in some weather conditions.
That’s because it won’t be able to provide the necessary comfort and ventilation.
For this reason, some states have made it a legal practice to allow tents to stay in tents with a footprint that is at least 10 feet wide in the dry.
The rules can vary by county, too.
In some places, there may be a specific rule for a certain type of structure that is not applicable to other types of structures.
In Utah, for example, tents with more beds than required for sleeping can be considered “camp trailers” under its rules.
The rule also applies to other type of tents, such as tents with two or more beds.
In some states, there are different rules for “shelter” and “resort” tents.
If you have a shelter tent, it can be used as a bed, or it can simply be used to help with a shelter load.
In a shelter, it may be used for a night or as a sleeping spot.
Ares tent has two beds, but it’s not a shelter.
If there’s a shelter option, you can use it to sleep or for a shelter-only use.
If your tent is not used for shelter, you may have to pay a fee to use it.
Some places will charge a fee for a maximum of one hour of use of the shelter, or a maximum number of hours.
You’ll need to pay to use your tent on site.
Trees and poles are not allowed in the same locationTents are not required to be in every spot.
However, if you have tents and poles that are in a single spot, they must be at least 2 feet apart.
For instance, if a tent has a two-sided roof, the poles must be 2 feet in front of the top of the roof.
If two poles are on the same roof, they’re at least 1.5 feet apart, or two poles must overlap each other at least 3 inches.
The rule also doesn’t apply if a tree or a structure has a tent in the middle of it.
If your tent has tent poles in the center, it must be placed in the exact center of the pole and the pole itself.
Trucks and trailers can be bigger than tentsTents that are taller than 10 feet can’t be larger than 20 feet in length.
Tests and inspectionsA trailer must be tested and inspected before it can enter the state.
This means the trailer must pass all the state requirements.
Tractor trailers and trailers with trailer brakes can be inspected at the same time, but not on the road.
There are no restrictions for trucks with trailer wheels