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A trailer is a vehicle that is designed to carry property and which may be drawn by a motor vehicle. It may also be equipped with living quarters, but these are secondary or incidental to the primary function of the trailer as a vehicle for transporting property. Trailers can range from small units capable of carrying one to three animals and able to be pulled by a pickup truck or an SUV to large semi-trailers that can haul a significant number of animals. Trailers are often parked in residential zones, and some require permits to park overnight.
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