I am sort of thinking of getting a vintage tow truck someday, partially as a restoration project, but I was also wondering if it could be legal for me to save money and tow my own vehicles if they break down. I would of course make sure all the towing equipment is up to snuff and not damaged.
The truck would probably be something like this:
Now, I understand there are somethings I would have to avoid:
- I would not be able to tow other people's vehicles, as while the truck itself would be fully insured, I would not have commercial liability insurance nor a CDL (might get non-commercial A or B-Class license)
- Towing someone else's car for compensation is forbidden, as I am not a business (and very possibly for other reasons too).
Other then that, could I legally tow my own personal property down public roadways? Would I need to use the orange flashing lights while towing?
For location, I live in the US state of Wisconsin.