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Old 03-17-2011, 03:49 PM
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I prefer brakes on all my axles, I have added brakes to all my single axles and my tandems that only had one now have two. My fist year with my bizz I went through the brakes on my F-150 with a 52 and a Wb so I put brakes on it then. I also like having a break away just in case the trailer comes off and the chains break or are forgotten about (employees). Better to be safe than sorry!
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by GravelyNut View Post
Not true. I have a trailer with a single 3500 lb rated axle. To be street legal in Florida, it has to have brakes as 3000 lb and up requires them single or dual. And if it is a tandem axle, both axles. NY requires them if over 3000 lbs. NC says 4000 which is still in a single axle range of a 5K axle.
First of, a single axle trailer doesn't have a GVWR more than 3000lbs its 2990 for the law. Secondly, there is a 40% towing capacity law based on your vehicle if I remember right. Excluded the first sentence if you have some beefed up trailer or special trailer other than a normal utility trailer.
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