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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Guzman Properties, Mar 27, 2008.
On a dual axel trailer, should the brakes be on the front axel or the rear axel?
Mine are on the rear axle
If your in NJ and looking at a new trailer, brakes much be on both axles. Thats according to the dealer I ordered mine from.
Rear here in KY. doesnt matter IMO
The better quality trailers have brakes on both axels.
Yea my trailer has brakes on both axles..
I think the rear axle is the norm, not 100% sure what the reasoning is, but I know there's a good one.
And usually, in most states, the DOT requires brakes on BOTH axles when a trailer is being used for "commercial" use.
K thanks guys.
I have a 06 20' enclosed trailer with brakes on both axels.
I have a 14' dual axle open trailer and just added a set of brakes to the rear axle.
Guess I'll get another set of brakes and drums, lol.
Same here. And I've seen tri-axles with either 2 or all 3 axles with brakes on them. Personal opinion is each and every axle should have them for safety sake.
Rear axle on mine also......think they are on the back incase you are crossing a low spot or something and the front axle comes off the ground.....the rear will still have contact and breaking......not sure if that is correct or not.........in Virginia on a 2 axle trailer only one must have brakes