Do I need trailer brakes?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by vencops, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 867

    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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  2. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    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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