A friend of mine ,Jeff, bought 16x6,duel axle, Big Tex trailer about 3 years ago. Jeff carries 2 ZTR's on the trailer. The saleman at the time told him that he didn't need trailer brakes. The truck brakes would stop him just fine. He's been going through brake pads on his truck like crazy. I told him I think it's illegal for him to even tow the thing with out brakes or a DOT brake-away-kit. In my opinion, the dealer should not have even been able to sell such a thing!