Hi Morgyn in my opinion putting electric brakes on a boler is overkill by a long ways. I have pulled many trailers without electric brakes (motorcycle/skidoo/utility/travel) and then a lot with brakes. Bolers run roughly around 1,000 lbs dry weight
this is just the trailer (none of your contents added or propane
, water, grey water in it.). Bolers are light
and the reason they don't have brakes factory installed is they are light
. Heavy trailers (generally around 2000lbs are what come with electric brakes. I suspect you picked a light
trailer for a reason and do not plan to overload it with a bunch of heavy camping gear.
If you are heavy footed and plan to drive with the trailer attached the same way you drive without the trailer than maybe you would need electric brakes. If however you plan to take it a little easier when pulling the trailer and give a little more room between yourself and the person in front of you then you will definitely not need electric brakes. I have a 2300lb bigfoot
with electric brakes but on one occasion had to pull it with the brakes off. It was easy breezy and no problem or worry at all, and that is with a trailer that weighs more than twice your boler.
Now a breakaway brake is something all together different and something I would choose to have but not necessary. Not sure it that helps but it is my take on it.