Originally Posted by Bill Demarest
I lost my Ford Ranger truck to an accident and want to tow my.
CT with a Subaru outback. To do this safely I will need to add brakes. Reading through the posts, it looks like the best solution is to replace the axle with an assembly with brakes installed. There was a post that mentioned a lost post by someone who did this replacement. Can anyone with experience replaceing the axle on there U-Haul CT please provide some info as to the axle chosen, cost and installation experience.
Before I bought my Trillium
(has brakes) I considered a Scamp
that didn't have them. The guy here locally that works on trailers told me that brakes could be added to the Scamp
(presumably others, too) for about $100.00 per wheel. You might want to check out that option.
I wouldn't tow any TT without brakes- not just for the extra stopping power, but also for the marvelous effectiveness of the brakes' ability to bring a "sway" under control.
Manual activation of the trailer brakes (while backing off accelerator and keeping foot OFF vehicle brakes) during a sway event immediately stops the sway. That feature alone has saved my bacon more times than I like to admit to.