Originally Posted by floyd
Most states don't require brakes on trailers under 1500#. I'm not against brakes. I am against fear mongering,and hyperbole.
I have brakes on my trailer eventhough they are only required in a few states under 3000LB.
There is no need to claim the force of law, where none exists, to support prudent advice.
As you will note Floyd I did say the law in the state they live or tow I didn't say they were required in all states ;-)
The problem Floyd is that if you take a look at the Real World Weights
and tell me how many 13' Scamps do you see weighing
in at under 1500lbs??? Perhaps my eye sight is getting worse with my age. ;-))
Yup there may only be only about 7 states that would require brakes by law on a 13' Scamp
based on real world weights & 9 states that would require brakes on a 13' Casita
as all of them on the list weighed in at over 2000lbs. But even if you dont live in those states you should be aware of the law should you drive through one of them.
Some of the states & provinces with brake requirements under the 3000lb are:
California - 1500lbs
Idaho - 1500lbs
Nevada - 1500lbs
North Carolina - 1000lbs
New York - 1000lbs
Ohio - 2000lbs
Utah - 2000lbs
Georgia - 1500lbs
Manitoba - 2000lbs
Yukon - 2000lbs
Alberta - 2000lbs or if trailer exceeds 50% of the vehicles weight
Quebec - 3000lbs or if the trailer exceeds 50% of the vehicles weight