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Old 02-19-2015, 10:16 PM   #29
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Was told some states 3000 lbs others 1500 lbs and required and in Ontario 3500 lbs or if weight is equal to 50% or more of the towing vehicle weight then brakes required.
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Actually quick look at the Towing Laws/BrakeBuddy suggest some are way less weight than that.

North Carolina and New York 1000lbs.
Also appears that North Dakota requires them on any vehicle towing over 25 mph ... strange wording though.
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25 mph or less might apply to farm equipment . hay wagons ,implements would be my guess.
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25 mph or less might apply to farm equipment . hay wagons ,implements would be my guess.
Doesnt appear to be the case - don't know of to many tractors that have a break controller that can be applied from the drivers seat to stop the trailer being pulled ;-) As I said the wording of the laws are really not all that clear.

From www.dot.nd.gov it reads:

"Every trailer or semitrailer when operated upon a highway at a speed in excess of twenty-five miles [40.23 kilometers] per hour must be equipped with safety chains or brakes adequate to control the movement of and to stop and to hold such vehicle and so designed as to be applied by the driver of the towing motor vehicle from its cab, and said brakes must be so designed and connected that in case of an accidental breakaway of the towed vehicle the brakes are automatically applied."
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Regardless of local laws, a trailer, virtually any trailer, should have it's own brakes.

Beyond aiding in the safe stopping of a trailer under normal conditions, having brakes under the trailer allows on to get control of trailer motion should it began to sway (by independently activating the trailer brakes) and the ability to stop the trailer should it disconnect from the tow vehicle (via a trailer mounted break away switch).

In my mind every trailer needs brakes.
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