Manitoba insurance requires brakes and weight distrib hitch? - Fiberglass RV

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Old 08-16-2009, 10:45 AM   #1
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Any MB members out there who can confirm this? Looked at a trailer that had electric brakes but they were disconnected. The owner doesn't use a special hitch or the brakes, big diesel truck and a 14 ft trailer. But someone from the local RV place said you have to have both if the weight is 2000 lbs for insurance reasons. This seems like overkill... but can't seem to get an answer on whether it's recommended or required. In our province there is only one insurer operates as a crown corp, so there is no other choice.

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Old 08-16-2009, 09:28 PM   #2
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If it has servicable brakes then the wiring is relatively simple. You will need a brake controller in your vehicle.

See my posting #3 at

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Old 08-17-2009, 01:40 PM   #3
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Does the trailer your looking at exceed 2000 Lbs?
Some info is here:
and from the horses mouth so to speak

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