Went online and read at mto web site last night and have called to clarify the below statements.
1 The law requires brakes
on trailers that weigh 1360 kg (3000 lb.) or more.
They do say on one page if trailer is 50% of vehicle weight
it should have brakes but this is not stated as law on page
2 Vehicle mirrors adjusted to clearly see traffic approaching from behind. Use extension mirrors if necessary. Stated on site.
3 Maximum widths
Motor home, truck camper, truck, house trailer and dolly: 2.6 m (8'6"). This is law
4 Tongue weight not to exceed hitch capacity. Use the correct class of trailer hitch on your vehicle. (Class I up to 2000 lb; Class II up to 3500 lb; Class III up to 5000 lb; Class IV 5000 to 10000 lb) Repair or replace broken or worn out hitches. Contact a trailer hitch retailer for more information. is all they say on hitches
This also is a quote but is not stated as law, WD could be used to gain more tongue weight as it puts half on front of tow vehicle.
Our car is unibody the hitch is fastened at back and center tube runs forward to be fastened again. This lets us use a Class 3 hitch. our car would have a 200 lb. limit and we needed 250 lbs. Class 3 the dealer says not mto gives us 400 lbs.
5 Safety chains are spelled out in detail on their site as law; long read, but in short strong enough needed to do job.
6 If the trailer weighs 2,800 kg (6,171 lb.) or less; Register the truck or car for at least the weight of the truck or car which includes trailer tongue weight.
Weight transmitted directly to the ground, by the trailer, is not included in the RGW
This quote is also law.