For instance, in British Columbia...
(3) A trailer shall be equipped with brakes at each end of each axle, but brakes are not required
( a ) on one axle of a house trailer that is equipped with more than 2 axles,
( b ) on any axle of a trailer other than a towing dolly if the licensed vehicle weight of the trailer
(i) is 1 400 kg or less, and
(ii) is less than 50% of the licensed vehicle weight of the vehicle by which it is being towed...
So it is as Pete explained, but with a 50% cutoff.
1979 Boler B1700RGH, pulled by 2004 Toyota Sienna LE 2WD
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