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Old 04-13-2007, 12:21 PM   #15
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For instance, in British Columbia...
[b]Trailer brakes
(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.

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Old 04-13-2007, 12:27 PM   #16
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Here's California:

26302. (a) Every trailer or semitrailer, manufactured and first registered after January 1, 1940, and having a gross weight of 6,000 pounds or more and which is operated at a speed of 20 miles per hour or over shall be equipped with brakes.

( Every trailer or semitrailer manufactured and first registered after January 1, 1966, and having a gross weight of 3,000 pounds or more shall be equipped with brakes on at least two wheels.
Another section says that a car plus trailer going 20 mph must be able to stop within 40 feet. That's all I can find on brakes.


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