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Old 11-13-2015, 03:56 PM   #15
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I've been towing a 13 foot Scamp for several years with a 2004 Honda CRV. No trailer brakes and no problems. 160 HP. BUT now I'm in the market for a new car, and thinking I might eventually upgrade to a SLIGHTLY larger Scamp or Casita. Any car advice out there???
Though this may be so, you may have been fortunate not to have met a situation in which brakes would have been helpful.

Regardless, when thinking about brakes, consider that without them you are stopping the weight of the TV and the trailer with the TV brakes, which puts additional load on the TV brakes, requiring them to be replaced more frequently. Brake shoes and drums for a trailer are generally much cheaper than auto brake pads and rotors, so over the life of the combination, you will likely save money and have the extra assurance of trailer brakes in emergency situations.

No matter how safely you drive, you will meet your fair share of nuts on the road
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