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Old 05-25-2015, 03:28 PM   #1
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brakes on my trailer?

does anyone know if my compact II by Hunter 1975 has electric brakes. Just bought a new tow vehicle and installation rules in California have changed since I had the first van set up for towing. What kind of brakes does it have? All I know is I have to attach the safety clip to the tow bar incase the trailer detaches. thanks for your help and happy driving.
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Old 05-25-2015, 03:31 PM   #2
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Time to crawl under and take a look. Our 1972 Compact 2 does not have brakes.
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Old 05-25-2015, 04:09 PM   #3
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I have never seen brakes on a Hunter Compact that still had the drop axle in place, probably because there are no mounting ears provided. If it has a newer, straight, axle it may have had brakes added.

BUT as far as I know the limit for brakes in CA is still 1500 lbs and, unless you are piling in a lot of stuff, it should stay under that number.

BTW: I believe that you have to have two safety chains, one crossing under the another. Even if it's not required, you really should have them anyway.

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