Originally Posted by sniggles
We have a small SUV Ford Escape would we need brakes on our tow dolly. We bought a dolly without any brakes.
Don't know about your MH chassis maker.
But Freightliner has posted in my closet with the weight's information. When pulling anything that weighs over 1,000 lb. make sure it has supplemental brakes.
You are pulling a little over 3,200 lb. plus the dolly weight and sometimes that 3,200 lb plus dolly is pushing you when you are trying to make a emergency stop.
I have BrakeMaster air brakes on my 4 down 3,300 lb. toad.
Comes in handy when that traffic light does a quick change and your rolling at 45-55 MPH. And when that 4 wheeler that just passed you. Cuts in short and then hits his brakes.
It is not if those things will happen, but when.
Been there, done that.