I am also a believer that all trailers benefit from having brakes. Manufacturers all cut cost where they can, and if the unit's weight is not legally required to have brakes then you probably will not see many manufactures put brakes on that are not required. Texas, for example, has a threshold weight of 4500 pounds. If the gross weight is 4500 or less then legally no brakes are required.
Robert & Nancy with "Murphy the EOG"
Murphy has passed on, but Micah and Bogie have assumed the watch! 02 Holiday Rambler 5ver, 2015 Indian Chief Vintage. 98 Coachmen truck camper.