Originally Posted by jauguston
Trailer towing laws do not apply to swivel wheel devices. They are not trailers they are load carrying vehicle extensions. That is the ruling in Washington State. I have the WAC (Washington Administration Code) That defines what a trailer is and a swivel wheel device does not fit the description. If you care enough you can do your research and track it down like I did. I am not going to post it.
I don't see how this applies to the OPs question about towing a 1995 Geo Tracker. Wait....Are you saying a car with steerable front wheels count as swivel wheels? Boy, that seems a stretch. I consider a 'swivel wheel device' as something fastened to a vehicle's back bumper with no left/right motion and the swivel wheels on the tail end supporting it. Not at all like a car being towed. Plus, if it had enough weight, I'd still consider it's need for supplementary brakes - legal definitions be d--ned, I'd have them!
If that is rationale to NOT have brakes on a toad, please NEVER follow me on the highway.