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Old 05-31-2012, 06:32 AM   #29
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I love all the endorsements to break the laws, of states and physics. I've driven hundreds of thousands of miles wearing a seatbelt. --- Never needed it, YET, But I still buckle up every time I get in the vehicle. Seldom use ABS system either, but I'm glad my auto has it. Refusing to recognize the advantages of having a towed with brakes, for stopping faster and in case of a break-a-way is shortsighted. I guess you tow without safety chains too, since never needed them in 48,000 miles??


Oh, By the way..... Sacto 9-1-1: Name of pedestrian hit by RV in Highway 65 traffic lane released

The pedestrian wasnt a child and it doesnt say if brakes or stopping distance was an issue. Nice straw man though.

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Old 06-06-2012, 03:40 PM   #30
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I wouldn't recommend the Patriot as it cost me a set of four tires after locking up the brakes on my CRV.

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Old 06-06-2012, 04:13 PM   #31
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The pedestrian wasnt a child and it doesnt say if brakes or stopping distance was an issue. Nice straw man though.
The pedestrian was SOMEBODIES child. You had said you NEVER heard of a case of an MH hitting a child. I googled news and found one in a few seconds. I made the worst case description to emphasize the importance of auxiliary brakes. Tractor Trailers didn't used to require brakes on the steer axles, but you don't see too many today. I want brakes on any rubber on the road. The money you save today in NOT having brakes will be lost in an accident. Why take the chance?

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I think when braking system applies to laws of most states, it seem to me that the issue of "breakaway" has been overlooked. Almost all states have breakaway of towed trailers/vehicles...not to mention federal hiways...can you spell DOT???
It may not be the issue of stopping distance, but if the toad ain't back there and the wife isn't in it, then who is stopping it in the event of breakaway, should the tow bar/baseplate fail. Just some thoughts for the experts.
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I agree a braking systen is needed regardless if size and weight of toad for many reason...Even tho the coach or rig may be big enough and more weight too stop the toad if the toad brakes free it could cause a real hassle and mess...

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