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Old 07-24-2013, 11:30 PM   #1
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Do I Have to Have Brake Sys On Toad

38 Foot diesel pusher pulling 05 jeep liberty, do I have to have aux brakes on toad, is it legal to tow without ??

Well then how does the ready brake system rate with a blue ox tow bar.
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In some states yes. BUT you must be legal in EVERY state you drive through, there is no reciprocity on vehicle equipment like there is on drivers licenses and insurance. So the real answer is YES, plus there's always that pesky little thing called the laws of physics. More weight takes more braking force to stop.
On Ford and Workhorse chassis you need auxiliary bakes if the towed weighs 1500#'s or more to keep the warranty in effect.
There was one case where a MH hit a truck and killed to wife. They did an analysis of the accident and concluded that had they had brakes on the towed the Mh would have stopped 1 FOOT short of the truck and no damage to either vehicle.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:02 AM   #3
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Well then how does the ready brake system rate with a blue ox tow bar.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:47 AM   #4
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Well then how does the ready brake system rate with a blue ox tow bar.
depends on your taste. Do you want a system inside your tow pushing (blu ox) on your brakes or do you want a system outside the tow pulling (Ready Brake) on your brakes. I opted with the pulling system, its a simpler (all mechanical) and cheaper setup, works great too.
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Ready brake works great with the Blue Ox tow bars. It is a very simple mechanical system with little to go wrong. The price is reasonable and it is easy to hookup and unhook. If you go to the ready brake site it will give you a better description of how it works. I am very happy with mine.
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You also have the breakaway feature if you use a brake system on your tow vehicle.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:48 PM   #7
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Just hooked up my Jeep Liberty with auxiliary towing capability. I can tell you, it makes one heck of a difference. The MH stops really well now. Nice to have in a panic situation.
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Not sure how heavy that Jeep is but this I can tell you.

Every state I have looked at if it's over 4,000 pounds you must have a braking system by law.. Some satates that's only 1500 pounds. (Laws vary from state to state) I also know for many years the web sites said Michigan had no law requiring brakes.. Then someone looked up TRAILER and found we do. (I think we are a 1500 pound state).

The laws of physics however are not so forgiving. They absolutly require you ahve aux brakes, Greatly reduces stopping distance.


Some to look at.. M&G (Since you have a DP) Blue Ox Auto-Stop (IF you have blue ox tow bars) Ready Brake.
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Not sure how heavy that Jeep is but this I can tell you.

Every state I have looked at if it's over 4,000 pounds you must have a braking system by law.. Some satates that's only 1500 pounds. (Laws vary from state to state) I also know for many years the web sites said Michigan had no law requiring brakes.. Then someone looked up TRAILER and found we do. (I think we are a 1500 pound state).

The laws of physics however are not so forgiving. They absolutly require you ahve aux brakes, Greatly reduces stopping distance.


Some to look at.. M&G (Since you have a DP) Blue Ox Auto-Stop (IF you have blue ox tow bars) Ready Brake.
The Jeep Liberty weighs 4290lbs. according to the manual. My boat and trailer weigh about 3000lbs, and I just put brakes on it. I didn't like the braking before I put brakes on it. It seems like many boat trailers come without brakes even if they are required by current law.
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