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Old 05-05-2015, 06:54 AM   #1
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Dolly with surge brakes....

.....how do you know if they are adequately working? Should I be able to tell/feel if they slow the dolly/car down, when I'm braking with the MH?

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You shouldn't feel the car behind you at all. You can test them by pushing the dolly up a small hill with something. They should lock up.

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I have a tow dolly with surge brakes and if it were not for my rear view camera I would not know the car and dolly were back there.
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When they don't work, the hitch will clunk and bottom out. You should be able to feel that.
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