Originally Posted by Mike H 2002 Revolution
I tow a Fiat 500. I have a blue Ox baseplate with no aux braking. Car is lighter than utility trailer and motorcycles I've towed for many years. I don't think a brake system is at all needed although might be legally required in some states.
My Smart Car toad at 1800 lbs is legal to tow without brake assistance in 48 of the 50 states. The two states that brake assistance is required are California and Nevada (guess where I live?).
It is my understanding a braking system is required on all toads in Canada. You don't want those Mounties coming down on you.
BTW, I use a Brake Buddy directly wired to the battery.