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Old 08-08-2013, 06:49 PM   #15
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The first 3 trailers shown on the website you linked all have surge break actuators clearly visible on the tongue of the trailers. The trailers that follow are for pontoon boats and much lighter boats. They may or not have brakes, can't tell from the photos.
Yep - the first one says - 1 axel disc brake - the 3rd says Tri axel drum brakes - another says flush system (for the brakes). And as you say - clearly visible. But still much ado about a low % cost - safety and laws not worth keeping up with. If ya get a brake system you're good to go - and stop. Again your $. Do what ya think is right.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:04 AM   #16
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The first 3 trailers shown on the website you linked all have surge break actuators clearly visible on the tongue of the trailers. The trailers that follow are for pontoon boats and much lighter boats. They may or not have brakes, can't tell from the photos.
NEVER MIND THE PHOTOS
Read the specs.
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Yep - the first one says - 1 axel disc brake - the 3rd says Tri axel drum brakes - another says flush system (for the brakes). And as you say - clearly visible. But still much ado about a low % cost - safety and laws not worth keeping up with. If ya get a brake system you're good to go - and stop. Again your $. Do what ya think is right.
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I pointed out the hyraulic actuators for surge brakes visible in the photos that are only used on trailers with brakes. Flagship1 quoted from the trailer descriptions that indicate that all three trailers have brakes. Could you please inform us WHY you think these trailer do NOT have brakes.
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NEVER MIND THE PHOTOS
Read the specs.
Matters not a bit.

You will either get aux brakes to be safer, or you will not.
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You might consider one other thing regarding boat trailers? MANY MANY boat trailers never go beyond 1/4 mile or so from the boat launch on the lake the boat is used on 100% of the time? 20 year old trailers might not have 20 miles total on them? On trailers used in service like this, brakes are a total waste of money. These trailers are functionally a storage cradle on wheels.

I would not be looking at boat trailer pictures or specs to justify anything I was doing when it comes to toads, dollies, or car trailers.

Regarding the weight limits where trailers are expected to have brakes, I believe here in Mi. it's either 1200 or 1500 lbs, but I'm sure that's going to vary all over the map depending on where you're at.
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What are you towing?
What makes you think I'm towing something???
Don't assume!
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^^^ So now your quoting yourself - asking Campdaven what he's towing - and telling yourself not assume??

He tows a Jeep Wrangler.
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Why some people will buy an expensive RV and then refuse to protect it with auxiliary brakes($1000), surge protection ($400), water pressure regulator ($50), etc., boggles my mind.
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What makes you think I'm towing something???
Don't assume!
Your post is about aux brakes and you have a tow dolly and a Fiat Spider.
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What about insurance coverage if you don't have towed brakes?
Good luck and safe travels!
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Wrangler.

Your Fiat Spider is about 2300 lbs I think. Plus your dolly. Does the dolly have brakes?
What Fiat? I sold that long before this post. LIKE I SAID DON"T ASSUME
I am not towing anything I prefer to rent a vehicle.
Yes I have a dolly and use it behind my ONE TON Dodge.
I dabble in Foreign Cars as a retirement hobby.
My question was solely based on curiosity.
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What Fiat? I sold that long before this post. LIKE I SAID DON"T ASSUME
I am not towing anything I prefer to rent a vehicle.
Yes I have a dolly and use it behind my ONE TON Dodge.
I dabble in Foreign Cars as a retirement hobby.
My question was solely based on curiosity.
Disclose enough info and we won't assume. Don't assume that what you called "forum junkies" in another thread link to you other posts with ill will. We are neither junkies nor mean spirited and are just trying to help. And, we don't yell in all caps at people trying to understand us.

Enjoy your hobbies and retirement! Can't wait to join you.
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