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I towed a large jeep CJ-7 behind a winnabago lesharo for years....
sometimes I thought the jeep was heavier than the winny ! But I did stay in the south where it's 90 % flat except for a trip to Tenn and Colorado once...
I did have GOOD hitching system though !!! but no braking system...
you will find that a braking system will extend the life of your tow vehicles brake system in that it is sharing the load...
If you really are sad and think nobody cares, just try missing a few payments ! '11 Monaco Diplomat 43DFT RR10R pushed by a Demco Excali-Bar II hitch which is pushed by a '14 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport.
As an experienced technician I have installed MANY towbrake systems from a few companies I have read many guides on tow vehicle brake requirements.Most States and Canada require tow brakes on vehicles over 1,800 #'s, in my experience an air-cooled beetle barely qualifies.Most insurance won't cover you if you don't have one and are in an accident.It can mean the difference between a close call and an accident.I know people are towing without them without a problem, that doesn't make it right. Just sayin.
You can do anything that you want to do. But there are things that you should not do. Even if the state where you reside does not require brakes on your dinghy, some states will and you abide by their rules if you drive on their highway system.
One law not mentioned here is the Laws of Physics. It takes more braking force and more braking surface to stop more weight.
__________________ Amateur Radio Operator (KE5DFR)|Full-Time! - 2012 6.7L Ford Crew Cab Dually -2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB - Travel with one Standard Schnauzer and one small Timneh African Gray Parrot