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Old 08-18-2019, 04:19 PM   #57
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Is there a single source ie website that lists the states that require auxiliary brakes on a toad? I have them on my trailers but they donít run over a grand unless you replace a couple of axils. I have been towing a smart car and went to the smart car web site and most didnít have them -that towed them 4 down. To light of a car just like you have to bungee the steering wheel on them versus free wheels on larger vehicles if you donít they go from one side to the other and repeated I know parked at a Cracker Barrel in ms for a meal came out looked at the car got in the mh and took off on a frontage road and as soon as I hit the street and started accelerating the car started zigzagging stop and found the bungee loose.

Iím about to upgrade hopefully to a Jeep Wrangler 2dr auto transmission if I can find one for sale at a price Iím willing to part with for the condition of the vehicle. Iím gonna use the same blue ox tow bar with a new plate for the Jeep. I missed a Jeep already setup because of miss communication with the dealer I needed my mech to check it out as Iím not able to any more.
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Old 08-18-2019, 04:19 PM   #58
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I've towed a Jeep Cherokee for at least 60K miles using the Ready Brake and Ready Brute. I consider it an excellent choice. It is the only system on the market that when adjusted correctly ALWAYS brakes enough and NEVER brakes too much! It only needs re-adjusted if you change tow vehicles...maybe.

You really tested every option on the market?

FWIW Iím happy with Brake Buddy.
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Is there a single source ie website that lists the states that require auxiliary brakes on a toad? I have them on my trailers but they don’t run over a grand unless you replace a couple of axils. I have been towing a smart car and went to the smart car web site and most didn’t have them -that towed them 4 down. To light of a car just like you have to bungee the steering wheel on them versus free wheels on larger vehicles if you don’t they go from one side to the other and repeated I know parked at a Cracker Barrel in ms for a meal came out looked at the car got in the mh and took off on a frontage road and as soon as I hit the street and started accelerating the car started zigzagging stop and found the bungee loose.

I’m about to upgrade hopefully to a Jeep Wrangler 2dr auto transmission if I can find one for sale at a price I’m willing to part with for the condition of the vehicle. I’m gonna use the same blue ox tow bar with a new plate for the Jeep. I missed a Jeep already setup because of miss communication with the dealer I needed my mech to check it out as I’m not able to any more.
Yes. Google is you friend.

Found I misunderstood the mess:
https://drivinglaws.aaa.com/tag/trailer-brakes/
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Old 08-18-2019, 04:25 PM   #60
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Is there a single source ie website that lists the states that require auxiliary brakes on a toad?
They do sell braking systems but you can find it here:Towing Laws | Brake Buddyģ
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Old 08-18-2019, 04:26 PM   #61
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If the toad happens to break loose, what will stop it? Also, you could be in violation of lots of laws for not having brakes on a towed vehicle weighing over 1,000 lbs.
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We're pulling a '14 Explorer behind a 43' DP, and we would not be without our braking system! Besides in many states, it's the law!
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Old 08-18-2019, 05:06 PM   #63
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I have used the ready brute elite and ready brute brake on 4 towds . I am very happy with this setup.
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Old 08-18-2019, 05:08 PM   #64
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You really tested every option on the market?

FWIW Iím happy with Brake Buddy.
Everybody likes what they have...simple. There are lots of good solutions, each with its advantages and disadvantages. Since I do not have air brakes, the field is a little more limited for me.
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Old 08-18-2019, 05:44 PM   #65
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SMI Air Force One and Spartan Chassis

We have a Spartan chassis on our current mh and also on our previous one. We use a SMI Air Force One braking system and have been very pleased with it and how well it has functioned and how easy it is to hook-up and utilize. We are having it transfered to our new towed this week. Works well, nothing inside the car and is a dream compared to our Patriot braking system.
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Old 08-18-2019, 05:55 PM   #66
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I have a separate brake for two reasons. 1) I want to protect me and my wife and 2) I want to protect others on the road. The third reason, the law does not override number 1&2.
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Itís the law in most states. If you donít have one and you have a wreck, your insurance may not pay.
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You're misinterpreting the code. In the case of Washington State, these formulas only apply to towed vehicle less than 3000 lbs. I suspect that applies similarly to most of the other states.
No, I haven't.
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They do sell braking systems but you can find it here:Towing Laws | Brake Buddyģ
And that "chart" is outright wrong. As is the AAA one.
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It is the law in many states. Huge safety feature!
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