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Old 07-11-2016, 11:44 AM   #1
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Do all towed vehicles need a supplemental breaking system? If not what determines if one is needed or not? So if I have a 36' Super C, and want to tow a 2002 Camery, would some breaking system need to be installed? Thanks for your help!
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Do all towed vehicles need a supplemental breaking system? If not what determines if one is needed or not? So if I have a 36' Super C, and want to tow a 2002 Camery, would some breaking system need to be installed? Thanks for your help!
I seemed to have found the answers to my own question. Seems the law varies by State, so in order to be covered, it seems that having a SBS would be the way to go. Just my opinion. Thoughts?
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Yes you answered the question yourself. Aside from the obvious of being a state requirement, it is just plain smart. With all the crazy people driving nowadays, I want every bit of help I can get. Also, if something should happen I don't want to be in court and asked if I had brakes on all axles, and not be able to say yes.

Best of luck in your getting your toad ready. I can tell you my Air Force One works outstanding if you're looking for suggestions on systems.

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I would put the money into a tow dolly with brakes instead of the old camery.
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I would put the money into a tow dolly with brakes instead of the old camery.
I got rid of my tow dolly and now two 4 down. I would never go back to a dolly and the "old" Camery just might be in excellent shape and I would keep it if I could tow it 4 down. Yes you need brakes on any toad you have for safety.
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I got rid of my tow dolly and now two 4 down. I would never go back to a dolly and the "old" Camery just might be in excellent shape and I would keep it if I could tow it 4 down. Yes you need brakes on any toad you have for safety.
Sadly, it seems that no Toyota vehicles that are automatics can be towed 4 down. Back to the drawing board.
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Sadly, it seems that no Toyota vehicles that are automatics can be towed 4 down. Back to the drawing board.
Yes that makes things difficult. If it front wheel drive you can use the dolly. If it's all wheel drive or 4 wheel drive you have to use a trailer.
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Too bad so sad for the Camery. Get your self a used 4X4 Jeep Liberty or Wrangler Unlimited. Also most of the GM SUV's are 4Flat towable. No matter what you get, check the Owners manual prior to buying it to ensure it is 4Flat Towable. Don't listen to the SALESMAN. That's his/hers job SALES.
Also check the weight of what you are getting to ensure that your MH can actually tow it. Just because it has a 5k or 10k hitch does not mean it can actually tow it.
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