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Old 01-24-2014, 07:42 PM   #1
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Towing an enclosed trailer

I will soon be towing my enclosed 6 X 12 trailer on a long trip and need help about brakes. The Haul Mark trailer does not have supplemental brakes and I will be pulling it mostly empty both ways. My MH is a 35' Georgetown after all the treads I've read about on toads, I'm not sure if I would be legal pulling this trailer behind my MH. Curb weight is about 1200lbs maybe 200lbs more in cargo so. 1400lbs total.
Question is, would I be legal?
What if I pulled it loaded at 3500lbs?
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:55 PM   #2
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Behind a motor home you wouldn't need auxiliary brakes. If you wanted them, almost any trailer shop can install brake hubs to the axle and install a brake controller.

A 6x12 should have a brake axle already. 7 pin plug? Battery mounted on tongue? Wire going to hub from trailer frame? If so, electric brake axle. If not, like I said, local trailer shop can install.

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Old 01-24-2014, 09:08 PM   #3
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Behind a motor home you wouldn't need auxiliary brakes.
Here's the "rest of the story". You're okay up to 3000# is almost every state. Over 3000# does require trailer brakes in most states. Look here:
Trailer Brakes | AAA/CAA Digest of Motor Laws
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:00 AM   #4
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Thanks for the link. It looks like I'll be ok but I am having new tires installed so I'll have them look at what it would cost for brakes. It has a 4 pin flat plug and no battery or brakes.
Even when I fully loaded it it would still be under 2000lbs but it's the piece of mind that I'm looking for. Thanks again.
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I have a 6X12 enclosed, single axle I tow our Harley in. No brakes, and am well under the 3K on weight. Have had zero issues with this set up.

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