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Old 06-05-2013, 11:12 PM   #43
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How about this? The previous owner of our class A towed his Jeep Grand Cherokee 72000 miles without a braking system. He told me that it's not necessary. I used one anyways for safety's sake. Then, while it was at the diesel shop last spring for the 75000 service, the shop owner calls me to have me take a look at the cracked brake rotors on the rear of the rig..... can you say $$$$$? Diesel pusher brake rotors are designed to last a lot longer than 75000 miles. Something has to stop your toad. If a supplemental braking system isn't going to be doing it, take a guess what really expensive brakes will be stopping your toad. That's my two cents (actually it was more like a grand).
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:22 PM   #44
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Your question was an inquiry as to if you "need" the supplemental braking, and your states requirements supply that answer.
Actually they don't. You must be legal in EVERY state you go into, it doesn't matter what your home state says. There is no reciprocity on equipment laws like there is on vehicle and drivers licenses.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:30 PM   #45
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We use a Brake Buddy towing our Wrangler. I researched this topic a bunch and IRV2 convinced me to get one. I can think of three times when I was so glad I had it. All three times were traveling on a small highway coming into some small country town and folks pulling out in front of me. So glad I had it , easy to use , well worth the cost.
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It's always better to have and not need than to need and not have!
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It's always better to have and not need than to need and not have!
Well put speed racer. I will use that saying. It is just like a parachute one wears in a fighter a/c. Good to have it there but hope you never use it.
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Well put speed racer. I will use that saying. It is just like a parachute one wears in a fighter a/c. Good to have it there but hope you never use it.
Or: If you need a parachute and don't have it you may never need one again!
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