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Old 06-20-2010, 10:34 PM   #1
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towing two vehicles ?????

ok I read physics-of-towed-vehicle-braking (very informative), now hears my questions .
I have
1986 allegro 27' motorhome with 454 chevy engine
want to pull a 1993 jeep wrangler
and 25' boat trailer with 18' flat bottom alum. boat (1000 lbs)
about forty feet length of tow (jeep and boat).

brakes on jeep ? or boat trailer ? or both ?
would be much easier to install electric brakes on boat I would think ? or is there an easy way to put brake system on jeep ?

I will be towing about 100 to 200 miles around south Louisiana on flat roads .
I've double towed boats before with no braked on trailers with my 2007 f150 crew cab ford with no problems . but this is my first drive camper so all responses welcome .
thanks in advance.
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Ok here it is.

Putting brakes on the last and lightest vehicle, in the tow, would be like you trying to stop your motorhome from rolling out of the driveway with just your feet.
First, it is ileagal to tow anythng in excess of 3000lbs. without brakes, in most states. Most states also require brakes on the middle vehicle.
Second, I would want all the stopping power I could get, in a panic stop.
Not that I drive in a panic mode.
Towing that much weight without brakes is just, well lets just say, not smart.
Yes, brakes on the Jeep!
Nuff said.
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The baseplate on the Jeep is designed to pull the weight of the Jeep. Adding more weight to pull weight behind the Jeep, even for a short distance, doesn't sound like a good idea to me. Baseplate failures aren't fun - believe me, I know. As soon as I have time to get my pics organized and uploaded, I will be posting about my baseplate failure.
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Thanks fellows
how do you put aux brakes on a jeep wrangler , can you point me to a site ?
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Thanks fellows
how do you put aux brakes on a jeep wrangler , can you point me to a site ?
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I'm partial to the Unified Brake System from US Gear. Works just great for me. ...and I do tow a trailer sometimes, behind the toad. Just Can't seem to get enough, toys that is.
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thanks fellows , now I see how they work , very simple .
I think I can make one of these myself.
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I use the D-Brake Professional Tow Brake for my Jeep. It works well.
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