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Old 04-07-2011, 05:42 PM   #1
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braking systems

Hi folks , If you could find a toad like a toyota echo that
weighs approx 2000 lbs --pulled by 28.6 ft class c and
ford super duty v-10--would you really need a braking
buddy system??

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Old 04-07-2011, 05:47 PM   #2
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Better safe than sorry! Just think, if you rear ended someone in a panic stop and had no braking system!!!! I'd hate like heck to have to try to explain that to a cop

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Old 04-08-2011, 03:12 PM   #3
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I personally would never tow without some sort of braking system. We used a tow dolly with surge brakes. Worked real well!

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Old 04-08-2011, 03:25 PM   #4
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I almost rearended someone years ago while towing a Jeep Cherokee without a Aux braking system. That experience was enough for me. I've seen guys tow without one, but they are pushing their luck. Most states have a law that requires a braking system when towing certain weights. The weight limit varies from state to state. I'd play it safe...and legal.
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:21 PM   #5
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I just ordered the ready brake with the breakaway for $510. All mechanical. I have been towing my JEEP without one. I was towing with a Class A but changing to a Class C I will feel safer with a break system.
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