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Old 06-22-2022, 06:01 PM   #1
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GNP to Banff (flat tow dingy)

Does Alberta require braking for a flat towed dingy behind a M/H? Thanks
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No date on this document , but it appears that if toad is less than 50% of coach weight brakes are not required .

I'll check to see if there is definite , up to date info available .

EDIT: Conflicting info from this site . Brakes required over a certain weight " OR " over 1/2 weight of tow vehicle .
So I would consider brakes a necessity unless your toad is under the weight limit .

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From another post of yours this is your equipment:

Tiffin Allegra Open Road 32 ft V-10 flat towing a 2 door Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wranglers are heavy. I'm surprised you don't have braking installed.
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From another post of yours this is your equipment:

Tiffin Allegra Open Road 32 ft V-10 flat towing a 2 door Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wranglers are heavy. I'm surprised you don't have braking installed.
My coach is 20+k lbs. and toad is about 3,400 lbs. I believe.
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What are your local laws , regarding toad braking systems ?
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I can't find it right now but I think the law here is anything over 2,000 lbs. needs one. I'll keep looking for it and post it if I can find it.
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Legal or not, highly recommended unless you're headed home on a flat route.


Though my rig has a theoretical minimum 10,300lb tow capacity (notwithstanding the 5,000 lb-rated hitch), I would not want an unbraked toad on many of the highways I've travelled on the past 5 weeks.

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All 50 states and 10 Provinces have different criteria for towing a second vehicle 4 wheels down behind a motor home. Tow dollies and trailers are regulated differently. It would be a monumental challenge to be compliant in all. If your set up is legally compliant in your home licensing jurisdiction, you are considered compliant by reciprocity.
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All 50 states and 10 Provinces have different criteria for towing a second vehicle 4 wheels down behind a motor home. Tow dollies and trailers are regulated differently. It would be a monumental challenge to be compliant in all. If your set up is legally compliant in your home licensing jurisdiction, you are considered compliant by reciprocity.
Pretty sure if he had an auxiliary braking system in the toad he would be compliant everywhere.
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