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Old 09-13-2022, 08:02 PM   #1
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Tow dolly brakes

I have a 2003 gulfstream 31' e450 v10.i use a tow dolly for a 2018 kia sportage weighing about 3500#.
Should I have brakes on the tow dolly?
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Definitely. Otherwise you have a nearly-4000 lb "trailer" with no brakes.
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You have 2 tons of brakeless trailer pushing you when you are trying to stop. Just imagine what would happen if you were on a wet road, on a downward grade, in a curve, and had to suddenly stop because a deer jumped out in front of you. The 2 tons of brakeless trailer will not only tax your RV's brakes, but that same trailer will start to push the rear end of your RV outward.

I was behind a large 40+ diesel motorhome towing a large pickup when that happened. I thought he was going to jackknife or worse, drop off the edge of the road and fall down the embankment.
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