Originally Posted by RTinVa
I have a Kar Kaddy SS bought last Fall. Seems to work very well. It has surge brakes.
Saw on another thread (cannot find it) that Canada requires brakes on each axle that is on the road. This means I need a brake system for the car that is on the dolly as well. Wonder if I have the DW drive the car and tow an empty dolly with the DP if that would satisfy the requirement when we are entering and in Canada? Talk about making visits from the US a bit more of a challenge.
I believe your information is incorrect. Well it is for Ontario anyway and I suspect for the rest of the provinces. Each province has its own Highway Traffic Act, the same as in the US states, I have seen all the towing statutes and have never seen such a rule you have cited.
In Ontario for example:
Any house trailer >3000 lbs requires brakes. And when a vehicle requires brakes, the law says only 1 axel needs a brake.
Different rules for towed vehicle:
Brakes are not required for a towed vehicle. It does not matter if the vehicle is being towed with a tow bar or a dolly. Brakes are not required by law on a dolly when it is towing a vehicle.
One might assume if the dolly was >3000lbs, then the trailer rule would apply.