What weight needs a brake controller?

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by shelby27604, Jul 31, 2020 at 4:36 PM.

  1. shelby27604

    shelby27604 Well-Known Member

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    Any general rules regarding when you need a brake controller? Going to look at a dual axle, 3500lbs. Camper wondering if a WD hitch is enough or if I need to put a brake controller on the truck for the pickup process.
     
  2. Stuntman Autoworks

    Stuntman Autoworks Instigator of things

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    I believe anything over 2k lbs is required to have brakes.
     
  3. CLRracer

    CLRracer Mopar Nut

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    GS 20-124 (f) Every semitrailer, or trailer, or separate vehicle, attached by a drawbar or coupling to a towing vehicle, and having a gross weight of two tons, and all house trailers of 1,000 pounds gross weight or more, shall be equipped with brakes controlled or operated by the driver of the towing vehicle, which shall conform to the specifications set forth in subsection (e) of this section and shall be of a type approved by the Commissioner.

    4000lbs by law.

    But of course the size of truck vs trailer multiplied by the distance towed and how many bus loads of nuns you will pass should be accounted for.

    Duane
     
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