Brake laws – motorhome and travel trailers

Most US states and the Canadian province have their own laws on the requirements for braking the towed trailer. The word trailer also refers to a vehicle towed behind the engine compartment. These laws are generally based on the amount of towed mass. One problem is that it may be legitimate to tow a 2,000-pound trailer with no brakes in the state you live in, but as you cross a state borderline line, it's illegal to pull the unmanned vans. Add to this the insurance company can not cover you in an accident that does not include a trailer with no brakes. Again, the most important reason is your safety and the security of others.

The brakes of the towing vehicle or engine bonnet are to be stopped by the vehicle manufacturer to stop the weight of the vehicle concerned and not to direct the additional weight behind it. This weight increases the distance needed for safe stopping.

Trolleys and wheels 5 are equipped with electric brakes and RV dealers educate the RV for the requirements for engaging electronic braking control on the towing vehicle. Some pop-ups are assigned with brakes and without some. Again, this time is often based on the law of braking in the state where you live. Do not forget that if you cross a state line you can become illegal. My advice is if you want to buy a pop-up get a brake.

The actual guilty motorcycle that disregards braking laws, which is behind the vehicle. Most people assume that, depending on the size of the engine, there is no need for an additional brake system on the towed vehicle, and sometimes the RV dealers do not disclose the requirement for the additional braking system.

For one of those, I've hit a vehicle without a braking system for a while. A close call, as he walked into the metropolis in the rush hour, suddenly informed him of the importance. Another thing that surprised people was how much the weights were in the vehicle. Take your towed vehicle to a balance line and measure it. Make sure everything in it is in it when it is towed. After weighing, check that the bucket of the engine housing is towable and does not exceed the weight of the bonnet as the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR). GCWR is the maximum permissible mass of a fully charged engine housing and fully charged towed vehicle. Most RV chassis manufacturers rely on the GCWR, provided they are using an additional brake system.

Regardless of your preference to the braking system, it is important to have one. There are many reasons to have a braking system on your towed vehicle.

1) The law
2) He cancels the warranty warranty
3) He cancels his insurance
4) Reduces wear of RV brakes and other parts
5) Liability

But most important , SAFELY reduces braking distance and helps protect you, your loved ones and others' safety.

Happy Camping!

Copyright Author: Mark J. Polk, owner of RV Education 101

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