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    I don't believ we need Trailer brakes? It weighs less then 3,000 lbs. My truck pulling is the Silverado, 2500 HD. 6 liter. Do I need assistance? Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tegrey View Post
    I don't believ we need Trailer brakes? It weighs less then 3,000 lbs. My truck pulling is the Silverado, 2500 HD. 6 liter. Do I need assistance? Thank you.
    brakes still help on your trucks brake life.I have the 2500hd 8.1 liter with the allison trans which has like a jake deal but when you have brakes on your trailer it stil makes a difference.Just because a rig just has a rare light oad doesnt mean he,ll not connect the trailer brakes.
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    Terry, go with trailer brakes, your stopping distance will be cut by at least a 1/3 . Mine have saved my bacon more than I care to remember!!!

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    Guy,
    Bacon is good! LOL Thank you.
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    Remember a pressure washer is a pressure washer but what type you get make the job go alot better.You can get a Lowes PW 3000psi 2.8 gpm, but man get an accual commercial unit with 3000PSI at 5+ GPM an the performance is alot better.
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  • #16

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    What i did with my trailer went to Northern got the brakes for around 100.00 and installed them myself and they do fine.Remember the sayng on the prev. post you know a trailer is a trailer but a trailer with brakes is better.
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  • #17

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    We have brakes on both axles on all trailers, maybe overkill for some but if you ever get in a situation you need to stop quickly you will be glad they are there, they are a must in my oponion, I love myself so I dont5 want to kill me because I was cheap.
    Last edited by Russ Spence; 12-10-2008 at 12:58 PM.

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    This is an extremely serious thread. The likelihood of having a problem with a trailer (forgetting to lock the hitch, attach chains, raise stand/wheel, flat tire) rises exponentially with frequency of use. (This is true of most dangerous activities.)

    If you are running a professional business, you should have professional tools - including your trailer. Even though you may normally not overload -or even load to capacity - your trailer, the day will come when you need to carry water to a site and every gallon weighs 8.33 lbs. I have a 300 gallon tank (8.33 x 300 = 2499 lbs). Add that weight to the actual weight of the trailer and all of a sudden, you could have almost 2 tons of extra weight to stop. Your truck/van will most likely stop, but it will stop sooner if your trailer has brakes.

    (While we're on the subject, tongue weight should also be taken into consideration. Also, prior to leaving every job - or starting out in the morning - my company policy is to test the trailer lights.)
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  • #19

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    GET THE BRAKES!!!

    They are worth every penny. You will notice an immediate improvement in your drivng experience if you have them. (I did not know how toput it any other way.)
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    GIMME A BREAK!!!!!!!

    I vote breaks, if you can have them it will be easier on your trucks brakes and handle better.

    If your on hills? you will love them.

    Trailer breaks are very cheap, I have very light trailers and i dont always use them when i pull with my one ton. I should and often I feel the difference when i get into a light duty with the brake for sure.

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