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Old 01-13-2012, 12:30 PM
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yes it will be fine. if you pull 2-3 times a year you wouldn't notice anything on the brakes, if you pull pretty frequent it would still be fine, just note that your pad & rotor life will probably be cut in half so you would have to replace those more often. just allow yourself proper stopping distance, and letting the truck slow down on its own versus just using the brakes only. some people may not agree, but I've been pulling a trailer on weekends camping and fourwheeling, some with electric brakes, some without for about 16 yrs and never had an accident knock on wood. Its all about maintaining proper distance, knowing your brakes with, and without a load, and what condition your brakes are in. the brake wire you can plug in, or leave out, but it will not do anything without a booster because thats power supply for the brakes. 1 other tip I've found out over the years is proper ball height, doesn't effect the brakes, but to high or to low will cause it sway all over the place.
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