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Old 04-27-2014, 01:45 PM
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Default brake controller question

Just bought a travel trailer and will be picking it up Wednesday. Would I need a brake controller just to go about 10 miles on level roads? here are the specs....Overall length:14'9"
Hitch Dry weight:300 Lbs
Total Dry Weight: 1840 lbs
Carrying Capacity: 1660 lbs
Exterior Width: 6'10"
I know when I start traveling, I'll need one but just wondering if one is required?

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It definitly helps when pulling a trailer but no you dont need it to pull the weight of the trailer you described thats light but like you said when you start traveling you need it so i would get one installed now so its their when needed.
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A two place snowmobile trailer with two sleds on it weighs about that much, most of them have no brakes. You'll be fine unloaded
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