TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Brake Controller

Discussion in 'Model X' started by cmc5dc, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. cmc5dc

    cmc5dc Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2016
    Messages:
    87
    Location:
    Bakersfield, CA
    Does one really need a controller if the trailer only weighs 3300lbs?
     
  2. Bill Harryman

    Bill Harryman New Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2016
    Messages:
    1
    Location:
    The Villages, FL
    Many states require it legally.
     
  3. Wise1919

    Wise1919 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2016
    Messages:
    76
    Location:
    PA
    It depends on your state. In the state of PA the trailer must have brakes if it has a gross weight of 3001 and more. It can have either surge brakes that don't require a brake control or electric brakes that do require a brake control installed in the vehicle. Every state is different.
     
  4. Wise1919

    Wise1919 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2016
    Messages:
    76
    Location:
    PA
    I just looked up CA and you are required to have brakes on anything 1501 lbs and more.
     

Share This Page