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Brake Controller

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

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  1. cmc5dc

    cmc5dc Member

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    Does one really need a controller if the trailer only weighs 3300lbs?
     
  2. Bill Harryman

    Bill Harryman New Member

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    Many states require it legally.
     
  3. Wise1919

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    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

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    I just looked up CA and you are required to have brakes on anything 1501 lbs and more.
     

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