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mowermech

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Posted: 02/19/21 06:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yep, exactly like that! That is a "DOUBLE TOW". I have a trailer exactly like that golf cart trailer, and it does not have brakes. In fact, in order to install brakes, I would have to replace the axle. A flange to install the backing plates isn't there on the existing axle.
I checked the Montana law. 75 feet is the maximum allowed length of any combination of vehicles.


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Tal/IL wrote:

Something like this? This guy was across from us at the Grand American World Trapshooting Championships a few years ago. I don't know what state he was from

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A much safer way to do that would be to have a double axle trailer, put the golf cart in front sideways with ramps from the side and SUV in back.
Simple electric trailer brakes.
Handling would be way better.
If ever they had to swerve to avoid something with pictured combination it would not be pretty!

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All this discussion reminds me of a saying a friend of mine told me years ago - "Just because you CAN, doesn't mean you SHOULD"

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Although I am one of those who believes that a secondary or auxiliary braking system is important and effective ,I still have a problem finding any legitimate statutes that specifically address the legal requirements for doing so!

There are all kinds of statements published by the various companies selling auxiliary braking units indicating regulations in this jurisdiction or the other but no government issued requirements can be found probably because Towing equipment is not specifically covered under legislation.

If someone can provide such documentation provided by the department of transport I would be interested in reading it!

As stated I use a proportionate braking device which works very well with the air braking system in my Diesel Pusher and my Honda CRV !


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I believe it is legal in Iowa but the length limit is 60 feet. Not sure what the brake requirements are. Don't get in any place that you have to back up. Have a friend that got in a tight gas station and he had to unhook his boat that was behind his fifth wheel to get out of there, don't know how he got the boat hooked back up.


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