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Old 11-08-2012, 10:12 AM
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pulling a car without trailer brakes...

As the title states, I need to pull a Chrysler 300m on an open trailer over about 250 miles of mostly interstate. The trailer has brakes but I don't have a controller. Comments, concerns?
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Give yourself enough room to stop. Figure you just doubled your braking distance at least.
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Any steep hills involved? If so, you can get a relatively cheap controller( cheap because they are plain jane, but still do the job adequately, such as a Hoppy.)

If you have a plugin to the wiring harness, then the brake controller can be removed after using it.

If nothing else, look your brakes over before starting.

Also, most states require controllers on trailers weighing over 3,000 pounds. The car itself will probably weigh more than that.
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Yeah, I almost pulled my 76 F250 2000KM without trailer brakes. It had to be around 7500-8000lbs. loaded. I put one in last minute. Not a risk I was willing to take.

And I do believe it is very illegal to pull without trailer brakes after a certain weight.

You never know when you'll need to slam on the brakes...

S**t happens man.
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Yeah, I almost pulled my 76 F250 2000KM without trailer brakes. It had to be around 7500-8000lbs. loaded. I put one in last minute. Not a risk I was willing to take.

And I do believe it is very illegal to pull without trailer brakes after a certain weight.

You never know when you'll need to slam on the brakes...

S**t happens man.
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The car is 3600lbs, btw.
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Don't do it Austin.
The controllers aren't so hard to install. If its a double axle trailer, its a law that you must have them on one of the axles. At least hear it is.
If you had to slam on brakes , the trailer will push the rear of your truck around so quick you won't be able to pucker, and you'll **** yur pants.
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