Originally Posted by pbnjsellers
Hello again all, working on planning the big summer trip, wondering what we should be a-draggin'. ....should downhill be a concern with the caboose?
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Most states threshold for required brakes is 3,000 lbs - with a few notable exceptions (Idaho comes in with a 1,500 lb requirement).
I can tell you one thing - when towing the +/- 2500 lb Saturn with the 345 there is a HUGE difference in braking ability when the Saturn brakes (VIP Tow Brake System) kick in.
IF your Wells Cargo trailer is already equipped with brakes, and if it were mine, I would throw a brake controller at it and utilize the trailer brakes.
Note that your tag axels are electric, and there is (should be) a brake controller already installed on the steering column for the tag brakes...I would NOT recommend splicing into this line for trailer brake control.
Just MHO only....