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  1. #1
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    Default Trailer brake (in "cab") when towing with motor home?

    Do you need a trailer brake in the cab when you are towing with a motor home? I have one in my truck, obviously, but my trailer weighs as much as my truck. (Steel, two-horse slant bumper pull.) I can't imagine the motor home ever having a problem stopping the horse trailer. (The trailer will have the break-away brake attached to the motor home.)

    Any ideas? Any tips for towing with a motor home (A-class, about 33 feet long)?
    "If you can't feed 'em, don't breed 'em."



  2. #2
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    Yes, you need a trailer brake.

    First, required by state law in most places.

    Second, if you have to brake hard, and there is no trailer brake, the trailer is likely to jacknife.
    Janet

    chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).



  3. #3
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    You need a brake controller in the truck if you have electric brakes on your trailer. Your motorhome may be prewired for the controller and it may be as simple as plugging one in.
    http://www.brake-controllers-usa.com/



  4. #4
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    We towed our first trailer, a steel 2 horse bp, with the Infamous RV. I wouldn't consider towing it without having the trailer brakes hooked up.
    "If you would have only one day to live, you should spend at least half of it in the saddle."



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