Plan to tow boat with weight in the 3500-4000 pound range. Do I need trailer brakes? Will be in flat terrain in Florida.
The answer to your question is here:tekonsha p3 is what I am considering, IF in fact it will work....
Your answer is pretty much here:I was thinking that way as well. Searched for a post with a how to trailer brake controller install and can not locate one. Help please.
Unless the previous owner installed the hitch wiring harness, you do not have the complete setup for towing. You have the factory installed prewire and the hitch. The RT and Sport come with a hitch and the prewire, but not the full wiring harness that the RTS/RTL/SE have.I have a 2014 Sport that I recently picked up used. It has the receiver and the RV connector plug under the rear bumper already, and I assume it is factory installed.
Ok, got it, checked it and it all works as it should. So that means the wiring should be all ok. Now, I am going to get a brake controller and just might get a solid state one, not sure.Unless the previous owner installed the hitch wiring harness, you do not have the complete setup for towing. You have the factory installed prewire and the hitch. The RT and Sport come with a hitch and the prewire, but not the full wiring harness that the RTS/RTL/SE have.
If you have a trailer wiring connector, you can find out pretty quickly.
That would be where he should be able to give you a direct citation of the law.[...] I was still interested in a dual axle/brake set up on a 7x14 V-nose trailer (which has a 7k GVWR). Then he said I could not legally tow one even tho the load might not be 7k
The regulation either exists or it doesn't. Your logic might be internally consistent, but it's based on supposition and metaphors may not translate well into real life regulations. Those would have been written using information that you might not have., it had the potential to be and would be illegal. I said I think that is BS, because I have the equipment (a penis) to be a rapist, but I'm not and I have the equipment to be a murder, but I'm not.
Yes. Either that, or check your local statutes on line. Most governments have every detail that you need in writing, and can be found very quickly. Some sites also have quick reference pages that are easier to read.I'm going to,have to call and check on this....because he said some have had their trailer confiscated because it was rated higher than the towing vehicle.
He was trying to sell you something, all right. Good luck.He was trying to sell me a 7x12 single 3500lb axle with brakes instead.
Any one have input on this?