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07-06-2003, 09:16 AM
No, this is not a Troll.

It is not, however, a purely academic question in view of the weights that a number of us are towing.

The background:

I've gotten two quite different answers (from, of course, two different groups) on the subject of service vs. trailer brakes as the primary source of "stopping" power for our rigs.

One group maintains that the trailer brakes normally do all the work of stopping the trailer because the tow vehicle's service brakes are rarely capable of doing the job of stopping the complete combination.

Another group maintains that the tow vehicle should easily stop the combination because the trailer brakes aren't powerful enough to do the job.

The $64 question:

Is either side right?

Bob and Terri Mc Culloch

2003 Montana 3655FL
2003 Dodge 3500 Laramie QC 4X4 DRW HO 48RE Jordan EasyRider/Reese 20K