Originally Posted by kenandterry
Pulling a huuuuuuuuuge trailer is one thing. (Probably travels on the flats of the country.)
Sooner or later..........you gotta stop it too.
Stopping is the easy part. The Enclave only has to stop it's own weight. I'm sure he has an electric brake controller, and the trailer's brakes are properly sized to stop it's weight.
No tow vehicle should ever rely on it's own brakes to stop both vehicles, unless the combined weight of both vehicles is less than the GVWR of the tow vehicle. Or in other words, if the loaded trailer is less than the truck's payload capacity. This is why even most popups have trailer brakes.
thebrakeman ('70), DW ('71), DD ('99), DD ('01), DD ('05)
2004 Surveyor SV261T (UltraLite Bunkhouse Hybrid)
2006 Mercury Mountaineer V8 AWD Premier
Equal-i-zer WDH (10k), Prodigy Brake Controller