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Old 11-27-2015, 07:47 PM   #11
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Blue ox patriot. Under $950 and has break away.

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Old 11-27-2015, 07:48 PM   #12
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So are u saying that a toad is different than a trailer, and the same rules don't apply?
Big difference when you have a 20,000 lb vehicle pulling a 3,000 lb vehicle
Vice a
3,000 lb vehicle pulling a 20,000 vehicle
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Old 11-27-2015, 08:04 PM   #13
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Check each state

Brake laws for towed cars
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Old 11-27-2015, 08:18 PM   #14
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I always thought it is what your register State requires? Just like Calif. You need a class B for a M/H 40' I think, but if your traveling through it, It doesn't apply to you unless your state requires it.
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I always thought it is what your register State requires? Just like Calif. You need a class B for a M/H 40' I think, but if your traveling through it, It doesn't apply to you unless your state requires it.
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Otherwise you would have to set up your rig for the most stringent states towing law in order to travel anywhere
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Otherwise you would have to set up your rig for the most stringent states towing law in order to travel anywhere

Be sure to check with the state.

For instance.
You cannot triple tow in British Columbia. Even though, it's allowed in say, Alberta.
You will get turned around and sent away.
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Old 11-27-2015, 08:51 PM   #17
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Be sure to check with the state.

For instance.
You cannot triple tow in British Columbia. Even though, it's allowed in say, Alberta.
You will get turned around and sent away.
That's a common sense factor, but setting up your towing system for California when you're registered in Oklahoma is not common sense
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Old 11-27-2015, 09:08 PM   #18
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The OP is talking about a TOAD behind a motorhome not a trailer. What's with the break away brakes? Toads just have safety cables as part of the setup.
That is not correct in all jurisdictions. Break away brakes are a requirement in several states. The chart Here, albeit a little out of date, shows 37 states, the ones with a *, that require a break away system on a TOAD that exceeds the state brake weight requirements. A call to your local DMV will find out the actual requirements for your state. Take a look at Page 27 of the 2015 Motor Home Dinghy Guide for their take on the issue.

IMHO if you're towing without a braking, or break away, system installed you are looking for trouble. If you get into an accident you just may find trouble. Everyone is welcome to do what they think is "right" but don't complain if it comes back to bite you...



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That is not correct in all jurisdictions. Break away brakes are a requirement in several states. The chart Here, albeit a little out of date, shows 37 states, the ones with a *, that require a break away system on a TOAD that exceeds the state brake weight requirements. A call to your local DMV will find out the actual requirements for your state. Take a look at Page 27 of the 2015 Motor Home Dinghy Guide for their take on the issue.

IMHO if you're towing without a braking, or break away, system installed you are looking for trouble. If you get into an accident you just may find trouble. Everyone is welcome to do what they think is "right" but don't complain if it comes back to bite you...



Most, if not ALL references to towing are talking about trailers....there is where I feel a lot of confusion comes in to play. Towing with a motorhome is completely different than towing with a pick-up or a standard vehicle. The question is the 'legality' of the matter.....again. .. common sense. Also, keep in mind that a toad brake manufacturer is going to say enough to try to potentially scare someone into buying something they may not need. I'm not saying I don't agree with the need for auxiliary brakes....I'm just saying it's not necessarily 'law'
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It's not illegal for me to stick my bloody hand into a tank full of piranhas..
I just know, it's not a great idea.

Common sense, isn't so common.
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