Originally Posted by oldprof1
I have a 2004/5 Georgetown 375. I tow a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Other than gas mileage you don't know it's there. You will find that Jeeps with a quadratic II transmission need just a push of a button which disconnects the transfer case. The jeep then tows all wheels down, in park and locked. Just drive and forget it's there. Don't forget to get a braking system such as "even brake" or "brake buddy". It's the law in all states and all provinces in Canada. Don't be fooled by people who think you can tow something over 2000 lbs (about 1000 kg).
That's why I don't go to Canada nor California.
When a 26,000 lb vehicle is pulling a 2,363 lb toad it can stop with no problem. I see little cars pulling boats and trailers that weigh more and they don't need brakes.
Now if I had a smaller Classs C and pulling a 5,000lb Jeep you bet I want toad brakes.
It is all in relation to the size of the motorhome and the size of the toad.
Many places in Canada say that all you need to prove is that you can stop within a specified distance to not need aux brakes in the toad.
Now in conclusion. If I wa sgoing down hill at 65-70 MPH and I lose control those aux brakes in the toad is useless because it will be a big wreck and it wouldn't be because the toad didn't have brakes or not.
Get my point?