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Old 05-13-2019, 09:36 PM   #21
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I have a breakaway system for my Jeep, but no service brakes. A 3k# Jeep is kind of nothing compared to the bus.
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:58 PM   #22
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Here are some links that may be useful reading to some.


Towing Laws | Brake Buddy®


https://images.goodsam.com/newmotorh...inghyGuide.pdf


Towing a Dinghy | Dinghy Braking | Motorhome Magazine | MotorHome Magazine
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:15 PM   #23
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Thanks for posting those links. I wasn't aware that Utah "Requires any vehicle combination to stop in 40 feet at 20 mph."


My trailers have brakes and I use them... but next time I'm out with a fully laden trailer I'll be interested to test against that stopping distance.
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