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Old 08-10-2018, 09:27 PM   #1
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Cargo Trailer, Do I need Brakes on the Trailer

I will be getting a Cargo Trailer for my motorcycle (870 Lb Bike) and need to know how Ya'll do it. The breaks on the MH, a 2018 Windsport 29M are sufficient but putting a box behind it worry's me.
What are the pluses of having a duel axle vice a single axle behind a MH?
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:52 PM   #2
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I will be getting a Cargo Trailer for my motorcycle (870 Lb Bike) and need to know how Ya'll do it. The breaks on the MH, a 2018 Windsport 29M are sufficient but putting a box behind it worry's me.
What are the pluses of having a duel axle vice a single axle behind a MH?
Most states require independent braking systems on anything above 3,000 lbs gross. A few require brakes if the towed is above 1,500 lbs. Be advised the is no state reciprocity on towing like there is with drivers and car licensing.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:03 PM   #3
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Go tandem axles, and brakes!
It'll ride smoother, stop easier, and if you suffer a blow-out: you're not dragging anything (at least not immediately!)
Your bike is worth the extra investment!
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:13 PM   #4
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I have a 6x10 enclosed trailer I use for various things including a motorcycle, it is single axle with no brakes. When we moved form Texas to NE Indiana (over 1,000 miles) the trailer was full, other than looking in the rear monitor I couldn’t tell it was there.

Pros and cons to both types of trailers. Biggest pro for single axle with no brakes is cost!!! I do carry a spare, jack, and six gallon air tank all mounted inside the trailer.
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