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    Senior Member Carroll Shelby ShadowBolt's Avatar
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    I am on my second open race car trailer (11 years of racing) and I have never had brakes on both axles. No worries in my opinion.


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    Senior Member Carroll Shelby Supercharged111's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by babablackgoat View Post
    Response from Nationwide which correlates to above: "If we order you a trailer (12-14 weeks build time) I can get the front brake option added easily. Its a little more expensive and pain in the butt to add it after the fact."

    The problem is timing. With the optional dual brakes, will not be ready for Hallett.
    Just rent/borrow for Hallett and get the trailer you want.

    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowBolt View Post
    I am on my second open race car trailer (11 years of racing) and I have never had brakes on both axles. No worries in my opinion.


    JJ
    Don't you tow yours with a motorhome though? The Durango will be stretched as far as it can go with a trailer, tools, cooler full of beer, etc.
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    Senior Member Carroll Shelby RichardP's Avatar
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    More brakes is better. On the other hand, if you have too much brake on (slick surfaces) you can lock the tires. If you lock one pair, the trailer stays behind you. If you lock all four, the trailer can pass you. I've never had a trailer with brakes on both axles...

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    Senior Member Carroll Shelby ShadowBolt's Avatar
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    Even with brakes only on one axle like Richard says if it gets slick (like when it rains a little after weeks of no rain) my trailer brakes will lock up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowBolt View Post
    Even with brakes only on one axle like Richard says if it gets slick (like when it rains a little after weeks of no rain) my trailer brakes will lock up.


    JJ
    I've got a LoadTrail from Countryside in Houston and I use a load leveler hitch.
    I've not hauled a lot with my trailer but I think one part that can make a difference is which brake controller you use.
    I'd have to look to see which one I have but I've been really happy with mine.

    In addition to a spare tire, some other things to add to your trailer go-box:
    Extra ratchet strap
    Axle straps
    Extra lug nuts
    Full set of bearings
    Bottle Jack
    Breaker bar with lug nut socket
    Extra safety clips for the ramp doors
    Locking hitch cover
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    I have not had a problem with single axle brakes so far.

    With load leveling bars, I've noticed I can use way more of my truck brakes. I get a lot more pedal before the ABS kicks in - it definitely doesn't stop faster but don't be afraid to use all the brakes (that's the same thing I'm going to tell you about racecars ).
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    Senior Member Carroll Shelby Fbody383's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sook View Post
    ...but don't be afraid to use all the brakes (that's the same thing I'm going to tell you about racecars ).
    Fourth gens LOVE rear brake...

    Everybody should experience that at least once
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fbody383 View Post
    Fourth gens LOVE rear brake...

    Everybody should experience that at least once
    Just be sure you wear the brown pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fbody383 View Post
    Fourth gens LOVE rear brake...

    Everybody should experience that at least once
    Speaking of things you'll only do once ...
    Make sure the trailer is hooked to the truck when you load up the racecar.
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    Now that is funny right there. Who would do that? At Hallett?
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