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Old 05-09-2013, 01:14 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by BlueCruxHF View Post
Interesting points...and brings me to wonder if I want a trailer now. My HF has standard brakes (i.e. non-powered), and is marginal on just braking itself, much less a trailer.
I wondered about it pulling one to begin with, the motor is tired with 200,000 miles on it...but the brake problem is gonna snuff that idea now anyway. Trailer brakes are an option, but your adding quite a bit of weight with drum brakes to the trailer... Round and round we go...lol.
Now I am still gonna go with a rack for the back...you can get them in aluminum and pick them up with one hand, but still big enough for trash cans or coolers and such.
In some states a trailer with trailer brakes requires inspection every year or 2.
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