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Trailer Brakes - Which Axle?
My son bought about an 18 foot tandem axle flat-bed trailer. 7500 GVW. It came with no brakes. I strongly suggested that if he loaded it with anything and hooked it up to his half ton, he really needed some brakes on it. I bought him one set for his birthday.
The question is: Where would one set of brakes be most beneficial? First I thought on the front because any load should be more biased to the front. Then I thought while braking, the front of the truck might go down - rear move up, transfering load force to the rear axle of the trailer. In other words - I don't have a clue. Any one know for sure?
Thanks for your help
June 2004 F350 6.0L, 4 Door Supercab XLT SRwd Short Bed, Automatic, Deluxe Aluminum wheels, Class V Trailer hitch receiver, 3.73 standard rear end. Line-X bed liner, 5th wheel hitch, Brakesmart trailer brake control and Powerlock starter interlock. Coolant filter. Fully Bullet Proofed.