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Mandatory Brake Checks on B.C.'s Highways

... are an expensive repair but if they are working and the trailer brakes are not, you have an excellent chance of a jack knife ... and ...

DriveSmartBC - 2019/04/19 - 11:10 - 21 comments

Surge Brakes

"Oh yeah, I know the trailer brakes are working, I could feel them grabbing on the hill!" To me, ...

DriveSmartBC - 2018/07/24 - 21:38 - 0 comments

"Spring Cleaning" for Surge Brakes

... to push. Choosing to tow a load that requires trailer brakes when the brakes don't work is inviting disaster and police will ... Link: More articles on this site related to trailer brakes This Reminds Me Of... This trailer article reminds ...

DriveSmartBC - 2019/04/28 - 12:57 - 1 comment

The Trailer Tug Test Revisited

... that we’re hitched up, it’s time to worry about the trailer brakes . In certain circumstances brakes are not needed, but if the ... Reconnect the breakaway and if you can apply only the trailer brakes from the driver’s position, do so and try the tug test again. ...

DriveSmartBC - 2018/11/13 - 23:07 - 0 comments

Give Me a Brake!

... this heavy, the driver must have a means of applying the trailer brakes separately from the tow vehicle brakes from where the driver is ... Brakes - Division 5 MVAR Commercial Trailer Brakes - Division 6 MVAR Towing a Recreational Trailer - ...

DriveSmartBC - 2018/05/30 - 08:38 - 0 comments

Brakes on Boat Trailers

... or more of the licensed weight of the tow vehicle: Trailer brakes 5.02 (3)  A trailer shall be equipped with brakes at ... is any incline to access the scale. If there’s no trailer brakes, the axle weight on the back axle will be incorrect, if you are ...

DriveSmartBC - 2013/07/31 - 17:44 - 4 comments

Perpetuating Mediocrity

... in the habit of using the hand valve so as to use only the trailer brakes most of the time - repeated testing isn't going to make a ...

DriveSmartBC - 2017/11/12 - 23:51 - 3 comments

PHOTOS OF CONCERN - Inadequate Trailer Hitch

... the safety chain. The aim of this device is to apply the trailer brakes in the event of the trailer accidentally disconnecting from the ...

DriveSmartBC - 2017/11/12 - 23:51 - 0 comments

DATA - Motor Vehicle Act Regulations Offences 2016

... Axle Of Trailer 3 Section 5.24 Inadequate Trailer Brakes 3 Section 6.61 Brakes Required On All Wheels 3 ...

DriveSmartBC - 2018/04/05 - 13:05 - 0 comments

Compliance by Visitors to BC

... use the book to help decide how I would enforce here. Trailer brakes are a good example as for the most part we require brakes on all ...

Anonymous - 2015/05/24 - 11:29 - 1 comment

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