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    Quote Originally Posted by stevo View Post
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    Starting to fully weld cross members on hope to have it mounted onto suspension by end of month, weld on end pieces then as well and run cable inside rails for lights and brakes, will look at seperate wiring between front and rear axle to fine tune braking force due to weight transfer due to the leading/trailing setup of suspension. Due to work can only attack this project every second weekend at the moment.
    Didn't realize there were sets up to adjust brakes force the each axle.

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    I do not think there is have not looked into it but have done large transport trailers where you had to balance the braking force on different axles due to leading and trailing suspension arms.

    these were old trailers and the modern ones now have ABS systems much more efficient
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    I suppose you could run two brake controllers......but I think you light be overthinking it for a car trailer.

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    I agree, don't get to fancy with a trailer.

    If its empty, just dim the brakes, loaded it will be ok.

    If you've got electric brakes I assume you're also looking to register for over 2000kg, so we would normally run load sharing suspension also which helps prevent that issue.
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    If anyone is interested, many years ago I bought, from the USA, plans to build a car trailer. I never did build it but I could copy them for anyone interested. There are two versions, single and dual axles.

    I'd have to check but I think they were from JC Whitney.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevo View Post
    I do not think there is have not looked into it but have done large transport trailers where you had to balance the braking force on different axles due to leading and trailing suspension arms.

    these were old trailers and the modern ones now have ABS systems much more efficient
    To legally carry a Holden or Falcon you will also need a Breakaway brake system, the Authorised Inspector will determine what legal load you can put on the trailer by what you have suspension and brake wise on the trailer.
    He will send the details away to the RMS and about a week later they will issue a compliance plate with a chassis number, along with Tare weight (weight of trailer unloaded) and the GVM which is weight of trailer fully, legally loaded.
    The majority of car trailers are 2T GVM and are illegal to carry even a Holden or Ford Falcon as most trailers weigh around 500 to 700 kgs. so max load would be 1300 to 1500kgs, Regards Frank.
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