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if FL DOT pulls you over for any reason they have portable scales that they will put infront of your trailer and have you pull up on them...that will give them an approx. weight of the trailer less what your truck is suporting. and if it is over 2999 you will get a ticket and i know for car trailers, you have to leave it there till you get a trailer with breaks...not sure if they would make you do that with a boat though...kinda hard to put it on a different trailer on the side of the road.
 

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my understanding of the law is that it doesnt matter what your tow vheicle weighs...if your trailer exceeds 3000 pounds you must have trailer breaks...but if you are towing less weight but that weight exceeds 40% of the tow vheicles weight, you also have to have them, even though it is less then 3000 pounds...i have towed many heavy trailers...if something happens and you have to stop in a hurry, you would be happy you had trailer breaks!!! its all just a safety issue... that is my opinion on the subject...
 
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