Thanks for the comments.
ffitz,..... in Nevada, the gross weight limit for trailers being towed is 1500# unless it has brakes....therefor, I could not go there with my trailer weighing 2200# gross weight because it doesn't have brakes. Nevada and a couple other states have this 1500# limit. The state where I live has a weight limit of 3000# with no independent brakes.
BobEbs,.... I agree that it would be easier to stop with independent brakes on this small utility trailer but it seems that most states allow a towed trailer of , on average, 3000#... while Alaska has a limit of 5000# without independent brakes.
For 30 years I towed utility trailers with construction supplies ...both with independent brakes and without ....over the passes of the Rockies with no problems. Of course , always heeding the GCVW while driving a 3/4 ton pickup. And never exceding 3000# in the smaller trailers without brakes. Gear selection is the key to a safe trip over the mountains.
So why are you implying that this is so unsafe....towing a small trailer without brakes. What am I missing? Is there something way different about towing with a MH as long as I don't exceed the GCVW? The total weight that the brakes would "see" would not be over the GVW as I would not be carrying water or waste water and would be carrying a half tank of gas.
Dave, I can't find it anywhere in my manual for the MH that the brakes were not designed to stop the vehicle if it has a toad. It is designed to carry a total of 2973# with a full tank of gas and oil and propane. So towing 2200# and a driver, wouldn't the brakes be adequate? If I'm within the law, how could it be said I was driving an unsafe vehicle?....
I posted the query about weigh stations because it seems that somewhere I've seen a sign at a weigh station that says "all towed vehicles must enter", however , I could have been dreaming.