In Reply to: tandem trailer tips for 8N posted by Scott McKinnon NC on August 01, 2017 at 16:38:14:
If buying new, get a trailer that meets DOT regulations for all 50 states. Among other reasons (like safety!), DOT-certified will make it easier to sell the trailer if you ever wish to do so and will also make life simpler if your state upgrades requirements. FWIW, I have two tandem-axle trailers -- one homemade without brakes, the other a new one (2015) that meets all DOT specs. Having brakes on all four is a good feeling after having had a brakeless one for many years.