Originally Posted by paddlers
I'm with Biffer on the chaining the trailer to the car. I'd far rather the thing used the back of mine to stop rather than anybody else !
If you have the load nose heavy as it's supposed to be it'll drag along the road & HOPEFULLY wedge itself under the rear without too much damage.
It makes sense to me as well, if you are behind a boat or caravan which becomes uncoupled the safety chain snaps and pulls the handbrake on stopping it dead only for the car behind to run right up its a*se due to no brake lights.
Funny enough you have to use a chain on unbraked trailers, so why not braked.