One of my first posts here, and my first since getting a pop up this weekend. This site is a great resource, still pouring over all of it. Purchased a 2002 Coleman Taos yesterday and brought her home. Specs say 1,175 lbs, and it's got the AC unit on the roof (not sure if I'll ever actually use it). Electric brakes were standard, and are still on the camper - but prior owner cut/disconnected the wiring for them (possibly trying to circumvent state law, see below) Tow vehicle is a RAV4, which is speced to be able to tow up to 1,500 lbs. Last year I installed a flat four wiring harness on the RAV for a small utility trailer. Trailer has been converted to a 7 blade. Ordered a Hopkins 47185 adapter, and used it for the drive home - but without the extra three wires connected to anything. Long story short - what's my best course of action? Tow vehicle has no trailer braking stuff installed currently. Low weight trailer has brakes on axle (no idea of their condition), with incomplete wiring currently. Virginia state law states, and I quote - "trailers having an actual gross weight of less than 3,000 pounds are not required to be equipped with brakes; however, if brakes are installed, these vehicles must be inspected" (so I'd have to have the trailer inspected, and in order to pass the brakes must be operational - but doesn't say anything about them having to be utilized....at least that's how I'm reading it). Would rather not have to get it inspected annually if I can help it. Don't currently plan on using the trailer that often, but who knows. Some hilly roads in area, but not the rockies by any means. Sounds like either is uninstall the brakes (what prior owner may have been trying to do, but they're still there best I can tell)......or get the brakes in a working condition and get trailer inspected annually. If option 2, what's the best case total cost of doing so? Buddy of mine suggested installing 4 pin flat on trailer (no wiring at all for brakes and other stuff)....then if ever pulled over play dumb and say I never knew the trailer even had brakes to install, this is how I got it. Thanks.