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Old 01-31-2009, 04:27 PM   #1
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I searched and did not find any recent posts for the SMI towed vehicle brake system.

Anyone using it and comments would be appreciated.

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Old 01-31-2009, 05:33 PM   #2
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We have the Stay-in-Play and love it.

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Old 01-31-2009, 06:55 PM   #3
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I don't know much about the SMI system, but do know that an excellent repair shop in Southern California loves the system.

We've used the M&G braking system for about 6 years and wouldn't have anything else. We can really feel the assistance during quick stops, and we tow a 5,200 pound Yukon. In addition it is quite easy to connect and disconnect to the towed vehicle once installed. I think these two systems are very similar, so you might want to check out both very carefully.

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Old 05-06-2009, 09:08 AM   #4
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I installed a Stay-in-Play last summer on my 1999 Chev Silverado. I had a lot of difficulty getting the brake properly adjusted so it wasn't drawing my battery down on the toad after 3-4 hours in service. Apparently I had the brake set too sensitive so it was activating every time I used the RV brake. Once I got it set correctly it worked fine. I liked the vacuum assist feature when I was shopping for a brake system.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:19 AM   #5
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We also have the Stay-in-Play on our 2005 Colorado and like it very much. It is mounted under the rear set so flip a switch and you are ready to go.
Doug & Debbie, Wilsonville Oregon
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:05 AM   #6
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I agree with bobbyc42. I installed the system on my 08 Saturn Vue myself in under an hour and after adjusting the sensitivity ( several times over a couple of trips) it works flawlessly. The ease in activating it makes it all worthwhile. Good Roads to you.
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:53 PM   #7
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We have had the Stay-in-Play since 11/06 and love it. Our tow car is an 07 Saturn Aura. No problems since the bad install done by our Saturn dealer was corrected by the SMI folks (great SMI customer service by the way).

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