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Old 08-11-2015, 05:26 PM   #1
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auxillary brake for towed vehicle

I have a 2005 holiday rambler endeavor and tow a 2012 ford escape.i need a brake system for towed vehicle.i am looking at buddy brake portable unit any pros or cons .or is there something better
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:35 PM   #2
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I think Brake Master by Roadmaster is a better way to go.
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Old 08-11-2015, 06:12 PM   #3
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I originally had a rebuilt Brake Buddy Classic for about 5 years and when it developed a problem I sent it to Kansas and upgraded to the Advantage Select. Brake Buddy gives fantastic upgrade allowance. I have hooked it up but not taken my first trip with it yet. So far I like the features.
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What I like about the brake buddy is that even NOT completely hooked up and synced, it still has an inertia brake !
was moving the jeep around and just had the BB on the pass seat and hit the brakes too hard... the BB scared me to death when the little arm SHOT out glad it wasn't pointing at me when it did that !
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I think Brake Master by Roadmaster is a better way to go.
That's what we have. Need to get it hooked up since we traded MH's. Although towing 4,400#'s with a 50,000# MH, all wheel disk and 3 stage engine brake I really can't tell the towed is there. But better safe than sorry!
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Old 08-12-2015, 11:02 AM   #6
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Portable systems look attractive but no matter the "NO INSTALLATION REQUIRED" ad claim the fact is you have to install them EVERY TIME YOU TOW. ever install is a chance to screw up and pay for a brake job or even a new towed, EVERY time it's a chance.

Installed systems there is only one chance to screw up and the installer bears liability if that happens. (happened to me).

M*G, if motor home has air brakes (they make a model for gassers) and it fits the towed.. 100% invisible to driver, goes under the hood.

US-Gear Unified Brake Decelerator.. Simply one cable hookup, 99% invisible (there is a bracket if you look for it) Most control over towed brakes of any system out there,, Control equal to professional (Semi truck) systems.

Invisible brake,, Even less to hook up.

Several other systems and I'd recommend most any of them.

What I'll likely go with is Ready Brake or Blue ox Auto Stop, Self-adjusting once set up. only problem is the cable si like a parking brake cable,, If you do not use it, you loose it, and that can cost you a brake job.
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The things I like about the new portable brake systems like my new BB Advantage Select are install is easy, no additional support brackets, one button setup, ability to change mode and sensitivity in the MH remotely. My older BB classic did not have these features.
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If when you open this forum you go to Motorhomes Forum the bottom section is Toads and Motorhome Related you'll find endless amounts of information regarding this. It helped me get hooked up when I wanted to tow DWs Fiat 500L. Good luck.


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