Our exhaust brake was hooked to the release of the throttle. I could prevent it from coming on by keeping a slight pressure on the accelerator, not enough to add fuel, but just off the EB switch. The EB would release as soon as I added power. Now, we have a much heavier rig and with the loaded trailer, we are well over 50,000#. I do not like the idea of going down a long 6 or 7% grade on wet roads with just the drive wheels slowing me with the engine brake on. Sometimes on dry roads, I need the Jake brake on high just to hold the speed in check. I wouldn't want to try it on a rain slick road.