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Old 02-12-2009, 11:09 AM   #1
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Good Deal on US Gear Brake System

I just purchased the US Gear Unified Brake System on Ebay. The price was $345 for a new, complete system. Cheapest I could find elsewhere was $995.

As it turns out, the ebay storefront is run by Monaco. It is Monaco's inventory of US Gear products that is being sold. I was told, on the phone by a Monaco employee, that Monaco is reducing their inventory during these tough times.

If anyone is interested, I believe they have several more of the US Gear systems for sale.
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:10 PM   #2
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Thanks for the heads-up, Ken. Mine was $350 (delivered) and there are now only 5 left.
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I called and ordered one. The lady I spoke to said they actually have 46 in stock.
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By the way, here is the link:

"http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/US-GEAR-TOW-BRAKE-SYSTEM-UTB-1000-4576_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el124 7QQcategoryZ50072QQihZ001QQitemZ110349351535QQrdZ1 QQsspagenameZWD1V#ht_864wt_1197"
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I just purchased the Unified Tow Brake system from Monaco for $350. That is the best price by far. I purchased it Feb 2009. I spoke with 2 users that said it works great and you can install it yourself. I am on the way to purchase 2009 Rubicon Unlimited and have read messages in this forum on the Blue Ox base plate and cool tech wiring harness. Has anybody used this harness.
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I am on the way to purchase 2009 Rubicon Unlimited and have read messages in this forum on the Blue Ox base plate and cool tech wiring harness. Has anybody used this harness.
I have a 2008 Rubicon and I did install the Cool Tech harness. I think it is a good quality product, but was disappointed in one respect. I assumed that the rear tail light connection would not require splicing, but it did to be able to connect the rear trailer connector. I have not yet towed with it. I put Hanson bumpers on mine front and rear and used the D-ring mounts for my tow bar. I had to weld up new mounts for my tow bar.
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Has anyone installed one of these in a Alpine Coach, how hard was it? How about an 2006 Honda CRV.
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Here is one link:

Which TOAD?
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Rich,

Who and what number did you call. We are very interested in getting a US tow brake and this sounds great, but I'd like to deal direct without ebay.

Thank you in advance for your help.

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I just placed a bid on E-bay for one. The buy it now price went up to $450.00
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My eBay notice of shipping was from Robin Fields at Monaco, in Coburg, OR.

Her email is robin.fields@monacocoach.com
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Originally posted by Jim Bragg:
Has anyone installed one of these in a Alpine Coach, how hard was it? How about an 2006 Honda CRV.
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I had this installed on my Alpine and Honda CRV by a professional. It works really well and is completely hidden on the CRV. Took the pro about 2-3 hours. I would not attempt it as DIY simply because we are talking about brakes and safety and who wants to save a couple $ and risk their life if they do something wrong with the Toad? Not me.
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I started installing my system yesterday. It arrived from Monaco in perfect shape.

It took me 4 hours to install the solenoid, brake pedal cable, vacuum pump and wiring. I had to install the solenoid under the driver seat. Only place it would fit, so it took time to remove the seat.

The system seems very well made and thorough. I should finish the car today and perhaps start on the rig wiring. I am moving from a 4 wire to 6 wire connection between the rig and car, so I will need to build a new cable for that also.

I'll report back after I finish on the results and to answer any questions, if I can.
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I had to install the solenoid under the driver seat. Only place it would fit, so it took time to remove the seat.
Could it be any simpler?



Look ma! Nothing under my seat!

I have to admit the price you guys are paying for the USG is exceptional.
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