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Old 08-27-2014, 10:43 AM   #1
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2011 Tahoe aux braking system

I will be towing a 2011 Tahoe LTZ. I've already decided on the Blue Ox for the towing hardware.
Lights I'm still researching.
My question is on brakes. I'm somewhat at a loss as to what type of system to choose. I've seen a lot of the portable systems and they seem popular. I just don't understand how they work. I mean I see a bar that I assume attaches to the brake pedal and is some type of inertia brake. My question on that is how well do they work? The vehicle isn't running so there is no boost from the power braking system. So this thing must have to push pretty hard to function properly. yes?
Next is a permanent mount. I saw one on a Tahoe that mounted right to the master cylinder. Those I'm having a problem finding info on. Dr. Google likes the portable units it seems.....
Educate me please anyone who knows about the various systems.
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:08 AM   #2
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I use the BlueOx Patriot. It is a true Proportional Braking device that uses 12V power to operate it. It does it's job very well but you need to put it in place and remove and sto it each time you hook up and disconnect. A bit of a PITA...
If I were to do it all over again, I would look seriously at the MG System. It uses air from the coach brakes, is permanently mounted and appears to have good reviews from users.

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I use the BlueOx Patriot. It is a true Proportional Braking device that uses 12V power to operate it. It does it's job very well but you need to put it in place and remove and sto it each time you hook up and disconnect. A bit of a PITA...
If I were to do it all over again, I would look seriously at the MG System. It uses air from the coach brakes, is permanently mounted and appears to have good reviews from users.

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Dennis, that is EXACTLY the one I was trying to find! Thanks you sir. According to their website, they have a dealer within 5 miles of me! And that's of the only 2 in Maryland. Going to call now and see if they still do it. Never know how old the info on a website is.
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This one looks like a good piece of equipment for sure. The only con of course is that it makes it a little more work when it comes time to change your toad. But the convenience factor makes up for that. IMHOP
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I had the M&G on a Jeep Liberty and now on a Tahoe. Would not consider anything else.
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I had the M&G on a Jeep Liberty and now on a Tahoe. Would not consider anything else.
Did you do the swap yourself or by a dealer? Either way, was it a big deal or not?
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Installed both my self. Not a big deal.
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Dennis, take a look at the RVI2 portable braking system. Folks that have them love them.
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My problem is I live in Maryland. There's nobody around here that works on RV's. Brakes are something I'm afraid to let an amateur work on.
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