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Old 10-15-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
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Air Force One braking system

Anyone have experience with the Air Force One braking system from SMI ?
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:44 PM   #2
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We have it. We've used it on two toads so far. Works great.

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Old 10-15-2011, 06:51 PM   #3
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I bought one in june and put it on a 2500 suburban. The people from smi were easy to deal with. I have to say that this is one of the best braking systems out there. I won't run with any other product.
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I bought one in june and put it on a 2500 suburban. The people from smi were easy to deal with. I have to say that this is one of the best braking systems out there. I won't run with any other product.
Absolutely. I put mine on my previous coach in a CG in Valdez, Alaska and have since moved it to our current Tiffin Allegro Bus. We've also upgraded the toad and used the old system. Over 100,000 tow miles on it and we're going for 200,000. None better out there, bar NONE.

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Old 10-15-2011, 08:52 PM   #5
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Works perfectly for us.
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:44 PM   #6
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Great system. Works very well on our 5K LB toad.
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:07 AM   #7
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Airforce One

Just installed the Airforce One on my 08 Honda CRV behind my Monaco Exec & I love it ! So far have approx 2500 mi and no probs whatsoever. Get it installed by a pro who knows what their doing.
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:08 PM   #8
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We have one installed by dealer. 5100lbs toad and it works great.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:31 PM   #9
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Anyone have experience with the Air Force One braking system from SMI ?
I tow a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the AF1 systems seems to work as advertised.
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I tow a 2008 Hummer H3 with the AF1 system and the only problem I have is breaking the two-lead loop wire for the indicator light. The wire is pretty thin and after many uses of disconnecting & disconnecting, I have broken the wire three times. It's a simple repair, but would have liked to see a more robust wire. I understand why such a thin wire was used as the indicator does need much current, but sure seems brittle too me.
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We love our AFO, but gave up on the indicator light early on. My big feet took it out.
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I tow a 2008 Hummer H3 with the AF1 system and the only problem I have is breaking the two-lead loop wire for the indicator light. The wire is pretty thin and after many uses of disconnecting & disconnecting, I have broken the wire three times. It's a simple repair, but would have liked to see a more robust wire. I understand why such a thin wire was used as the indicator does need much current, but sure seems brittle too me.
At the suggestion of the installer of the parts that go on the coach, we used a spare pair of wires in the cable that connects the coah and TOAD to extend the brake system indicator light to the dash of the coach. In my case this was easy as I was able to reuse the wires that were installed for the traditional brake controller that I wqs abandoning. I would highly recommend this installation method.
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