Originally Posted by narampa
I think the key word is POTENTIAL.
Do you have documentation of the seat latch releasing because of the pressure being pushed onto the seat?
If so I would really like to see proof that this has happened. Even if you have read about this could you supply a link to the info?
I cannot prove that this happened because it was a post I read on one of the RV forums. It may have been this one, rv.net, or possibly even an Amazon review. I started looking at supplemental brake systems last fall and found the report about this then.
I was only hoping to share what others have had happen to them. Whether or not this specific issue could happen to you or someone else is unknown, but at least you know the potential exists and this may or may not play a role in your decision. There have been additional anecdotal reports of seat cushion deformation negatively impacting the brake podís ability to impart sufficient force to the brake pedal, even though the seat is moved to the fully forward position. Blue Ox makes a $50 seat stiffener for this.
In any event, the result of my own research led me to a different braking system, rather than the pod system that was initially recommended to me by my dealer. You will of course find that for every person who has experienced a specific issue or problem, there are those who have not. I have found excellent resources on this forum that will hopefully help in your decision on an effective braking system for your toad.