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Old 11-26-2010, 05:55 PM   #1
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Auxiliary braking for toad

Hello , new to the forum, have a 2010 Lincoln MKX and wonder what type of auxiliary braking accuator is best suited to be hooked up to 2007 Monaco Dynasty? Any advise is appreciated.
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:28 PM   #2
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Roadmaster BrakeMaster?
SMI?
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:38 PM   #3
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Correct me if I'm wrong but if the vehicle has adjustable pedals the roadmaster might not be the best suited because of varied adjustment.
Is the SMI a air actuated system that connects inline to the hydraulic braking system of the toad?
I'm living in sothern Alberta Canada and most of teh RV dealers I have spoke to have very little experience with different systems.
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Hi junglturbine,
Welcomed to iRV2. Your last post indicates you have done some research on this subject. Good for you. The bottom line is all the braking systems work. The technologies are a commodity. The key to success is to find one that works with you personally. What needs to be done to connect and disconnect the toad? How does the system and the driver interface work. While driving can you easily determine what the lights and beeps might mean. Find a system that works with you and you are okay with the connect and disconnect procedure.

I have the USGEAR system. Go to http://www.usgear.cc/unified_tow_brake.htm and read about it.
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I agree - if the MKX has adjustable peddles, you probably don't want a system that pushes on the brake pedal.
The US Gear system or the M&G Brake would be good choices. SMI probably has a model that would work well too. You might call them and ask model which they recommend for your car.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but if the vehicle has adjustable pedals the roadmaster might not be the best suited because of varied adjustment.
Is the SMI a air actuated system that connects inline to the hydraulic braking system of the toad?
I'm living in sothern Alberta Canada and most of teh RV dealers I have spoke to have very little experience with different systems.
It's not like there will be a dozen of drivers to adjust the RoadMaster for.

Having the same driver hitch it up every time, shouldn't be a big problem. The same driver has hitched mine up every time.
It does also have a long length that adjustments can be made in a short time with a wrench.
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Hello , new to the forum, have a 2010 Lincoln MKX and wonder what type of auxiliary braking accuator is best suited to be hooked up to 2007 Monaco Dynasty? Any advise is appreciated.
Your Dynasty is pre-wired for the US Gear Unified tow brake system. I have used it for 2 years to tow my 09 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with no problems. Unified Tow Brake

Alot of members also use SMI & M&G braking systems and seem happy with them. I think that these 3 systems are the best choice to consider. My personal opnion.
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