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Old 09-11-2014, 03:17 PM   #15
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Best braking system?

I have the SIMI stay and play duo I put it into my jeep wrangler when I had a 30 ft vista gas coach. And I specially like that my jeep can be hooked to anyone's rv and work as long as you gave the standard 7 pin power cable in the back of a coach. No need to do anything when I moved to my newer 34y journey. Works perfectly. I put the red led bar inside my grill on the jeep so I can easily see it activate when stepping on brake in coach even in bright daylight on rear camera. Better than a device in front of driver seat that would push against a turned off brake system. It has it's own vacuum pump to activate the jeeps brakes. I only have to flip one switch mounted on side wall next to door under dash and it's ready to drive.
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Old 09-11-2014, 07:18 PM   #16
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US Gear on our Rubicon. Love it.
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I purchased a used Brake Buddy and have fulltimed a dozen years with it. It has never skipped a beat.
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Old 09-11-2014, 07:38 PM   #18
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I was convinced the US Gear Unified Brake was the way to go - called a local dealer who told me they won't install that system anymore. They said that while everything operates as intended, it doesn't work to stop the vehicle. Now I am totally confused!?
It did seem like a good system even though there are not that many advocates on this forum. Guess I am back to the RVi2 system or the Stay in Play Duo.
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I'm kinds of fanatic about the rv2. I had a big rig abruptly Chang lanes and dropped a load in front of me. I couldn't change lanes and when the rv2 engaged the brakes I stopped in time. I'm talking about the kind of stop that stuff is moving everywhere in the coach. For me, it worked as intended.
I will also tell you that I had an issue with my first unit. The compressor in the unit would not shut off. They overnighted a new unit to the campground, no troubleshooting, no questions. Great customer service. Finally, no I have no affiliation with these folks, just a happy customer.


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That dealer doesn't know what he is talking about! He obviously has never tested one.
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This one might go on for a while....
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US Gear on our Rubicon. Love it.
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I was convinced the US Gear Unified Brake was the way to go - called a local dealer who told me they won't install that system anymore. They said that while everything operates as intended, it doesn't work to stop the vehicle. Now I am totally confused!?
It did seem like a good system even though there are not that many advocates on this forum. Guess I am back to the RVi2 system or the Stay in Play Duo.
The US Gear system works great. I have been using it for 7 years with no problems. It takes longer to install than most of the braking systems out there and could be why the dealer does not want to install it. Starting in 2006 Monaco and Winnebago coaches were pre-wired for this system at the factory. I installed it myself one weekend taking my time. If your handy you can install it yourself.
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I have installed mine in three different Wranglers. Every time I trade, I just remove the system from the old vehicle and re-install in the new one. Just follow the instructions.
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Does the vacuum assist on the US Gear system work well? I do like that aspect of a 'soft' or 'live' pedal since it seems logical the braking would be better as it is designed to work. I liked everything I read about the unified brake system and especially the direct endorsement from Freightliner. The only negative has come from the dealer. (Glad he's not selling my products.....).
Thanks for the replies confirming the US Gear system is a good one - I am inclined to try the install myself now.
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Yes, the vacuum assist works very well. The install takes a good bit of time but the installation instructions are good.
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