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Old 01-18-2016, 10:12 AM   #1
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Is there a way to test/verify if Brake Buddy is working correctly while towing your car, other than testing during set up? I am always curious?

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The alert system receiver should light up when the BB is activated. I know of no way to activate the BB while moving, independent of the breakaway or inertia change.

Newer models of BB might be different.

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I can feel mine engage when the inertia of the car pushes on the hitch, and the remote active indicator on the dash lights up.
I have had my BB for 15 years
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We've used our brake buddy twice now, while towing our Jeep TJ at 3400 pounds. I set the brake buddy up in accordance with the instructions and the stickers that are on it, but I've yet to "feel" it do anything nor have we seen the lights on the remote light up to indicate that it's doing anything.

What should I do? Increase the sensitivity until I get some lights on the remote when I brake in the RV?
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We've used our brake buddy twice now, while towing our Jeep TJ at 3400 pounds. I set the brake buddy up in accordance with the instructions and the stickers that are on it, but I've yet to "feel" it do anything nor have we seen the lights on the remote light up to indicate that it's doing anything.

What should I do? Increase the sensitivity until I get some lights on the remote when I brake in the RV?

Check the installation instructions for proper positioning of the unit. BrakeBuddy customer support is a great source of pro help.
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When we had a little coach, I felt the BB engage frequently. Not much now with a bigger coach. I think it is cautious driving. Even on the more sensitive settings, I have to really spike the brake to get a reaction. Probably 80 percent of my braking is the exhaust brake, which is effective, but just does not provide the sudden deceleration necessary to activate the BB.

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