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Old 06-12-2010, 09:18 PM   #1
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Brake Buddy Adjustment

I am confused about the sensitivity adjustment on the Brake Buddy.
I have read the directions and they don't seem very clear. I tow a Honday Accord whose weight is about 2800 lbs. Those of you using a Brake Buddy, how do you adjust the sensitivity? Thanks............

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Old 06-12-2010, 09:28 PM   #2
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Hi Tx! I use a Brake Buddy and tow a Saturn Vue at about 4800lbs. I started out with the sensitivity at 4 but took it down to 3. It seemed that the BB would activate and pull on our motorhome pretty hard. I got a feel for how to set the BB by just driving and making the changes.
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I agree with Mothership--I run my Brake Buddy Classic at level 3 on the sensitivity scale. We tow a 4000 pound Jeep Wrangler. We also set the pressure level between 45 and 50 psi for the Jeep.

The booklet that came with the BB gives a chart for pressure vs weight of toad. If your booklet is lost look at the Brake Buddy web site and download it.

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Old 06-13-2010, 05:41 AM   #4
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With our 2700 pound toad we keep ours set to a 3 and about 40 psi
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by adjusting the air pressure causes it to apply more brake peddle pressure
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:26 PM   #6
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I tow an Acura TL - about the same as the Honda Accord - that's about 3300 lbs. I set the sensitivity at 4, and the BB has come on very few times. I too have worked with different sensitivity and psi settings. BB's suggestions are good starting points, but experience is better.

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