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Old 11-29-2005, 01:13 PM   #1
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Looking at both units and would welcomme recommendationns. Also have looked at the Roadmaster even-brake which I understand is a replacement for the Brake Pro. Is there an advantage to the Brake-even.
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Old 11-29-2005, 01:13 PM   #2
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Brake Buddy/ Brake Pro

Looking at both units and would welcomme recommendationns. Also have looked at the Roadmaster even-brake which I understand is a replacement for the Brake Pro. Is there an advantage to the Brake-even.
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Old 11-29-2005, 01:25 PM   #3
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I don't know of any advantages of one over the other but I can tell you that we use the Brake Buddy, the set-up is very simple, very quick and it works well.

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Old 11-29-2005, 05:09 PM   #4
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Also have the Brake Buddy and works very well and easy to use.
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Old 11-29-2005, 06:14 PM   #5
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Why not throw the Apollo from blue ox in there two.

we have one been great, easy to use, quick set up
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Old 01-05-2006, 05:43 PM   #6
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I use the Brake Buddy. Had a problem where it flashed the remote light indicating rapid on/off applications of the brakes. It finally blew the fuse in the toad that powers the unit. Checked the toad and found no problem. Suspected a problem in the Brake Buddy. Contacted Tech Support, They had me ship them the unit and they totally replaced everything except the case. Tech said it had a control board failure. They updated it with all new parts. Only cost to me was initial return shipping to them. Unit was repaired and returned to me inside of 2 weeks. I would strongly recommend the company just on the response from their tech support people.
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Old 01-06-2006, 04:43 AM   #7
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I've been using the original Brake Buddy since 1999. It works now just as well as it did then.

I'm on my 2nd rig, third tow car and my first Brake Buddy.

I've always had the brakeaway system installed as well.
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Old 01-07-2006, 02:06 PM   #8
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Brake Buddy, can change from car to car. 55,000 trouble free miles.
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We have had B Buddy for over 4 years, we full time, and have over 36K on unit, no trouble yet.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:05 PM   #10
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We just bought our first Brake Buddy. Can anyone explain how it works when you plug the unti into the motorhome? We cannot see any connection between the brakes in the motorhome and the plug in the cigarette lighter!
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We just bought our first Brake Buddy. Can anyone explain how it works when you plug the unti into the motorhome? We cannot see any connection between the brakes in the motorhome and the plug in the cigarette lighter!
Thats your onboard monitor. Kinda like a radio signal from your BrakeBuddy to let you know it's working. The light iluminates when the toad brakes are applied. It'll tell you if you've lost your toad, too. Moho cig. lighter provides power for the receiver.
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A bb works by an accelerometer that monitors the braking deceleration of the MH. The sensitivity adjustment with the proper pressure for the weight of the TOAD controls the point of actuation. As an example, I have a 3100 lb TOAD, pressure setting of 45 psi and a sensitivity setting of 4 (mid range). JM2...
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:31 PM   #13
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Personally, unless you change towed's often I recommend AGAINST the box in the driver's seat units.. ALL of them. Here are some of the reasons.

They draw power from the towed's battery, and on a long enough trip may draw so much they malfunction and/or kill the towed.. (unless you add a towed-charge system to your hookup).

They say "NO installation required" But the fact is you have to install them EVERY time you tow.. EVERY TIME.. and this means

1: It is very easy (on a short trip, say to the dealer) to say "OH, IT's too much hassle for such a short tow" or

2: To make a mistake NOTE: I have seen "installed" (Professionally) systems where the installer made a mistake so ... But that was fixed one time, not an every tow thing).


With most of the "installed" systems you simply plug in, that's all there is to it, nothign to position, Many of the installed systems compensate for brake vacuum (or bleed it off automatically) Some of them give you the same level of control over your "Trailer" (A car in tow is a trailer) that a semi driver has over his trailer. Many either draw no power from towed battery or... Provide for recharging it off the motor home.

And of course it is impossible to "Just forget it for this short tow" .
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