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Old 03-18-2016, 09:03 PM   #1
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Brake Buddy Operation

After 10 years of flat towing 2,400 pound Miatas without an aux brake, I am about to start towing a nearly 4,000 pound Equinox.

In preparation for that, I have bought a pre-owned Brake Buddy. With THIS Brake Buddy, it appears as if the Brake actuation is ON or OFF, not proportional, however the sensitivity to actuation is adjustable.

The Brake Buddy has a light that shows the RV driver when the brake is actually ON.

It appears as if the Brake Buddy is designed to actuate and depress the towed vehicle brake pedal only under a fairly hard stop. Is that how the Brake Buddy actually works? Only when you really, REALLY need it???

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Old 03-18-2016, 09:18 PM   #2
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That's the way mine works also. So far I am happy with it. Most of the time you don't need it to come one as the mh is big enough to handle it. When you really do need it it's there to help as needed. Be sure to set the pressure and sensitivity per the instructions for the weight of your toad.
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The problem I had with the Brake Buddy is The 12 volt plug would come loose from the car socket and the remote does not notify the driver.
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Not had the plug problem but have had to use a bunge cord to tie the BB to the seat base so it would not move around after operating. If not it starts to rock around and put on the brake from toad movement.
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That is how mine works. I use a Brake Buddy on a 6k SUV and have towed across country without any issues.
Plus, when I first purchased the unit used, I sent it to brake buddy and they refurbished it changing out any worn parts for around $130 from what I recall
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Thank you all for your replies. That method of operation is what I figured.

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