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Old 07-01-2012, 02:17 PM   #1
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Brake Buddy Question

I am looking at a Brake Buddy Vantage that was purchased in 06. It was used for two trips to Florida and back a total of 6000 miles but has now not been used for 3-4 years. Should there be a concern of anything that may be bad with the system? I know it has a compressor on board but anything else I should really worry about for it's lack of not being used? Any comments are appreciated.
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I purchased a used BB, not knowing how long since it had been used. I used it for about two years and the pressure regulator started leaking air, causing the compressor to run continuously. Sent it to BB for repairs and paid about $75. Otherwise, I have have had no problems. Basically, if you have all the parts, including wiring, break-away switch and the compressor runs, stops when it reaches the desired pressure, I'd say you are good to go. That's my $.02 worth.
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I agree with gripper.

You can actually test if it's operational by just putting it in your car on the passenger seat. Plug it in and drive. When you hit the brakes, it should engage by pushing out the push rod that depresses the brake pedal when hooked to your toad.

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Thanks guys I really appreciate it. This getting ready to tow 4 down is a bit to take in. Little different then when you have a dolly and the total system is one package. Coming along pretty good though, have the base plate and the tow bar is on it's way now finish up with this brake thing and get the lighting taken care of as well. Whew!!
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I ended up purchasing the BB and think I got a pretty good deal. Now once it cools off around here off comes the front of the car so I can get this baseplate installed. Wish me luck.
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I wouldn't be to concerned with the used BB. I purchased a used Roadmaster Evenbrake off ebay that came with every little piece including the manual. If someone goes to the trouble to keep everything together like that, it tells me that they took care of their investment. A few hours of installing on our Jeep Wrangler toad completed our towing setup. The seller even emailed me usage tips after the purchase. Good luck with your install.
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