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Old 03-09-2013, 07:51 PM   #1
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Brake Buddy question

I am about to embark on my first trip towing a dinghy, and have a new Brake Buddy Select Advantage that I will be using for my toad.

My question has to do with traveling down long 6 degree downgrades. I usually downshift a gear or two to avoid constantly braking.

How does the Brakebuddy know when to brake on a long steady downgrade where I only infrequently activate the MH brakes?

Apologies if this is a stupid question.



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Old 03-09-2013, 07:59 PM   #2
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BB reacts to greater G-force than lower gear downhill stuff. I can feel the BB engage by a nudge from the toad, but only with enough braking.
Has not been an issue for me.
Mine is the original model, 13 years old.

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My brake buddy does Not brake on a long down hill slope. It's an internia type brake and only comes on when it feels the motorhome suddenly start to Brake,So on a long down hill your on your own.

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Old 03-10-2013, 06:42 PM   #4
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This quote is from the Brake Buddy website:

. Will this system ride the brakes down steep grades?

A. No. The BrakeBuddy applies the brakes in the towed vehicle only when you apply the brakes in the motorcoach. Downshifting or using exhaust brakes will not affect the system.
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