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Old 06-13-2005, 11:26 PM   #1
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Does the Brake Buddy work with an eltric brake tow behind trailers also?
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Does the Brake Buddy work with an eltric brake tow behind trailers also?
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Old 06-14-2005, 12:17 AM   #3
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John, I'm having a little difficulty understanding your question, but I'll say this...
The Brake Buddy mounts inside a vehicle on the floor in front of the driver's seat. Braking "G" forces actuate a pneumatic cylinder that pushes on the towed car brake. If you're pulling a trailer with electric brakes, you don't want a Brake Buddy; -you need a trailer brake controller, like a Prodigy. Hope that helps.
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John,
If you are asking whether the brake buddy will activate an electric brake equipped trailer that is being towed behind the toad (MH+TOAD+TRAILER), the answer, I think, would be yes (if the ignition was "on" so that your brake controller has a power source). A different way may be to put an electric brake controller in the MH and then run a long long wire to the trailer way in the back...that way, you can control the dials on the brake controller. What are you towing back there? another cargo trailer? Most people tow a small boat and those trailers have surge brakes...
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Ok, I have installed a trailer brake controller on my truck before, when I had a TT.

This is what I will need for the 2 axle trailer I want to haul now with the motorhome.

I was hoping and wondering that there was a unit made to do both, TT, and toad. Via electric thru the coach.

I never towed a toad before, and was not familiar with the brake set up.
It does amaze me that this type of system works like it does.
When a car is not running and you hit the brakes, they hardly work? Especially with ABS?
Is there more to this than that?
Maybe adjustments somewhere, or this is why most tow Jeeps?
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When a car is not running and you hit the brakes, they hardly work? Especially with ABS?

<span class="ev_code_RED">Do not understand what this has to do with the question</span>

Is there more to this than that?

<span class="ev_code_RED">You set air pressure based on weight of the toad and sensitivity to determine how quickly the toad brakes activate.</span>


Maybe adjustments somewhere, or this is why most tow Jeeps?

<span class="ev_code_RED">Again this has nothing to do with the question and yes I have friends that tow Jeeps and use a Brake Buddy.</span>
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Honest John:
...hoping and wondering that there was a unit made to do both, TT, and toad. Via electric thru the coach. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not aware of any brake system for toad that uses the electric brake controller system that is used for a regular trailer.

Most MH comes with only a 6 pin wiring connector. The electric brake system for TT needs a 7 pin connector.

On mine, I use the Brake Buddy for the toad and the 6 pin wiring for the toad's rear lights running thru a diode.

I also installed an electric brake controller, attached to a new 7 pin connector for those times that I tow a flatbed trailer (w/elec brakes)...
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I see, the electric brake controller system that is used for a regular trailer can only work for the trailer, but can run the tail lights of a toad.

Would you think a product that would do the braking for both, the trailer, and toad be needed?
Like would there be a market for such a item?
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Not a very big market, I think. Besides, I am having difficulty conceiving what such a device might do. While both involve braking, the functions are different. With a toad, you need to add a device to the car to physically apply the brakes, either by pushing the toad's brake pedal (as with a Brake Buddy and several others) or by applying hydraulic pressure directly to the toad's brake system (as with M&G).

With a trailer, which is equipped with electric brakes, you need an electric brake controller in the tow vehicle and wiring to the trailer.

Both systems could share other wiring, e.g. brake & tail light connections.
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