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Old 07-31-2013, 01:14 PM   #1
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Brake Buddy Vantage Select

I had an air leak from the regulator in my 7 year old Brake Buddy Classic that caused the compressor to run an extended time damaging it. The repairs will probably be approximately $250 to have the regulator and compressor replaced and unit shipped back to me. They offered a trade in of my old unit plus $650 for a new Vantage Select. This seem like the way to go as it appears to be a much more sophisticated unit but I would appreciate any opinions you may have about the Vantage Select especially if you are currently using one.

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I have been using a Vantage Select for 1 1/2 yrs. I like it. It is very easy to set up and you can control certain aspects of it while you are underway, such as sensitivity and whether you want full of proportional braking. If you decide to go with the Advantage make sure your breakaway system is replaced as the one you are currently using will not be compatable with the new unit.
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That is exactly what I did three years ago, good decision. They are great folks to work with, I did have a couple of problems, (my fault) they repaired and shipped back at no cost to me. Make sure you follow their advice regards using a separate 12v line directly from the toad battery, using the dash lighter was what caused my problems. Great system, easy to use.
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I have been using a Vantage Select for 1 1/2 yrs. I like it. It is very easy to set up and you can control certain aspects of it while you are underway, such as sensitivity and whether you want full of proportional braking. If you decide to go with the Advantage make sure your breakaway system is replaced as the one you are currently using will not be compatable with the new unit.
I had the same run on problem with my classic and took them up on on the Vantage Select offer. It is a nice upgrade. Our driving styles differ so I can switch sensitivity and full/proportional from within the coach when we switch drivers.

True the plug for the breakaway is not the same but I found it easier to splice in the new plug from the upgrade to the old set up rather than install the whole kit over again. I am sure BB would recommend otherwise but it is working fine for me. Small butt splices and heat shrink wrap keep the small wires connect securely
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