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Old 04-21-2005, 11:34 AM   #15
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I have had an Apollo for a year now and like it very much. The design is more modern than the Brake Buddy (otherwise a good unit) - it is digital not analog and uses an accelerometer to detect the rate of deceleration.

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Old 04-21-2005, 01:55 PM   #16
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Renegades:
Barney, could you have made a foot print to hold the unit above the hump? Sounds like CW didn't explore other means to make that unit work. Try to make a small foot print platform that the unit would sit on and then try that. Good luck.[QUOTE]

Hi Jim. Actually we (CW and me) talked about building some kind of a platform to set it on, but I was so ticked off at CW for insisting that the BrakePro would fit ANY vehicle that I just let them take it out and "eat" the installation cost. I was planning on getting a Brake Buddy in its place, but after reading other posts and not wanting to remove and reinstall with every usage, I'm now looking into an air brake powered unit of some kind.

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Old 04-21-2005, 07:08 PM   #17
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Using the Apollo unit with wireless feedback and breakaway setup in a 2004 Wrangler. The only thing I do out of the ordinary is put a 18" long 2x6 on the floor under the unit to make it hit the seat better without binding on the floor.
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Old 04-22-2005, 12:10 PM   #18
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I have had the brake buddy for a couple years now. It went bad on me a few months after I got it. Called the company, they asked a few questions to make sure that I was using it correctly, and UPSed me a new one, with return postage for the old one. No hassles. Great company to do business with.

That being said, I tow a toad that is a bit heavy for my motorhome, so when the Brake Buddy kicks in, you can definitely feel it pull back on the coach. A proportional system would give me a smoother ride.

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Old 05-09-2005, 06:15 AM   #19
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I think we have settled on the Apollo mostly because the service center we go to has it in stock and the price is good. It was my understanding that there was no installation required but the dealer was giving us a price installed. He said you had to hook up lights, etc.

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