Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Toads and Motorhome Related Towing
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-21-2008, 06:47 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
afrank1971's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 334
Is anybody aware of a toad braking system that is controlled by a standard Prodigy type brake controller? Looking to be able to tow a Jeep behind the motorhome as well as work trucks, all of which have brake controllers.
Thanks,
Alan
__________________

__________________
2008 Newmar Kountry Star 3943
2008 Jeep Rubicon Unlimited
afrank1971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-21-2008, 06:47 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
afrank1971's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 334
Is anybody aware of a toad braking system that is controlled by a standard Prodigy type brake controller? Looking to be able to tow a Jeep behind the motorhome as well as work trucks, all of which have brake controllers.
Thanks,
Alan
__________________

__________________
2008 Newmar Kountry Star 3943
2008 Jeep Rubicon Unlimited
afrank1971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2008, 04:14 AM   #3
paz
Senior Member
 
paz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Full-timers - Home is where we park it.
Posts: 4,716
I'm not aware of any toad brake that you can control with a Prodigy controller. Most, if not all, trailer brake controllers like the Prodigy are designed to be used with electric (magnetic) brakes found on trailers. Since toads have hydraulic brakes, toad brake systems either tap into the toad's vacuum line to actuate the toad's hydraulic brakes and/or use a compressor to actuate an arm to push on the toad's break pedal.
__________________
2015 DRV Tradition 375KPS
2015 Chevy Duramax 3500HD LTZ Dually
Full-timers...Home is where we park it.
Check out our blog: Living Our Dream
paz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2008, 06:44 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
afrank1971's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 334
Yeah, that's my understanding as well, I just figured somebody would have designed a system that would take that electronic signal and then apply it to the hydraulic toad system. But perhaps there just isn't the demand for that type of setup. In fact, the more I look into it, looks like the SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO actually accomplishes what I want to do and then some, in that it doesn't require a brake controller or connections of any kind. Anybody have any experience with that system? Does it work well?
Thanks,
Alan
__________________
2008 Newmar Kountry Star 3943
2008 Jeep Rubicon Unlimited
afrank1971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2008, 05:11 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Ken Lenger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Tucson AZ
Posts: 392
I have one. It seems to work fine. I like that there is nothing to install or remove when you use it. Just flip a switch. See my install pics at http://www.flickr.com/photos/k...s/72157607575669503/
__________________
2014 Winnebago Adventurer 32H
2011 Honda Fit Toad
http://www.klenger.net/32h-adventurer.html
Ken Lenger is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are the 2007 Alpines pre-wired for a toad brake controller ClarkBowen Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 3 02-17-2009 04:43 PM
Is a 2003 Scottsdale Pre-wired for any Toad brake controller? park_ridge_dave Newmar Owner's Forum 7 02-22-2007 07:34 PM
Ford Escape "Toad" and a US Gear Unified Controller park_ridge_dave Newmar Owner's Forum 3 02-19-2007 12:21 PM
Ford Integrated Brake Controller and Elect/Hyd Brakes Al and Sue 5th Wheel Discussion 2 10-12-2005 09:26 AM
Ford Escape "Toad" and a US Gear Unified Controller Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 3 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.