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Old 08-18-2004, 02:23 PM   #1
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Some time back I read of a solution to the toad's brake lights over riding the signal lights when using diodes. I want to purchase a Brake Buddy or Brake Pro but when I tested my toad by applying its brakes while signal light is flashing on coach I lose the signal light on toad. This concerns me as I believe if I were braking and had my signal light on at the same time, the toads brake light would be on and not flashing.

Has any body solved this problem?? As usual thanks in advance for your input.

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Some time back I read of a solution to the toad's brake lights over riding the signal lights when using diodes. I want to purchase a Brake Buddy or Brake Pro but when I tested my toad by applying its brakes while signal light is flashing on coach I lose the signal light on toad. This concerns me as I believe if I were braking and had my signal light on at the same time, the toads brake light would be on and not flashing.

Has any body solved this problem?? As usual thanks in advance for your input.

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Old 08-18-2004, 05:07 PM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Petro:
This concerns me as I believe if I were braking and had my signal light on at the same time, the toads brake light would be on and not flashing. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Don, I use a Blue Ox Light Bulb Kit and I don't have these problems becuase what you see on the back of the motorhome is exactly what you get on the back of the toad. The BRAKEbuddy activates a totally seperate filament and bulb and has no effect on the toads electrical system aside from lighting the brake circuit.

RV Upgrades can get that product for you if you want to give it a shot.
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Old 08-18-2004, 05:31 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info.It figures that I will have to isolate each brake light system or figure a way to cut off the toads brake lights when towing. It seems I read a thread somewhere where someone installed a switch but I would be afraid I would forget to turn it back on for normal driving.
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I also use the Brake Buddy on my '02 F150 Super Crew. I had an "extra" brake light/turn signal installed in the factory lights and wired seperately, just like a "trailer" hook up. Both the Brake Buddy & Lights work great. Good luck!
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Separate bulbs for towing is the best way to go, in my opinion. You can mount separate lights (e.g. magnetic mount clip ons) or install additional bulb sockets in the toad's rear light assemblies. They make kits for that or you can do it yourself.

Wire the brake & turn lines from the coach to the separate bulb sockets and no worry about the toad lights sytem. No feedback either. You may also end up with double brake lights, since the toad's own brake lights will likely come on when the toad brake pedal goes down. Extra brake lights never hurt - helps call attention to the car in tow and prevent rear-enders.
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Petro,
When you use an extra set of lights on the toad connected to the MH circuits, you can pull the toad's brake light fuse and avoid the confusion.
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Petro,

I have the BB and use seperate bulbs like others.
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