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Old 04-09-2008, 10:20 PM   #1
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I have a new 2008 Saturn Vue and am interested in finding out what brake system other Vue owners are using. I have had an Evenbrake, however found it awkward to install and remove each time we towed, so I am thinking M-G Engineering might be the right way to go. My MH does not have air brakes so I would have to add a compressor, which would be fine with me. Any comments/observations will be appreciated.
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I have a new 2008 Saturn Vue and am interested in finding out what brake system other Vue owners are using. I have had an Evenbrake, however found it awkward to install and remove each time we towed, so I am thinking M-G Engineering might be the right way to go. My MH does not have air brakes so I would have to add a compressor, which would be fine with me. Any comments/observations will be appreciated.
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Dave, be sure to check out our sponsor SMI also. I have used a Road Master Brake Master for 6 years and am also happy with it, although my coach already has air brakes and so I might go another way if it didn't. Good luck and keep us posted.
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I am shortly going to be installing an SMI Duo on my 2008 Saturn Vue. I would suggest that you consider getting the Air Force One System. The advantages of this unit are all well detailed on the SMI website at SMI Brake.com and the unit is available from RV Upgrades.com.

What I like about the "new" Duo (& the AF1) is that all the major components that were located under the seat are now located under the hood.
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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 DrDaveCA:
............so I am thinking M-G Engineering might be the right way to go. My MH does not have air brakes so I would have to add a compressor, which would be fine with me. Any comments/observations will be appreciated. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Dave, I have used 2 M&G systems since 1999, and they are one of the most simple, reliable units
available. I have NEVER heard anyone that has had a M&G system, NOT be happy with it. Both of my units are GAS and use the auxillary compressor. The stopping distance of your rig will be noticeably shorter.
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I just finished road testing the SMI Stay-in-Play Duo for and Adventurer/Honda CR/v hookup. The setup works very well. The company is very helpful and there is plenty of helpful information on this site. Before this I used the Brake Buddy. After it burned up two sets of tires, I decided it was time to switch. What I like the most about the Duo so far is that it is progressive, and it only brakes when the rig brakes. (The Brake Buddy has a mind of its own).

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On the other side of the coin since we have 2 tow vehicles, we have towed 80,000 miles with a Brake Buddy and had zero problems. We are going to get either a Honda CRV or a Saturn Vue and use the BB with it also.
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