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Old 10-19-2008, 01:45 PM   #1
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I have a 1996 hurrcane class A Ford pulling a 2004 GMC extended cab. Some one please tell me How to put brakes on towed I can,t figger it out I have asked mech,s they don,t know either.At the present yime no problem,s But I know some states require them as well as canada Thanks in advance Melvin
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I have a 1996 hurrcane class A Ford pulling a 2004 GMC extended cab. Some one please tell me How to put brakes on towed I can,t figger it out I have asked mech,s they don,t know either.At the present yime no problem,s But I know some states require them as well as canada Thanks in advance Melvin
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:53 PM   #3
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I've linked your topic to the Motorhome - Towing Issues and Toads forum where you'll find a lot of information on this subject and should get a number of helpful suggestions.

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Old 10-19-2008, 01:54 PM   #4
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There are numerous companies that make braking systems for towed vehicles (toads). Any RV store should be able to help you - or you could google "dinghy brakes", or similar.
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Old 10-19-2008, 03:57 PM   #5
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Hi Melvin,
Go here for an example of a toad braking system. There are many to choose from and a wide price range. Consider making your decision on the tasks you must be involved in when connecting and disconnecting the toad. If possible, find a local dealer and have the units demonstrated. I recommend this because some do not use their units because they did not realize what was involved in connecting and disconnecting from the coach.
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Old 10-19-2008, 04:28 PM   #6
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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 melvin 410:
I have a 1996 hurrcane class A Ford pulling a 2004 GMC extended cab. Some one please tell me How to put brakes on towed I can,t figger it out I have asked mech,s they don,t know either.At the present yime no problem,s But I know some states require them as well as canada Thanks in advance Melvin </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It seems to me that a 2004 GMC extended cab is considerably heavier than a 1996 Hurricane is rated to tow.
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Old 11-01-2008, 03:12 PM   #8
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Old 11-02-2008, 04:58 PM   #9
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I to also question whether that pkup is not to heavy to be towed behind that gas MH.
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Hello & Welcome Melvin:

If you continue to tow you truck you should also look at the M & G brake system. I have used it for years and I am very happy with it.
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:01 PM   #11
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Dave:

I'm looking for a toad brake system and my Monaco coach dealer has recommended M&G. Is it a problem that it doesn't have any way to communicate to you the toad's braking status while you're driving the coach? Otherwise it looks like a nice, clean system.

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It's nice to know if the brake is being applied or not, but not a necessity. With a system like the M&G that is permanently integrated with the car's brake system, there isn't much to go wrong once it is set up.

Some systems have more connections, wires, external power sources, etc. or rely on human set-up each time it is hooked up. For those, a "tell tale" is much more important because there are more things that could go wrong.
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Hello Bill:

I have never had a problem with the M&G and have never worried that it was not working. I test the brakes when I hook up the Toad, by having the wife apply the brakes, I can feel the brake peddle operate. I also like the M&G because it is proportional all of the time. My friends who also have the M&G and recommended it to me have also had no problems with it. We have both towed all over, and we both have GMC Yukons. I also like it because all you need is an air hose to connect it. No electrical power is needed.

Once on the road I never worry about the toad brakes, and the one time I had an emergency situation they work GREAT.
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I've got to throw my 2 cents in here. This is the best system I've ever found. Check it out.

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