I bought a 2012 Equinox AWD 3.0L last weekend and have the baseplate and towbar ordered. Planning to install this weekend.
I'm trying to determine which braking system to go with.
I really like the Air Force One as it is a truly proportional system and only activates when I stomp on the RV brakes.
Problem is finding someone to install it. I got a list of 'authorized' dealers from SMI. First (and closest) one seems to have gone out of business. Second one has done one install and said it took 10-12 hours. SMI say 2-3 hours.
Third one I called hadn't even heard of it.
I'm sorely tempted to try it myself but concerned about cutting into the braking system of both the RV and toad. Not to mention working under the RV.
I don't want either a surge type or inertia type of system or one that just activates off the brake lights. I have a tow dolly with electric brakes and nearly burned out the brakes descending a long hill with the exhaust brake on.
I'm fairly handy and can tackle most jobs. I just don't want to 'break' either vehicle or worse
Any advice or words of encouragement????