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Old 07-05-2016, 03:27 PM   #1
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Braking system for towed vehicles

I'm replacing my braking system for my towed vehicle. I've have narrowed down to two units. Air Force One and Brakemaster by Roadmaster. Can anyone advise if one unit is better than the other.
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I have had Brakemaster for years. It is quick and easy to put in and take out.
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I had the AirForce One installed by Brazel's last year. It is magnificent. Best proportional braking system I ever owned. No more worrying if the toad was braking with the engine brake light.
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I'm replacing my braking system for my towed vehicle. I've have narrowed down to two units. Air Force One and Brakemaster by Roadmaster. Can anyone advise if one unit is better than the other.
Have never used Brakemaster, but I've used Air Force One for years and it could not possibly be simpler and more reliable. Outstanding product.

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Also look at M&G if they have one for your vehicle. Simplest most foolproof aux brake device in my mind.
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Ive used Air Force One for 4 years now. Can't imagine anything easier. Hate the thought of systems that require you to put them in and take them out each time.

The only downside to AF One it's dedicated to the vehicle it's installed in. If you have multiple toads it doesn't lend itself to frequent swapping.
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I have had Brakemaster for years. It is quick and easy to put in and take out.
Same here. Never a problem.
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Ditto Mr. D.
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Buy a light Toad, problem solved!
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I recently installed Air Force One onto our coach (2000 American Eagle) and onto our toad (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Outlander 4wd). I won't say the install was easy, but anybody with some mechanical knowledge and that can read & follow directions should be able to install it. I took my time, and took 2 days to get it all buttoned up. It should only take about 6 hours total, but I took many beverage breaks.

Hooking up to tow is the easiest thing ever. It takes us about 5-8 minutes to hook up the tow bar and to put the jeep into neutral. We work as a team, DW drives the Jeep GC up and stops where I signal her. I hook everything up while she puts the Jeep transfer case into neutral, then we double ck each other. Beats the H**L out of our old Brake Buddy.
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Just bought a new BB Advantage select. Brake Buddy offered an outstanding trade in of my old classic model so that is the reason I stayed with BB. Very easy setup. I can switch from full to proportional and adjust sensitivity right from the drivers seat. Love it.
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With respect to the weight of a towed vehicle, I don't think you will find a TOAD that will meet requirements in all states for a towed vehicle. In some states you need trailier brakes for anything over 1,500 pounds. Even an old Beetle exceeds that weight limit.

I have Road Master All Terrain tow bar with the hidden vehicle attachment and invisibrake. Works great!
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Buy a light Toad, problem solved!
Hopefully you at least have a breakaway system to stop your 'light' toad crashing into someone else if it breaks loose.


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Hopefully you at least have a breakaway system to stop your 'light' toad crashing into someone else if it breaks loose.


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