Originally Posted by wa8yxm
The major problems with the systems like the Apolo are two folks
1: They do eat towed electricity, IF the battery on the towed is marginal they may eat more than it has to spare.. Normally this is not a problem.
1B: I seem to recall those need heavy power wieres the standard ciggy lighter wire may be unable to haul the load... NOTE: This is a rusty recall, May have wrong brand.
2: The old "Oh, it's only a few miles, it's too much trouble" Syndrome Of course that the trip you will need it on.
Other than that (And 1 is addressable with a Towed Charge system) they are good systems.
My experience with the Apollo says otherwise so I have to respectfully disagree.
1) Power from the ciggy outlet has never been a problem. A second outlet in the Jeep suplies the wireless brake indicator. And if the battery in my vehicle were marginal, I would replace it anyway.
2) It really is not that hard to install/remove. If I have it, I use it.
The real problem with my Apollo system is unreliability in actuating and the sensitivity levels being eratic.
I would NOT recommend it. Blue Ox even replaced it. That tells me something.