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Old 08-23-2008, 05:22 AM   #1
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Any recommendation for an easy brake to be added to our CRV toad..the dealer is installing a blue ox tow bar ..want a brake that my wife can use easily also..thanks. Mel
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Any recommendation for an easy brake to be added to our CRV toad..the dealer is installing a blue ox tow bar ..want a brake that my wife can use easily also..thanks. Mel
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:18 AM   #3
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I vote for the SMI Stay-in-Play. Plug in the Toad lights and flip 1 switch, what could be easier?
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Old 08-23-2008, 09:41 AM   #4
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SMI brake--what could be easier?
A ReadyBrake. One cable to connect (two with emergency stop). Simpler. Lots cheaper. Truly proportional and completely reliable.
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I vote for a Unified Tow Brake. A real easy hook up and it works really well. I have a 2008 CR-V.
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:10 AM   #6
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The SMI Stay and Play DUO is installed under the hood and you never get to see it again. Just turn it "ON" and go!

It's what simple is all about!
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:39 AM   #7
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thanks for your replies.. we have an appointment for monday to have the smi stay in play brake installed on the CRV. Peter Schuck at SMI has been very helpful in answering all our questions..
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:56 PM   #8
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After reading this thread, I plan to install the SMI Stay and Play DUO in my 08 CRV also. Any one with tips, pictuers, or whatever for a DIY installation would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:46 AM   #9
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"Peter Schuck" at info@smibrake.com is very helpful and can send you the installation instructions.. Melorene
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Old 09-05-2008, 11:50 AM   #10
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I installed the SMI Stay and Play DUO in my 08 CRV a couple of months ago. I worked on it over parts of 3 days. The installation instructions were clear enough. Just don't get in a hurry and you'll do fine.

The system works very well. We pulled the CR-V behind an Itasca Sundancer (class c) motorhome for 1700 miles from Portland, OR up through Banff and Jasper national parks in Alberta. You wouldn't want to be driving the Icefields Parkway or the Coquihalla Highway without supplemental brakes. The motorhome/toad/smi combination stops faster than the motorhome by itself. Great system.

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Is there any place to order an SMI Stay and Play DUO other from the Mfg at a discount?

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I found it online for $899 at a number of places including RVupgrades.com, a sponser of this site.
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