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Old 09-01-2015, 07:47 PM   #43
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We have an SMI Stay-in-Play Duo in our 2009 Honda Fit Sport. I'm of the same mind with UsualSuspect and several others- Why take chances you don't have to take?

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Old 09-01-2015, 09:11 PM   #44
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We have never pulled a toad... but maybe someday we will...

Of course the laws pretty much dictate that if you do any amount of interstate travel, you should probably have supplemental braking on your toad. And the truth is, a little more braking capacity never hurts.

Aside from the requirements of the law and the "it can't hurt to have more brakes" argument... There are plenty of RV's that have more than enough braking power to accommodate a toad without supplemental braking. In PA, any trailer or towed vehicle less than 3000 lbs does not require brakes. Lots of people pull 3000 lb trailers with their 5000 lb pickup trucks without the need for additional brakes. I would think that the brakes on a 20k or 30k lb motorhome would have more "fluff" engineered into their capacity than a pickup truck? Perhaps some do not though...

That said... it seems a good idea to at least have a breakaway system installed regardless of your RV's braking abilities.

I'm a fan of the Ready-Brake cause I like simple mechanical devices. If we're ever fortunate enough to get back on the road and to pull a toad, this is what i would use.


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Old 09-01-2015, 09:34 PM   #45
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I think most would be surprised how much toad brakes help with emergency stoping where every foot counts and could save someone from a injury or their life.
I have M&G on the F150 just replaced a Brakemaster system and Brakemaster on the Kia.
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:27 AM   #46
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I think most would be surprised how much toad brakes help with emergency stoping where every foot counts and could save someone from a injury or their life.
I have M&G on the F150 just replaced a Brakemaster system and Brakemaster on the Kia.
Well finally purchased and installed the RVi2 for our 2013 Ford fusion hybrid.
It was quite an "experience". Hybrids certainly are different. Like the car hibernating after awhile and the 12v power outlet shutting off.
We'll check it out next week.

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