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Old 02-20-2018, 09:30 AM   #1
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Is U. S. Gear Unified Tow Brake still an option?

Last summer I bought a 40 foot 2001 Country Coach Intrigue. It was previously used to tow a 'toad' vehicle. On the dash is a US Gear Unified Tow Brake controller, (like the one pictured) and I was told by the seller, wired to the connections at the rear hitch are other components that make up the Unified Tow Brake system.

My intent is to tow a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and want to learn what components I need and how I might confirm the components on board my coach are functional, and functioning as required.

From the U.S.Gear UTB web site I got an email address for "customer.service@approducts.net". When I emailed them my question, the reply I got seems to say the UTB system has been out of production for 5 years. Is this true?? Did they misunderstand my question?

Is there no new product supply for components required to implement the U.S.Gear Unified Tow Brake on a four-down, 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee?
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Yes, they have been out of production for quite a while. I suggest you look at alternatives such as the SMI units, M&G, and even the portable units such as RVi and Brake Buddy.
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:33 AM   #3
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I have a UTB System and really like it. I like the ability to activate the towed brakes from the MH drivers seat. I called US Gear just now and they confirmed what you posted, the UTB is no longer in production. A company in Yuma AZ bought their inventory and is selling it. The company is "Just 4 Towing". Based on that I would go with another system.
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I also have the Unified Tow Brake on my 2014 CRV (bought the CRV with the Unified Brake parts already installed). Works great. Last year I was able to buy a new module (the one you show in the picture in your post) at PPL. I also see there might be kits available at You are being redirected... That site indicates kits not available on line, so need to call? Perhaps they aren't available??

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E-RV Parts Superstore (which I've never bought from just came up during a google search))
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A few years ago (obviously) I researched tow brakes decided to go with the U. S Gear Unified Tow Brake. So I bought the complete kit. But I ended up not towing anything. So I have a new in the box U.S Gear Unified Tow Brake complete kit which includes the part you show and all the parts for the towed vehicle....all still in the sealed bags in the original box. It doesn't look like I will be towing anything, so, if you are interested send me a PM.

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Apparently US Gear is no longer producing & distributing the UTB, but the original inventer has a new company called Smartbrake that still makes and markets the system, though with "improved components".

See this previous topic for more info:
New Unified Tow Brake anyone?
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