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Old 06-13-2010, 01:30 PM   #1
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Jeep Wrangler do you use any Aux Brake System?

Not to muddy the waters, but I am curious. How many owners are towing a Jeep CJ, YJ, or TJ and are you using an aux braking system or not?
Not looking for a discussion as to liability issues nor any defamation of character as to what is correct and legally required based on trailer tow weights. Lets just follow the KISS Principal, please.
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:39 PM   #2
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KISS = I use a Brake Buddy with a break-away feature, and I never drive without it.
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:12 PM   #3
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not me as a newby i have asked many toaders what brake system they use thier response what brake system?
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I use the M&G system with break away. Also used that system on my 2 Dr 99 Wrangler
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:00 PM   #6
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For safety reason and to make known the limitations on the towing vehicle manufacturers give all the towing specs. and limits of their equipment. You must look at the manufacturers load and certification labels on your RV. I have a 39Z Bounder and I tow a Grand Cherokee. The total weights of the coach, loaded gear, and occupants plus the toad do not exceed the limits stated by Freightliner or Fleetwood which is 30,500 lbs. GCWR. When you are within the tow vehicle specs. for total GCWR then you are considered safe with the exsisting braking capabilities of you towing equipment.
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:10 PM   #8
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I do use a Blue Ox aux brake in our Wrangler Unlimited.

For those that choose not to use an aux brake, counting on the total weight of MH and toad being at or below GCVW, that's all well and good, until a panic stop causes the toad to 'leap frog' up and over the hitch into the back of the MH.
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We use a Brake Buddy Classic aux brake system in our JK Wrangler (2007 Sahara model which weighs in around 4000 pounds). I do not/will not tow the Jeep without the BB hooked up and on line. The CJ's were lighter, but I would not tow one without a breakaway braking system--just me.
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I use a Blue Ox Apollo brake system with break away on my 04 Wrangler Sport. Sensitivity is set come on only in emergency situations, but when it does, I can feel the difference.
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I will be using the M&G system provided it will fit with the hydro boast system I've installed. Will be towing a 1984 CJ7 with an LS1 engine once I finish building it. Using a Roadmaster tow bar with custom built brackets mounted to the frame.
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We use a Brake Buddy Classic aux brake system in our JK Wrangler (2007 Sahara model which weighs in around 4000 pounds). I do not/will not tow the Jeep without the BB hooked up and on line. The CJ's were lighter, but I would not tow one without a breakaway braking system--just me.
What you state is possible but only if the tow bar installation instructions are NOT followed. The tow bar must be level or slightly raised at the tow vehicle reciever to avoid this reaction of the toad in a panic stop situation. It may also be required to have toad braking by some states. Not that it's actively policed.
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to KISS:
1. I don't know how many others do. I tow a YJ.
2. Yes I use a M&G with a breakaway system on my YJ Sahara. The same system has been used on the last two motor homes.
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What you state is possible but only if the tow bar installation instructions are NOT followed. The tow bar must be level or slightly raised at the tow vehicle reciever to avoid this reaction of the toad in a panic stop situation. It may also be required to have toad braking by some states. Not that it's actively policed.
Correction, this post is for JMonre quote. Sorry Larry
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