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Old 04-09-2007, 04:25 AM   #1
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I currently have a Blue Ox system and it works ok, but was reading about the M&G air system..seems to offer simple progressive braking, unlike the box type systems...Anybody have actual experience with M&G?...is it worth the change over? thanks
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Old 04-09-2007, 04:25 AM   #2
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I currently have a Blue Ox system and it works ok, but was reading about the M&G air system..seems to offer simple progressive braking, unlike the box type systems...Anybody have actual experience with M&G?...is it worth the change over? thanks
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Old 04-09-2007, 04:49 AM   #3
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I should be on commission by now. I don't have experience with any other system , so my reply will be one sided. I installed the M&G in February. Since the install I did a 3K mile round trip to the Keys and back through western SC, NC, VA and WV. Plenty of mountains as we did the Blue Ridge Pkwy and lots of back roads. Never a problem, of course I was using the exhaust brake most of the time. The few times I ran without it due to heavy rain on twisting mountain down grades the M&G pulled it weight. Did the install with my son, it went easy. If you have more questions PM me and I'll send some photos. Mike
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My first choice was going to be M&G until I figured out the installation varies quite a bit for different vehicles. In my case (Toyota RAV4) I would have had to move and rewire a bunch of engine electrical to make room for the master cylinder to stick out an additional 3 inches.

I ended up going with a TowBrake MountainMaster. While not progressive I have full control from the cockpit including manual overrides to the automatic system. Their's also the added benefit of the system charging the toad's battery while en route.
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Old 04-10-2007, 01:28 PM   #6
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Well...I had to give up plans for the M&G..it wont fit my Saturn SL1 at all...
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I am on my fourth vehicle and second Mh with the M&G without any trouble at all. I feel it is the best there is. If you call and talk to the owner Leon you will be very impressed. They do their best to make your experience a good one. In fact they bend over backward. I would not consider any other. Over 14 years of using their system. One mh was a gasser and this a diesel.
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I just wish it fit my 99 Saturn...just not enough room between the master cylinder and battery
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by footdoc:
I just wish it fit my 99 Saturn...just not enough room between the master cylinder and battery </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Larry, if thats the only hitch, you can relocate the battery to the trunk without too great of an expense. That what we did with the GO FAST cars for better traction off the line
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After having a brake buddy, then a US Gear towbrake, I settled on the M&G for my last coach. It's been great and I now have it in each of my tow vehicles as well as the new coach. It just hits a home run on all accounts. The only possible drawback is if you don't have enough room under the hood and cannot relocate whatever is in the way.
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Hondo..from what I understand, each air unit is calibrated for the vehicle it fits, applying the necessary force for that wt vehicle and they just dont make one for a Saturn SL's needs I guess
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