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Old 06-09-2013, 10:50 AM   #1
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Need Braking System advice

I Ordered New Motor Coach, I need advice on Braking system that i can switch from Towing Car by (itself) TO towing Trailer with Car inside (EASILY) any ideas?.
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:06 AM   #2
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I don't pretend to be an expert, but it sound to me as though you need two systems, an electric brake controller for the trailer and a braking system for the toad and coach. The controllers are a couple of hundred bucks and tie into the coaches wiring harness. Second, a braking system for the toad and coach I use M & G and love it. It uses the coach air brakes to actuate the master cylinder on the toad and deliver true proportional braking. The drawback is that M & G will not fit every toad because of the physical size of the unit. I hope this is helpful. Good Luck
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Very helpful, Thank You! I will check with M&G, I have ordered 2014 Ceverolet Sonic for Toad, I also Have Minni Cooper that I transport In Trailer, I don't suppose M&G will have any info on the 2014 Sonic as yet but I'll give it a try.
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Old 06-09-2013, 02:26 PM   #4
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You'll get exponentially more opinions on braking systems than there are manufacturers thereof. We have an SMI Air Force One, wonderful for DP coaches having air brakes. Extremely well balanced with proportional braking. We tow a 2012 GMC Acadia - never a problem, and we travel Wolf Creek Pass in Colorado frequently. That will certainly test any braking system.

All the best in your decision, and congrats on the new coach! My son has a Mini Cooper - and I'm envious.
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I use BrakeMaster as my braking system, made by RoadMaster. It is also an air brake system. It requires a connection to the brake pedal prior to each trip.

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