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Old 07-24-2011, 08:50 PM   #1
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Need to purchase a braking system...

I need to purchase a braking system to be installed in our CRV. Thoughts on manufactures & styles. Proportional or "on & off" styles.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:00 PM   #2
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I had an EvenBrake in my CRV, when it failed I replaced it with the SMI Stay-in-Play. I highly recommend the SMI products.
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I read a thread this morning about a surge system called BrakeBrute (I think). It combines with a tow bar making the system vey affordable and since it is non-electric then does not wear on your battery. I think if I were in need of one I would look there and check it out. Lots of good comments on it so search some threads.
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I read a thread this morning about a surge system called BrakeBrute (I think). It combines with a tow bar making the system vey affordable and since it is non-electric then does not wear on your battery. I think if I were in need of one I would look there and check it out. Lots of good comments on it so search some threads.

RV Tow bars with Integrated ReadyBrake Surge Brake, Standard TowBars - NSA RV Products Here it is Ready Brake---I found it for you.

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Consider Blue Ox - their base plates, towbars, and their Patriot proportional braking system.
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Another vote for Ready Brake...

I don't know how you could get much simpler or find one that worked any better.
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Ready Brake voter here too. I like the system, cheap, easy to install and works as expected.
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Another Ready Brake vote. It 's inexpensive easy to install not much to go wrong with it. I have made a couple trips through some heavy hills and works great.
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We use the SMI system and love it. We purchased it used on eBay for a great price. We would also consider a US Gear system if we were to do it over again.
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I had an EvenBrake in my CRV, when it failed I replaced it with the SMI Stay-in-Play. I highly recommend the SMI products.
+1 on the SMI Stay-in-Play.

I installed it on my 2008 Jeep Wrangler when it was new. Second RV later, the SMI is still going strong. What I like about the SMI is that it has it's own vacuum pump so that the system isn't pushing on a "dead pedal". A lot of the other systems use a much higher pedal pressure to push the toad's pedal without the aid of the vehicle's vacuum. I don't like the abuse that puts on the toad's pedal.
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