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Old 04-25-2010, 09:00 AM   #15
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The law should require those that don't obey to at least tell everyone else. I don't want to be the one following someone who isn't using a AUX braking system. My life is worth more to me than they know.
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:32 AM   #16
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Toad Brake

I tow a 3500# CRV. The second time out we were traveling thru the Adirondack Mt's when Bambi or one of her cousins flew across the road. I pounded the brakes and just missed her. I'm certain that without the toad brake I would have hit the deer square wth the front cap. The $1000. cost of the Evenbrake would have been small compared to repairing the front cap and ruining our vacation. I also agree with the other posters regarding the breakaway function of the toad brake. Peace of mind is priceless.
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:37 AM   #17
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I towed my CJ 10 years behind my Safari Van without any brakes. At the time I didn't know auxilliary brake systems existed. What was I thinking, talk about the tail wagging the dog! Then I started towing it with my RV, couldn't even tell it was back there during normal driving situations.

Then I started reading these threads on aux braking systems and the horror (or better yet glory) stories about how the toad brakes saved the day and some lives. Bought a brake buddy, which I could swap easily to most any vehicle if needed. Never looked back.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:20 PM   #18
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If you've just bought a new Jeep Wrangler, why not spend the extra bucks to save yourself a lot of grief in the future. Go to www.hitchtrader.com and find what will work for sale used. I bought my base plate and tow bar there.
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FWIW, we have an 09 Wrangler Sahara and I wouldnt feel comfortable towing it without some kind of brakeing system on it.
IV got the US Gear Unified on mine and it works great.
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I tow a Jeep Liberty Renegade using a Brake Buddy Classic with break away.I was in a nasty collision, the supplementary braking system did exactly what it was supposed to do. I would not be without it, laws or no laws.
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