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Old 02-19-2015, 09:32 AM   #29
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Dwight, On that system you are talking about, if I understand how that system works, let's say I am going down a steep grade (6%) will that put a lot of pressure on the toad brakes? We have a grade like that on I-5 called the grapevine and it is long.
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Dwight, On that system you are talking about, if I understand how that system works, let's say I am going down a steep grade (6%) will that put a lot of pressure on the toad brakes? We have a grade like that on I-5 called the grapevine and it is long.

Barry, we've never had that problem. You will see the ReadyBrake activate for a second or so when you apply the regular brakes but then it releases.
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Just an update. After 3 days of extensive research this is what I have decided.

Going with the Blue Ox tow bar and base plate and the SMI ( stay-in-play DUO) same thing as the Air Force One and made by the same company.
SMI MANUFACTURING

Everything out the door including tax is $3,814.00, Blue ox tow bar and base plate, wiring parts, safety chains, drop receiver, locking pins and SMI brake system.

Approx 233.00 more than what I was quoted from another dealer but using there Patriot Box and I FEEL this system will do more and less headache. JMO of course
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:30 PM   #32
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.. We do need to rely on information available to promote sound decisions and to that end I would like to clear up a misconception that does not exist. My experience includes long downgrades in excess of 10%.

The following problem does not exist with the NSA ReadyBrake System due to the incorporation of a hydraulic shock absorber and a 250# spring that must be overcome before the brakes on the toad are proportionally applied.
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Dwight, On that system you are talking about, if I understand how that system works, let's say I am going down a steep grade (6%) will that put a lot of pressure on the toad brakes? We have a grade like that on I-5 called the grapevine and it is long.
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