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Old 12-17-2011, 08:15 PM   #1
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Our new TOAD

Here is our new toad all brackets and braking system on order can't wait to get it ready it drives wonderful and it's sure nice to have a new car since it's been 25 years since my last new car
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That's a long time between new cars. I can hold out for 10, but that's about my limit. Enjoy your new toy.

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Well i got all the roadmaster brackets and lights with bulbs installed this weekend and all is working great. It was a very easy install ..... Next weekend i will install my SMI stay and play duo and then time to take a weekend getaway .....
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Dont you just love that new car smell???? Nice going but have to agree 25 yrs since your last new car??? must have been some slightly used ones in between.
My tow is 10 yrs old with little over 100,000 miles. Haul to much junk in it to destroy a new one and by the way..........you know the window sticker prices, I am way to cheap...maybe in a couple of years.

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Dont you just love that new car smell???? Nice going but have to agree 25 yrs since your last new car??? must have been some slightly used ones in between.
My tow is 10 yrs old with little over 100,000 miles. Haul to much junk in it to destroy a new one and by the way..........you know the window sticker prices, I am way to cheap...maybe in a couple of years.

Good luck and many happy miles

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Yes there has been a couple of used cars in between the 25 year span but your right nothing like that new car smell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Here is our new toad all brackets and braking system on order can't wait to get it ready it drives wonderful and it's sure nice to have a new car since it's been 25 years since my last new car
Nice choice for your toad
Our Honda is 11 years old now and still drives like new. Secret to keeping a car so long?
Dealer serviced all it's life.
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Well i got the Stay -in-Play duo installed this weekend ... Installation isn't hard just time consuming to make brackets for the unit and to do a nice clean install ...... This weekend i will hook it to the coach and see how it works..


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Question Why SMI stay N Play ?

May I ask why you chose the Toad braking system you did ? I am doing research for one for my Toad..advice welcomed
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May I ask why you chose the Toad braking system you did ? I am doing research for one for my Toad..advice welcomed

I did a lot of research and liked how small the unit is and that it is air operated and puts vacuum to the brake booster so no dead pedal and also the other main reason is all you have to do is plug in the lights and break away cable then flip a switch in the toad and away you go.... Also it breaks from the motorhome tail lights and brakes progressively under panic stops from a inertia switch
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04 CR-V 81,000 miles in addition to 25,000 towed miles---runs like a new car smells it's age.

Nice choice should run 25 years easy------------------

When we bought ours I ask what CR-V stood for---no one knew----so our license plate frame says CR-V, Cool Retiree-Vehicle
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04 CR-V 81,000 miles in addition to 25,000 towed miles---runs like a new car smells it's age.

Nice choice should run 25 years easy------------------

When we bought ours I ask what CR-V stood for---no one knew----so our license plate frame says CR-V, Cool Retiree-Vehicle
here you go on whar cr-v stands for i had to look it up

CR - V is the designation given to Honda's compact crossover suv. CR - V actually has two meanings. One is Compact Recreational Vehicle, and the other one is Comfortable Runabout Vehicle

But i like your definition better
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SMI stay in play test today

Well i took the new toad out for a test tow to check out the breaking system.. Had to adjust the sensitivity a little so the brakes didn't come on to much.. It sure is nice to know they are working and even tried a panic stop and you can definitely feel the toad braking

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