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Old 08-16-2012, 12:45 PM   #1
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Preferred TOAD braking systems

I'm looking to replace my old Brake Buddy in my toad. I am looking for any suggestions and ideas that are out there as to what everyone prefers. I am looking for proportional braking. It seems every manufacturer has the best braking systems according to their sales hype and I was wondering what everyones thoughts are?
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:31 PM   #2
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I replaced my Brake Buddy with a SMI Plug and Play and am very happy with it.
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:48 PM   #3
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My first choice would be the M&G system, but since they didn't make one for my toad, I went with a RoadMaster BrakeMaster 9160, I'm very happy with it, portional braking and it goes in and out in less than a minute.

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Old 08-16-2012, 01:54 PM   #4
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The "best" is undoubtedly whatever braking system you've purchased. In that theme, our Air Force One is proportional, easy to hook up, and no box to remove in the toad. It's proved to be very reliable, and we make frequent trips over Wolf Creek Pass. Highly recommended. The staff/management at SMI are great to work with.
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:31 PM   #5
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I plan on having two cars set up to use as a toad so I want a portable unit. Ended up with a road master 9700 and it's to early to tell. The two short trips less than 160 miles it worked fine. Easy in and out. I would rather not have to mess with moving it around but again two toads get what works for your setup.
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:50 PM   #6
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I''ve towed my '04 GC about 40K with no problems with the M&G system. Installed my self you don't need to be a mechanical genius. Takes 30 seconds to hook and unhook the air hose. If they have one that works on your unit I would recommend it.
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I replaced my Brake Buddy with a SMI Plug and Play and am very happy with it.
Ditto!!
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:28 PM   #8
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I am using an invisibrake system on mine and so far it has been great. Made by roadmaster.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:36 PM   #9
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Unified Tow Brake by USGear. Been happy with that product since 2005.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:25 PM   #10
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Thanks all for the quick replies. It gives a great deal to consider
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TonyDi - You also should check out Ready Brake. If like Phil57 (post 5) you want to be able to pull a second vehicle you buy a second cable for the second tow car for about $65.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:43 AM   #12
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I just replaced my Brake Buddy with the RVi brake system. I like it a lot better than the Brake Buddy. It's smaller and lighter and I like the remote that goes in the motor home better than the Brake Buddy.
For all the Brake Buddy users out there, don't hate me, I just like the RVi better. Fords and Chevys, you know.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:42 AM   #13
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We have two different vehicles set up to tow and use the Roadmaster Brakemaster. It has proportional braking and is powered by the coach air brakes. We have towed our suburban and jeep over 10,000 miles with it. I have been extremely pleased. Sets up quickly, can be easily transferred between vehicles and definitely assists in braking.
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I also use the RVi system. I have only used it for about 5000 miles so far with no problems. I really like it's small size and easy hook up.
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