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Old 01-29-2013, 09:00 AM   #15
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The RVi Brake system is a non invasive compact braking system the installs in the car in minutes. I used a SMI system for 8 yrs and like this system better. If you want more info: google RVi brake systems.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:21 AM   #16
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I am looking at buying a 2005 or 2006 VUE to tow. Must it be AWD or will 2WD work
the same way. Just wish to make sure I buy the right one.

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Old 02-27-2013, 07:32 AM   #17
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Whatever you are considering, check the owners manual to see if it can be towed.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:16 PM   #18
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Wow after reading this section i am confused as to what the major ways of doing a toad?????

It is hard to say if someone uses a brake buddy or tows wheels up how do you hook in the vehicles brake lights?
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:46 AM   #19
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I have now towed my Jeep Rubicon several trips using the RVI brake system and it has worked flawlessly! I love the compact size and easy setup! I highly recommend this system.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:48 AM   #20
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Like our RVI system -- one trip so far -- 1200 miles -- worked great
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:21 PM   #21
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I am looking to purchase a dakota pickup but remco site only seems to show
a few years, one of which is 2007 with Larimw 4x4 automatic. I am trying to find
older (2004-2008) four wheels down automatic with no driveshaft disconnect.
FMCA has towable vehicles shown but remco site does not list many of them?
I just need a small four door pickup to tow four wheels down.
This is my first toad and any help with this would be beneficial on who is towing
this type of pickup. I am choosing a pickup as I need one as a daily driver also.
There was a 2005 dakota auto, 4x4 but remco did not have the data for this truck.

Any thoughts on towing a pickup truck.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:35 PM   #22
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Wow after reading this section i am confused as to what the major ways of doing a toad?????

It is hard to say if someone uses a brake buddy or tows wheels up how do you hook in the vehicles brake lights?
I tow 4 down and have a Brake Buddy. My focus has to have the neg lead of the battery removed when towing. My fix was to run a separate 2 conductor cable to a purchased cig. lighter plug, which I put under the seat to power the Brake Buddy. Have never had it it run down the battery.

As far as lights for the toad, I installed new lights and sockets in the the housings of the existing rear bulbs. This was then wired out to 6 pin connector on front of toad for a standard TV to Toad hookup. I use a Blue Ox towing system.
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Not sure the purpose of the braking systems? My thoughts were to rig just the trucks lightning as the motorhome can easily stop with a toad. We dont have a need for a toad all that often and $1000 for braking system that in essence cant stop the RV and will barely effect braking seems a bit overboard.
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Not sure the purpose of the braking systems? My thoughts were to rig just the trucks lightning as the motorhome can easily stop with a toad. We dont have a need for a toad all that often and $1000 for braking system that in essence cant stop the RV and will barely effect braking seems a bit overboard.
The purpose is to comply with state laws & safety. In case of breakaway I wouldn't want to be near you. You also may have trouble making an insurance claim if your toad isn't in compliance with the required equipment.
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I guess it would depend on my state laws which require it on trailers that are extremely heavy and how could a tow bar break? I believe safety chains are another joke that people use to sleep at night as any trailer that breaks free is going to have a hard time getting stopped by chains. Both trailers that got hooked on curbs and broke off had chains break and were installed by professionals pulled by a professional so go figure
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I guess it would depend on my state laws which require it on trailers that are extremely heavy and how could a tow bar break? I believe safety chains are another joke that people use to sleep at night as any trailer that breaks free is going to have a hard time getting stopped by chains. Both trailers that got hooked on curbs and broke off had chains break and were installed by professionals pulled by a professional so go figure
Depends on the safety chains and the circumstances. If you had a trailer caught on something and it stopped with the weight of the tow vehicle hitting that I could see them breaking. Of course in that situation if something completely stopped the trailer not sure how dangerous it would be. If you have a failure of the connection system. ( maybe good old fashioned forgot to lock it down) and you are going 60 miles an hour chains will probably hold it and keep it from becoming a missile. It should also allow you to keep the wiring energized for the trailer brakes. I have had trailers come off of the ball before and the chains held them.
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I have RVi and I like it. For the people that are talking about how to power it if you do not have a always on 12v power supply. RVi on their websites sells a fairly inexpensive electrical 12v power supply that hooks directly to your battery.

Someone asked about how to hook up the toad lights. I built my own system but have noticed you can buy them ( I thought the ones you buy were pretty expensive compared to mine and they were fairly easy to make) I put a 6 pin connector on the front of my vehicle. I ran wires from that back to my 2 inch receiver hitch on our buick enclace. I purchased a piece of 2 inch tubing and welded about a three foot piece of 1/4 inch flat stock with the tubing in the center of it. I mounted LED trailer lights on each end of the flat stock then wired that through to a standard 4 pin trailer connector. I wired the other end of the trailer wiring connector to the wires running to the 6 pin connector in front. I used a trailer connector to hook up the actual trailer lights with the intention that I would take them off whenever I was not towing the vehicle but they look so good on there I just leave them on. I use on of the pins on the 6 pin connector to run to the battery to recharge it while we are driving. The trailer connector on the motor home has a 12 volt constant power that powers the 12 volt to the battery.


For people that already have the RVi breaking system they have a new system out RVi2. I am not sure why they changed the system they mentioned some software changes. They have a great trade in going on right now. Send in your old system and pay 100.00 and they will send you the new RVi2 with a new 3 year warranty. I was amazed at how fast mine came back. I did not track it but I think it was barely over a week from the time I mailed it until my new one was here. I have not used the new one yet. I am looking forward to seeing if I can detect any difference.
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