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Old 04-30-2014, 07:54 AM   #1
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SMI Air force one vs Roadmaster invisibrake

I am buying a new toad brake for a new 2014 Honda CRV and see these two models. I have used Brake Buddy in the past on would like to have a brake that stays in place and not have to be installed and removed on every trip.

Anyone have experience with either one of these or other similar solutions?

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Old 04-30-2014, 08:11 AM   #2
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We have the Air Force One and love it. All we have to do is connect the car to the tow bar/electrical/air line, flip a switch in our Acadia from drive to tow (removes a fuse from the car to ensure battery isn't drained), and we're ready to go. Nothing to remove/replace on each trip towing the Acadia.

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Old 04-30-2014, 08:21 PM   #3
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Love my AF1 on my CR-V. Very easy hook-up and tows great.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:39 PM   #4
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Had a RoadMaster BrakePro for several years. Grew tired of handling the pumpkin! Then got an InvisiBrake . . . great braking, so easy to just hook up and go!
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Old 05-01-2014, 12:20 AM   #5
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Recently returned from 4 week trip to FL with newly installed invisibrake. No problem at all; just plug in and go (do have to disconnect battery to Jeep). Hooked up and un-hooked the toad multiple times without a problem. We went with the invisibrake (partially) because I got it on sale ($810); and had it installed at Camping World for $149.
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Old 05-01-2014, 12:29 AM   #6
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Unified Tow Brake

I've used this one for 9 years on two different toads.

Never had a problem with it.

The actuator is hidden under the drivers seat.
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:58 AM   #7
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We have used the Air Force one towing a jeep for over 15000 miles never a problem works perfect it's expensive but worth every penny in my opinion
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