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Old 06-03-2010, 12:04 PM   #1
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SMI Duo feedback.

Hi,
We're looking into towing our Jeep Cherokee with our 03 Itasca Suncruiser, hydraulic brakes, I like the idea of a brake system that stays in place. I'm interested in the SMI Duo system, does anyone have feed back?
How does it compare to US Gear? USG seems like a more expensive to install.
Is the Duo something that could be user installed?
Thanks for the info.
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Magumba, I installed ours 2 years ago and really like it. It took Me about 5 hours to do on an 1990 wrangler.

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We're looking into towing our Jeep Cherokee with our 03 Itasca Suncruiser, hydraulic brakes, I like the idea of a brake system that stays in place. I'm interested in the SMI Duo system, does anyone have feed back?
Magumba, Yes here you go! 2008 Saturn Vue XE - SMI Stay-In-Play DUO Installation Enjoy!
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Thanks for your help, especially the photos. I understand the Duo system is powered by the motorhome and not by the towed vehicle is that correct?
Drive safely.
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Magumba,

I don't about others but my SMI Stay in Play is installed in my (TOAD) 2008 Toyota Tacoma to activate the trucks brakes. Have 10,000 miles of towing in every imaginable terrain from coast to coast, eaat to west, north to south. Happy with my system.

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Thanks for your help, especially the photos. I understand the Duo system is powered by the motorhome and not by the towed vehicle is that correct?
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Magumba, It can be if you insist however in my opinion that will only add a potential point of failure. It is more reliable to power the DUO from the closest power source with the fewest connections.

Just so that you know, I have not ever come close to having a failure to start scenario due to to daily use of the DUO. At the end of the day once you disconnect the umbilical cord from the motorhome, the system is essentially powered off and it does not draw any battery power.
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Thanks for the clarification and your help.
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I have a 2008 Wrangler Rubicon (somewhat heavy due to modifications) and the SMI Duo installed. It stops very nicely, was an easy 2 hour install, and I have zero complaints.

Mine is for sale if you get serious.

My Jeep is simply too heavy for my motorhome to tow safely, as we found out this year during our trip to Moab, which we are still on, when we got stopped at a spot weight scale check. We are now driving two vehicles on our trip and we will be selling the RV and moving up to something bigger that can tow a trailer when we get back.
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