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Old 09-16-2007, 04:48 PM   #1
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Has anyone had experience with the Silent Partner made by SMI. This is the wireless toad brake system that is controlled via wireless connections. No wires from the MH to the toad. Any feedback appreciated.
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Has anyone had experience with the Silent Partner made by SMI. This is the wireless toad brake system that is controlled via wireless connections. No wires from the MH to the toad. Any feedback appreciated.
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Old 09-16-2007, 05:37 PM   #3
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Dave,

I have used the stay and play SMI for 3 years. Toad is a 4x4 Silverado 1/2 ton extended cab. No problems so far.
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Old 09-16-2007, 07:21 PM   #4
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I used the Stay and Play for several years before switching to the Air Force One in my signature.

SMI offers tremendous technical support and was always available during the install period and subsequent times I've called with questions..

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We have used the Silent Partner for 30 K miles. It works great, and we have never had a problem. I like the fact that there are no wires between the coach and toad. We didn't run a charge line, and after 3 full days of towing our battery on the toad was fine.

IMO, SMI is much better than any "Box" system that you might try.

We installed Silent Partner ourselves. It was a simple istallation. Like Bob says, tech support is fantastic.
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Old 09-22-2007, 03:45 PM   #6
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Appreciate all of the input. SMI and I have been exchanging emails and also giving me a lot of information on the Air Force One (AFO). It appears that the install job is very easy to do (I tend to do all the work on my MH) and is something I feel very comfortable with doing. Also like the idea of using the air brakes on the MH to signal the toad to brake. Now that the wiring has been changed on the AFO so you can use the brake wire already at the rear of the MH the set up should be fairly simple. I am going to go that way -- the price is basically the same.

Again, thanks on all of the feedback and help. I will let you know how the install goes -- it will probably be another couple of weeks before I get it done. I first am going to "drop the front end" off of my 2007 Focus to put the base plate on it -- unbelievable how far down you have to strip it to put the baseplate on -- literally all of the front trim, headlights, etc.
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