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Old 12-14-2015, 03:42 PM   #1
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SMI vs Brake Buddy

I would like some opinions on whack braking system is most preferred Thanks
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After fighting with a Patriot Braking system, we had an Air Force One by SMI installed and will never go back!
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SMI builds a quality product and has excellent customer service. I'm still using an SMI Silent Partner braking system purchased in 2003 that has been in 2 toads and 2 motorhomes.

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I have had an SMI for 6 years or so. It works very well. Only problem was the radio transmitter that lets you know when the toad brakes are on quit working and they replaced it without any hassles.
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I've had Brake Buddy and SMI Stay-in-Play for a gas coach and I've had SMI Air Force One for diesel coach. Without doubt, for both units there's no comparison in terms of reliability, customer service, and most of all, ease and simplicity of use. SMI for me.

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I have a 2004 Kountry Star DP can I use a SMI Stay-in-Play or do I need a Air Force One
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I have a 2004 Kountry Star DP can I use a SMI Stay-in-Play or do I need a Air Force One
If the coach has air brakes you would go with the Air Force One
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You could use either. But the AF1 would be best since you have air brakes.
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I haven't had the SMI system but have had the brake buddy. Worked OK but I tired of the installation and removal of the box. Now use ready brute and like the convenience of that type of hook up.
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Hitchsource.com has the SMI Airforce One for $ 969. I had SMI(the makers ) in Newburgh, Indiana install mine for $400. Fits most all air coaches and cars. If in doubt you can call SMI and ask questions about the system. Regards!
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Not one of your options but for simplicity, effectiveness and value, I don't think you can beat the Ready Brake or Ready Brute with the brake integrated into the tow bar.
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