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Old 03-12-2012, 03:47 PM   #1
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Supplemental Brake System

Looking at keeping my toad for a while and am thinking about an "installed" supplemental brake sysyem as opposed to a "portable" one. I've heard of both the Roadmaster "InvisiBrake" and the SMS "Stay and Play Duo". Looking for some feedback.
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:57 PM   #2
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I would add to your list of choices Ready Brake. The simplest by far and least expensive. It takes 30 seconds to hook up or unhook and there is nothing on the floor to remove and store.

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I would add to your list of choices Ready Brake. The simplest by far and least expensive. It takes 30 seconds to hook up or unhook and there is nothing on the floor to remove and store.

Jim
That's the route I'm taking.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:40 PM   #4
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And another no stuff on the floor no set-up just hook up the tow bar and go system....

Unified Tow Brake

I incorporated the USGear UTB 2 wire connection into my 7pin umbilical so there's nothing else for me to do to be on the road but connect the tow bar and put her in neutral!
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I vote for the Unified Tow Brake. I had used a Brake Buddy for nearly 6 years. It was a slight pain to put in every time but it worked up till last year when it took out my brake pads and rotors.
I installed a UTB this summer and have used it all winter. Easy hookup - one plug with 2 wires (can be combined into your 7 pin plug as well)and it works. I can controll its sensitivity from the coach and even activate it manually.
I installed it myself and it was difficult to fit it into a Toyota Corolla - tight pedals - but it worked. I am looking for a bigger toad and will definately install it in it.
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I've been using the U.S. Gear since 2005. Moved from original toad to our current toad.

It's always worked fine.

I have no idea which is the best system as I've only had this one.

If, for some unknown reason I had to buy another unit I'd buy the U.S.Gear again.
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I just posted this over on another towing thread- wouldn't it work?

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You can't beat the Ready Brake for price and easy! They sell just the braking system that attaches to the receiver for $410, but you can find it cheaper from other suppliers.

ReadyBrake Supplemental Brake System for Towed Vehicles - NSA RV Products

It's a KISS principle prouduct, for sure.
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Ready brake is what I use. Good product
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SMI Stay N Play Duo here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! works great flip a switch hookup tow bar and plug in toad lights and away we go
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And another no stuff on the floor no set-up just hook up the tow bar and go system....

Unified Tow Brake

I incorporated the USGear UTB 2 wire connection into my 7pin umbilical so there's nothing else for me to do to be on the road but connect the tow bar and put her in neutral!
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SMI Stay N Play Duo here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! works great flip a switch hookup tow bar and plug in toad lights and away we go
X2. Great system
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Ready brake is what I use. Good product
I think what really puts this one above all the rest is it's simplicity, non-electrical operation and overall cost, especially if you don't do your own work.
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I'm sold on Toad Stop....www.toadstop.com.
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