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Old 09-12-2012, 03:39 PM   #1
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What are some of the favorite braking used on toads? I know for certain that I would not like a "brake buddy".. what are some that are easy to hook up, and detached from when arriving at the camp ground? one that does not require selling the farm to buy? my toad will be a 2008 ford tarurs. thanks for any advised and information of type, and where to purchase. I have been looking at the Ready Brake, but still undecided, and if it would fit my Tarurs
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:42 PM   #2
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I just put a M-G Engineering brake on my Cherokee, I havae an Air break system so far so good.
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What are some of the favorite braking used on toads? I know for certain that I would not like a "brake buddy".. what are some that are easy to hook up, and detached from when arriving at the camp ground? one that does not require selling the farm to buy? my toad will be a 2008 ford tarurs. thanks for any advised and information of type, and where to purchase. I have been looking at the Ready Brake, but still undecided, and if it would fit my Tarurs
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Easy brake hookup? Ready Brake for sure. The connection process takes maybe 5 seconds tops. The only drawback I can think of on this system is that it not easily transferred to another toad. I'm sure you can use it on a Taurus but better make sure you plan to stay with this car long term.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:23 PM   #4
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I used the RoadMaster BrakeMaster w/breakaway unit when I towed four down.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:50 AM   #5
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I use the US Gear UTB-1000. It is a large system is transferable and connection is plugging in the cable between the MH and the TOAD. Once installed and adjusted, just let it go. Is not inexpense and unless you install yourself probably costs as much as the unit to get installed. The SMI Stay-in-Play is another system that I looked at.

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I use and really like the Ready Brute w/Ready Brake.
Actually quite easy to set up, even easier to use and if I change toad will not be hard to transfer.
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I have been looking at the various systems and though the Ready brake seems like a simple solution, I do not see where it satifies the breakaway requirement for towed vehicles/trailers.
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Just took the first trip with the M-G brake well worth the money, like it.
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I have been looking at the various systems and though the Ready brake seems like a simple solution, I do not see where it satisfies the breakaway requirement for towed vehicles/trailers.
I use READYSTOP by the same company for the breakaway requirement and is a seperate device in itself. Also a simple install. As for the toad cable itself, they are cheap enough that one can be installed on every toad one might have. Not only is the whole system simple, efficient and cost effective above the rest, but I can't imagine having to set up anything inside the toad itself over and over again. There is nothing inside to setup with this system.
Looking at BRAKE BUDDY and some of the other systems along with their exorbitant price tags, remind me of something one might encounter at the Smithsonian.
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SMI Air Force One if you have air brakes on the coach.
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Air Force 1 is the best, simple, out of the way, no hook ups other than air line and reliable. Best money we spent for a useful device.
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