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Old 09-02-2014, 04:29 PM   #1
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Toad Braking System opinions

I am looking to have a braking system installed in my 2007 Saturn Vue. I have a Class A Gasser. I want a system that is small and stays in the vehicle. I do not want to remove and Install a box between the seat and brake pedal. I am comparing these three systems. Any important pro's or con's of the one you are familiar with would be appreciated.

Invisi Brake by Roadmaster

Stay-in-play DUO by SMI

Unified Brake Controller by US Gear

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Old 09-02-2014, 04:31 PM   #2
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Love my Stay-in-play DUO by SMI!

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Old 09-02-2014, 05:08 PM   #3
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Look into NSA's ReadyBrute Elite, we use it with our Chevy Captiva which is the Chevy version of your Vue and we are very happy with it.
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:09 PM   #4
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Amen on the Ready Brute. Simple, easy to hook up and when adjusted properly very effective.
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Old 09-03-2014, 03:12 PM   #5
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Hi jrizz1,
I use the USGEAR system. Once installed, there is nothing for the owner to do. Just connect the umbilical cord from the coach to the toad (the same cord that powers the lights) and you are good to go. Go to http://www.usgear.cc/unified_tow_brake.htm and check it out.
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Old 09-03-2014, 03:33 PM   #6
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Our dealer/service center recommended the Invisi Brake so we had it installed on our 2013 Chevy Spark. It also keeps the toad battery charged and once you adjust it for the amount of braking you want you can forget about it. It fits under the driver's seat out of the way.

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ReadyBrute. Works well. Great bang for the buck.

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