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Old 09-29-2009, 08:50 AM   #29
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I would recommend SMI's DUO for gas motorhomes or the Air Force One for air brake equipped vehicles.

These brake systems are installed under the hood or behind the grill work and and are out of sight and out of mind. It just works! No box on the floor or under the seat. A short straight pull cable applies the brakes under normal operating conditions. A vacuum is provided in the brake booster and the brakes are applied under power from a pressurized piston.

I have not had to look at my brake system since it was installed other than opening the hood to check my motor oil or showing it to curious RV'ers.

The M&G is also a very good brake as well however it's integrated into the vehicle's hydraulic system and I didn't feel comfortable choosing that option.
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I installed the US Gear Unified Tow Brake system because it was recommended by my MFG, (Monaco). I think that is a strong recommendation and my coach was pre-wired for it. After using it I would say that it is a good solid product and it has the break away feature for piece of mind. It has been reliable and you can install it yourself if you can use tools and read instructions. The new module that comes with it has a warning light and an audible signal.

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