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Old 04-27-2011, 04:30 PM   #1
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Towcar braking systems

I'm am debating the purchase of a Blue Ox Patriot Braking System OR an SMI AF One. Need help to make my decision. My toad is a 2005 Saturn Vue, 4 cylinder, std trans pulled behind a 2007 Phaeton. Which is the easiest to install? Which performs best under normal conditions?

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Old 04-27-2011, 04:35 PM   #2
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I had a different "brake in a box" system at first. When it went bad, I had it replaced the the SMI Stay-in-Play. I wish had the SMI from day one, flip a switch and I am good to go.

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Old 04-27-2011, 04:50 PM   #3
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You might want to consider the M&G and the US Gear system also. The top 3 that I see mentioned here are the SMI, M&G and US Gear Unified tow brake system. All have had positive feed back from users. I use the US Gear system and have been very happy with it and it has been trouble free. Glad to see you are adding a Toad braking system.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:15 PM   #4
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This is what we use and have been happy so far.

RV Tow bars with Integrated ReadyBrake Surge Brake, Standard TowBars - NSA RV Products

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Old 04-28-2011, 09:38 AM   #5
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I've towed with the Roadmaster system and the Unified Brake System from US Gear for the past 4, nearly 5 years. Easy hookup, a no brainer. It's spendy but well worth the money
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