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Old 11-03-2006, 02:13 PM   #1
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hI my coach is a kountry star 3904 with a 330 hp cumming and my question is Do i need a Buddy Brake
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hI my coach is a kountry star 3904 with a 330 hp cumming and my question is Do i need a Buddy Brake
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Old 11-04-2006, 02:06 AM   #3
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Depends on how dangerous you want to live -- drive in the mountains and smoke the DP brakes, you'll wish you had a braking system -- go into Canada, it's required -- Some chassis/coach manufacturers state what towed load requires brakes to protect them from liability.

There are systems other than brake buddy that don't require placing a box in and out of the toad --
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Old 11-04-2006, 06:58 AM   #4
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An auxiliary [toad] brake is always a safety improvement when towing and is legally required in many states and Canadian provinces as well. Legal requirements vary but typically toads weighing over 3000 lbs fall into the "required" territory in those states with brake laws. And many chassis manufacturers and coachbuilders now state that toad brakes are required for tows over a certain weight, typically 1500 lbs. I'm not sure of Spartan's position on this subject, though.

So the short answer is "YES".
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Old 11-04-2006, 02:29 PM   #5
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Andre these things already take longer to stop than a car. A small toad could easily add five to ten percent longer with no toad brakes. Also it could accelerate your brakewear on the coach. James
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Go with a supplemental braking system. I have been mostly happy with the brake buddy, but may not buy another. See my posting on this forum for details.
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Old 11-16-2006, 11:54 AM   #7
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CRV is over 3000 LB so brake assist is needed, and in some states and Canada is required. The "required" part would only be an issue in a state if you were involved in an accident. In the case of Canada, you might be checked at the border and denied entry. But if you did get in and then were involved in a accident...well its all up to you, but I appreciate having a brake buddy in my CRV.
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