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Old 06-28-2012, 08:24 PM   #15
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Have you tried calling "The Oldest RV Dealership in the World"?

http://www.acnrv.com/rv-service.aspx

They may be able to do the installation, or help you find someone who can.

I love my USGear system. Although I consider myself pretty handy, I chose NOT to attempt that installation.

Good Luck!

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Disregard...double post...sorry!
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:02 PM   #17
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I can't believe that you haven't been able to find any professional in the Omaha area that is familiar with the Unified Tow Brake.

I guess you've check all the hitch shops in town? Plus, you've checked with all the RV repair shops and dealers in town? Have you checked with A.C. Nelson, the place 777driver has suggested?

If nobody in the immediate Omaha area is familiar with the U.S. Gear Unified Tow Brake --again, I find that really difficult to believe-- then the next closest place is in Inwood Iowa which is 174 miles from Omaha according to Google Maps. Their name is Mid-State Gear and Driveline and are located at 212 E. Jefferson. Phone: 800-646-5242. Can't you go there? They are a factory authorized U.S. Gear installer and the closest to Omaha.

I wouldn't just give up. As a few of us have said, we love the U.S. Gear tow brake.
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:50 PM   #18
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Hi Amanda, I think I would love the unified tow brake if I could find a technician to install it. I have been to Council Hitch, A C Nelson, Camping World in IA- no one willing. There is no way I can do this. I tried the number Inwood IA, just got an infomercial -wrong no or out of business? It would be difficult for me to get both the rv and the jeep there, as there is just one of me. Do appreciate the thought, but I have called, visited everyplace in the last 7 weeks I have been stranded here. MH also has serious electrical issues that Camping World declined to address- I have to get it back to factory in Indiana, but would prefer to have a vehicle to drive while it sits there for days, weeks

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Hi Linda. I didn't mean to sound demeaning when I kept saying "I can't believe" but we are scratching our heads that in a city as big as Omaha, that there isn't anybody who would be willing to install the Unified Tow Brake.

DH feels bad as I'm sort of relaying some of the information from him. Now he's on the internet doing more research. He got Mid-State Gear and Driveline directly from the U.S. Gear website which may in fact be outdated. He plugged in a whole bunch of locations from their authorized dealer list and it seemed that Inwood Iowa was the closest location to Omaha.

Since logistics prevent you from traveling long distances to have the work done, we were thinking if perhaps some mobile RV tech would be willing to install it? Do you know of any mobile techs in the area? If you're in an RV park, ask around for some references. We've found that most RV parks will have business cards of mobile techs on display in their office. Also, talk to the longer-term residents of the park and ask them who they use. We have found that some mobile techs are really sharp (and, yes, some not so) but if you should run into a good one, he/she should easily be able to follow the installation instructions for the Unified Tow Brake.

DH is looking for other places to check and we will mention them as we run into them. You may have already checked with them but just in case you haven't, it might give you more places to call and inquire.

Here are a couple you might check if you haven't already done so:

Peterson

Mountain Home

Again, our apologies. We understand your predicament.
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apparently in Nebraska the only technology they have to stop a trailer is a block of wood.
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I just finished installing one in my new 2012 CRV. Works great.
It was a bit of work but not as hard as when I installed it in a 2006 Corolla - pedals were very close together.
Need help - ask.
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