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Old 12-18-2006, 03:08 PM   #1
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Old 12-18-2006, 03:19 PM   #3
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I installed mine earlier this year in about 3 hours. The actuator is about 12"x4"x3" tall.
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Old 12-18-2006, 04:42 PM   #4
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I had my US Gear installed by my dealer 3 1/2 yrs ago and I love it! It is made locally in Chicago and always works. I like how easy it is to use because it is permanently installed in my car and I just hook up the tow bar and the electrical connections and I am ready to go. I did not want anything that I had to put in the car each time I was going to use it. (like a brake buddy). I also like the adjustability of the system that is mounted on the dashboard.
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:14 PM   #5
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US Gear has a video either on their web site or included with the brake or both which refers to installing it under the passenger's side of the dash as well.
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Old 12-19-2006, 03:08 AM   #6
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I have the US Gear system. It was installed by my dealer. It is in a 5100 lb (street weight) toad. I have had no problems with the system. The convenience is great and the dash control works as advertised. I would buy the system again.
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Hi! I had the US Gear system installed last week. I have had no prior towing experience. I picked that unit only because our dealer has a lot of experience installing them. I did not want to have to use a box on the floor system. It worked great. The ability to control the amount of braking, and also to manually brake, from the dash control is pretty neat. The lights on the unit tell you how much braking the toad is using. The dealer mounted the actuator under the dash on the passengers side of the toad. Pretty neat if your toad can do that. I believe the Monaco's for the past few years come pre wired for US Gear. I cannot rate the US Gear against others due to my inexperience in towing. Good Luck with your choice. Paul
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I have a friend who tows with that system in his Saturn View. I can't help on where it is installed but he loves it for the same reasons stated. Connect and go, adjustability and has been really reliable so far.
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When I had a MH, I too had the US Gear Unified Tow Brake. If I go back to a MH, I'll have another US Gear too.

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I have one on my Alpine. Installed it after doing a lot of reading on this forum, and talking to people who have it. I really like it. EZ hook-up and it is very effective. There are some good deals around on the internet for this system, so don't let the retail list scare you off.
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Old 12-20-2006, 03:17 AM   #11
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We've been using the US Gears brake system in our Jeep Wrangler for about 3 yrs with no problems. Acuator was mounted under dash on passengers side. Can't see it,and keeps the cable off the floor. Bought and installed their exhaust brake at the same time and it works fine also. Dave
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I have had it installed in two two vehicles since 2001 and love it, I have it installed on a Liberty now and there is not much room under the hood, not sure where they put all the parts but it works just fine.
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No doubt about it, M&G gets my vote! Simplest and best out there - Bar none.

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SacsTC... I also have the US Gear System. I originally had it mounted in a 2001 S10 Pickup (standard cab, i.e. not much room, none under seat.) So I mounted it under the dash on the right side. It ended up being bolted to the floor just where the floor meets the firewall. It did use up a bit of the passenger's feet room, but not that much. My wife didn't complain, but she's not very big. Later I traded for a '04 Colorado P/U (4 door) and was able to mount it under the drivers seat.

The cable is pretty long so you have a few options, like under the passenger seat.
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