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Old 03-31-2022, 01:01 PM   #15
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No, the parking brake on the coach does not affect the toad braking system.
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For a one night stand we level with the jeep attached in towing mode
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Thank you all for your replies and helpful information.

If I don't have a reason to disconnect I will just leave the toad brakes off so it can move and feel free to use the automatic levelers.
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Recently, I had to question the concept of leaving the toad connected. I still do but was in a site for the night that was very low at the rear of the coach. I tow a 6100-pound Ford Raptor. The rear jacks had to lift the rear of the coach several inches. This also meant that the jacks had to not only lift the coach but drag the Raptor uphill. There was no tow bar binding, but it made me think twice about the jacks having to lift the coach and drag the toad uphill maybe an inch or two. I think the jacks are plenty stout, but something to think about if your jacks are marginal.
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Recently, I had to question the concept of leaving the toad connected. I still do but was in a site for the night that was very low at the rear of the coach. I tow a 6100-pound Ford Raptor. The rear jacks had to lift the rear of the coach several inches. This also meant that the jacks had to not only lift the coach but drag the Raptor uphill. There was no tow bar binding, but it made me think twice about the jacks having to lift the coach and drag the toad uphill maybe an inch or two. I think the jacks are plenty stout, but something to think about if your jacks are marginal.
I am towing with a B+/small C RV built on a Sprinter chassis, and the leveling legs do not seem overly sturdy. They clearly are enough to support the RV itself but the lack of heft of the legs is one of the reasons that I posted the question to begin with.

I guess I will leave the toad attached with the brakes off as long as the camping/boondocking site is relatively level, but reconsider if there is a noticeable incline. Thanks for the post.
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