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Old 08-07-2017, 08:03 PM   #1
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Blue OX Patriot2 vs AirForce One Braking System

Looking for some feedback on braking systems to be used on a 2017 Malibu toad. We are considering the Blue Ox Patriot II or the AirForce One Braking system. Does anyone have an opinion on these systems?
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SMI Air Force One or SMI Stay in Play Duo, both are
way easier to use. A lot more work to install at first,
but then nothing do to other than flip a switch and go.
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+1. Stay in play works great and is a snap to use
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I installed a Air Force One on my rig. It took me a while but I'm a perfectionist. It works great. Simple to connect and disconnect toad.
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I have used the Patriot for about 7 years. Zero mods to the vehicle so a swap from one vehicle to another is simple.
It works exactly as advertised. Set up is relatively easy but you need to stow the device when not in use.
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Looking for some feedback on braking systems to be used on a 2017 Malibu toad. We are considering the Blue Ox Patriot II or the AirForce One Braking system. Does anyone have an opinion on these systems?
Thanks in advance for your feedback!

Regards,
Ken
Kind of an apples and oranges comparison.
Installation and usage both vary greatly.

1. BO is a standalone system that requires removal an placement for use.
- Also requires battery power. Braking is "controlled" by the BO system.
2. AF1 is installed once and remains in vehicle. No battery power except if a breakaway occurs. Braking is proportional to brakes on coach. Harder you press the coach brakes the harder the braking on your toad.

I have an AF1 installed on the Suburban and M&G installed on the Jeep. M&G is similar to the AF1 except the toad install has an air cylinder placed between master cylinder and brake pedal actuator under the hood on toad. Both systems work great.
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If you have diesel with air brakes Air Force One is the way to go, if you have a gas reg SMI Stay in Play a good choice.
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