Originally Posted by RiderCoach
I certainly agree with Jan & Bob's ("scenic route") post - especially the last paragraph regarding towing 4 down with that Blue Ox setup! We have exactly the same setup and are VERY pleased. We can easily now fully connect and be going down the road within five minutes.
We formerly struggled to connect a Brake Buddy (box system that clamps to the toad's brake pedal for supplemental braking) and had difficulty disconnecting a binding and heavy Road Master tow bar ...
Looked up Brake Buddy. A few different configurations. If/when we decide to pull a toad I plan to have have simultaneous self-braking installed.
Although I've never towed a car or truck behind an RV; my 47 years owning masonry, concrete and tile construction company has placed me in hundreds of towing situations. Good brakes on the trailer rig are very
important during critical stopping and/or off/on-again brake pedal pressures during maneuvering to avoid highway collision.
For tow behind trailers, surge brakes can work pretty much ok, as long as fairly level ground is the situation and forward motion reduction is the goal; such as on highways and other normally paved roads. But... get into a situation where very steep grade is encountered on a dirt/gravel road, wherein it becomes necessary to come to a "slow motion" stop with a heavy load on a "surge brake" equipped trailer, then braking chaos can ensue while working to control back slid of tow rig with all wheels locked up and the heavily loaded trailer freewheeling - pulling you down hill. Can get ugly... don't ask me how I know! LOL Like I said - 47 yrs masonry builder construction experience!
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