We purchased a US Gear Unified Tow Brake to install on our 2006 Saturn Vue. I've watched the video and read through the instruction manual but still have a couple of questions. I'm feeling really dense!
1. The instructions say "If the towed car is tied into the motorhome lamps..., locate the vehicle's brake light switch.... Cut the 12 volt power wire and attach the gray and white wires to the two ends of the wire with the butt connectors supplied. This action will deactivate the brake light switch when the Unified Tow Brake is armed."Ě The instructions also say that if the towed vehicle has been wired for auxiliary lights, this action is not necessary. Now my question is, why would I cut the power to the brake light switch if I want to use the toad's
brake lights and NOT a set of auxiliary lights? This just seems backwards to me.
2. The manual states "The brake pedal in the towed vehicle will NOT move when you depress the brake pedal in the motorhome if the rig is stationary."Ě Does this mean the brake pedal in the toad is released once you come to a complete stop, thereby causing the brake lights on the toad to no longer be illuminated even though you still have your foot on the brake in the motorhome? This sounds unsafe to me.
I know there are a lot of very satisfied RVers out there with the US Gear Unified Tow Brake and we did a lot of research to decide which one was right for us. I'm just trying to figure out how to wire up the brake lights the safest way possible. Any clarification or advice will be greatly appreciated!