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Old 04-11-2016, 04:54 PM   #11
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I leave it on in the "low" setting but will use "high" for steep terrain. I would not use it in snow. The brake light DOES come on with exhaust brake. BEWARE THOSE OF YOU WHOSE TOAD BRAKE SYSTEMS ARE ACTIVATED BY BRAKE LIGHT!!
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Old 04-11-2016, 05:03 PM   #12
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I know our FD trucks brake lights came on.. Wonder about my regular truck as well now.

Never would have thought about the toad brakes.. That could suck.

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Old 04-11-2016, 05:11 PM   #13
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It will not activate the Brake Buddy, but there are others that it will activate. (This was something I specifically looked for when we set-up the toad). I can only imagine how that will wear the brakes of a toad, with just the toad brakes trying to stop the motor home.
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Old 04-11-2016, 05:27 PM   #14
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That's when the smoke starts showing on that smart car!

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We leave the exhaust brake on all the time, as to the mode it depends on in city, hills etc. Usually turn off the exhaust brake when road is wet. brake light come on when exhaust brake kicks in.
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I'm not sure I understand the advantages of leaving it on all the time.... Seems like you'd want to have the ability to "coast" at times and that would take that advantage away wouldn't it????




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Old 04-11-2016, 08:15 PM   #17
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I only use mine when I need it. I like 150.5 mpg coasting down hills! On cruise control the engine brake is never engaged.


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Aw man... I only got 126.8...


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So I am not the only one that finds this oddly satisfying..

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The engine brake being on or off will not effect fuel mileage. It is simply a auxiliary brake and that is it. It uses the engine to slow the vehicle down when the accelerator is in the off position. With out getting into specifics of its operation, it couldn't be simpler. .if you'd like to know more google "how an engine compression brake works". Or "how a Jacob's brake works".or Jake brake
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