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Old 08-11-2015, 06:57 PM   #1
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Best toad brake unit?

I have an older Roadmaster unit that has gone bad.
There are a dozen or so units out there. I like portability so I can change from car to truck.
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:36 PM   #2
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Best toad brake unit?

I use a blue-ox patriot in my 2013 Jeep Liberty , I've used it without any issues for the last 2 seasons. Been on 2 trips of at least 1800 miles round trip!

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Old 08-12-2015, 04:56 AM   #3
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Old 08-12-2015, 06:55 PM   #4
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Using RV2 Brake System. What my dealer recommended and seems to be working well so far. Myrtle Beach last plus about 7 other trips with no issues...
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Old 08-13-2015, 08:45 AM   #5
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Old 08-13-2015, 09:07 AM   #6
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We have a Blue Ox Patriot. It's the only one I have used, so I won't say it's better or worse than others.

It has worked well since 2010 with 20 trips and over 38,000 miles. There are sometimes false applications due to rough roads. When that happens I quickly dial the gain back to zero. It releases quicker that way compared to waiting for it to clear. I usually run it off the toad's battery. If we tow more than two days without starting the toad it will run the toad battery down. I have added a power wire from the coach's trailer plug to the toad battery to keep it charged.
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Old 08-13-2015, 12:10 PM   #7
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RVi2 brake. Have used it and the RVi1 for two years and 9500 miles without a problem. It is easy to install and remove. Just be careful not to kill your battery.

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Old 08-13-2015, 12:21 PM   #8
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We use the Classic Brake Buddy....and tow a 2014 ford Edge. It uses the coach charging system, the key has to be in the accessory position that way the battery get a constant charge. Works great
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Old 08-13-2015, 12:53 PM   #9
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Brake Buddy Stealth

We went with the Brake Buddy Stealth and it is supposed to be about the easiest to install and will work as both a TOAD brake controller and for electric trailer brakes. So far so good....
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Old 08-13-2015, 01:06 PM   #10
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I used the Classic Brake Buddy when I had my MH and towing a Honda Accord. After about 4 years I had to send it to Brake Buddy because it would not hold air. They repaired and sent it back. I have forgotten what the repair cost. But it has been working very good for 6 years until I sold my MH.

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