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Old 03-03-2016, 12:09 AM   #1
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Auxiliary Braking

You all were pretty convincing about flat towing my jeep Liberty,even though I knew that was the way to go. I thought it would be nice to have a choice of which vehicle to take, but knew adding 500 lbs to my tow weight could be an issue. Well I was looking for braking systems for the tow vehicle and came across PPL Motorhomes . They are having a sale on the BRAKEBUDDY Vantage Select . It is priced at $1089.89 + 9.99 shipping. The cheapest I could find it was $1219.00 on amazon. Seems like a good deal. Is this a good unit ? Does anyone have this unit ? Opinions?
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:10 AM   #2
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that is a good system and average price but go to eBay first. Normally in the spring there are a number of auxiliary breaking systems on sale by people who stop RVing. Back on 2009 I bought all new. Now that I understand the systems and process I would never do it again. I have helped several in my group buy used and they get set up for 1/4 the cost I paid.

You can get everything from tow bar, cables to breaking systems if you look and are patient.
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:35 AM   #3
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that is a good system and average price but go to eBay first. Normally in the spring there are a number of auxiliary breaking systems on sale by people who stop RVing. Back on 2009 I bought all new. Now that I understand the systems and process I would never do it again. I have helped several in my group buy used and they get set up for 1/4 the cost I paid.

You can get everything from tow bar, cables to breaking systems if you
look and are patient.

X2. Great system and they have great service. I lost the end to the power cord ( my fault ). I emailed and asked if I could purchase another end for the cord. They just got my address and sent me another cord at no cost.
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Old 03-03-2016, 11:12 AM   #4
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I bought a invisible brake system. Came in at just under $1000. It fits under seat and rechargers the battery. Hook up and go.


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X 2 on the Invisibrake. Only $900 at Amazon. Installed under the front seat, never have to remove or adjust it. Don't even know it's there. Run with the coach headlights on to power the trickle charge feature on the toad so no dead battery. My buddy the mechanic installed the Invisibrake, base plate and light wiring kit on my Wrangler in about four hours total.


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X 2 on the Invisibrake. Only $900 at Amazon. Installed under the front seat, never have to remove or adjust it. Don't even know it's there. Run with the coach headlights on to power the trickle charge feature on the toad so no dead battery. My buddy the mechanic installed the Invisibrake, base plate and light wiring kit on my Wrangler in about four hours total.


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