If you have a vehicle equipped with electric power assist brakes, call BrakeBuddy for further instructions 1-800-470-2287. (Electric power assist brakes are common on hybrid vehicles; please call BrakeBuddy® if you have questions.)
A. Many people are deciding to tow a vehicle behind their motorhomes. A towed vehicle becomes "dead weight" behind a motorhome and will push on the coach as it tries to slow down or stop. In many cases, the towed vehicle can put so much stress on the motor coach's brakes that they may fade or completely fail. The additional weight of the towed vehicle also greatly increases the distance it takes to stop the motorhome. The BrakeBuddy takes the entire weight of the towed vehicle off the motor coach's overburdened brakes. The BrakeBuddy greatly reduces your stopping distance by reducing the added weight of the towed vehicle for a safer more secure stop.
A. No. The BrakeBuddy is completely self-contained. The system plugs into the cigarette lighter or accessory outlet of the towed vehicle to power the internal air compressor.
A. No. The BrakeBuddy applies the brakes in the towed vehicle only when you apply the brakes in the motorcoach. Downshifting or using exhaust brakes will not affect the system.
A. No. You may tow up to four days without having to worry about the battery in the towed vehicle.
A. Yes. The BrakeBuddy is specifically designed to work while the towed vehicle is not running.
A. The BrakeBuddy is an inertia-activated system designed for on/off applications, taking the entire weight of the towed vehicle off your motorhome every time it activates.
A. No. The BrakeBuddy uses the highest level of technology available. The surge suppressor inside the unit will not engage unnecessarily on bumpy roads, bridges, or railroad tracks.
A. Yes. The BrakeBuddy is small, lightweight, and fully adjustable to accommodate the different needs of each towed vehicle large or small. Installation and removal can both be done in just minutes.
A. When the engine of the towed vehicle is not running, the ABS, which is an electrical feature, is not functioning. If the ignition is on but the engine is off, ABS is active.
It's not only where you live, it's also where you are going. Find the weight requirements for areas you will be traveling. Be safe. Be legal.