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johnwalkerpa1

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Posted: 07/30/20 09:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

obiwancanoli wrote:

I concluded the Readybrake not as effective simply because using the brakes on the toad would seem to me to be more effective. I have no other evidence to support my conclusion, but am happy to accede to more knowledgeable sources...


way2roll wrote:

obiwancanoli wrote:

OK, here's something else I'm researching... braking systems.




Also happened across a Readybrute with built-in braking mechanism, and concluded it's probably not as effective as what's needed, but again, am a rookie at this... which explains why I'm posting this...



Why would you conclude the ready brute elite not as effective? This is likely the most simple, effective and risk risk free set up you can have. It's a surge brake built into the bar itself and uses your own car's braking system. It's all mechanical so no wiring to fail, no air or hydraulics to fail, nothing to install/uninstall every time you hook up.


The readybrute still uses the toad's brakes. It just activates them differently. IMHO it's a better way. It's a little extra setup to run the cable thru the firewall but once you do that once, it's much simpler to use than any other braking system I've ever seen.

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Big Katuna wrote:

So if I buy new, use it ten years, it gets worn out and fails, you’ll be ok?

Have you heard of anybody that’s has been sued for equipment failure?

Bald tires? Overweight?

Insurance pays for all that. Civil suits happen but they are rare.
100% correct. The sky is not falling. Pretty easy to look at a tow bar and mount to see if something is wrong with it.

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Posted: 07/30/20 04:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

tow bars have safety cables or chains ready brake or others have lights telling if hooked up pretty simple. If you run bald tires nothing helps stupid. Use your equipment required all will be well but still can't fix stupid.


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Posted: 07/31/20 05:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use the Demco (SMI) Stay and Play brake system. It stays in place. Flip and on/off switch when hooking up. Works great.


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