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SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Braking System Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Spark

Today, on our 2017 Chevrolet Spark, we'll be installing the SMI Stay-IN-Play Dual supplemental braking system, part number SM99251. What I like about the SMI Stay-IN-Play Duo is that it's a permanent installation in the car, I don't have to worry about getting down on my knees at a muddy campground site to hook up a box that sits in front of my seat. Also, I like the fact that this unit will work on all motor homes. Even though it's an air operated unit, I don't have to worry about my motor home having air brakes in order to use it. I can use it on anything that has an electrical tow package wiring on the back of it. I don't have to have something with a brake controller on it or something with air brakes. It'll work on any motor home out there. Being a proportional braking system, what that means is that if the brakes are applied in the RV a little bit, the brakes will be applied a little bit as well on the car to match.


SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Braking System Installation - 2016 Jeep Cherokee

Today, on our 2016 Jeep Cherokee, we're going to show you how to install the SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO. This is a proportional supplemental braking system, it's part number is SM99251. Now, one of the first steps is deciding where our operating unit is going to go. We want this to be away from major heat sources and we want it to be out of direct road spray. If it we're to be going behind a grill where water would be spraying up on it or in a fender well where water would be splashing on it, it's not the best location. What we're going to do with our Cherokee, we're going to mount this right to the top of the fuse panel box here. We're going to use some zip ties. We're going to use the outside edges for mounting so we're not messing up any of the writing inside.


Blue Ox Patriot Proportional Braking System Installation - 2007 Chevrolet HHR

Today on our 2007 Chevrolet HHR we'll be installing a Blue Ox Patriot radio frequency portable braking system, part number BRK2012. This is a truly proportional unit. What that means is it'll slow down in conjunction with the motorhome in a direct relationship, so if you slow down for a little bit of pressure in the motorhome, the car will slow down with a little bit of pressure too. Now, we can adjust the level of braking intensity with our unit off this knob here, so if you want to have more aggressive brakes you can turn the knob all the way up to nine. That'll be the most pressure. If you don't want to have a lot of pressure, you could turn it down all the way to zero. Right in the middle, though, at five is a great place to start with, especially with this vehicle. Now, if you want to adjust it inside your motorhome, you can do that too with the wireless controller here.


Blue Ox Patriot Proportional Braking System Installation - 1994 Geo Tracker

Today on this 1994 Geo Tracker we're going to review and install the Blue Ox Patriot radio frequency portable braking system, Part Number: BRK2012. Now we'll go ahead and work with the part that goes into the RV. All this does is plugs into the 12 Volt outlet in the RV, and you can mount this in the RV anywhere you like, or you can use some hook and loop fasteners that comes with the kit. Since we don't have a RV with us, we can still test it out with our vehicle. We'll use the outlet right here to get power. With this we can control our settings. If you notice, if I hold this display to this display I can control the force or the gain, how hard the brakes work, and on the bottom here if for whatever reason you need to, you can activate the brakes by themselves on a tow vehicle by pushing this lever. When this is activated and working, this will show your display up here as well. This is great for applications where you have multiple vehicles, and you don't want to put a braking system in each one of them, or you're not planning to keep the vehicles for very long, such as this case.


Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay Kit Installation - 2006 Jeep Liberty

Today on this 2006 Jeep Liberty, we're going to review and install the Roadmaster Break-Light Relay Kit for towed vehicles, part number RN-88400. We'll go ahead and hook up our jeep to our power supply, in this case it's going to be a truck, this can also be your RV. We'll plug it in and we'll go ahead and turn on the turn signal. If you look at the jeep you can see that we have a turn signal working, being powered by the towing vehicle. Now, as I step on the break peddle, you notice that it goes solid, you don't want this to happen. This is why we need a Roadmaster Break-Light Relay Kit. After we have it installed, this will allow the break system to work with the turn signal as it would normally. Let's go ahead and take a look at the parts that come with the kit.


Roadmaster Tow Bar Braking Systems RM-751463 Review

Today, we're going to take a look at the Roadmaster Stop Light Switch Kit. Now, this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2014 and newer Chevrolet and GMC trucks and SUV. Because this fits many different vehicles, I would recommend to go to our website, use our fit guide, putting your year and model vehicle and it will show you if this will work for your application. When flat towing your vehicle, you can avoid damage to that vehicle by insuring that your supplemental braking system is properly position and working effectively. This part will be able to do that. It includes everything shown here on the table.


Roadmaster Tow Bar Braking Systems RM-751421 Review

Stop Light switch kit. This is a custom-fit part. It is designed to fit the 2007 and newer Chevrolet and GMC trucks and SUVs. Now, because this fits many different vehicles, I would recommend you go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle, and it'll show you if this will work for your application. In flat towing your vehicle, you can avoid damage to your vehicle by insuring that your supplemental braking system is properly positioned and working effectively. This part will do that. It includes everything shown here on the table.


Roadmaster Tow Bar Braking Systems RM-751439 Review

Today we are going to take a look at the Roadmaster Stop Light Switch Kit. This is a custom fit part, it is designed to fit the 2010 and newer Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles. Now on a custom fit part, I always like to recommend to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle and it will show you if this will work for your application. When flat towing your vehicle, you can avoid damage to it by insuring that your supplemental braking system is properly positioned and working effectively. This part here, which includes everything on the table, it includes the stop light switch, it includes the mounting bracket for that switch, includes this fuse tap with the titanium fuse, has this length of green wire and red wire, comes with a couple of bud connectors and another kit wire connector, and a nice set of detailed instructions that will describe how to install all of this. Basically what happens is this kit will activate your RV monitoring system to alert you when the brakes of your towed car are being applied. This will help to insure that your supplemental braking system is functioning properly.


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