You have two main choices when setting up your motorhome dinghy tow auxiliary braking system: progressive and proportional. Here are the differences between the two systems and the clear choice you should make:
Progressive braking systems
Progressive auxiliary braking systems are set to apply your towed vehicle’s brakes to a maximum pressure. However, the braking pressure in the towed vehicle increases gradually to reach the maximum pressure the longer the brakes in the motorhome are applied. Because of this, progressive braking systems do not mirror the braking of your motorhome.
If you slam on the brakes in your motorhome to avoid an accident, the brakes in your towed vehicle still only ramp up gradually to the maximum braking pressure you have set. In this way progressive braking systems do not do a good job of helping your motorhome and coach brake in tandem, which is crucial to dinghy towing safely.
Proportional auxiliary braking systems
Proportional auxiliary braking systems are the industry standard of safety for dinghy towing. Systems such as the SMI Air Force One have proportional braking capability to make the brakes in your towed vehicle mirror the braking of your motorhome. If you feather the brakes in your coach, the brakes in your towable do the same. If you slam on the brakes in an emergency, the brakes in your towable react in exactly the same way.
SMI Air Force One with proportional braking capability
Proportional auxiliary braking systems make your motorhome and towable brake in tandem, helping to ensure that your towable does not push your coach during braking which can dramatically increase stopping distances and lead to serious accidents.
The SMI Air Force One mounts under the hood of your towed vehicle and is completely concealed, even when in use. As a universal application for most vehicles, the system can be installed on just about any dinghy tow vehicle you like.
To dinghy tow, simply turn it on and hit the road. Better still, the Duo does not have to be taken in and out of your towed vehicle in between dinghy towing trips. Just unhook your from car from your motorhome and off you go.
The choice is clear. Proportional auxiliary braking systems are the safest choice to help your dingy tow rig brake safely.
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