Originally Posted by N3LYT
Another thing to think about is brakes a full size Lincoln probably is around the 2 1/2 ton mark.
Actually... ANY car you tow, you should put an aux brake system on it.
Ready brake and the blue ox Auto Stop are surge brake systems, Theory has it they should be self adjusting after initial set up,, Clip a cable on and go. (Well 2 cables)
US-Gear Unified Brake Decelerator is an electric/hydrauilc system, Depending on the towed's brake system it will either activate the electric boost pump (Hydro bost) or provide an alternate vacuum source (Vacuum boost) so there is no need to play the press the pedal half a dozen times game.. Plug in one 2-wire cable, and clip on the break-a-way and you are good to tow. Fully adjustable from the Motor driver's seat this unit gives you more control over your towed's brakes than a semi driver has over his trailer brakes.
M&G, if it fits, is an air/hydrauilc for motor homes with air brakes (They make one for non-Air motor homes too) but it may or may not fit, Due to it's design again you do not have to play the press the pedal game.
Many others liek Air Force one, Invisible brakes, and so on, are also quick to hook up and unhook. One time installation only.
Break in a Box systems like Apolo or Brake buddy must be installed EVERY TIME, plus you have to play the press the pedal several times game as part of the install.. Due to the amount of work (not that much but way more than plug/clip) involved it is far too easy to either 1: Say "Oh forget it" for a short trip or 2: Make a mistake, which costs you either a brake job or prevents it from functioning.
Either way I do not recommend them unless you either change towed's often or have a stable fo towed's you pick from every trip.