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BrakeBuddy Vantage Select Portable Auxiliary Braking System

Catalog Item # 58057
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BrakeBuddy Vantage Select is the ONLY portable auxiliary braking system that allows you to choose between full and proportional braking "on the fly", at the touch of a button, without leaving the driver’s seat.
Full Braking removes the entire weight of the towed vehicle from your motorhome when stopping.

Proportional Braking mirrors the braking action of the motorhome, braking at the same rate that you brake the motorhome.

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Technical Specs

Tech Specs

Weight: 16.29 lbs.


Manufacturer: Hopkins Mfg Co

Mfg Part #: 39504

Tech Notes:

  • 9" x 11" x 14"
  • 12 volts, 15 amps
  • ABS polycarbonate case

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BrakeBuddy Vantage Select Portable Auxiliary Braking System: Customer Reviews

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(1 Based on 1 Review)

Set-Up is quick and easy (1)
System does not work (1)

Reviewed by 1 customers


We have yet to get this product to work

0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
June 02, 2015
We purchased the brake buddy vantage select and found it easy to set up. This product would be excellent if it did what the manufacturer says it is supposed to. But on our first road trip it frequently deployed the brake arm in our tow vehicle even when our motor home wasn't braking (even with it being set at the low 2 setting). We ending up dragging the tow vehicle for an undisclosed distance, damaging the brake pads. We sent it back to the manufacturer for a repair. But after trying to use the returned repaired Brake Buddy, the unit would not complete the 5 cycle start sequence to prepare it for use. So the Brake Buddy could not be used. We returned it to the manufacturer who sent it back (presumably repaired) with a 12V battery direct power connection for exclusive use to guarantee adequate power to the unit. After installing the new direct battery power source and setting up the Brake Buddy, we had the same problem as before. The unit would not complete the 5-cycle setup for use. So we were still unable to use it and am now returning it to the manufacturer for the third time for another repair. We are ready to give up on the Brake Buddy. We are very disappointed.
Pros: Set-Up is quick and easy
Cons: System does not work
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Does the break buddy come with all I need to set it up .
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Does the BrakeBuddy just push against the seat?
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