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New Unified Tow Brake Applications

US Gear division of AP Products would like to take this opportunity to introduce two new applications for the popular Unified Tow Brake product line. One of the key features to the UTB is that the system is capable of keeping the Power Brakes of the towed vehicle live while being towed. We achieve this by supplying a 12v vacuum pump in the kit for replenishing the vacuum reservoir for the vacuum assist power brakes.

Today, automotive manufacturers are building a new breed of vehicles without vacuum power brakes but rather "Electric Hydro-boost" power brakes. Thus, a need for a UTB kit without the vacuum pump components.

Here's a partial list of some of the popular towed vehicles built today equipped with Electric Hydro-boost power brakes:

  • ALL HYBRID POWER VEHICLES

  • NON-HYBRID VEHICLES SUCH AS THE HUMMER H3, TOYOTA FJ CRUISER, 4RUNNER, HIGHLAND AND TACOMA PICKUPS

It is our belief and that of the Automotive Industry that we will continue to see a large growth of these towed vehicles being manufactured in the future.

Another very IMPORTANT item that should be brought to your attention regarding towed vehicles equipped with Electric Hydro-boost is:

PORTABLE "BOX TYPE" TOW BRAKE SYSTEMS WILL NOT WORK!

These new applications are now available from your dealer.  Contact a dealer for more information.

PART

DESCRIPTION

RETAIL

UTB-1000

Unified Tow Brake Kit - for motor coaches NOT pre-wired and towed vehicles equipped with vacuum assist power brakes

$1,295.00

TV-1000K

Unified Tow Brake Kit - for motor coaches pre-wired and towed vehicles equipped with vacuum assist power brakes

$1,095.00

UTH-1000 Unified Tow Brake Kit - for motor coaches NOT pre-wired and towed vehicles equipped with electric hydro-boost power brakes

$1,095.00

TVH-1000K Unified Tow Brake Kit - for motor coaches pre-wired and towed vehicles equipped with electric hydro-boost power brakes

$795.00

Motor coaches currently pre-wired for supplemental braking:

  • 2006 & newer Monaco, Holiday Rambler, Beaver & Safari motor coaches built after July 1, 2005
  • Freightliner chassis (rear engine) built after December 2002
  • 2007 and newer Winnebago Industries Class A Motor Homes

Towed vehicles equipped with electric hydro-boost power brakes include:

  • All hybrid vehicles

  • H3 Hummer, 2006 and newer Toyota 4Runner, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, and Tacoma pick-ups

Note: Use of the TV-1000K and TVH-1000K kits with a factory pre-wired coach will require an additional 6-wire umbilical cord and a 7-pin to 6-pin adapter that is NOT supplied by U.S. Gear. These items are necessary to utilize the factory 7-pin connector on rear of coach.

 

*Installation charges are determined by the installer.
All prices and specifications are subject to change, without notice.
Effective date 1-1-08


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