Supplier BrakeBuddy Marks 15th Anniversary

September 9, 2011
Filed under RV News, RV Parts

In 1996, Emporia, Kan.-based BrakeBuddy revolutionized the towed vehicle braking market by inventing the first portable “Brake-in-the-box” that is specifically designed to apply the brakes in your towed vehicle.

Lightweight, easy to set up and use, and transferable between vehicles, BrakeBuddy quickly became a brand name synonymous with towed vehicle braking, according to a news release.

BrakeBuddy said that before 1996, towed vehicle braking started out very invasive and difficult to install tying up hours of service bay time. These systems were directly installed into the towed vehicle engine compartments and difficult to use as a consumer.

Over the years, BrakeBuddy has made consistent advancements and industry firsts to its product offering from a fully automatic one-touch system start up button making the towed vehicle set up quick and easy, remotes located in the motorhome that allows for notification of braking and system diagnostics, to the only portable system that allows you to choose between full or proportional braking at the touch of a button. Even an interactive Trip Tracker travel map was implemented on the Brakebuddy website keeping you informed of all the state and province braking requirements.

BrakeBuddy has been the most trusted, easiest to use and best performing portable towed vehicle braking system on the market. With billions of miles of safety experience BrakeBuddy has been keeping your customers safe and legal from coast to coast.

BrakeBuddy said that RV owners love how easy it is to use. Chuck and Janet of Springdale, Ark., noted, “You guys do business right. BrakeBuddy is by far a superior product as well as your customer support. Keep up the great work.”

Mike Williams, vice president marketing adds, “We put the customer first, always asking how we can create a better user experience. This has led to many industry first innovations over these 15 years.”

Visit to see the 15 years of innovations from BrakeBuddy or to learn more about the product.

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