The SMI Air Force One Brake System is a major advancement in towed vehicle proportional braking technology. With it’s user friendly features and ability to fit every towed vehicle without modification, the Air force one brake system has become the smallest, most effective braking system available on the market today.
Since the SMI Air Force One operating unit is installed under the hood and a small actuator is mounted on the brake pedal arm of the towed vehicle it is always out of the way and completely out sight. Attach the coiled air hose and vehicle lighting cable between the RV and the towed vehicle and you are ready to tow. There is no set up and, because the airforce one uses the power brakes of the towed vehicle there is no need for adjustments. The SMI AFO will brake the car just as you would if you were driving it: gently, efficiently, and truly 100% proportional.
Progressive braking is good, proportional braking is best. Using the RV’s air brake supply is the only way to create true 100% proportionate braking effort. Whether you are on a bumpy road or using your exhaust brake down a hill, Air Force will only apply the brakes in the towed vehicle when you apply the brake in the motorhome. The braking in the towed vehicle mirrors the coach without adjustments. Inertia-based systems simply cannot offer this level of simplicity and consistency. Using deceleration to determine braking is progressive, using the action of your foot on the brake pedal and the associated amount of air is proportionate.
The SMI Air Force One Brake is the only system that offers and includes coach protection for the air supply in the event of separation. With Total Coach Protection, the coach’s air supply is sealed off to allow the coach to stop normally. At the same time the coach is protected, the breakaway system on the car activates the towed-vehicle’s brakes.
Air Force One also includes a coach notification light. This light is activated directly by the towed’s brake-light switch. Any time the brakes are applied in the towed vehicle, the light is on and can be seen in the backup camera monitor.