First thank you for seeking more information about our company. SMI Manufacturing, Inc is now owned operated by 3 generations of avid RV'ers with towing miles approaching 1,000,000. SMI Manufacturing, Inc was founded in 1996 by John Schuck and his son Peter. While there are many methods available to apply the brakes in a vehicle being towed, there are only a few that are 100% reliable. Our philosophy and belief is that the vehicle being towed should have the brakes applied exactly as if it were being driven. This means that the power brakes must be active and that the brake pedal must move. By using the power brakes, pedal pressure requirements are reduced to 12 - 15 pounds. Without power assist, pedal pressure must exceed 60 - 70 pounds just to slow the vehicle. This is just not an acceptable solution and totally unnecessary given the SMI systems available today.
A quick search of the RV forums and owner sites will reveal the overwhelming acceptance of the SMI product line. Over the years we have found that simpler is better. Fewer electronic components means easier installations, less confusing usage, and most importantly..... long trouble free operation. SMI systems are leading the industry in innovation by simplifying the installation process and reducing or eliminating electronic circuit boards. SMI is different for a reason and it is this that has taken our product line to the top of the charts.
If at any time during your research process you have questions, we have some of the most knowledgeable technicians to help you through the process. We are available from 8:00 - 5:00 Central Time M-F.
Again, we want to thank you for visiting our site and hope you find it helpful and educational. We look forward to you joining our community of thousands of satisfied RV'ers.
If your coach has hydraulic brakes on your coach, look at the Stay-IN-Play DUO. This system is simple to install and requires only a toggle switch to tow. If you have air brakes, the Air Force One is the system you want. Either system provides the easiest to use and longest lasting most reliable systems on the market today. Our newer Delta Force system offers portability so that you can easily switch which vehicle is being towed.