Brake Buddy Celebrates 25 Years of Serving the RV Market

Posted By: Corey Langley Industry News,

EMPORIA, Kan.  Brake Buddy, a braking system designed and manufactured by Hopkins Manufacturing, celebrated 25 years in the RV business after its launch in 1996.

"We would like to thank all Brake Buddy® customers over the past 25 years," said Mike Williams, Chief Marketing Officer for Hopkins. "Brake Buddy® created a breakthrough 25 years ago by making it easier to safely tow a dingy. Over the course of billions of safer miles driven, we have elevated the performance of our products, expanded our warranties and established Brake Buddy® as the number one name in dingy towing. As we look forward to 2021 and beyond, the one thing that will not change is our promise that Brake Buddy® will continue to make the RV towing experience safe, simple and hassle-free, a promise that we will keep through continued innovation and elevated performance."

Much has been accomplished over the past 25 years. The Original Brake Buddy® started as a very simple device that allowed you to safely tow a vehicle behind a motorhome. The complete product offering includes both portable and built-in supplemental braking systems, delivering the best experience possible and allowing the user to enjoy the adventures and freedom of the open road.

Innovations introduced throughout the years have included the patented Auto Start feature, the first truly universal Quick-Lock™ Clevis, TruFit™ Riser technology and the innovative Easy-Pull™ Power Cord, the first dual mode braking system that allows you to select between full or proportional braking and advanced terrain sensing. Looking beyond the product, Brake Buddy® has also instituted the industry’s leading 5 Year/30 Day Money-Back Guarantee and employs a team of customer service representatives dedicated to providing unparalleled support before, during and after a Brake Buddy® purchase.

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About Hopkins Manufacturing

Founded in 1953 and headquartered in Emporia, KS, Hopkins Manufacturing is recognized as the automotive and trailer industry leader in towing electrical products. In addition to Towing products, Hopkins Manufacturing designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a number of leading product lines, including: RhinoGear lifting aids, FloTool fluid handling solutions, BrakeBuddy supplemental braking systems, SubZero snow and ice tools, Carrand and AutoSpa everyday vehicle cleaning tools and accessories, Bell and GoGear interior accessories, nVision automotive electronic safety products, Juice Performance booster cables. Hopkins Manufacturing products are sold in all leading aftermarket retailers throughout North America.

Source: Hopkins Manufacturing Press Release