I've got a 2008 Ridgeline with over 200,000 miles under it. A good 80,000 of that have been while pulling a 17' Casita travel trailer........and the majority of those miles were in the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico. I'm pretty careful with thinking ahead about braking, but sometimes hills are too long or emergencies come up too quick. I use reduced gearing for most of my downhill jaunts, but brakes get hot holding back weight. Are there any new refinements for the older Ridgelines? I've heard mention of some ceramic pads, but haven't checked into them. Anything in that area? Or is there a total upgrade that would be far superior to even a newer technology pad?