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Old 03-13-2017, 05:33 AM   #29
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I have the M&G and I can't imagine anything more simple. Can I ask why you think the AF1 is better?
I'm curious also....Anyway

Call M&G, usually after an FMCA rally they have dozens of AF1 and Invisibrake systems used. Probably your best deal!

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Old 03-13-2017, 05:54 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by jleamo1 View Post
I'm curious also....Anyway

Call M&G, usually after an FMCA rally they have dozens of AF1 and Invisibrake systems used. Probably your best deal!
That was funny...

Based on what people have said about their brake systems...both are great systems

Here's what I liked about the AF-1:

When designing a brake system that integrated to an AIR system...seemed normal to me the D.O.T. Approved brake servo and ping tank looks like a great idea. M&G's response is...nah, you don't need all that. If you cut the line your compressor will keep up with the air loss.

The AF-1 has a the brake away system included...it was a separate accessory with M&G.

The AF-1 taps into your vehicles vacuum line with check valves...this means that the brake pressure applied is just like normal braking when you drive...not an actuator pressing on a dead brake pedal. I like that...and wasn't certain that M&G had addressed that with their component that sandwiches in with your brake cylinder. Seems there is a whole lot more surface area in a vacuum servo..,than the M&G servo component.

What I didn't like about the M&G...

Corrupts the factory brake system
Brake Away was an add-on
Doesn't have vacuum assist...I.E. no power brakes to replicate real braking
No ping tank, or air fuse to isolate a leak from the coaches system
Have to in many cases take out your air filter canister and purchase a K&N filter in order to make room for the M&G component.

Anyway....those are just my opinions. For me...when I added up the number of satisfied AF-1 owner's comments to my impressions of the designs...which obviously have NOT been vetted by side-by-side engineering data...I chose the AF-1 system.

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Old 03-13-2017, 11:51 AM   #31
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Roadmaster Even Brake is one of the few with inertial proportional braking. Love it.
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Old 03-13-2017, 02:33 PM   #32
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Hey Brian,

I have the M&G setup with the RockHard Bumper. It works great. The guys at independence did the jeep work and I haven't had any issues. They bolt it on to the brake master. Nothing goes inside the jeep. I don't know how airforce works but it looks like the valve is pulling on the brake pedal. The M&G uses the airline from the diesel brakes.

The Rockhard bumper is much cleaner than the Blue Ox...and as mentioned you can put a winch on it. :-)

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Old 03-14-2017, 08:25 PM   #33
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Ready Brute! No issues towing my Wrangler. Good bang for the $$$
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Old 03-15-2017, 04:54 AM   #34
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Thanks everyone! As mentioned earlier I went with the AF-1 due to the great deal a fellow member found me on a brand new unit. Also decided on the Blue Ox base plate as my wife liked the look of that rather than replacing the bumper. As they say happy wife, happy life!

Appreciate all the input!

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