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Old 01-27-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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Hello
I'm thinking of purchasing the InvisiBrake System for my tow car and was wondering if anyone has comments on it. Good or Bad.
Also does anyone have a ballpark cost of the system?
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I too have been looking at it. Camping World's price is currently $899 plus the cost of the installation which is about $449 to $499 if I remember correctly.

I am trying to wait until they have it on sale.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:35 PM   #3
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gmadams,
Thanks for the information regarding the invisbrake.
I also will keep an eye on the Camping World adds to see when or if goes on sale.
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:48 AM   #4
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I have been reading about it in several places. Including some forum members (don't recall which forums) who have them.. ONE person flubbed the install and had issues.

I like the looks of the system. However I think I like the US-Gear Decelerator better.

That said. the dealer flubbed the install of that one and cost me a brake job too.
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gmadams,
Thanks for the information regarding the invisbrake.
I also will keep an eye on the Camping World adds to see when or if goes on sale.
BobD
BobD,

If you a a Good Sam member, you got a coupon good for 10% off the Invisibrake price. Plus the install fee is less than the normal price.

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Just installed a Road Master invisbrake system with Sterling hitch to tow a 2011 CRV with a 2011 Discovery 40x. Works great, good braking action, coordinates with my Jake Brake. Took about 4 evenings to install, mainly due to wiring the CRV with 4 wire system and diodes. Added a power lead to the CRV to charge the battery from my coach hitch. Can provide pictures and details if requested.
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Just installed a Road Master invisbrake system with Sterling hitch to tow a 2011 CRV with a 2011 Discovery 40x. Works great, good braking action, coordinates with my Jake Brake. Took about 4 evenings to install, mainly due to wiring the CRV with 4 wire system and diodes. Added a power lead to the CRV to charge the battery from my coach hitch. Can provide pictures and details if requested.
Please share your pictures and details with us.
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Just installed a Road Master invisbrake system with Sterling hitch to tow a 2011 CRV with a 2011 Discovery 40x. Works great, good braking action, coordinates with my Jake Brake. Took about 4 evenings to install, mainly due to wiring the CRV with 4 wire system and diodes. Added a power lead to the CRV to charge the battery from my coach hitch. Can provide pictures and details if requested.
floteb, I have read that the Roadmaster Invisibrake taps into the coach brake light for a signal to the Invisibrake to actuate the brakes on the toad. This could be undesirable on a diesel coach with an engine or Jake brake, which when activated, illuminates the brake light on the coach without using the service brakes.

The reason I say this is that the engine brake is usually activated on more gentle slowing situations, down hill, etc, where you would not generally want the toad brakes to actuate. You don't want the toad to slow the coach - too much wear on the toad brakes, and the coach is generally capable of slowing the combination under gentle deceleration.

Of course, you DO want the toad brakes to actuate under heavy or severe slowing, as if in a panic situation or a quick stop to make the red light.

Could you please elaborate on your comment 'coordinates with my Jake Brake'? I would like to understand your application and how it works for you.

For gas coach owners, this is not a concern, as most gas coaches do not have any type of engine brake.

We have not installed any of the Invisibrakes yet, and I would like to understand this concern better from people who are using the system.
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