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Old 08-24-2006, 08:12 AM   #43
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Have you looked into the M&G Engineering system? It comes closer to what you are looking for.
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Old 08-24-2006, 08:33 AM   #44
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I have used the M&G Engineering system for over 10 years and on two toads and two gas mhs.
This is as simple a proportional braking system and trouble free as it gets! Easy enough for a DIY. Company is good to work with and very helpful. No braking issues with either toad or combo.
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Old 08-25-2006, 04:12 AM   #45
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There are laws in most states that require units in tow to have aux brakes...In CA a towed lunit that is designed to carry passenger or load that weighs over 1500 lbs is required to have its own braking system...so a car in tow (which can carry passenger or load) is required..Remember some sharp attorney who represents the person you run into and who notices you are towing illegally will cost you more than an aux braking unit
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Old 08-26-2006, 09:01 AM   #46
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PDB:
Freddy,
Have you looked into the M&G Engineering system? It comes closer to what you are looking for.
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I looked into all of them and decided on the Roadmaster "Even Brake." Got it for a great price on E-Bay.

Installation was simple except for the switch to disconnect the brake light whenever the "Even Brake" is activated. Since I get brake lights from the RV connection I had to install a toggle switch to disconnect the brake switch in the toad to avoid getting 24vdc to the brake lights.

That seems simple enough to do, but the wire that I had to access was well hidden, short and difficult to reach. Took a couple of days of hunting, and trying to get my big body squeezed between the seat and dash under the steering wheel. That, plus trying to keep my eyes focused through tri-focals was the most difficult part.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Freddy:
I looked into all of them and decided on the Roadmaster "Even Brake." Got it for a great price on E-Bay.

Installation was simple except for the switch to disconnect the brake light whenever the "Even Brake" is activated. Since I get brake lights from the RV connection I had to install a toggle switch to disconnect the brake switch in the toad to avoid getting 24vdc to the brake lights.

That seems simple enough to do, but the wire that I had to access was well hidden, short and difficult to reach. Took a couple of days of hunting, and trying to get my big body squeezed between the seat and dash under the steering wheel. That, plus trying to keep my eyes focused through tri-focals was the most difficult part. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I did the same thing and had the fun with the trifocals, too. I haven't been under the dashboard of a car since before bifocals. I am also having trouble with the monitor telling me the brake lights don't work, which I don't care about. I am in contqact Roadmaster to get this figured out.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mrschwarz:
I am also having trouble with the monitor telling me the brake lights don't work, which I don't care about. I am in contqact Roadmaster to get this figured out. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I didn't use the switch that came with the Even Brake. Instead, I installed a toggle switch that I can throw to isolate the brake light switch. The monitor does tell me (don't recall exact wording) that the brake light switch is not detected, but then goes on to work properly.

Please let me know what Roadmaster figures out for you!!
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Several years ago, Canada and Brake Buddy got a lot of play when Canada stated (?) that Brake Buddy was "adequate" for Canada's purposes, what ever that meant. That being said, I think that all of us should think more of potential civil liability rather than local legal requirements for adequate aux. braking. Case in point: You're tooling down the highway, without adequate aux. braking, fat, dumb and happy, within speed limits and a car-load of ------- workers runs a stop sign and you, not being able to stop in time, T-bone them. The local investigating officer does not cite you because you were within limits and they ran the stop sign. Case closed???? Picture, a couple of years later, the affected families secures a smart lawyer who questions the abilities of your equipment to reasonably stop in time. If you cannot prove that you had reasonably provided for such emergencies, hired guns for the plaintiffs could rip you apart in terms responsibilities for civil liabilities. It has happened, in terms far beyond of what many of us have as coverage......
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Tested the "Even Brake" this morning. Got the toad hooked up, installed the brake and everything tested fine. I thought it should work if I pressed the brake pedal in the MH while at idle. But, it didn't!

Finally decided that perhaps I needed to be rolling for it to work. Sure enough, worked like a charm.

I've got so many "toys" in the "cockpit" that require a 12vdc source! Gotta find my multiple plugs, or buy some new ones!
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