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Old 09-10-2015, 07:42 AM   #1
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Advice for newbie on best braking system for jeep wrangler

Good morning!! As a new MH owner, trying to decide what brake system for our Jeep Wrangler. We are leaving on the 18th for South Dakota so we have to make s decision today!!! As newbie we didn't know we had to have a breaking system, and our dealer told us it wasn't necessary. But the more I read I realized it is the law and it us safer..
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Many options, best is in the eye of the beholder
but the Brake Buddy Vantage select came with ours as part of the deal and it works great - even if not completely wired up...

Might help you to do a google and/or youtube search for your research...
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I swear by the RVI brake. Compact, convenient, and two way communications between the coach and the Toad.
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I can't tell by reading the rvi info, is there any wiring or installation to be done other than just set it in the floor of the toad??
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You need a 12v outlet in the MH to plug in the monitor. A breakaway switch needs to be mounted in the Toad, but you will find that with most, if not all, aux breaking systems. My wife had lots of issues with getting the other systems we tried into and out of the vehicle (we had a Wrangler 4 door before our current Toad). No more problems with the RVI. Another feature I like is the monitor indicates when the unit is applying the brakes. Friend of mine with another unit had the breakaway switch come undone on a turn and had to have all four calipers and rotors replaces after driving a few hundred miles with the brakes applied. The display on the RVI shows you when the brakes are applied.

Oh yeah, customer service with them has been great.
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You need a 12v outlet in the MH to plug in the monitor. A breakaway switch needs to be mounted in the Toad, but you will find that with most, if not all, aux breaking systems. My wife had lots of issues with getting the other systems we tried into and out of the vehicle (we had a Wrangler 4 door before our current Toad). No more problems with the RVI. Another feature I like is the monitor indicates when the unit is applying the brakes. Friend of mine with another unit had the breakaway switch come undone on a turn and had to have all four calipers and rotors replaces after driving a few hundred miles with the brakes applied. The display on the RVI shows you when the brakes are applied.

Oh yeah, customer service with them has been great.
Thank you!!! I think this will be my choice as it appears to be the easiest to operate!!
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You didn't mention whether you already have a base plate / towbar system, or if you just need to add braking to an existing setup. We use the Ready Brute Elite setup which has an integral brake built in to the towbar system. You need to add a Blue Ox baseplate, and brake / tail light wiring for the complete package. Easy to install on a Wrangler.
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