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Old 02-04-2016, 09:51 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by narampa View Post
I think the key word is POTENTIAL.
Do you have documentation of the seat latch releasing because of the pressure being pushed onto the seat?
If so I would really like to see proof that this has happened. Even if you have read about this could you supply a link to the info?
I cannot prove that this happened because it was a post I read on one of the RV forums. It may have been this one, rv.net, or possibly even an Amazon review. I started looking at supplemental brake systems last fall and found the report about this then.

I was only hoping to share what others have had happen to them. Whether or not this specific issue could happen to you or someone else is unknown, but at least you know the potential exists and this may or may not play a role in your decision. There have been additional anecdotal reports of seat cushion deformation negatively impacting the brake podís ability to impart sufficient force to the brake pedal, even though the seat is moved to the fully forward position. Blue Ox makes a $50 seat stiffener for this.

In any event, the result of my own research led me to a different braking system, rather than the pod system that was initially recommended to me by my dealer. You will of course find that for every person who has experienced a specific issue or problem, there are those who have not. I have found excellent resources on this forum that will hopefully help in your decision on an effective braking system for your toad.

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Old 02-05-2016, 08:07 AM   #30
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Excuse me, I said BrakeBuddy, I ment ReadyBrake.

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Old 02-25-2016, 12:02 PM   #31
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On my 2012 Grand Cherokee I use a US Gear system and on my 2005 Wrangler I am installing a Roadmaster Invisibrake.
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Old 02-25-2016, 01:32 PM   #32
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In my 2012 Jeep Liberty I was planning on using a Blue Ox Patriot, but I'm leaning towards a RViBrake2 because it works MUCH faster, (especially important for panic stops when getting out of town on the Southern California Freeways when I invariably will get cutoff by a nice BMW or Mercedes Benz driver).

The "install one time" cable systems would be nice, (Roadmaster Invisibrake for example), but there really is NO room to install the control units under a seat. The available space is in the rear cargo area, and I didn't feel like taking up that space with a permanently mounted metal box.

The other option for a Gasser motorhome would be a cable operated surge brake. Those units would have been my second choice, but the portable systems are so easy to use and remove and don't involve drilling any holes.
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We installed the SMI Air Force One, works flawless. We do have a MoHo with air brakes.

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