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Old 06-25-2012, 08:08 AM   #43
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Thanks much Rick. Talked very briefly with RV dealer service department. Quoted me $3200 parts and labor. what did you do with Jeep lights? I hear diodes or changing bulbs is needed?
I'm using the Cooltech harness for lights. It's a plug and play harness that plugs in to the driver side rear light. No messy diodes or extra bulbs needed.

When I put my system together, the brake buddy alone was near $1000.
By supplying your labor, you will save money. I went with the Ready Brute / Brake because of the simplicity of it. No 12v, pumps or other electronics that could fail. I've towed thousands of miles with no issue..... and yes it does work and work well it does.

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Old 06-25-2012, 10:50 PM   #44
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I am paying the labor for the installation. So, today I went by and looked at the progress. I was so excited I forgot about taking pictures. .

I went with the Rock Hard Jeep Bumper, the Air Force One braking system, a Blue Ox Aventa LX tow bar, and the Cool Tech harness. Rock Hard sells a bracket kit for $69 for the Blue Ox tow bar. It uses the bolts that connect the bumper to the frame, so no drilling required. That part number is RH-8000.

The installer did have to drill the bumper for the four pin female plug and stainless steel "socket."

They also drilled screw holes to mount the quick disconnect and air brake quick connect on top of the bumper (didn't want to mount on the underside and risk ripping them off on a rock).

Tomorrow when I pick it up I'll take some pictures and post them.

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Old 06-28-2012, 10:04 PM   #45
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Here are some photos of the set-up, ready to hit the road!

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