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Old 06-14-2012, 01:27 PM   #1
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Brake master proportionate air brake on Freightliner

Has anyone found a way to use the roadmaster brakemaster 9160 breaking system on a Freightline DP motorhome?
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:43 PM   #2
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Should be able to us it just like on a Spartan chassis. It just takes one connection to the brake system.
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:29 PM   #3
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I'm using it on mine, which is a custom Freightliner chassis. Why do you ask? You just need to connect the Brakemaster line to a tee on the rear axle brakes, per the install instructions.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:37 AM   #5
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Same here, works great.
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:25 AM   #6
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What is the issue you are having or think you may have?
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I have the Brakemaster system and have used it on the last two Freightliner chassis motor homes we have owned. Simple to hook up as stated above and works great.

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I'm using it on mine, which is a custom Freightliner chassis. Why do you ask? You just need to connect the Brakemaster line to a tee on the rear axle brakes, per the install instructions.
Gary, I have installed all the hardware on both the toad and motorhome, but when I got to the last area that delt with the actual air line connection, I did not see an area that I could easily tie into. I have scheduled an appointment at a dealership that has installed these devices for this coming Monday. Something about having a professional, knowledgable individual mess with the air break lines. I looked, but there were several air lines in several colors decided I needed someone who knew what they were doing.

I appreciate all the feed back on this device from all the individuals on this site.
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Good choice. You need to identify the rear brake air line, which I believe will have a tee already in it. If you aren't sure which air line is which, get help. The rear brake lines are the green air hoses (front is red).
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:54 AM   #10
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Gary, How often do you have to charge the air cycliner in the toad. Is this something that you should do each time you hook up the toad or once a month. I ask this as we are hitting the road this coming Monday, and will be stopping for a week in four different locations, then a one night stop before a 30 day stop. Just want to make sure that the breakaway cylinder has sufficient air... thanks Dobby_dog
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I never gave that any thought My thinking is that the breakaway tank charges each time you hook up the air to the toad as I think the that it has a three way valve at the tank but if you are worried call roadmaster they are very helpful

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The storage tank for the breakaway system automatically charges the 1st time you apply the brakes. Brakemaster recommends that you apply the brake in the motor home and hold it for a few seconds (don't remember how long but I think 15 or 30) which charges the tank.

If you hold the pedal down, you can watch the led light on your dash to see when the brake is applied in the tow vehicle. When the light illuminates, the tank should be charged and the cylinder extended to apply the brake.

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