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Old 02-13-2012, 11:52 AM   #1
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Brake Master System

Have a 2005 Fleetwood Expedition 38N Cat/300. When I bought this motor home I found on the dash a small red light that has brake master on it and it says when you see the red light the brakes are being applied to the tow vehicle. I see at the back of the RV some kind of air connector as well as some other kind of connector that I guess runs to the car. My question is now that I have the RV portion of this brake system already installed what do I lack to install on the tow vehicle? I have a 2006 CRV 2 wheel drive. I am trying to decide if this is worth the $... I also notice just above the generator in that front compartment there is a hookup to what I believe is the air system and that is what is running back to the back hookup. I hope someone has this system and can help me with what I have to add to the Tow car and maybe an idea on cost to do that. I have seen good comments on this brake system...tks so much for help Glen B

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Old 02-13-2012, 01:32 PM   #2
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Like you, I bought a coach that had the Brakemaster already installed on it. I bought the "second vehicle kit" from Brakemaster and installed it on my toad and hit the road. The second vehicle kit has everything you need to make a car ready for attachment to the coach.

You can view the install instructions for the kit here:

Roadmaster Inc. - Tow Bars, Braking Systems & RV Accessories

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Old 02-13-2012, 02:43 PM   #3
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I've installed the BrakeMaster 9160 on the RV and on two toads. The 9160 includes a breakaway setup that is required in some states. See Gary's link above.
I also have the Sterling towbar and the optional seat bracket on our '05 Ody. RoadMaster used our Ody as a test fit vehicle so they installed the brackets.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:44 AM   #4
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Same here, bought the coach with the system installed on the coach. Then I just bought the brake system for my toad. Great brake system.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:48 AM   #5
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That looks like a good system.. Air/Hydraulic pedal pusher.

I think I like Air Force One better (Same system but it's a pedal puller instead of a pusher so you don't have anything (INSIDE the car to connect/disconnect when towing)

The monitor LED only reads the towed vehicle's brake light switch by the way. Thus it will work with most any system other than the M&G. You might have to add a wire but most of the air/hydralic systems (Save the M&G) will work with that light.
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Unless you're in an extreme hurry to get away, taking 30 seconds to hook up the air brake cylinder inside the toad isn't a big deal. Since you've already got half of the system, I'd stay with the Roadmaster.

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