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Old 08-25-2016, 08:27 AM   #15
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Well with technology moving right along and leaving me back in the dust at times i am trying to find the right choice of a brake controller for my Toad which is a 2008 Jeep Sahara Unlimited. I have read about tapping into air line on MH to big boxes you put on drivers floor board....??
Would like to get good quality but simple unit to set up / operate. Sure would like to here about brake systems that you are currently using and satisfied with. The internet researching makes me dizzy at times.
Thank you for any recommendations.

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Brake system

Thanks kindly for the great info. The Jeeps not going anywhere without a brake system so I will have one of the systems mentioned installed.
Thanks again and happy trails.
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Before you choose which manufacturer you want be sure to check the compatibility list, for example M & G does not offer a unit for a Jeep Grand Cherokee after 2010, but they do have one for the OP's Sahara.
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Hey, Stubble Jumper, you are on the right track. We looked at M&G but went with the AFOne because it could be moved to other towed vehicles without buying any special parts, and because it gave a lighted signal that the brakes were being applied in the towed vehicle. It is easy to hook up, and has worked seamlessly for us.

When you find the best cost on the one you choose, you can install it yourself if you have the inclination, a covered workspace and reasonable working temperatures. Like everything we do for the first time, it can take some planning, and more time than it would for a person with experience - especially if you are fussy about how your work looks. I did the install on the towed, after building an aluminum bracket to mount the vacuum manifold box to. I got good advice from the telephone support staff at AFOne on how to correct what was wrong, after the trained heavy duty mechanic who installed the coach side connected into the wrong air line.

Your choice will depend on if/when you expect to switch towed vehicles. Best wishes for smooth stops and safe traveling. Have a good day, eh!
The M&G also has this you have to run the wire for the dash mounted LED.. works great FYI...
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Well, just to be different.... I use the U.S. Gear Unified Brake Systems Unified Tow Brake. Have used it on three different toads and two different motorhomes. Works for me.

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Old 08-25-2016, 01:06 PM   #20
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The AF1 comes with a ping tank - a small tank and valve system that serves to isolate the brake air line tap from the rest of the coach air. The M&G does not. Many folks have tapped into the brake system directly, with no reported ill effects. However, to be fully DOT compliant you should isolate the air tap. Spartan sells a ping tank system (the AF1 tank is pretty much a direct copy).
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I just bought an "Add-A-Brake", new, in box, for $150.

I'll be installing it in my Saturn Vue.

This is a no-frills, no thrills, unit that was built by Roadmaster for exclusive sale by Camping World. They are currently on sale for $370

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This is a non-proportional unit, When the MH brakes are applied for more than about 2 seconds. this unit applies the toad brakes at a preset pressure. It then releases the toad brake when the MH brakes are released.

I bought it mainly for the break-away functionality rather than the added braking.
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Well a large RV dealer really pumped my tires regarding the Air Force One. He then quoted me , with tax , slightly over $4200 installed........six hours labor on MH and six hours labor on Jeep.......looks like i will be buying RV brake2 for $1150.00
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Well with technology moving right along and leaving me back in the dust at times i am trying to find the right choice of a brake controller for my Toad which is a 2008 Jeep Sahara Unlimited. I have read about tapping into air line on MH to big boxes you put on drivers floor board....??
Would like to get good quality but simple unit to set up / operate. Sure would like to here about brake systems that you are currently using and satisfied with. The internet researching makes me dizzy at times.
Thank you for any recommendations.
RVI brake. Have it for 5 years and couldn't be simpler to use. I use it in 2 different toads, takes a minute to set up, you have control and info whats going on in toad from coach, easy to store when not in use.

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Well a large RV dealer really pumped my tires regarding the Air Force One. He then quoted me , with tax , slightly over $4200 installed........six hours labor on MH and six hours labor on Jeep.......looks like i will be buying RV brake2 for $1150.00
X2 on the Rvi2. Have had it since we bought the coach with no regrets. Takes only a couple of minutes to put in and take out. Big plus for us was that it has the option of adding TPMS to the toad and monitoring the tires through the same monitor as the brake system.
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Thanks again guys , I ordered the RVibrake 2 on line today and should arrive in about 10 days which I can deal with. Looks like a pretty good system.
Jim , switching gears a bit , but does the TPSM that you can get from RVibrake just cover four wheels [ toad only ] or can you have your coach monitored also.
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Yes, just the 4 toad tires
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Well, just to be different.... I use the U.S. Gear Unified Brake Systems Unified Tow Brake. Have used it on three different toads and two different motorhomes. Works for me.

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Been using US Gear on my Jeep for 8 years never a problem. My Monaco was pre-wired for it.
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Well a large RV dealer really pumped my tires regarding the Air Force One. He then quoted me , with tax , slightly over $4200 installed........six hours labor on MH and six hours labor on Jeep.......looks like i will be buying RV brake2 for $1150.00
Call SMI. They will find you a shop that will charge a fair price. They install the AFO at their factory for $400 (4 hour flat rate). It should take no longer than 4 to 6 hours for the entire install..
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