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Old 06-20-2015, 08:16 PM   #1
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Brake system for towed Jeep

I know this has probably been asked and we'll get a lot of different answers but for those that have a brake system installed Hubby is looking at pneumatic. Tried a couple searches but not getting any clear results for information. What system do you have for those towing? Recommendations?
Hopefully, I'm making myself clear.


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Old 06-20-2015, 08:53 PM   #2
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I went with the Redi brute... it has a surge brake built into hitch. To me it was less complicated, installed it myself.

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Old 06-20-2015, 09:08 PM   #3
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We're towing a 2012 Jeep Liberty behind a HR Endeavor 43' DFT. We went with a Roadmaster Sterling towbar and base plate set - along with SMI Air Force One supplemental breaking system.

It's certainly not the cheapest set up out there .. but it tows like a dream and is as easy as can be to connect and disconnect from the toad.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:14 PM   #4
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We use a portable unit (the BlueOx Patriot) so that we can move it between toads (both are Jeeps). The system works fine - we are quite happy with it. The receiver stays on the dash of the MH; both Jeeps have brake-light wiring installed. Makes it plug-and-play. \ken
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:26 PM   #5
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Towing a 2012 Jeep Wrangler with RVibrake 2. I looked at a lot of systems before I found this one. Small as a brief case and easy to install. Recommend that you check their website, there are also several useful videos on the site.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:30 PM   #6
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We use the M&G engineering brake system. We just hook up the air line and go. It hooks into the air brake line and has a line run to the back of the rv. You have to have a adapter put on your master brake system on the car. When you apply th brake on the rv it sends air to the car to apply brake. We are very happy with it. We also had it on our gasser.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:57 PM   #7
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I use an EvenBrake, I have 2 different toads, a Jeep, and a pickup. I needed something I can easily transfer from one vehicle to the other.
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Old 06-20-2015, 10:08 PM   #8
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X2 on the RVI2 Brake. It is very easy to set up and there are no permanent cables or installation in the Jeep, other than the removable breakaway switch. It is adjustable for vehicle size and braking sensitivity. Their customer service is top notch. I also researched numerous systems and settled on this one.
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Old 06-20-2015, 10:18 PM   #9
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I'll post a vote for the RVi2 brake, as it is cleanly designed, quality built, and I agree that customer service is top-notch. A call to the customer support is a call to the owner of the company. This is also a very good upgrade to the original RVi brake, which did have some glitches and some parts issues. It is very easy to hook up, and the only install element is the breakaway switch. I use it with a Blue-Ox heavy tow bar to pull an 8,000# Hummer H2, and the adjustable braking level is quite helpful. Good pricing is also available online, versus from brick and mortar dealers, often $200-300 less.

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Old 06-20-2015, 10:43 PM   #10
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I have the Blue Ox Aventa tow bar (10000 lb rating) with a home made base plate to tow our 2009 Wrangler.
The simplest system to me was the Roadmaster "BrakeMaster" actuator. This is so simple to install and remove it is crazy. Works off the truck air system and doesn't require power.
Jeeps are great because you don't have to pull fuses, leave the keys in it, start them every couple hours and can be towed as fast as you want.
Hope this helps.
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