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Old 12-17-2010, 12:03 PM   #1
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I am searching for a brake system for my 2004 Saturn Vue, I think I have settled on the Brakemaster by Roadmaster, it seems simple in design and use. I have priced it at several places, it is the most economical that I have found but installation seems high. Question, has anyone installed this unit and how difficult was the installation. I have air brakes and do not have any experience with air outside of a compressor, thanks for you comments

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Old 12-17-2010, 01:08 PM   #2
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I had mine installed at CW but, my coach already had the air line connected, so the install was only connecting the parts in the toad. I wouldn't recommend installing yourself unless you are very familiar with all of the systems that go together to this braking device. That said, I have been very happy with how it works and how easy it is to set up.

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Old 12-17-2010, 07:06 PM   #3
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I just finished installation of a Brakemaster system on my Ford Ranger and coach. Once you get everything identified, if you understand minor mechanical principles, it is not hard at all. Just be sure any air lines you run is either protected by a covering or fastened in such a way as not to abrade.

Check eBay for used units, that is where I purchased mine and found another for a friend for less than what I paid for mine.

I would recommend that you also purchase the breakaway option as well.

We are heading out tomorrow on our first trip with ours. Good luck with the install. You can do it!

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Old 12-19-2010, 11:01 AM   #4
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Installed the Brakemaster system on our 06 Ford Explorer and 08 HR Ambassador, just follow all the directions that come with the system....It works great...The hardest part is to find the connection on the brake relay valve on the motor home...Its located above the rear axle on the Holiday Ramblers...Good luck..JC
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Thanks guys, I think I am going to try to install myself, installation is 50% of the cost of the unit. I did find one new on Ebay at a good price
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If you can chew gum and walk at the same time then you can install the Brakemaster
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Yes I installed the sys with the breakaway sys on our 03 Honda Element and it was a easy install but you will need to run the air line under the car , I did it on ramps. On The air hook up I just aired up my coach and got my wife to mash the foot brake and found the 1/4 air line that it pressured on the right side frame rail in the rear then i installed a T and ran the line to rear of coach. You will probably want to buy a seat bracket or you could make one.

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