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Old 10-12-2011, 08:56 PM   #1
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Brakemaster Braking System

I'm in the market for a toad braking system. Been looking at Roadmaster "Brakemaster 9100". I have 2007 Newmar with air brakes. Just wondering if anyone has any pro's & con's on this product. I like it because it should be easy to store and is connected directly to the coach brakes. Thanks

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Old 10-12-2011, 11:20 PM   #2
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I've used mine for 4 years,25000 miles. Really like it. I looked into others but I liked how easy this one is to install and use, its progressive-- harder you step on the mh brake the harder it applies the tow brake. And if you are using your transmission or engine brake to brake the motorhome there is no controller that thinks it should apply your tow brakes like some braking systems have. No complaints at all.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:24 PM   #3
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I've used it on both a '97 Jeep GC and a 2005 Honda Odyssey. Works great on both. I've used it on everything from dry pavement to glare ice with no problems. It will lock up the toweds tires if need be (idiot in front of you decides to jump on the brakes to take the exit he's just passing!!).
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:34 AM   #4
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I also have used this system for the last 9 years on three different vehicles and have had ZERO issues. Performs as advertised.
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:11 AM   #5
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I have a Brakemaster 9000. Don't know if it is the same basic system.

7 years and 140,000 miles with no problems and excellent function.

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Old 10-13-2011, 10:16 AM   #6
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Go ahead and get the 9160 one.

I have used it for 3 years now. Easy hook up and less storage space needed then the box units when storing.

Less money to buy. But pay to have it installed will make it about the same price of the big box ones.
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:11 PM   #7
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On my 2nd year and love it. Works flawlessly, no problems hooking or unhooking and brakes when you need it, not when you don't.
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:17 PM   #8
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Go ahead and get the 9160 one.

I have used it for 3 years now. Easy hook up and less storage space needed then the box units when storing.

Less money to buy. But pay to have it installed will make it about the same price of the big box ones.
I used the term "9000" as generic to all of them. I have the 9160 and the optional 2nd vehicle kit and seat mount.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:08 PM   #9
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Have had one since 2005 for both my MH and a chevy p/u and a honda accord.....43,000 miles of towing without a problem. Luvit!
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had one.....works fine and easy to install...I just didn't like having to get on my knees to connect it at the floorboard and brake pedal
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That is the only one I have ever used! Can't comment on any other. I am now on my 2nd MH and the same toad with no problems!
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I've put 45k miles on my Brakemaster in 5 years - a very reliable system. Quick and easy to hook up too, though obviously not quite as easy as the permanently mounted types. My wife does ours in a minute or two, so how hard can it be?
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