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Old 11-28-2013, 09:50 AM   #15
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I installed the Brakemaster with breakaway on a 2013 Jeep GC and I am very happy with the fit and function. I would do it again...

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Old 11-28-2013, 08:13 PM   #16
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Readybrake 300$ 2hours install-on ebay

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Old 11-28-2013, 08:21 PM   #17
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The Readybrake is a surge brake. Again, not good for descending long mountain grades riding the Jake brake down the hill.
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:27 PM   #18
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WE've had the Brakemaster system on the moho for about 8 years.....no problems at all. We've towed 4 different vehicles moving the brakemaster cylinder from vehicle to vehicle........never a problem. I'll try to post a pic of how I mounted the breakaway air cylinder so that it could be moved to different vehicles too.
Having said all that ...... if we didn't change vehicles so often I would use the Air Force One brake system as it looks much easier to connect.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:51 AM   #19
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Old 12-01-2013, 03:53 PM   #20
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Rich, your assumption of the brake in a box systems are wrong. I have an Even Brake by Roadmaster. It is NOT activated by the coach's brake lights but by inertia. Normally it will not be activated by the exhaust brake, but occasionally it will briefly activate on downshifts when going down steep grades. Other systems may very well be activated by the coach's brake lights, but the Even Brake is not. Just to dispel another Internet falsehood. The Brakemaster system looked attractive to me too. But what I don't like about it is that if the air line between the motor home and towed gets broken, your coach brakes are going to lock up.

If the brake line breaks your coach brakes WILL NOT lock up. The system ties in on the SERVICE side of the brake system, meaning that no air escapes unless the brakes are applied. What will happen if you sever that line is that you will use more air when stopping. When you hit the brakes you will have an open line but you will still stop. As soon as you let off the brakes the airflow stops.

Oh, and I have been using mine for about 7 years. Only issue I have had at all is that I have changed coaches three times in that time period and had to install the system on the new coach each time. No biggie, just takes a little time. beyond that it has worked great. I have the one with the brake-away also, but to be honest I have never hooked the break-away cable up between the coach and the toad.
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Old 12-01-2013, 04:14 PM   #21
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Have used it for years with no problems....I have the model with the breakaway reservoir tank...didn't see that in the one posted....
It was included in the fine print.
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:19 PM   #22
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Thank you for correcting my misunderstanding.
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:20 PM   #23
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Rich, here is another option, I installed one of these M & G Engineering - Car Braking Systems: Home Page on my wrangler and it sure makes for one of the quickest hook-ups on the market today and I believe they have one for your Durango. Happppppppy turkey day!
X2 on the M&G brake system! I was told about it by some full-timers and they were right, it's a great brake system that it totally hidden under the hood.

And it's false(whoever said it) that if the air line gets broken/severed it causes the coach brakes to lock-up. I was concerned about that, I deliberately tried it without the toad, just plugged in the air line to the coach and the air gauges stayed at normal reading.
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:36 PM   #24
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Same here on using the Brakemaster. Cannot recommend it highly enough. It is very easy to install or remove, less than 3 minutes start to finish. Love the break-away reservoir on top of the cylinder. I use the Brakemaster on 2 vehicles but have the break-away on both plus different Brakemaster cylinders adjusted for each vehicle.

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We are on our 4th toad with the Roadmaster Brakemaster with breakaway kit, love the ease of deinstall and reinstall when we change toads. Cant go wrong with this system.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:56 PM   #26
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I've decided to go with the Roadmaster system.

So...the next question is:

WITH breakaway - $799
WITHOUT breakaway - $549.

I'm interested in your opinions as to whether the breakaway feature is needed or not.
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