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Old 09-09-2011, 02:47 PM   #1
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Brakemaster Indicator

Just purchased a 2005 Fleetwood Expedition 38N with 300 Cat/Allison Tranni. I noticed on the dash a small red light and around that light it says BrakeMaster Brake tow car brakes are engaged. I also see at the back of the motor home a connector set up for what looks like a air line or something. And maybe a break away hook up. So I assume I have one end of a Brake Master set up. I do not know about them or how they work. I have a old brake buddy I normally hook up in my tow car and have the indicator that plugs into the cig lighter to tell me if it engages. So my question is if I were to complete the tow car hook up with the Brake Master what would that entail cost wise and how good does it work over my Brake Buddy....tks for the help....glen
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:03 PM   #2
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Glen have a look here it will tell you everything you want to know about the Brake Master Roadmaster Inc. - Tow Bars, Braking Systems & RV Accessories there is even a link to the owners manual here you can look at.

To get the parts you are missing, including the breakaway, it will cost you about $599.00 Roadmaster BrakeMaster with BrakeAway for Motorhomes with Air or Air Over Hydraulic Brakes Roadmaster Tow Bars RM-9160 $449.00 without the breakaway RoadMaster BrakeMaster for Motor Homes with Air or Air Over Hydraulic Brakes Roadmaster Tow Bars RM-9100


I have the Brake Master on my unit and I love it. It gives me proportionate braking...the more air brake I apply, the more the brakes on my towed come on. Because it does not depend on the brake lights to activate the towed brakes I don't have to worry about the towed brakes burning up when I use the Pac Brake on the motorhome when going down a long steep grade.

How does this compare to a brake buddy? I can't say I have never owned one hopefully someone who has owned both will join in.

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TKs so much for all the help on this question. I am going to pursue adding the rest of this brake system. Have a great weekend....glen
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I too bought a coach with the coach part of a Brakemaster installed. I added the car portion and have been towing for 5 years that way. It's an excellent system.

Not real difficult to put the car part in yourself if you have basic DIY skills.
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We just installed the Brakemaster system for our 2012 Jeep Wrangler. I used it this last weekend for the first time and have to say it works really, really well. I don't have any hard data but it seems as though the time from brake to full stop has increased minimally, if any.

Based on my limited experience (300 miles travelled), I would definitely recommend the Brakemaster setup as the way to go!
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