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Old 07-22-2012, 09:05 AM   #1
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Braking system for multiple cars

Which braking system is the easiest to set up and take in and out of different cars
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:25 AM   #2
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Just a cable from the brake pedal to the front of the base plate.

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Old 07-22-2012, 09:36 AM   #3
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I originally was planning on being able to tow both my Jeeps plus the wife's Cherokee depending on what trails I was going to run or if we were just out enjoying the road.

I got the Even Brake from Roadmaster, It's OK, Roadmaster had it for 45 days on warranty work in the middle of the summer but it's pretty easy to switch back and forth. If you look at the Roadmaster instructions the ICX (communicates with breakaway and cab monitor) is supposed to be hard wired to the toad. I used a 3 way trailer plug so I can switch one ICX between different vehicles.

All that being said it turns out we usually tow my moderately built Cherokee and I'm thinking in retrospect that I wish I'd have gone with the ReadyBrake. Much faster/easier once setup is done and additional vehicle kits are only ~$100 or so last I looked.

I'll have to admit, the hassle of setting up the brake in a box system has tempted me to leave it at home for local trips. The ReadyBrake is so easy there's no reason to not use it.

Lots of choices out there, research all of them with your particular needs in mind. What works for one person may not work at all for others.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:44 AM   #4
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I use a simple unit, the Roadmaster, Brakemaster, it is a pneumatic cylinder the attaches to a bracket on the floor and the brake pedal. All you need to provide to it is an airline from the ouch brake system, it gives you true portional braking, an the cost is reasonable compared to many other units, also in and out in less than a minute.

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Old 07-22-2012, 09:58 AM   #5
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Dennis brings to mind a good question. What Tiffin does Mirbigfella own?

If gas he's faced with the same lack of options I was, as there is no air system to tie into for braking.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:50 AM   #6
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This is the simplest system and can be used in any toad. Installs and is ready to go in 5 minutes. $995 complete system at various places on the internet.

Auxiliary Braking System, RV Brake Parts & The Brakebuddy | RVi Brake
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:07 PM   #7
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Normally I do not like the brake buddy, Even brake, et-al (Box in the driver's seat systems) but for this original poster, Since you want to tow many different cars, those are the only choice, Unless you want to install multiple systems.

If you do wish to to the multiple install route.. The Ready Brake has about the lowest per-car cost, And would be my first choice.. Boxes the 2nd.
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