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Old 03-01-2016, 03:35 AM   #1
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Braking System for Tow Vehicle

To all motorhome folks that tow a vehicle, what brand / type braking system do you recommend for your tow vehicle? Any advice, opinions will be appreciated. We currently have a Even Brake by Road Master, not happy with it, looking for something better.
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There are many threads on the "Toads and MH Towing" forum that ask, and get replies for, the same question you pose. You may want to read through several of those threads to get an idea of people's opinions and experiences.
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To all motorhome folks that tow a vehicle, what brand / type braking system do you recommend for your tow vehicle? Any advice, opinions will be appreciated. We currently have a Even Brake by Road Master, not happy with it, looking for something better.
I haven't purchased it yet but the Roadmaster Invisbrake is on my short list. Install can be a bit fussy from what I have observed, but once in it is basically plug and play. One of the selling points for me is the built in charge line and the fact that once it is in, nothing has to be removed or moved to drive the toad.

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I think your MH is a Gas, So the Stay-In-Play Duo is the best for you, IMHO.

Best of luck and happy trails.
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I just went through the same problem of which toad brake to purchase. I have used a US Gear brake system for many years and it worked fine for me both on a Ford Escort and a Saturn Vue. But now I am much older and the install just got too much for this old body. So after much research I bought a RVI2 brake system. Have only used one time so far . I now have a 2016 Chev Equinox. It is easy to set up and was not too much work to get everything installed. So now I have a used us gear system that I would part with for not too much money. All the parts are there except some of the wireing.
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I have had two braking systems. I now have the Roadmaster invisabrake and like it. I have read some negative results from some because of a problem about it getting wet causing it to stop when not expected. I have had no problems and like its simplicity.
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I haven't purchased it yet but the Roadmaster Invisbrake is on my short list. Install can be a bit fussy from what I have observed, but once in it is basically plug and play. One of the selling points for me is the built in charge line and the fact that once it is in, nothing has to be removed or moved to drive the toad.

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I have the Roadmaster Invisbrake in my 98 Honda Accord and have had the brakes apply in a heavy rain. At the time I was new to the system and did not know what was going on, did not feel anything but the light on the dash was going on and off. Never had the problem just driving. I was going to pull it out and install in our 2011 Ford Edge but after reading all the problems others have had,NO WAY.
If you have a gas rig get something like the Stay-In-Play made for gas rigs SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System - Proportional SMI Tow Bar Braking Systems SM99251
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I got the Air Force One because I have air brakes and to keep the battery charged I got this
RVibrake Towed Battery Charger, charge line replacement
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I have a Brake Buddy in my toad and it works for me. However if it were to go bad, I'd look at the SMI, Air Force One.

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RoadMaster BrakeMaster for us, used on two toweds and two MH's so far.
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To all motorhome folks that tow a vehicle, what brand / type braking system do you recommend for your tow vehicle? Any advice, opinions will be appreciated. We currently have a Even Brake by Road Master, not happy with it, looking for something better.

Guessing that you don't like setting up the box with every use? Take a look at the Readybrake. Real easy to use and effective.
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