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Old 03-23-2011, 12:03 AM   #1
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Even-brake by brakemaster

Anyone with the even-brake (tow car brake)? Would you give the pros and cons or any other comments on this braking system?
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:51 AM   #2
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I have the Even Break by Road Master and like it and have towed with it for 4 years and over 20,000 miles with no problems. We have the whole Road master system tow bar and base plate. It has a radio that you plug inside your coach and plug in to your 12 volt socket. This sends a message to the even break and lets you know things are ok. We have nothing but good to say about Road master or the even break.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:36 AM   #3
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I have the Even Break by Road Master and like it and have towed with it for 4 years and over 20,000 miles with no problems. We have the whole Road master system tow bar and base plate. It has a radio that you plug inside your coach and plug in to your 12 volt socket. This sends a message to the even break and lets you know things are ok. We have nothing but good to say about Road master or the even break.

thanks for the reply, we recently bought one and just wanted to hear from someone who had this and was pleased with the even-brake. thanks for the reply
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:01 PM   #4
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I have the Even Break by Road Master and like it and have towed with it for 4 years and over 20,000 miles with no problems. We have the whole Road master system tow bar and base plate. It has a radio that you plug inside your coach and plug in to your 12 volt socket. This sends a message to the even break and lets you know things are ok. We have nothing but good to say about Road master or the even break.


I have had one for 6 yrs now and sometimes it works well and other times it says :breaking" and won't quit. Coming home from Florida this spring I went over a small bump and it slammed the rear brakes on the toad and flat spotted both new tires and I had to replace them. It is not supposed to do that but it did...now can't trust it anymore.
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Used mine for a little over two years and the control board decided to go bad on me. My Explorer has an electronic transmission and when it went bad, it would drop out my neutral tow capability. Think goodness it went bad when I was setting it up and not on the road. I tossed it in my junk bin at home, decided that even if I got it fixed, I wouldn't ever trust it again. Still think its here if anyone needs parts.

Other people have used it a lot with no problems.
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I bought an EvenBrake on the road (SW Virginia) in 2011 when my Blue Ox unit failed. I also purchased the extended warranty from Camping World. A couple of weeks later, the unit failed in Canada. On the way back to Georgia, I had the unit replaced at the Camping World in Spartanburg, SC.

The replacement unit worked well until 2013, when it failed multiple times. I took it to the Camping World in Oakwood Georgia and it suddenly worked again. This Camping World refused to replace it and charged me $60 for determining that it was working.

I cannot recommend either the Even Brake or Camping World. Yes the unit is working for the moment but I cannot depend on it. The Camping World extended warranty is worthless and I cannot believe that they had the nerve to charge me for refusing to honor the warranty.
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Used the EvenBrake for about 2 years with no problems. While on the road in Washington it died. NO one would look at it or attempt to repair it, even Camping World who I had purchased it from. I had the SMI Stay-in-Play installed in Eugene, OR and couldn't be happier.

A positive note; when I returned home I called RoadMaster and explained what happened. They sent me a new unit at no charge and paid to return my old one. They told me Camping World should have replaced my old one at no charge. When I asked RoadMaster what I should do with the unit they sent me, they told me to sell it on EBAY and pocket the money.
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I bought an EvenBrake on the road (SW Virginia) in 2011 when my Blue Ox unit failed. I also purchased the extended warranty from Camping World. A couple of weeks later, the unit failed in Canada. On the way back to Georgia, I had the unit replaced at the Camping World in Spartanburg, SC.

The replacement unit worked well until 2013, when it failed multiple times. I took it to the Camping World in Oakwood Georgia and it suddenly worked again. This Camping World refused to replace it and charged me $60 for determining that it was working.

I cannot recommend either the Even Brake or Camping World. Yes the unit is working for the moment but I cannot depend on it. The Camping World extended warranty is worthless and I cannot believe that they had the nerve to charge me for refusing to honor the warranty.
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I've had my share of problems with/at Camping World, but I would never expect them, or anyone else, to replace something that's working as it should.
However, because you bought your EvenBrake from CW, the charge to "determine that it is working" is out of line, (and insulting).
I hope CW never sees another $ of yours, (I know they won't see any more of mine).

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I am using RVi Brake System and had the SMI for 8 years prior. Never have had any problems!!
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I bought a new to me EvenBrake, did a self install, and have had no issues with it.
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