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Old 11-10-2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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False braking

Anybody have a problem with Even Brake causing false braking? As soon as I hit the coach brakes, the Even Brake locks up, causing a flat spot on tires. Once I unplug the coach unit, it still takes about 5 seconds to release the brakes. If I leave the coach unit unplugged, no problems. I plan on calling Roadmaster, but if anyone has had a similar problem, let me know.

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Old 11-10-2013, 05:11 PM   #2
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The Evenbrake has a 'test' button which must be used every time you hook up, as it actuates the brake pedal 3X in an effort to bleed off the power brake boost which the car uses when running.

When the car isn't running, the brakes must be pumped down to bleed off the power boost, as the Even brake is designed to work without any boost in the car brakes.

I recommend cycling the Even Brake 'Test' button 2X to bleed off. Otherwise, if you don't, the brakes will lock up the first time you use them.

Mine broke and it's now in the junk pile, replaced by an Air Force One which works flawlessly.

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Old 11-11-2013, 09:36 AM   #3
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One of the problems with the box in the driver's seat systems (and most other pedal pushers) is that you have to bleed off the vacuum assist vacuum.. This is one of the reasons I do not like them.

Some other systems supply vacuum assist so you do not need to do this (much better)

The ready brake and Blue Ox Auto stop adjust for it automatically so again I like them.. Am considering Auto-Stop strongly next install.
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