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Old 09-06-2016, 08:53 AM   #1
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Help needed with toad braking system please

We need any advice/help/suggestions any of you may have. We are the second owners of an
Even Brake by Roadmaster braking system for a 2011 Honda CRV toad behind a 2007 Fleetwood Southward (Ford triton V10). We have already ruined the 2 front tires of the CRV when down shifting the transmission of the MH and applying the brakes at the same time coming down a mountain. The original owners had this happen two times also. The original owners had the braking system checked out by technicians at Camping World and we have had it checked out by mechanics who installed the system on our toad. The system was found to be working properly by both. Is this “operator error”? We have not had any problems while driving in middle and south GA, FLA, and across to Louisiana.
Do we need to purchase a different braking system? If so, any recommendations would be appreciated? Purchasing new tires is an expensive thing to do! Thanks!
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I don't know anything about that braking system, but if you need to change I would highly recommend the NSA ReadyBrake. It is simple to install, low cost, and very effective!
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Old 09-06-2016, 09:48 AM   #3
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Does your Honda have an "Active Braking System". By active I mean is there power assist even when the ignition is off. If so the auxiliary braking system may need a pressure regulator to minimize the amount of pressure applied to the brake pedal. Most if not all auxiliary braking systems are meant to press against a "dead pedal". A dead pedal being one with no vacuum or electrical assist.


If it has a standard vacuum assist power brake the vacuum should be bled off the booster before attaching the braking system. To bleed the vacuum depress the brake pedal several times until there is no longer any power assist.
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Interesting, we towed a 2011 CR for several thousand miles and didn't have a problem.
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toad braking

Suggest you investigate the RVI2. Easy to install, portable, small, reasonably priced, can select how much braking force is applied and when braking is applied, wireless display in motorhome displays when toad brakes are activated and great customer support. We've towed for 2 years/5K miles and been very pleased.
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Not operator error, this should not be happening. Wild guess here but the setup is off someway as in too much baking. I would call Roadmaster and talk to a tech there. Do you have and have you read the manual of the setup before towing.

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The SMI Duo is an ideal system for a toad behind a MH without air brakes.
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Suggest you investigate the RVI2. Easy to install, portable, small, reasonably priced, can select how much braking force is applied and when braking is applied, wireless display in motorhome displays when toad brakes are activated and great customer support. We've towed for 2 years/5K miles and been very pleased.
Totally agree on this. Nice system!
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