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Old 03-12-2014, 09:20 PM   #1
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How reliable and safe is Invisibrake when not in use?

My wife drives the 2014 Honda CRV daily, and we will tow about once a month. It sounds like a great product for towing, but I would want it to be completely reliable and safe for everyday use when not towing. I would hate for the car to brake suddenly when she is driving..or worse, not brake or not be able to press the pedal. I would appreciate comments from anyone who actually uses the Invisibrake. Thanks!
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:34 PM   #2
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We have used this product for three years. The Edge is our primary means of transportation, no worries!
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No problems here. If there were any problems with the brake system, rest assured that you would read about it on any of the RV boards by now
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Thanks for sharing your experience with it! It does sound like a great way to go.
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Now that the post has been moved to the right forum, I would love to hear from others. A big thank you in advance!
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We have used the InvisiBrake for nearly two years, no problems whatsoever .... either as a toad or daily driver.
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The only problem I have heard about the Invisibrake is some kid pulling the pin for the break away switch on the front. Carry an extra pin in case somebody does this. You can also disconnect the Invisibrake at the controller to deactivate it if you don't have another pin.

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Jfran304, thanks. While that is not a problem with the system, per say, good advice to carry a spare pin!
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Its still a mechanical device. As such just like anything mechanical it can fail ; no guarantees.
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The only problem I have heard about the Invisibrake is some kid pulling the pin for the break away switch on the front. Carry an extra pin in case somebody does this. You can also disconnect the Invisibrake at the controller to deactivate it if you don't have another pin.

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I have a BrakeMaster and it has the PIN on the front and I had mine stolen in Palm Springs. Got a new PIN and crafted a second one myself and after that I removed the Pin and opened the power line to the break-away selonoid so it was disabled when I was not using the brake MH activated brake. Otherwise even though the pedal cylindar was removed and there would be no braking action, there would be current holding the selonoid open.
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I too have been worried about the break-away pin being taken, thereby bringing on the brakes. I'm also very sure that the tow mechanism together with the break-away cables will keep the toad tied to the RV so I have taped up the pin and swung it's mounting through 90* to put it out of sight.
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