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Old 03-09-2014, 03:07 AM   #1
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Invisibrake by Roadmaster vs Unified Tow Brake by US Gear

I am installing towing equipment for flat towing. I am considering the two supplement brake systems; either Invisibrake; or Unified Tow Brake. Please advise which system I should get. Thanks.

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We have used the InvisiBrake for nearly two years and find it very convenient to connect/disconnect, operationally superb, physically unobtrusive and overall trouble-free. Do not have any knowledge or advice regarding the other product.

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We have used the InvisiBrake for nearly two years and find it very convenient to connect/disconnect, operationally superb, physically unobtrusive and overall trouble-free. Do not have any knowledge or advice regarding the other product.

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we have the unified brake system with exactly the same results. Either one is probably fine for you. Might as well go with best price and ease of installation.
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we have the unified brake system with exactly the same results. Either one is probably fine for you. Might as well go with best price and ease of installation.

Exactly! Price would be my concern since the two units are almost identical.

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Hello - if one would throw "wallet to the wind" what is the best brake controller for flat towing? SM1 Air Force One (and similar) used the air system of the coach to proportionally apply brakes to the toad. Unified Tow (and similiar) brake uses a solenoid activated by a swing style gain (I assume) tied to the toad via a 12V vacume pump into the brake booster. In a breakaway you do not want to lose coach brakes. SM1 says they cover this event although they are not clear on method. No such problem w/ solenoid style. Anyway - I need to purchase a dingy brake for my 2000 NM DS 38' w/ a 2001 Jeep Cherokee toad. Thoughts? Thank you. Ed
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Reading the Roadmaster info and articles on the Invisibrake systems I understand the toad braking is either on of off versus proportional to brake pressure applied by coach. Correct? Which products apply proportional braking to toad... light...med...heavy as coach brakes are applied? Ed
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Reading the Roadmaster info and articles on the Invisibrake systems I understand the toad braking is either on of off versus proportional to brake pressure applied by coach. Correct? Which products apply proportional braking to toad... light...med...heavy as coach brakes are applied? Ed
See this InvisiBrake FAQ:

Roadmaster Inc. - Tow Bars, Braking Systems & RV Accessories

While not proportional, the user gets to set the braking force as desired.
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