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Old 10-03-2016, 11:25 AM   #1
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InvisiBrake question

I am in the process of buying a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited from a fellow RV'r. He is selling the Jeep with the InvisiBrake system included as he is currently using it. My question is what do I have to look for to make sure is included with the purchase that makes the InvisiBrake complete. I plan on using the Jeep as a toad for my Motorhome.
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Old 10-03-2016, 07:33 PM   #2
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I would look for the control cable hooked to the brake pedal and for the control unit. On our CRV it's located under tge c driver's seat but i think it can be located in other locations. There should also be an cable connection on the front of the Jeep.

I would just ask him to show you the Invisabrake and to explain how it works.
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Thanks for the quick response. I'm not concerned as much about what is on the toad as what is on his RV that will be needed to have a fully operational system. I read about the system from various ads and the manufacturers web page so I kinda know what to look for on the Jeep. I'm not sure if the wiring from Jeep to RV will be removed when he sells the Jeep and the dash mounted light is another question. Just want to make sure I've got everything.
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Joe do a search on Roadmaster Invisibrake problems there are 138 post there with explanations on Invisibrake problems that can cost you $
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I did have problems with the Roadmaster Invisibrake system on my 98 Honda Accord and that is why I went with the Air Force One.
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Thanks for the quick response. I'm not concerned as much about what is on the toad as what is on his RV that will be needed to have a fully operational system. I read about the system from various ads and the manufacturers web page so I kinda know what to look for on the Jeep. I'm not sure if the wiring from Jeep to RV will be removed when he sells the Jeep and the dash mounted light is another question. Just want to make sure I've got everything.
On the RV side, we have a 6 prong connector, which supplies the expected lights turn signal and ground. One wire feeds back to the dash where we have a light that comes on when the system is activated and a buzzer when the brakes stay on too long. The tow bar fits in the standard 2" receiver.
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In the toad, there should be the main unit mounted somewhere, a cylinder with an air line attached plus a steel cable which runs up to the firewall. The cable runs thru a pulley and is then attached to the brake pedal. At the front of the toad, there should be a breakaway box which has a removable pin in it. That pin is attached to the coach with a lanyard so that if the toad breaks away, the pin gets pulled and the brake will activate. Make sure the lanyard allows free movement of the toad without pulling the pin. The brake is fed from the toad battery and is charged from the coach by having the lights on or you can route a separate wire. I have towed my Jeep 3 days without the wire, no problem. The brake is activated by the coach brake lights and after a set time of being activated, the brake will shut off which keeps from "riding" the brakes all the way down a hill.
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Thanks Walt for the directions to all the posts that people have had. It's really frightening to see all of the same problems repeated. The system I'm concerned with is on a 2014 vehicle and had been installed by a professional at a responsible delership. Hopefully the owner can reassure me that his is problem free but to be safe, the 20 amp fuse removal after every tow seems to be the way to go.

This forum is great.
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You are welcome Joe but if you did read all of the post you will see that no one can tell you when it will fail, a couple of the guys that posted rave reviews on that system and stated they had used the system for a few yrs without a problem came back and posted the damage it had caused.
There is toward the end one of the guys is a electric engineer and had figured out what part is causing the problem.
Good luck and you may never have a problem?
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