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Old 08-19-2013, 11:48 PM   #1
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Question on RVibrake

Just returned from 700 mile jeep liberty test run. The aux brake worked fine, but the receiver on the dash would'nt register braking unless I really braked hard. Set to high sensitivity, large Suv. 4300. Lb jeep. Any ideas about why the receiver is so sluggish?
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:21 AM   #2
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Experiment with the settings so that you get one that is comfortable. I would try small SUV with med setting. If you are not sure it is working properly, give RVI Brake a call. They offer great service and help.
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Is this the original RVi or RVi2? There were some problems with reception on the original that required a larger antenna. RVi was providing those free to people with reception problems. IIRC I am planning on purchasing an RVi2 this week.
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Actually what you experienced sounds about right. You don't need to have the toad braking when you are just doing light braking applications but you do need it coming on when you are doing moderate to heavy braking.

I have an RVi 2 (which I upgraded from the original model).
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I talked with RVI yesterday and they suggested I do a test with the brake unit disconnected from the brake pedal, brake unit sitting on the passenger seat, the receiver plugged into a second 12v receptacle in the toad, and drive it around. This will give me an idea of how much the unit is working and how the receiver is duplicating the action of the brake unit. Sounds like a good idea to me. They also said a passenger in the back seat might help with the observations. Thanks for the additional ideas.
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Just returned from 700 mile jeep liberty test run. The aux brake worked fine, but the receiver on the dash would'nt register braking unless I really braked hard. Set to high sensitivity, large Suv. 4300. Lb jeep. Any ideas about why the receiver is so sluggish?
I've had the RVi for a year now, about 8000 miles, and it's worked fine. I would suggest you start by resetting your parameters. I'm towing a Honda Element, about 3600 lbs, and have my unit set to medium sens and small SUV.

When I think "large SUV", I'm thinking Navigator, Expedition, H2,... that sort of thing. Stuff in the 6000 to 8000 lb range. Lots of momentum pushing against the coach. It may be that with your high settings the RVi is not actuating sooner because its waiting for an inertia moment that never shows up until you hit the brake hard. Its looking for a Hummer on its tail, and doesn't even feel the Jeep. (I know that's oversimplified from an engineering POV, but I'm just making a point.)

BTW, I never even use my receiver anymore. I check brakes starting out, and periodically during the day, so I can feel the toad kick in. Their receiver config- with its fixed 12V plug- is a PITA, IMHO. When I get around to wiring a place for it, I'll likely use it again.
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BTW, I never even use my receiver anymore. I check brakes starting out, and periodically during the day, so I can feel the toad kick in. Their receiver config- with its fixed 12V plug- is a PITA, IMHO. When I get around to wiring a place for it, I'll likely use it again.
Yes, we agree about the receiver. It is a PITA. Having that proboscus sticking out of the receiver as a plug-in to the cigarette lighter is less than ideal. You can't fold it flat to get it out of the way for storage, and it limits where you can put the receiver. Mine ends up with the steering wheel blocking the screen, so I can't see it without craning my neck.
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Is this the original RVi or RVi2? There were some problems with reception on the original that required a larger antenna. RVi was providing those free to people with reception problems. IIRC I am planning on purchasing an RVi2 this week.
This is the RVi2 model.
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Yes, we agree about the receiver. It is a PITA. Having that proboscus sticking out of the receiver as a plug-in to the cigarette lighter is less than ideal. You can't fold it flat to get it out of the way for storage, and it limits where you can put the receiver. Mine ends up with the steering wheel blocking the screen, so I can't see it without craning my neck.
I went to wallyworld and got a 3 unit dc plug in with a cord on it and a on off switch for somewhere in the ten dollar range. I plug the RVi monitor and the monitor for my TPMS system in it then set the whole thing on my dash where I can see it easily.
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Very good idea...I'll try it. Thanks!
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