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Old 02-20-2014, 04:40 AM   #1
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ReadyBrake Questions

I installed the ReadyBrake system on my MH and Chevy Colorado last spring. The system worked great all last season. My question is, Now that spring is hopefully around the corner, is there anything I need to do as far as maintenance or inspection to make sure everything is good to go for this season. I have driven the Colorado all winter in the snow, ice and salt. Will this cause any issues?
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:42 PM   #2
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I would push on the toad brakes several times... if the cable outside moves in/out, you are good to go.
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:32 PM   #3
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I would push on the toad brakes several times... if the cable outside moves in/out, you are good to go.
After you have pushed on the toad brakes several times, make sure the cable fully retracts. If not the toad brakes are still being applied.
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:09 AM   #4
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I would push on the toad brakes several times... if the cable outside moves in/out, you are good to go.
I really don't think that pressing the brake pedal would push all that cable through the housing. I think it is too flexible and would bend right behind the brake pedal. JMHO!
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:29 AM   #5
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I agree with MS.

You need to make sure the cable moves freely in the sleeve.. PULL the cable both ways, if it's binding you may need to replaceme it.

I do not (yet) have this product (planing on either it or the Blue-ox equivlent)

I do, however, have a bicycle, uses the same kind of cable, just smaller in size

yesterday's job included replacing 3 of the 4 cables on the bike, both branes (rear cause it broke, front cause.. Well.. why take the chance) and one shifter cable (Sized) along with other lubrication of the bicycle

Rides better than it has in a long time.
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Yes, just grab the loop on the cable where it comes out at the front of your toad, pull on it, it won't pull easy as you'll be pulling your brake pedal too, then release it and if it goes back to it's original position you should be ok.
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I disagree... when you drill the hole for the cable, it should be inline with the brake pedal and stiff enough to slide the cable freely in its sleeve. If you press down on the brakes and does bend.... use your other hand to move the cable and feel how it is sliding in the sleeve... if you feel a lot of resistance then it needs looking into. Aircraft cable is very strong and corrosion resistant.
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My ReadyBrute has a grease zerk and I usually hit it with grease once per year
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My ReadyBrute has a grease zerk and I usually hit it with grease once per year
Just an FYI that is on the tow bar, just so the OP is not looking for a zerk on his brake cable
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