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Old 12-12-2015, 07:56 PM   #1
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Recommendation on braking system

I'm about to pull the trigger on a new 2016 motorhome and at the same time bite the bullit and setup the car for towing. The tow car will be a 2013 Chevy Sonic, automatic. I would like opinions on the better braking system. I am leaning towards Invisibrake. The ads look good, but would like feed back.

Thanks for opinions or recommendations.
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Old 12-12-2015, 08:06 PM   #2
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I have the Invisibrake in my setup towing a GMC Acadia and it works very well. The control box is hidden neatly in a compartment in the trunk.

Seems that the folks on here with bad experiences mostly blame the install, so make sure who ever does the work knows what they are doing!
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Old 12-13-2015, 02:30 AM   #3
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ReadyBrake. Can Be bought standalone to use with any tow bar. Better, buy ReadyBrute Elite tow at with ReadyBrake built in. Best bang for the buck in a new towing setup.

Used equipment via Craigslist is a good option as well. I have a sub $1000 total setup cost via Craigslist.
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ReadyBrake. Can Be bought standalone to use with any tow bar. Better, buy ReadyBrute Elite tow at with ReadyBrake built in. Best bang for the buck in a new towing setup.
Used equipment via Craigslist is a good option as well. I have a sub $1000 total setup cost via Craigslist.

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What will you be pulling the toad with? Gas or diesel?
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+1 readybrute elite

installed it myslef on my crv. easy to connect and disconnect. Once it is adjusted you are set.

HIGHLY recommend their rock deflector. It is much less expensive than others, but does a much better job at protecting against rocks since it goes from bumper to bumper.
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ReadyBrute Elite- me too!
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What will you be pulling the toad with? Gas or diesel?
New 31 ft Gas from Newmar.
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I got this protect-a-tow mesh system to protect from rocks as I've heard of shields actually bouncing the rocks into the back of the coach and dinging IT ...

And this Brake Buddy came with the jeep when I bought it with the rv - works great even when not hooked up as it works on inertia too
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I put the SMI Stay-IN-Play Duo in my Jeep Liberty, works real good.
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I'm a big fan of the RVi2 brake. Small, light, and easy to set up. If the Sonic has a floor pan, then you just drop it in, connect to the brake pedal, plug in the power, and push the auto start. Done and ready to go. I've had one for three years now and use with my Honda Fit.

If if your car doesn't have a floor pan, it is still easy to use. RVi will send you a stop that bolts to your seat rails. Then it is drop it on the floor and connect everything.
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I'm a big fan of the RVi2 brake. Small, light, and easy to set up. If the Sonic has a floor pan, then you just drop it in, connect to the brake pedal, plug in the power, and push the auto start. Done and ready to go. I've had one for three years now and use with my Honda Fit.

If if your car doesn't have a floor pan, it is still easy to use. RVi will send you a stop that bolts to your seat rails. Then it is drop it on the floor and connect everything.
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Just a note to all responders.... Thanks. It's a few months before I have to decide but now I have a few options to consider. Merry Christmas to all.
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Roadmaster Invisibrake problems

I finally gave up on the Invisibrake and it now lives on my work bench as an expensive paper weight. It locked up on me during a heavy rain recently as I was driving it. This could have led to a very bad accident.
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