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Old 03-05-2009, 06:52 AM   #1
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http://www.roadmasterinc.com/p...aking/9700/9700.html

Any exper. with this model? I am always leary about electronic elements like mercury/inertia switches and prefer a more realiable trigger for activation - ie brake light circuit. ( My trailer brake controller is inertia based and has never failed but it is located in the towing vehicle and easy to adjust if necessary at a moments notice - I'm not sure I like the idea of the inertia switch in the towed unit)

I like the M&G the best but not quite sure I want to install it. I was debating between the smi stay and play and the easy brake now but just noticed the roadmaster and it sounds perfect for reasons stated in paragraph above.
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www.roadmasterinc.com/products/braking/9700/9700.html

No permission to edit my own post so here is the edit:

....prefer a more realiable trigger for activation - ie brake light circuit like the 9700 has.
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Given the preferences you have stated, the device you want is the Unified Tow Brake.

Or use something like the Roadmaster 9060 Brakemaster, which has no electronic components at all in the toad.

However, I think you are worrying about a non-problem. Either the Roadmaster 9700 or Brake Buddy would do a fine job for you if it is a potable toad brake that you want.
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Yes I agree, I know alot of people have the brake buddy and are very happy and am seriously considering that one, but I haven't heard much on the 9700 for reviews. Hopefully someone can post with a good or bad experience.
Mountain master towbrake looks good also
http://www.towbrake.com/home.html

Anyone have the 9700 and what are your opinions?
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I know somebody who had the predecessor model to the 9700 and had numerous problems with it, starting with a much higher actual amp draw than the specs stated, so that he had to install a special power circuit for it. He gave up on it after several months and put in an M&G system instead. Roadmaster dropped that model and came out with the 9700, hopefully with the problems resolved.

A Brake Buddy is still going to have electronics and an inertial sensor (accelerometer) in the toad.
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