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Old 11-24-2006, 08:50 AM   #1
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I had the RoadMaster BrakeMaster 9000 system installed on my Winnebago V-10 chassis. Once I got it adjusted right, it performed flawlessly.

Since I have now replaced my V-10 with a DP, I ordered a kit from RoadMaster that would allow me to hook up my current BrakeMaster system to the air brakes of my MH.

After reading through all of my MH owner's manuals, I found that Freightliner says not to tap into the chassis' air brakes for any reason. Does this mean that adding the BrakeMaster system to my DP could hinder my brake system?
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Old 11-24-2006, 08:50 AM   #2
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I had the RoadMaster BrakeMaster 9000 system installed on my Winnebago V-10 chassis. Once I got it adjusted right, it performed flawlessly.

Since I have now replaced my V-10 with a DP, I ordered a kit from RoadMaster that would allow me to hook up my current BrakeMaster system to the air brakes of my MH.

After reading through all of my MH owner's manuals, I found that Freightliner says not to tap into the chassis' air brakes for any reason. Does this mean that adding the BrakeMaster system to my DP could hinder my brake system?
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I had the exact same system on my gasser & now with a DP - we have an appointment at Camping World next Tuesday to have it outfitted for our air brake system.
The Beaver has the Magnum chassis so I'll look & see if it says anything in the chassis manual.
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Craig, if properly installed (I have one also) you will not have any problem. Even if you had an air leak, if it got bad enough the service brakes would come on and stop you. I would not tow my Pickup without the brake assist and am very causious towing the Vue untill I get the BrakeMaster switched over when I am through towing the truck. Just have a competent facility that is familair with the system do the install and you should be good to go.
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No, it doesn't mean that. In act, Freightliners are now pre-wired for the addition of a tow brake - see This Ad.

I belive you will find one or more factory-installed "T's" at cab be used to attach air-powered equipment. That's different than adding your own T by "tapping" into the air lines.

There is also usually a manifold with multiple pre-installed air line ports somewher, but that may be installed by the coach builder rather than Freightliner. My American Tradition has one in the left front bay.

If in doubt about where/how to connect, call Freightliner and ask.
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