Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Toads and Motorhome Related Towing
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-10-2016, 11:53 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Golfer Guy's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: out west
Posts: 214
Roadmaster Even Brake vs Brake Master

I have a RoadMaster Even brake that I used when towing my Ford Focus behind a Newmar 37' gas rig. While towing the Focus behind my newer Beaver 38' DP I have not used a breaking system as the Focus was so light.

Recently purchased a Jeep Wrangler that I do want to set up with a breaking system. I have an opportunity to get a RoadMaster Brake Master which is an air system and cylinder that attaches to the Jeep.

My question is which is the better option to use Brake Master or Even Brake for my setup?

Thanks for your opinions.

Steve
__________________

__________________
2006 38' Beaver Monterey
2014 Jeep Wrangler Toad
Golfer Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-11-2016, 05:06 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
SuperGewl's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,606
Quote:
Originally Posted by Golfer Guy View Post
I have a RoadMaster Even brake that I used when towing my Ford Focus behind a Newmar 37' gas rig. While towing the Focus behind my newer Beaver 38' DP I have not used a breaking system as the Focus was so light.

Recently purchased a Jeep Wrangler that I do want to set up with a breaking system. I have an opportunity to get a RoadMaster Brake Master which is an air system and cylinder that attaches to the Jeep.

My question is which is the better option to use Brake Master or Even Brake for my setup?

Thanks for your opinions.

Steve
That is a NO NO. Your Ford Focus is not too light. It weighs about 3k or more and it's against the law in most states to NOT have an Axillary braking system on it while being towed.
It depends on your preference as far as usability and the ease of setup. Me I use the Brakemaster on my Jeep. The big disadvantage is that it cost a good penny to change it out to another vehicle.
The Even brake does not really cost much to change to another car. To me I don't like the idea of having to put that big bulky thing in the car and then stow it when not in use.
__________________

__________________
Retired Navy Submariner
2014 Itasca Sunstar 35F; 5 Star tuned; 2014 Jeep Cherokee TrailHawk
SuperGewl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2016, 10:58 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3,227
Quote:
Originally Posted by Golfer Guy View Post
I have a RoadMaster Even brake that I used when towing my Ford Focus behind a Newmar 37' gas rig. While towing the Focus behind my newer Beaver 38' DP I have not used a breaking system as the Focus was so light.

Recently purchased a Jeep Wrangler that I do want to set up with a breaking system. I have an opportunity to get a RoadMaster Brake Master which is an air system and cylinder that attaches to the Jeep.

My question is which is the better option to use Brake Master or Even Brake for my setup?

Thanks for your opinions.

Steve
We've used the Brakemaster system in our Jeep since 2006. We chose it mainly because of the proportional braking it offers, plus the only thing to install and remove from the Jeep is an air cylinder. It's an excellent system and provides seamless braking.

Our Jeep has limited storage space, so we wanted to minimize the equipment needed. When we purchased our 2013 Adventurer we bought a "second motorhome kit" rather than transferring everything from the old motorhome.

Since you have a DP the air line to the Jeep can be attached to the rear air brake manifold. There's relatively little to install in the motorhome compared to a gas model. We're very satisfied with the system and would highly recommend it.
__________________
Hikerdogs
2013 Adventurer 32H
Hikerdogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2016, 12:39 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Falcon190's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Camas, WA
Posts: 860
I have the Brakemaster on my Wrangler for all the above reasons. It was about $900 including installation. I also like that it's air operated and very easy to hook up. Don't forget about adding a break-away.
__________________
Falcon190 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
brake



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Even Brake by roadmaster Kvtaylor Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 32 05-10-2011 09:03 AM
Roadmaster Even Brake - brake lite relay Meurigd Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 1 02-08-2011 07:52 PM
Roadmaster Even Brake KentM Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 5 08-04-2010 05:25 PM
Roadmaster Even Brake w/2009 Jeep Wrangler as Toad Old Rv'er Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 8 10-05-2009 10:12 PM
Brake Buddy Vantage vs Roadmaster Even Brake Howard Leap Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 24 03-29-2009 07:33 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.