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Old 06-05-2016, 09:08 PM   #1
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Roadmaster Invisibrake

Any feedback on a Roadmaster Invisibrake vs a Brake buddy system would be much appreciated.

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Had the brake buddy for several years. Got kind of tired with the set-up of the brake buddy every time we used it and unhooking it and putting it away. Also was seeing more negative posts regarding it's usage.

Switched to the invisibrake and couldn't be happier. Hook up is very easy (two cables, one for power and one for breakaway) and you're done. Also recently got new motorhome and the few adjustments to the MH for the invisibrake were inexpensive and again everything worked great.

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Do a search on (Roadmaster Invisibrake Problems) and you may change your mind about the Invisibrake. I had it on my 98 Honda Accord worked great tell it rained and the brakes wanted to lockup. The little red light keep coming on, while others have lost brake pad and rotors. It may come on when just driving if it is raining, just the luck of the draw if you have problems. I went with the SMI Air Force One on my Ford Edge.
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Old 06-06-2016, 04:19 PM   #4
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Any feedback on a Roadmaster Invisibrake vs a Brake buddy system would be much appreciated.
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Has anyone ever reported a problem while towing? All of the problems I've read about have been when the toad was disconnected. I too am tired of the setup and removal of the Brake Buddy.
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I had lock up problems when we had the Invisabrake installed in our 90 Honda. It happened when it was raining heavily and not hooked to the Motorhome. I didn't notice anything wrong when towing. But after this one issue I pulled the plug. My wife was driving the driving the car to the RV park site after I had unhooked it. She was not happy! That being said, when we upgraded to the 2014 CR-V, I had the Invisabrake removed from the 90 Honda and had it installed in the CRV. We have not had any issues with it. Even in the rain, no problems. I like that there's nothing to set up.

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"Has anyone ever reported a problem while towing?"

Coming out of Mexico I had the activation light come on. I stopped, disconnected the brake and found that it did not release pressure applied to the brake pedal. I had to disconnect it from the brake pedal.

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I've had Invisibrake installed on my 07 Focus for 5+ years with 0 problems. It was installed correctly. I see the problems listed often are due to incorrect installation. I love the plug and play (well drive away) feature and my car battery is topped up while towing.
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