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Old 10-08-2013, 07:31 PM   #1
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RVibrake System

Is anyone using the RVibrake in their toad for a braking system. Just trying to get some input for a reliable braking system for my 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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Old 10-08-2013, 07:44 PM   #2
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Bought ours 3 years ago. Had a bit of a problem with "Lost Communication". Contacted RVi and they sent a longer antenna for the brake to place in the windshield of the PU. No problem since then.

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Old 10-09-2013, 07:53 AM   #3
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Do a search - I believe there is already an active thread on RVi brake systems.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:28 AM   #4
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I've been using my RVi for about 15 months, 9000 miles so far. No problems, works fine, easy in, easy out.
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:40 PM   #5
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I use the RVi1 for about 7000 miles without any problems except the remote display loosing communications now and then. I just traded it in for the RVi2 but haven't used it yet.
Compact and easy to setup and remove, highly recommended.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:16 PM   #6
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I also have one and am really happy with it. Company is great to deal with and a real person answers the phone.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:56 AM   #7
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Used our RVI2 system for more than 3000 miles this summer and it did what it was supposed to. Easy enough to use. We are happy we selected it and we'd buy it again if we were in need of a new system. Good luck with whatever you select.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:01 AM   #8
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X2 on RVi2 Brake. No problems, great customer service!
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:30 AM   #9
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I have changed from SMI to RVi Brake system and like its compact size, easy to remove when not using toad and they have great customer service.
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:06 PM   #10
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Have had the RVi 2 for almost 10k miles which included a cross country trip through the mountains and love it. Great customer service and assistance. I think the newer units have resolved the communication and set up issues. It draws limited power so I can tow for days before I run the toad if required.
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:34 PM   #11
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Sammie, if you haven't yet made a decision on a braking system for your Jeep lnspect the M&G Braking System. I was informed of this system by some full-timers who had spent many hours checking out every towed braking system sold. They were absolutely right! It is wonderful, completely trouble-free, nothing inside the Jeep-all under the hood, no adjustment to monitor, available for an air brake coach or hyd brake coach.
Once installed on our Jeep, it's out of sight out of mind. The Jeep has been left hooked up to the MH for days and the Jeep battery has never been run down, all because of the wiring instructions.
It's your money to spend as you choose, choose wisely.

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