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Old 03-24-2012, 12:21 PM   #29
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I'm still researching, studying it's operation and listening to owner testimonials for READY BRAKE and the only thing I've found against it so far, is that is doesn't cost enough.
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:14 PM   #30
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I installed the ready brake two trips ago, works great. Very simple and cost is right. Only negative I have is the cable does stick out from your toad, not that bIg a deal for me.
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I installed the ready brake two trips ago, works great. Very simple and cost is right. Only negative I have is the cable does stick out from your toad, not that bIg a deal for me.
I guess it all depends on the toad and where it's mounted. The Wrangler's I've seen are next to the electrical receptacle under the bumper and the small cable only protrudes about an inch or so. Again no biggie and pretty hard to hide the fact that a vehicle is also being used as a toad.
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:33 PM   #32
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Here's something you won't have to contend with, when installing a READY BRAKE...
Woodalls Open Roads Forum: Class A Motorhomes: Even Brake Remote Died
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Ready Brake for me.
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When using a Ready Brake system do you also have the breakaway, and a vacuum pump to power up the brake booster?
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When using a Ready Brake system do you also have the breakaway, and a vacuum pump to power up the brake booster?
Yes, Readybrake makes a breakaway ($100 accessory). No need for a vacuum pump. The brake is designed to work without it.

When I researched this purchase last summer I came to the conclusion that the Readybrake was by far the simplest and most cost effective solution. I haven't been disappointed so far!
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Yes, Readybrake makes a breakaway ($100 accessory). No need for a vacuum pump. The brake is designed to work without it.

When I researched this purchase last summer I came to the conclusion that the Readybrake was by far the simplest and most cost effective solution. I haven't been disappointed so far!
Correct and believe it's probably best to pump the brake with engine off, depleting the canister before adjusting this surge brake system. Did you possibly do that also and/or think it necessary?
Glad to hear that you haven't been disappointed and hope to order in a few weeks, once I get the OK on another matter.
Where did you get yours and what lighting package did you go with? Sorry if you might have already posted this somewhere in this thread, as I didn't re-read it again.
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Yes, I did pump the brake before adjusting the Readybrake for the first time. I have a Wrangler so I bought the CoolTech harness for the lights. That too was cost effective and easy to install.

BTW, the Readybrake system sold these days has a LED light that installs on the dash in the MH that lights up when the surge brake has been activated. It used to activate with the toad brake lights. Not sure why they changed the design, but I modified the wiring for the LED so it lights when Toad brakes are activated. I think that's a better way of showing whether the Readybrake is properly adjusted or not. The way they have it coming from the manufacturer now, it'll show you when the surge brake is activated, but if your cable is too slack, it may mean your toad brakes are not activated.

Got my Readybrute Elite towbar with Readybrake from hitchsource.com for $830. I also got my Blue Ox base plate for the Wrangler from them. Looks like prices have gone up this year.
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Yes, I did pump the brake before adjusting the Readybrake for the first time. I have a Wrangler so I bought the CoolTech harness for the lights. That too was cost effective and easy to install.

BTW, the Readybrake system sold these days has a LED light that installs on the dash in the MH that lights up when the surge brake has been activated. It used to activate with the toad brake lights. Not sure why they changed the design, but I modified the wiring for the LED so it lights when Toad brakes are activated. I think that's a better way of showing whether the Readybrake is properly adjusted or not. The way they have it coming from the manufacturer now, it'll show you when the surge brake is activated, but if your cable is too slack, it may mean your toad brakes are not activated.

Got my Readybrute Elite towbar with Readybrake from hitchsource.com for $830. I also got my Blue Ox base plate for the Wrangler from them. Looks like prices have gone up this year.
Good info and my plans are for the cool tech also, but will probably go for Demco base plates or whatever is the most cost effective between the two. Now what about your mod for the LED indicator....Did you run it separate back to the toad or maybe use a six pin plug and receptacle instead of a four on the toad?
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Good info and my plans are for the cool tech also, but will probably go for Demco base plates or whatever is the most cost effective between the two. Now what about your mod for the LED indicator....Did you run it separate back to the toad or maybe use a six pin plug and receptacle instead of a four on the toad?
There is a plug-in on the side of the ReadyBrute Elite where the LED indicator simply plugs in. No mods necessary.
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There is a plug-in on the side of the ReadyBrute Elite where the LED indicator simply plugs in. No mods necessary.
Yes, we have discussed this before and I never thought much more about it, as it does work, but what he's saying is that this method only tells you that the surge brake control is being activated and not necessarily applying the brakes on the toad. So, if for example to forgot to attach the cable altogether or there was too much slack, as he says, the LED monitor would still light up, indicating that the toad brakes were being applied, whaddaya think?
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