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Old 06-15-2016, 11:35 AM   #1
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What is the most reliable and economical brake system to buy? I have a gas coach and 2001 wrangler.
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:00 PM   #2
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IMHO, The Stay-In-Play Duo from SMI Manufacturing would be your best bet. Very dependable system with rock solid customer service.
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+1 on the SMI Stay-In-Play. I installed it in my toad to use with my previous coach (Super C) and then just continued to use it with my DP. Once you've installed it, you don't have to mess with it again for each departure/arrival. Easy!
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A RVI2 would be a good choice. It is easy to set up and can be moved to a newer vehicle at no cost.

Your looking at using a 16 year old vehicle. You have to determine if that's a long or short yet application. The other suggestions are good ones, but if not in it for "the long haul" Installing a permanent system might not be the best investment. IMHO.


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What is the most reliable and economical brake system to buy? I have a gas coach and 2001 wrangler.
Probably Redybrake, it's the cheapest and probly easiest to install besides M&G and M&G would work but the compressor would be a deal killer for me on a gas coach.

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Yep, ReadyBrute Elite tow bar with built in surge brake if you don't already have a tow bar or the ReadyBrake surge brake that works with your current tow bar. We've used the Elite for 3 years now and like it a lot.
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NSA ReadyBrute (or ReadyBrake if you already have a good towbar).


Simple, mechanical, well built and a good price.


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Another vote for ReadyBrake! Don't understand why anyone would spend hundreds of dollars on others! JMHO
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Another vote for ReadyBrake! Don't understand why anyone would spend hundreds of dollars on others! JMHO
Joe I agree on gas coaches but the M&G on the Diesel with air brakes is even cheaper and best I think out there especially if you buy one of their rebuilt unit ( it is nothing to rebuild it just a O ring on a piston inside a cylinder) . The installation is easy, the hardest part is usually finding a place for the breakaway air cylender and on this you just hook up a quick connection air line. I towed for years with a Roadmaster Brakemaster and liked it but this M&G is by far the best toad brake system I have had and on the cheap.
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