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Old 03-07-2011, 09:02 PM   #1
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I have read threads recommending M&G systems for handling toad braking. I have a Mariner Hybrid and M&G does not have a system that is compatible with the braking system of a Hybrid. I found out that Roadmaster makes a system that will work with the Hybrid. I was wondering if anyone else uses Roadmaster. It is not an inexpensive system. I was quoted approximately $2000.00 installed including the extra components for the Hybrid brakes. I had to sell my Brake Buddy as it was not compatible either.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:43 PM   #2
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Which BrakeMaster unit are you looking at?

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I'm looking at the BrakeMaster proportional braking system with breakaway. I have heard it is a good system and wondered if anyone else was using it.
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Another Option

Have you considered a Ready Break system? I installed one on a Toyota 4Runner and it works great. It is totally mechanical so I would not think the fact that you have a hybrid would be a factor.

One feature I really like is they are proportional by design and WAY cheaper than the option you are looking at. Also not to bad for a do it yourself installation in a few hours if you are at all handy.

You can check it out here:

ReadyBrake Supplemental Brake System for Towed Vehicles - Night Shift Auto

Just a thought

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I have the Brake Master 9160 (includes break away) that I self-installed and am very happy with. The only thing I would question is the installation quote you received for $2,000. You can purchase the complete system delivered for just over $600 here Roadmaster BrakeMaster RM9160 Brake Braking System - $579.99 It is not that difficult to install and $1,400 seems exorbitant to me. I would do some shopping around of installers.
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csdavis - Thanks for the suggestion. I think I prefer a system that operates of my air brake system. The amount of braking is equal to the coach braking.
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Bob - I agree that the price seems a little high but I'm not very mechanically inclined. I do know that the company installing the systems is very familiar with Roadmaster and works on many motorhomes. The brake pressure reducer required for the Hybrid brakes adds a few hundred dollars to the cost. Are you happy with the system?
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Driver - I have not checked with SMI regarding use with a Hybrid. I did check with M&G and they are not set up to do Hybrids yet.
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Bob - I agree that the price seems a little high but I'm not very mechanically inclined. I do know that the company installing the systems is very familiar with Roadmaster and works on many motorhomes. The brake pressure reducer required for the Hybrid brakes adds a few hundred dollars to the cost. Are you happy with the system?
Sorry, forgot about the Hybrid issue. Yes, I'm very happy with the system. I have another vehicle setup to tow so it's convenient to be able to switch the pedal activator between the two. If it would work for your vehicle, I also would recommend the Air Force 1.
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