Originally Posted by Dutch Star Don
Last month, I bought a second toad, a 2013 Honda CRV. We're heading out on a long trip and I didn't want to tow the truck. The CRV weighs about 3500 pounds and my coach, with front disc brakes, tag axle with brakes and a two speed engine brake, are plenty to stop the CRV without any help. The law in California requires that I be able to stop the entire rig in 50' from 20 mph. Not an issue, but there was no break away system. I decided to spend the money and buy a second unit for the CRV so that I would have the break away system.
RVing is expensive and sometimes you have to bite the bullet on certain items to have a safe experience for both you and others on the road.
Same way with us, the MH has all wheel disk brakes with a three "speed" jake brake. The law in WA is the same as CA for braking requirements on a combination vehicle. I have no trouble stopping the rig without any brakes on the Odyssey but a breakaway is required. I bought the second vehicle kit last year and have the MH backed out to install the air line on the MH as well as change the Allison filters. Need to decide if I want to get dirty now, take a shower then go to work or do it tomorrow when I'm off work.
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
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RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '05 Odyssey