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Old 01-08-2014, 12:58 PM   #15
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X2 on ready brute, cheapest all in one system you can purchase.
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Old 01-08-2014, 01:05 PM   #16
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RE: Breakaway cables and emergency braking and such...

My thoughts are to pony up the few extra dollars for the AFO setup. It has a "proper" coach protection setup that completely protects the coach air in an emergency. It also includes breakaway BRAKING for the TOAD. I see that as a big plus, EVEN with cables so that in the event of a breakaway the BEST case scenario isn't getting rear ended by my TOAD ;-) I bet that rear fiberglass cap on my coach costs a fortune to replace/repaint!

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BTW, Just looked up the ready brute/ready brake. Very interesting surge system. Only downside I can think of is tho potential I am using the Jeep brakes when my DP's exhaust brake is active... Is super simple tho and requires no modification to my DP's air system which is a huge plus.

More research needed! Looks like the kit is available online with the correct ends for a blue ox baseplate for about $1100. Add $350 for baseplate if I do not fab a bumper and I would save about $500 over a Blue Ox/AFO setup....

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IS the 10 K overkill.. No, your choices are 5K and 10K usually, and Jeeps tend to push that 5K a bit.

Brakes: The air force one is a good choice

LIghts: Yes, i'd go with a diode kit but on a jeep, depending on the body style. you can also add light fixtures in some cases. But a diode kit is good. as is the "Add-a-lamp" type systems if the fixtures will accept the added lamp.

Just make sure the jeep is towable with the transfer case in neutral.. Some of the more modern jeeps have electronic transfer cases and CAN NOT BE TOWED period. Must be flat bedded.
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I use a Currie baseplate, with the readybrute system.... solid system. When adjusted properly, the jeep brakes wont activate when the RV exhaust brake is on.

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