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Old 05-28-2014, 03:40 PM   #15
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If I buy something, it darn well better be simple and easy to maintain !! ��
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Now that IS funny!
You bought a RV, didn't you?

Who do you think you're kidding?.... (we're all RVers here).
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:00 PM   #16
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Now that IS funny!
You bought a RV, didn't you?

Who do you think you're kidding?.... (we're all RVers here).
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What's this you say? RVs are complicated? They come with a little instruction book. Something goes wrong, just fan through the 10,299 pages until you find the pertinent reference. 😬


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Narampa,
I'm using the Ready Brake Inertial Braking System:
Readybrake RV Tow Bars and RV Surge Braking Systems for Car Towing - NSA RV Products

It is purely mechanical (no electric wiring needed for brake activation), and not too difficult to install. Of course wiring is needed of you want extra lighting to come on when the motorcoach brakes are applied. Otherwise the toad brake lights will come on when enough inertial force causes the mechanical system to "yank" on the brake pedal. I like the auxiliary brake light option because at times when I'm only slowing down slightly with the Jake brake, anyone following will see some lights come on.

There are several other brands and methods of toad braking, but none as simple as the Ready Brake. Cost is not too bad either. Name of the manufacturer is Night Shift Auto ... which sort of gives me a chuckle. Reminds me of the old Midnight Auto Supply. We don't have your part yet, but will have it if you stop by later, after midnight. 😃


> My motto: I like breathing. It gives me something to do ....
I have the same setup. Simple, quick and flawless.
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I'm using the Ready Brake Inertial Braking System:
Readybrake RV Tow Bars and RV Surge Braking Systems for Car Towing - NSA RV Products

It is purely mechanical (no electric wiring needed for brake activation), and not too difficult to install. Of course wiring is needed of you want extra lighting to come on when the motorcoach brakes are applied. Otherwise the toad brake lights will come on when enough inertial force causes the mechanical system to "yank" on the brake pedal. I like the auxiliary brake light option because at times when I'm only slowing down slightly with the Jake brake, anyone following will see some lights come on.

There are several other brands and methods of toad braking, but none as simple as the Ready Brake. Cost is not too bad either. Name of the manufacturer is Night Shift Auto ... which sort of gives me a chuckle. Reminds me of the old Midnight Auto Supply. We don't have your part yet, but will have it if you stop by later, after midnight. 😃


> My motto: I like breathing. It gives me something to do ....
Thanks for the link to the ready brake. I am still not convinced I want to tow but it is a nice option.
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