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Old 04-04-2013, 05:53 PM   #1
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Winnebago Vista 26HE and M&G brake

Took my 2013 Winnebago Vista 26HE in to have the last part of the M&G brake system installed. The installer called a few minutes ago and said they've "never seen anything like this. The ford chassis is all metric and the M&G is SAE." The installer also said that they have talked with M&G and don't have a solution (I find this difficult to believe) but are "looking into it." So...my questions are these: Anybody else have this problem and have a fix for it? If there isn't a fix, what is the next best brake, preferably something that will use the M&G components that are already installed on my 2013 Wrangler?

This is a royal mess and we're a week out from leaving for Yosemite. Anybody that has viable solutions, please chime in!
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Sounds like a bogus excuse to me. Ford and GM have been metric for years. My guess is your installer hasn't done too many installations of the M&G system. If you are on a deadline, have him pull it out, get you a refund and install something like an RVibrake or an SMI Stay and Play Duo.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:45 AM   #3
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Truer words have not been spoken on this. I called M&G directly and got the scoop...it's a simple "T" fitting that goes from metric to SAE. So I called the shop and got a song and dance but the part will be here Monday and the work finished Tues. When you live in a one horse town...

Learned my lesson though. Thanks for the help!
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The magic part was overnighted and I picked up the RV this afternoon...only to find that I suspect they hooked the compressor power line to the wrong source. The compressor comes on now every 20-30 for about a minute. Calling M&G in the morning but if you know where the power line goes, let me know. I think it should be on a witched source versus constant?
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If I understand how your system works, you have to have a compressed air source to power it. Is that car mounted or motorhome mounted?

Sounds like a slow leak in the system somewhere. You are going to have to use some of that bubble solution on the fittings.

If the compressor has to be mounted in your toad and powered from the toad battery for your breakaway switch to work properly. You can add a charge line from your motorhome to your toad to keep your battery happy. ToadCharge is at least one commercial solution and the kit contains all of the wire, connectors, circuit breakers, and voltage regulators that you need to keep everything happy.
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The compressor is mounted on the RV but you're correct, there is a slow leak. I got the rig back yesterday and the installer said he couldn't find the leak. The hot line was rewired with a relay from the ignition side so it appears to be working correctly. While I think M&G is a good product, the "authorized dealer" in Carson City leaves very much to be desired.
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Last note: Took the rig over the Sierra Nevada mountains, to the coast of CA, and returned. The M&G system worked flawlessly, even on tight mountain roads where I was on and off the brakes a lot. Great system.
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