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Old 09-23-2017, 10:09 PM   #1
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Class C brakes

Hello Folks,
New member here so the wife and I are very close to getting a new Class C or a fairly new used probably around 30-32'

So my question is do I need to buy something to go with the brake system? the reason I ask is last week when we were test driving a 32' the salesman said that the original owner installed something for his brakes and I good see some sort of small lit up gadget right under the dash.

I didn't question him because I was paying special attention to the transmission and engine while driving.

Btw, its only bbeen 4 weeks and I'm official burned out. So far we have narrowed it down to Forester, Thor Quantum, and Jayco.


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Old 09-23-2017, 10:21 PM   #2
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Obviously the salesman did know anything about RVing.
Or tow systems or aux braking systems .
Probably at Big 5 selling running shoes last week.
The lighted gadget could have been for a towed vehicle transmission lube pump ( Remco )or an aux braking system in the toad .
The aux braking system for a towed ( toad ) vehicle is required in almost all states and should be in your items to look into .

I know ... just what you needed to hear.

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Old 09-24-2017, 06:14 AM   #3
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Might have also just been a plain old trailer brake controller.
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Old 09-24-2017, 05:22 PM   #4
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The salesman was no good. It sounds from your prescription that is a brake controller.
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Old 09-24-2017, 05:37 PM   #5
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Old 09-25-2017, 08:56 AM   #6
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Like others, most likely a brake controller. I would' t come down too hard on the salesman when only half listening. It's hard enough defusing the bombs some well mean owners put in their RVs, then take part of it with them for the next coach. How many threads do we have on here asking for info on a new RV and and the owners went threw an orientation. These are complex rigs with many options. The brakes, IF in reasonable condition, will stop the RV well.

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Old 09-25-2017, 11:25 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone for the replies.
We have a '99 Terry 5th wheel and of course we also have a brake controller under our Trucks dash but it didnt look anything like the one I saw and I'm sure now that it was just a brake controller.
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Old 09-25-2017, 06:09 PM   #8
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It may be a brake controller for a towed vehicle or a trailer. Might be worthwhile to check a little further.

Good luck with your search...
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Got to thinking about this and I can't recall any after market bolt on device to improve the braking performance of any vehicle let alone a RV. Not that I'm even remotely interested but is there anything?

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