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Old 03-22-2016, 08:40 PM   #1
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Toad Braking Options with Class C

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We are thinking of downsizing from Class A to Class C. We tow an 04 Jeep Liberty four wheel drive which weighs about 4,000 lbs. With the Class A we use the air brakes (M&G) to activate the the Jeep brakes which has worked very well.

If we go to Winnebago Aspect or similar, what are the braking options that are available? Is there a way to continue using the air system or will I have to get a new braking system?

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Old 03-23-2016, 10:19 AM   #2
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M&G makes braking systems compatible with air, hydraulic, and air over hydraulic RVs. I'd contact them to see about installing the 12 v compressor, air tank to be mounted in the Jeep and the adaptor for the RV.

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Old 03-23-2016, 01:31 PM   #3
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M&G makes braking systems compatible with air, hydraulic, and air over hydraulic RVs. I'd contact them to see about installing the 12 v compressor, air tank to be mounted in the Jeep and the adaptor for the RV.

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I did not even think of that. Good one to point out. I did not want to have to get a brake buddy or anything that would need to fit in the floor of the Jeep. Since the equipment is already installed on the Jeep I hoped to be able to use it as it was not cheap.

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We're in the process of setting up our Subaru Forester as a toad for our B+ - also didn't want stuff on the floor - ended up going with NSA ReadyBrute towbar with built-in surge brake. Seems like many on this forum gave it high marks - hope they're right!!! ST
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I use the Brake Buddy with our Class C Aspect nod Flex toad.
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I use the Brake Buddy with our Class C Aspect nod Flex toad.
We have used a brake buddy for nearly 5 years . . . so far .....so good.
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We have a Roadmaster Invisibrake system installed out of the way in the wheel well of our CR-V. A real Ron Popeil solution: Set It & Forget It. Couldn't be happier.
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All the comments about braking systems are nice, but the OP has an M&G air brake system already installed. It required the installation of an air cylinder between the master brake cylinder and the booster on his firewall. Changing to a Class C RV, which most probably has vacuum or hydraulic boost braking, his air powered auxiliary brake system doesn't need complete replacement for upwards of $1000 or more. M&G makes an option that senses the brake application in the Class C and uses a compressor and air tank to actuate the system he already has installed. Must cheaper and simpler than any of the variations mentioned.
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An earlier post suggested I contact M&G about a solution which I did. Their reply was that I needed a "Power Pack" installed. No other explanation in the email about where to put "it", or how to install "it", or who could install "it". They did say it was about $500.

Kind of disappointed in their reply.

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The M&G dealers Web page is here.

M&G brief description of the "power pack" is a bit past halfway down their home page, in the section titled "M&G Car Braking System for RV coaches with HYDRAULIC BRAKES." They have a link there to a small picture of the "power pack."

Here's a Web page from an online seller of the "power pack." Not $500, though.

Here's a different seller's Web page.

I hope this helps (somewhat).
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