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Old 02-11-2013, 04:01 PM   #169
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It's a surge activated system. My understanding is that there's a cable that runs from the receiver to the inside brake pedal arm. The surge movement retracts the cable appling the brake (Ready Brute Elite RB-9050).

There's a brake-away unit available (RS-5000).
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Im looking at the readybrake system and its breakaway setup... I like its simplicity with the towbar having the built in surge brake (by cable to pull on the brake pedal). The breakaway setup is similar, when the toad breaks away from the MH... a device activates and pulls another set of cable to pull the brake pedal (up to 300lbs of force.). It also has a light that will let you know the the surge brake is activated... One thing I dont like is that, if you are using ... say your exhaust/engine brake, the toad may be riding its brakes... need to research more on this though.
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From the NSA site:



Going down a steep grade a mountain pass will the Ready Brake activate?

No we have engineered the Ready Brake not to activate until you step on the brake pedal of the motorhome. In our Ready Brake we have an oil filled shock absorber and a 250 lbs spring. The weight of the towed vehicle has to over come both of these before it will activate.
When traveling down a steep grade the motorhome and the towed vehicle are traveling at the same speed so the Ready Brake will not active. Or if you put your jake brake on in the motorhome it does not allow enough pressure to be put on the Ready Brake to active it.
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Well, thats that... the readybrake seems like a nice setup. I really like that it does not use any battery power or air from the toad/mh.
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Let us know how it works out. I am particularly interested in the cable installation as I assume it has to go through the firewall.

If you have not already done so check the forum devoted to towing toads.
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I will document how the install goes... it will be for a 2013 Jeep wrangler with prob a blu ox baseplate.
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Jack -

What day is your appointment at Gaffney for service? I have set mine up for the 22nd. I'll be going down the night before.

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What day is your appointment at Gaffney for service? I have set mine up for the 22nd. I'll be going down the night before.

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Gary,

I was originally scheduled for the 11th but my wife got sick and unable to travel so we had to reschedule to the 26th.

I would be interested to hearing your opinion of your service visit at Freightliner?

Thanks!
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Please post your results. Have our appointment for March 25th.
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Gary,

I was originally scheduled for the 11th but my wife got sick and unable to travel so we had to reschedule to the 26th.

I would be interested to hearing your opinion of your service visit at Freightliner?

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Jack,

When I attended the Camp Freightliner seminar this past July some of the students had service work done while they were in the class. Everyone that I talked to at that time was very pleased with their service.

When I had my six month service done here in Greensboro at a regular Freightliner dealer that mainly works on trucks I was not very satisfied with their handling of my service. Had I known beforehand I would have just gone down to Gaffney and have them do the service work. From now on that is what I intend to do.

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I would be interested in what a basic service cost at Gaffney.
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Windshield washers

Anybody have trouble with the tubing on the windshield wipers? I left cold Michigan and the tubing that carries the windshield washing fluid broke on both side of the coach. Thus we had no way to wash the windshield as we drove. We did stop in several rest areas and throw water on the windshield. Makes things interesting with salty wet roads.

We're looking for tubing that is able to handle cold weather when we head north.

BTW: we did have anti-freeze fluid in the washer.

The right side tubing broke at the connection point and the left side split in 2 places.
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Anybody have trouble with the tubing on the windshield wipers? I left cold Michigan and the tubing that carries the windshield washing fluid broke on both side of the coach. Thus we had no way to wash the windshield as we drove. We did stop in several rest areas and throw water on the windshield. Makes things interesting with salty wet roads.

We're looking for tubing that is able to handle cold weather when we head north.

BTW: we did have anti-freeze fluid in the washer.

The right side tubing broke at the connection point and the left side split in 2 places.
We haven't had any problems with what you have. But then I am in a milder climate.
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got a call from my CW dealer in NJ, I will be getting a 2014 Palazzo. Whats up with that? Not complaining, just saying. Did they even sell a 2013?

The silverleaf paint is already discountinued :( [ Moderator edit ]So I went with the stone (forgot the name) color.
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