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Old 07-21-2021, 02:50 PM   #1
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Question Help with supplemental brake installation

Good afternoon. I'm new to towing with RV - and to posting on forums, so I apologize in advance for any oversights.

We're getting ready for a 3-week road trip in a 32' Jayco Class C Greyhawk and plan on flat-towing a '14 Subaru Forester (manual). I purchased the Invisi-brake braking system, but cannot find ANYONE to install!! RV garages (i.e. Camping World) have either said they're too busy, or won't do work because it involves the car braking systems; regular car garages in my area seem to not be familiar with flat-towing/supplemental braking systems and don't want to deal with it.

I'm located in New York City, but RV is in central Pennsylvania (Harrisburg/Hershey area). Anyone know of a place that will do the install??

Also, I may switch to the Demco Stay-in-Play Duo, after some research that seems to say the Demco proportional braking is better when dealing with significant grade changes (we'll be traveling in the west).

Any advice/thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 07-21-2021, 04:14 PM   #3
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If returning and replacing is an option you might wan to consider a drop in system that is much easier to install, such as the RVI-Brake3 with the standard install the only wire that must be ran is the wire to the break away switch mounted by the front bumper, this runs into the car through an grommet hole in the firewall and plugs into the braking system, they do also have an optional wireless break away switch, which must be wired to the car battery for power. The only other thing you might need to add with this system is a full time powered 12V accessory jack, installation of these is well within the capabilities of most DIYers or shade tree mechanics.
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Demco website has a dealer locator on their site. I love my new Demco Stay n play system!
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Having burned up my Fiat due to a braking system "incident," I'm not a fan of any electronic braking system. Am convinced the Chinese are trying to kill us with defective products; in my case, it's Dave 0, CCP 1.

Unlike that doggone Fiat, which I'm still dragging around -- supplement-free, mind you -- you have a fine machine that should last pretty much forever. I'd invest in the best. The Demco looks a lot more attractive to me than anything electronic, although if you're gonna go that route, look at the AF-1, which my tech says seems to be the most reliable (and has a lot of fans on this forum). (That's where I'm going when I get around to rigging up Her Majesty's Lincoln for towing, because -- well, she would not be amused if I burned that thing up.)

Speaking of techs, no, the dealership ain't gonna fix this problem for ya. It's either camping world, or a specialist. Neither is going to come cheap, but there's an argument for getting it done right the first time (and no offense, but that's also the argument for an independent specialist)

I found mine by asking the manufacturer who does their installs in my area
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We use the Stay N Play duo and it works great. It is quite a job to install - namely finding a good mounting place since it seems most modern vehicles cram as much in the engine compartment as possible. Once hooked up, there is just one adjustment for pressure and a simple on/off switch. I retrofitted a wireless brake indicator for the coach, otherwise they give you a red led indicator light that goes on the toad rearview mirror and you have to view it with your coach rearview camera which is required to stay on all the time driving if you want to monitor your toad braking system.
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Have you contacted Roadmaster to ask for their recommendation for a dealer in your area?
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