Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Toads and Motorhome Related Towing
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-06-2019, 11:10 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Alan_Hepburn's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: San Jose, Ca, USA
Posts: 2,305
Supplemental brake systems

We find ourselves looking for a supplemental braking system that will work well in a 2017 Jeep Wrangler 4 door, without breaking the bank - so, here's your chance to boast about what you use, and why; or to warn us which ones to stay away from!
__________________
Alan Hepburn - San Jose, Ca
2007 Bounder 35E being pushed by a 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport S or a 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (JLU) Sport S
Alan_Hepburn is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-07-2019, 04:16 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Baton Rouge, La
Posts: 838
I have been pleased with Ready Brake. Simple, easy quick hook, up and works well
Darwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2019, 05:30 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
wildtoad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 4,991
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darwin View Post
I have been pleased with Ready Brake. Simple, easy quick hook, up and works well
This one. No need to provide power to the Jeep while towing. You don’t want a bulky portable one that you have to put in and take out all the time. Had one hated it.
__________________
Tom Wilds

2016 Newmar Bay Star Sport 3004
2015 Jeep Wrangler 2DR 4WD Sahara, Automatic, Hard Top
wildtoad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2019, 10:40 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Alan_Hepburn's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: San Jose, Ca, USA
Posts: 2,305
It looks like with the Ready Brake one needs to purchase the Ready Stop separately for breakaway protection. That means there will be 2 cable assemblies going through the firewall. I've only had a quick glance at the engine compartment of the Jeep, but I didn't see a lot of open space in there - how hard is it to install the units, and route the cables through that tight space?
__________________
Alan Hepburn - San Jose, Ca
2007 Bounder 35E being pushed by a 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport S or a 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (JLU) Sport S
Alan_Hepburn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2019, 12:49 PM   #5
jrs
Senior Member
 
jrs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Full Timers
Posts: 763
I installed ours myself (also the baseplate and roadmaster brake light wiring). Need to be somewhat handy and there are videos (Wrangler specific might be on Youtube). eTrailer.com had an excellent video on putting the baseplate and brake wiring on a Grand Cherokee.
__________________
Joe & Ro
2020 Dutch Star 4328 w FL Chassis
2018 Jeep GC Limited w Ready Brute Elite towbar
jrs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2019, 04:20 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Alan_Hepburn's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: San Jose, Ca, USA
Posts: 2,305
Thanks for the responses everyone - it looks like we're going to go with the Ready Brute RB-9050, and the Ready Stop Breakaway system. Now I have to decide if I want to install it myself, or ask my local hitch place to do the install. Those of you who have done it yourself - are there any "gotchas" that I need to be aware of? I've been reading a lot of reviews and it seems that getting the cable set properly is problematic - is it really that difficult to get it right?
__________________
Alan Hepburn - San Jose, Ca
2007 Bounder 35E being pushed by a 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport S or a 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (JLU) Sport S
Alan_Hepburn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2019, 04:34 PM   #7
Community Moderator
 
Spdracr39's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Central, Arkansas
Posts: 9,933
I use the bulky portable Brake Buddy II and it really isn't any big deal to take it in and out for me. I just store it in the back of our Equinox with the box containing the safety cables and stuff. I can be hooked and ready to go or unhooked and ready to drive in less than 5 minutes.
__________________
2004 Beaver Monterey Laguna IV
Cummins ISC 350HP Allison 3000 6 speed
2020 Chevy Equinox Premier 2.0t 9 speed AWD
Spdracr39 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2019, 04:45 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
wildtoad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 4,991
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alan_Hepburn View Post
Thanks for the responses everyone - it looks like we're going to go with the Ready Brute RB-9050, and the Ready Stop Breakaway system. Now I have to decide if I want to install it myself, or ask my local hitch place to do the install. Those of you who have done it yourself - are there any "gotchas" that I need to be aware of? I've been reading a lot of reviews and it seems that getting the cable set properly is problematic - is it really that difficult to get it right?
Nope. Iím not mechanically inclined and installed the Ready brake components in the Jeep in about an hour. There is gobs of room in the engine area for the thin cable and conduit. If you donít already have the baseplate, get whomever installs it to do it. Itís far easier if done at the same time
__________________
Tom Wilds

2016 Newmar Bay Star Sport 3004
2015 Jeep Wrangler 2DR 4WD Sahara, Automatic, Hard Top
wildtoad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2019, 04:59 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Elk Grove CA
Posts: 1,537
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alan_Hepburn View Post
Thanks for the responses everyone - it looks like we're going to go with the Ready Brute RB-9050, and the Ready Stop Breakaway system. Now I have to decide if I want to install it myself, or ask my local hitch place to do the install. Those of you who have done it yourself - are there any "gotchas" that I need to be aware of? I've been reading a lot of reviews and it seems that getting the cable set properly is problematic - is it really that difficult to get it right?
From what I've seen, the Wrangler is relatively straight-forward compared to many other vehicles, like my Honda Odyssey. If you do it yourself, you will understand it well and will be sure it's been done properly. If you do go the shop route, make sure the price is fair and they're experienced. Call Ready Brake and find out if they have any "Dealer/Installer"s in your area.

I installed the Ready Brake on my Honda Odyssey and called Ready Brake to get some specifics. Their installation technician spent about 10 min on the phone with me and was a great help.

Ready Brake has a video on here on how to route the cable on a 2009 Wrangler, which is the hardest part of the install:

https://www.readybrake.com/videos.html

Here are some other videos:

https://www.google.com/search?q=read...w=1164&bih=543

Whatever you do, make sure the Ready Stop unit (red box) is mounted in an easily accessible spot so you can easily re-set it in case its cable is pulled by accident or by a curious individual. I discovered this after pulling it to see if it would work OK. There is a nylon lock screw but, just to be safe, after I re-set mine, I used a plastic cable tie to secure the cable eye against such an event. In the case of an emergency, the cable tie would break.
__________________
BobC
2002 Itasca Suncruiser 35U
BCam is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2019, 05:09 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
wildtoad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 4,991
I’m trying to figure out why the Ready Stop is so cumbersome and needs its own cable to the brake pedal. Why not just have a second cable attached to the mh frame ( if you think the receiver / tow bar is going to fail ) and hook it to the same connector on the tow car? One cable to the towed brake pedal.
__________________
Tom Wilds

2016 Newmar Bay Star Sport 3004
2015 Jeep Wrangler 2DR 4WD Sahara, Automatic, Hard Top
wildtoad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2019, 07:20 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
AKIQPilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Alaska in Summer Snow Birds in Winter
Posts: 1,951
Quote:
Originally Posted by wildtoad View Post
Iím trying to figure out why the Ready Stop is so cumbersome and needs its own cable to the brake pedal. Why not just have a second cable attached to the mh frame ( if you think the receiver / tow bar is going to fail ) and hook it to the same connector on the tow car? One cable to the towed brake pedal.
Well the Ready Stop has to go through a "Pull and Grab" type mechanism so the brakes don't release as soon as the tension is removed from the cable attached to the motorhome.

The little red box on the ready stop is a one way device that allows the cable to be pulled to actuate the brake pedal but doesn't release unless you hit the release mechanism on the red box.

It's very important that the cable from the red box to the coach be the correct length and routed correctly or you could accidentally tug on the ready stop cable when you don't want to.
__________________
Tom and Sherry W.
06 Winnebago Adventurer 38J Workhorse W24 Lots of motor and suspension mods in the works
02 Itasca Suncruiser 35U. Workhorse W22 w/Safe-T-Plus, Koni FSDs, UltraTrac, etc, etc.
AKIQPilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2019, 09:18 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
StevL's Avatar
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 597
Okay Iíll be different. We really like our Demco Stay and Play Duo. This is our second toad with this system. Two things I really like; when I hook the umbilical for the lights the brakes are ready to go, and I like it activates your power brakes.

Btw, it does require a charge lead, only uses power when the brakes are applied. We have never run down the battery......hope you arenít braking that much

Steve
__________________
__________________________________________
2017 Newmar CS3710 2019 Jeep Wrangler JLU
StevL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2019, 09:23 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Elk Grove CA
Posts: 1,537
I forgot to mention that the indicator light circuit that comes with the Ready Brake shouldn't be considered as optional. It's not difficult to install but does require stringing a wire from the MH's dash to the hitch.

I've read several posts where it wasn't installed and damage occurred due to the brakes being activated due to a faulty installation (usually too tight of a cable) causing brake damage. The indicator light will tell you not only when the system is working properly but also when it is not.
__________________
BobC
2002 Itasca Suncruiser 35U
BCam is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2019, 01:24 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 212
I've installed NSA ReadyBrute Elite on two Jeep Wranglers.


A lifted 2006 TJ using the D-Ring holes on an aftermarket bumper.
A stock 2015 JK (2-Door) using the Currie Baseplate.
Both had the Ready Stop as well.


Install was very easy on both, the cables route along the drivers side chassis rail, both holes were drilled from inside and sealed with RTV.


The brake cable is sheathed and can bend somewhat, it follows the chassis rail until near the front of the jeep, then does a lazy S-Bend and exits through a hole I drilled in the middle of the baseplate.


The breakaway cable isn't sheathed and runs directly to the front, I fastened the red box to the chassis rail behind the bumper. I figure the breakaway really is a last resort and I'm not worried about it damaging any bodywork if it ever does get pulled.


I'd say an easy install as long as you can contort your body into the drivers side footwell


Steve
__________________
2013 Forest River Sunseeker 2650CDS
2015 Jeep JK Sahara
stevemoores is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
brake, ems



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Supplemental Brake systems patpro23 Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 15 09-08-2012 01:20 PM
Supplemental braking systems and tire pressure monitors rmkro Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 5 02-13-2012 06:45 PM
Supplemental braking systems Waterdog4315 Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 14 08-05-2010 08:59 AM
Supplemental brake systems 1cowboy Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12 07-30-2010 12:08 PM
Supplemental Braking Systems MCB128 Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 47 12-03-2007 02:26 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.