RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
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.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-06-2017, 12:36 AM   #15
Senior Member
mrt_1111's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 1,111
I use a RVI2 brake system. I have not had any problems. I had a brakebuddy classic before and the RVI2 is a much better system. The RVI2 is much easier to install being lighter and physically smaller. I don't use the tire monitor feature, because I monitor all the coach/toad tires user a Tire-safeguard system.
1999 Bounder 32H Ford V10, 2012 Ford Focus, Pretty DW, 1 cat. Retired USAF
mrt_1111 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 04-06-2017, 05:41 AM   #16
Senior Member
veraken's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Vintage RV Owners Club
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Lexington, SC
Posts: 2,065
Originally Posted by 1sttimer View Post
Ken, do you notice any perceptible lag in the toad brakes since it has the inertia activation?
No! Everything seams great with no perceived lag and no problems.
Vera & Ken
1998 Holiday Rambler Imperial, RR8S Chassis
Cummins 6C8.3 mechanical engine, 325HP, 3060 Allison
Towing 2014 Ford Explorer
veraken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2017, 08:02 AM   #17
Senior Member
Park Super's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 134
Originally Posted by 1sttimer View Post
Park super, I read up on both the RVi and SMI systems. The SMI has too much alteration involved for me in a brand spanking new toad that I'm picking up this Friday. I agree with you that the SMI has many positive points associated with it. I just can't get myself to alter the hoses, etc that is required. I like the RVi system very much. It has a reaction time of .5 secs so there won't be any lag to speak of. I like the monitor and other features.

Are there any other RVi users out there than can share their experiences? Thanks all.
I had the same issue as our car is brand new, not yet 3000 miles. I was concerned myself with the vacuum lines etc. and had your same reluctance. As it turns out most of the wiring is between the smi units. Anyway the base plate you will be installing is much more alteration then the smi unit. I installed it all at once along with a diode set up for brake lights and a fuse master switch. It took me some time to feel comfortable with cutting up the front of my new car to install the base plate, the smi was no problem for me to come to grips with after that. Good Luck!
Martin & Michelle and our dog Blue, Paradise, CA.
2016 Winnebago Vista LX 27N, Sumo Springs, Safe T Plus, SS rear track bar, Dish
2017 Equinox Premier AWD V6, Blue OX base and bar, SMI Stay and Play Duo
Park Super is offline   Reply With Quote

brake, brakes, toad

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
Air Brakes or Hydraulic Brakes? Stretch Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 35 03-28-2017 03:09 PM
Toad Brakes or no brakes? John Stott Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 123 11-29-2012 03:44 PM
tow brakes systems using coach air brakes clubmed98 Newmar Owner's Forum 11 03-01-2010 08:48 PM
Brakes locked - Recall on Brakes? javpop Monaco Owner's Forum 12 05-24-2009 10:24 PM
Brakes, Brakes, and more Vette Racer Toy Haulers Discussion 7 03-08-2007 08:33 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.