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Old 06-22-2022, 06:05 PM   #15
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Air Force 1 on three different coaches over 5 years. Never any issues.
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Old 06-22-2022, 07:54 PM   #16
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I've been using Air Force 1 for over six years and I love it. Hook up takes less then one minute.
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Old 06-23-2022, 05:31 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Joebmetro View Post
I’m leaning towards the RVI3 because we will only use it a few times a year and seems to be the easiest portable to use.

One thing that concerns me is that it works off inertia and I’m concerned that every time the engine brake comes on the jeeps brakes will be applied.

Another question I have is how important are the vehicle brakes behind a DP with air brakes?

Should I be concerned with the quality of the brake system or just purchase what I need to satisfy the requirements


We have RVI3 and never had it come on with just engine brake. Need a bit more aggressive braking.

I like the RVI3, it's compact, easy & quick to install. The only thing I don't like is the humongous display that comes with it. Half that size would have sufficed.

The importance of toad vehicle brakes is as important as the brakes on any vehicle. It does not matter if it is behind a DP being towed or if you drive it with your family.
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Old 06-23-2022, 05:48 AM   #18
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M&G….so simple to use. Just connect the air line and you are set. Nothing else needs to be done.
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Old 06-23-2022, 05:52 AM   #19
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I prefer Air Force 1. Demco has great customer service. Its easy, no set up or removal except for an airline
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Old 06-23-2022, 06:09 AM   #20
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I have the new Blue OX unit.
Simple and easy. Works great
$1500 and I can use in more than one car.
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I use a Patriot Brake Buddy which has been working fine. Suddenly it will not start up. Any suggestions of what might be going on?
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