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Old 06-11-2022, 06:06 AM   #1
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Toad braking systems

I picked up a new 2022 wrangler to pull behind my discovery 38k and need to choose a braking system.

What are the best systems to use with air brakes?
Iíve looked at air force1, Rvi and patriot 3 so far
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Old 06-11-2022, 06:50 AM   #2
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I own a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 5.7 hemi. No room to mount anything on to the brake master cylinder.

So I opted for the Brakemaster 9600 series braking system. Once you get it installed it takes me 2-3 minutes to put the small pneumatic cylinder onto the brake pedal. Works great.
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I use the Demco Stay in Play brake system on my Honda CR-V. Works well and I don't have to remove or install anything.

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I would use the NSA ReadyBrake system. It's simple, effective, low-cost, and has a lifetime warranty!
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Old 06-11-2022, 11:51 AM   #5
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Many of us consider M&G to be the best braking system that works off your air brakes.

I've had it on two toads and it works beautifully.
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Ready Brake......all mechanical, no air or electric required.
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We have been using Air Force 1 for the last 3 years and no problems.
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M&G for me. Had it on 3 Avalanches and one JKU. It always works proportionally and less than 15 seconds to hookup.
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Air Force One, there is so little room under the hood installer mounted it up inside the front bumper.
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Old 06-12-2022, 08:10 AM   #10
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The best depends on your requirements.

Full time and travel a lot - you need one of the installed brake systems.

Two trips a year - toad used as daily driver from home base - you are better off with a drop-in system. X2 if you trade every two years. -2 if you are lazy and flush with $s.

Then there are installed systems for air brake coaches and alternatives for hydraulic brake rigs.

MG seems to be a popular Jeep Wrangler option and is the one I would consider highly if I towed that vehicle.

For a drop in, the Patriot or the RVI-3 seem to be recommended as best.

AirForce One is highly rated, but you need to find a shop that will accept the liability of breaking into your aiirbrake system to install the coach module.

Spend some time reviewing the marketing information and install videos. Then you can overlay your budget on the selection to make a final decision.

Good luck with your research to define what system is best for you.
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Many of us consider M&G to be the best braking system that works off your air brakes.
^^^ this^^^
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Iím 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 Iím 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

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Iím 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 Iím 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



TIA
Don't specifically know about RVI3, but on my Brake Buddy, you set up a sensitivity gauge/dial to have braking initiated per your personal preference. I set mine on 5 out of 8 because I don't think that the 4 (Standard Setting) reacts quickly enough if I'm in a harder braking scenario. I imagine all inertia based systems have a similar user adjustment.
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For me I use and have used M&G Engineering systems for years and am very satisfied them. Never a problem. Happy Travels.
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