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LuckeyUs

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Posted: 01/23/20 09:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a 40' Motorhome & a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a Blue Ox tow bar. We travel to all areas of the country for 6 months each year. What brake system do you recommend?


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Posted: 01/23/20 10:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

we use the Roadmaster

air cylinderhttps://www.roadmasterinc.com/products/braking/brakemaster/brake_m.html

no electric power needed.


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My preferred system is ReadyBrake by NSA.

I've had mine for well over 20 years without incident. It's completely proportional and requires no power. It connects very quickly and easily and disconnecting is just as easy. I use the breakaway cables too. I have a small LED bulb on my dash that tells me when the brakes on the towed are being applied. Additional cable sets can be installed on other vehicles in case you have more than one towed.

All that plus it's the least expensive auxiliary braking system available.


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Posted: 01/23/20 12:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have AIR BRAKES, so I see that makes a difference. Looking at the Blue Ox Patriot 2. Any suggestions?

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Air brakes are not an issue with ReadyBrake unless your towed has air brakes - never saw a jeep configured that way though. Another reason, ReadyBrake is the best option available. The harder you brake, the more ReadyBrake pulls on your towed's brake pedal. If you're going down a mountain and towed starts pushing on your MH, it's brakes are applied just enough to control it.

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Had two previous brakes. Invisibrake and forget the first one. It was useless as built. I had to completely change how it operated on my H3.

Our new Pickup is pulled with the ReadyBrakes and I can't be happier. No worries about run down batteries making the brake uselss. I have a charge line anyway.


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