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bighatnohorse

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Posted: 05/30/21 06:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If the auxiliary brake was working properly, why did the Jeep dive under the tow bars?


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Posted: 09/15/21 09:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

every tow bar I have seen once you pull forward they lock in place. So braking device has nothing to do with it. sounds like they either never locked or was broken.


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crawford wrote:

every tow bar I have seen once you pull forward they lock in place. So braking device has nothing to do with it. sounds like they either never locked or was broken.


Exactly. They were locked in, but one of the locks broke during the incident. That was mentioned on the first page:

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Also, with the InvisiBrake there is a small but notable delay (<1s) in the braking of the TOAD. And soft, long springs don't do you any favors when it comes to preventing the TOAD from diving.

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We just purchased a Blue Ox Alpha II with safety cables, 8" Blue Ox hitch lift, and 7 to 4 pin cable for $500 on Craigs List. It came with original purchase receipts. It was obviously very lightly used as advertised. So, we were in it for a bit over 40% of original cost. Also bought a Brake Buddy II unused in the box for $500. Again that is under 50% of the original price.


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I purchased a used Roadmaster Falcon 2 tow bar for our Jeep. Got if for $357 on eBay. This worked fine, but I eventually bought the complete service kit for it from Etrailer. https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-and-Parts/Roadmaster/RM-910003-60.html The video showing the process is here: https://www.etrailer.com/tv-review-roadm........kit-for-falcon-2-towbar-rm910003-65.aspx

I also purchased a used Roadmaster EvenBrake 9400 from eBay. Paid $497. Worked well for a year or two, then a seal started leaking, causing the compressor to cycle quickly. The replacement seal was under $10, and took less than an hour to take the unit apart, fix the issue, and clean up the inside. Details here: http://2manytoyz.com/RoadMaster-EvenBrake-Repair.html

Both items work perfectly, but did take some effort on my part. I used to work in the aerospace field as a tech, so this type of work is very easy for me. You can take a look at the links above, and decide if you're willing to potentially do this type of work, or look into having it done. But even buying it new, eventually this type of equipment needs servicing.


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