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Posted: 02/27/12 05:31am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have just set up a Honda CRV for towing behind a Beaver 40' coach. I am very confused as to what I need for braking. I have an air line quick disconnect on rear of RV so I guess I need something that attaches there for the brakes? Help is needed once again.....


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I don't have one, yet. When I buy a braking system it will be the Ready Brake.

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gbopp wrote:

I don't have one, yet. When I buy a braking system it will be the Ready Brake.


Me, too.


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I have the ReadyBrake system integrated with my ReadyBrute tow bar, and it works very well. The simplicity of the hook up and operation makes it a virtually trouble free set up.


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http://m-gengineering.com/.
I still think the ReadyBrake is the best option. But it's only my opinion.

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gbopp wrote:

http://m-gengineering.com/.
I still think the ReadyBrake is the best option. But it's only my opinion.


After reading the M&G website, I tend to agree!

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I have SMI Air Force One for our braking system that uses our air system from the MH. I just connect the air line QD from the back of the MH to the dinghy. This system works very well.
http://smibrake.com/air-force-one.html

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Well I bought a new 2012 jeep Wrangler and had planned on going with a portable (removable) braking system. The company recommended (because I have air brakes) this as a much better alternative.
http://m-gengineering.com/ it's a little pricey but works well, is easy to hook up, only goes on when brakes in MH are applied so you can back straight back for short distance if necessary and looks good. However,as this is a PERMANANT installation, a couple of BIG issue I didn't think of, the potential for finger pointing to each other when there is a problem,jeep people having no idea about the braking system so any potential problems being blamed on it, warranty issues because of mods. I wish I had gone with a removable,high end portable system that can be removed easily when not in use and doesn't become a factor when having work done by a factory mechanic

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