Yes, I do know that the Even Brake will function without the remote and putting an indicator light on the dash isn't a bad idea except my brake lights are illuminated by the coach braking system so I'm not sure how that would work.
Part of it is that i'm just ticked off at Roadmaster and have an urge to stop using their products just because. Besides, I now have a lack of confidence that RoadMaster will treat me well if something else takes a dump.
I may just go with the Ready Brake as it looks really nice, simple and effective.....appeals to the engineer in me. Inexpensive is also a good thing.
Anyway, I'm mulling over my option and, at a minimum, if I do go with the Ready Brake, the Even Brake would make a nice Craigs list or EBay item.
2000 40" DP Beaver Patriot Thunder Cat C-12 425 HP, 1550 Tq
1997 Jeep GC Limited ---toad
2008 Toyota Tundra Crew Max Limited TRD (Retired)
2009 Cougar 268 RLS ~8700 lbs road wt (Retrired)
2006 Jeep Liberty Turbo Diesel.....TV in Training
I also wonder how the $35 system works. Can you provide any follow up and pictures? I also have a Diesel coach, but my toad has the engine running while in tow due to the automatic transmission and no way to lubricate it if the engine is not running.
Am I reading this right? Are you saying you have your toad engine running while you tow it? Wow, never heard of doing that. You say your trans has no way of being lubricated while being towed it the engine is not running? Hmmmmm. Ever thought about using the "Remco" lube pump? Not sure of what your toad is but, they also make Drive shaft disconnects for certain models too.
Yes, I run the engine because Remco has nothing to fit my 2005 Ford Focus Wagon. I do not worry about the accumulated mileage on the speed-o-meter as I by my cars new and they are normally $100 beaters when I retire them after 12-15 years or 200,000 plus miles. I maintain them and do not worry about the appearance. To me a car is an appliance and is to be used. I bought the Focus in 2005 when I was using my Durango and Travel Trailer. I had not bought the Motor Home until 2009 and was not about to get rid of a car that was paid for and that I like to drive. I figure I have one more new vehicle left in me before they take away my keys. I will be sure that it will be 4 down friendly when I order it. So far I am getting over 100 MPG on the Focus while towing. Not bad.
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U. S. Navy (RETIRED) 1993
1995 Gulf Stream Scenic Cruiser 34' Diesel Pusher Cummins B5.9 12 Valve Engine, Allison MD-3060 6 Speed Transmission.
TOAD: 2005 Ford Focus Automatic Station Wagon
Road Master Sterling All-Terrain
After extensive research and testimonials, that's what I'm going with if we indeed decide to tow our Jeep Wrangler. It's a little heavy with the GCWR and have this discussion going on in another thread, so I'm still working on this.
"We are often so caught up in our destination that we forget to appreciate the journey."
1998 36ft. National Tropi-Cal Model 6350 on a 1997 Chevy P32
Chassis_7.4 Vortec Engine_4L80E Tranny_slide_tag axle.