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Old 08-03-2013, 08:59 AM   #1
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braking system for towing

Hello again, we have finally realized we need to tow a vehicle behind our 2013 Jayco Melbourne 28F, we have a 2011 Honda CRV that we will be towing. We have purchased the Blue OX Aventa 2 tow bar and are now looking at a braking system, any concerns, tips, advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-03-2013, 09:32 AM   #2
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I've had great luck with a "Brake Buddy".
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:30 PM   #3
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we really like our Roadmaster invisibrake system.
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We are happy with our Roadmaster Even Brake system.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:32 AM   #5
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There really is no right answer. I wanted something that could be swapped between cars as I will eventually have two different cars I will tow. I got the RViBrake2 and so far it seems to work fine and is easy to swap between cars. My only concern is it uses the towed vehicles battery to run the air pump. On a long trip I am sure it will drain the battery. I will have to start the car and charge the battery from time to time. Eventually I might install a charge cable from the motorhome to keep the battery charged.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:05 PM   #6
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We're having our Blue-Ox Aventa LX-2 installed on our 2015 Seneca 37TS TOMORROW to dinghy tow our 2009 Hummer H3 - nervous... first time we've EVER done this (as we've just moved up from a 5th wheel into a Super C!!). We're getting the RVI Brake 2, which the dealer/installer highly recommended. Don't know too much about it, but will post what I find as I use it... Does anyone else have this system and what have you found?
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Old 08-16-2014, 06:11 PM   #7
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I used a Tekonsha Prodigy on a small trailer years ago and had no problems with it, So I got the newest version and installed last week. Haven't towed anything yet!!
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We're having our Blue-Ox Aventa LX-2 installed on our 2015 Seneca 37TS TOMORROW to dinghy tow our 2009 Hummer H3 - nervous... first time we've EVER done this (as we've just moved up from a 5th wheel into a Super C!!). We're getting the RVI Brake 2, which the dealer/installer highly recommended. Don't know too much about it, but will post what I find as I use it... Does anyone else have this system and what have you found?
Have them put a 5 wire plug on the Hummer and connect the hot line from the MH to the TOAD battery and that will keep the battery charged while your towing. I've done that on every TOAD we've had.
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RViBrake seeems to work fine on 2000 Focus, manual. The brake/stop/lights are powered from the Precept using a 7 pin to 4 pin adaptor(their is a 4 wire adaptor in the back as well). To date its worked well.
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I use the RViBrake also. Never have had an issue running down the toad battery, but I am not sure how often it engages. It may help a little, but mostly it makes me legal.
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