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Old 07-23-2010, 11:57 AM   #1
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Brake system recommendations ?

I have a 2010 Georgetown 378TS. With this motorhome and one other, I've towed a Dodge Dakota PU 4x4 and my current Jeep Liberty 4x4 -0 approx. 4200 LBS.

I have never had a braking system in the toads because I was an occasssional weekend and vacation camper. Now, I'm looking at semi-full time, 6-8 months out of the year. Would you recommend a braking system?

I would appreciate any input one would offer regarding the necessity of having a toad braking system, and which braking system brands you have had experience with, and which one you would recommend.

Thanks in advance and Happy Camping!

Pete and Patty
2010 Georgetown 378TS; 2012 4dr Jeep Rubicon
1 Yellow Lab (hers);1 Little Bitty dog (mine)
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:51 PM   #2
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The Good Sam magizine (Highways) this month had a good article about brake system. I am doing a lot of reading and think I need one since I am heading for the Rockies in Sept. I am looking at the Mountain Master made by Not a bad price. JMHO.

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Old 07-23-2010, 02:38 PM   #3
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We have the Brakemaster Set-up on our Georgetown. We tow a 2004 Grand Am. We have a Blue Ox Tow Bar and bracket on the Grand Am. The air compressor is mounted inside the compartment to the left of the door on the GT. It takes about 5 minutes total to hitch up to go.

Roadmaster Inc. - Tow Bars, Braking Systems & RV Accessories

I really like this set up, but there are others to chose from as well.
We had ours installed at Campung World. Bought the tow bar and bracket on line and did that part myself.

2007 Georgetown 370TS

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Old 07-26-2010, 04:12 PM   #4
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Brakemaster Braking System

I recently purchased a 2004 FR Reflection diesel pusher and would like to install the Brakemaster system to tow my 2004 Chevy Malibu, but Freightliner advised me they do not authorize or condone altering, modifying or tapping into the air brake system. Does your Georgetown have air brakes and if not are you familiar with DP owners with air brakes who have or do use the Brakemaster model?
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