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Old 07-21-2013, 10:55 PM   #1
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Awesome Brake System.

Why aren't we all insisting on this type of system on our valuable RV. The electric brakes are stone age,

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Old 07-21-2013, 11:06 PM   #2
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Why?
Because the highest volume selling units are the least expensive and the smallest.
Discs are not necessary and people are not willing to pay for them.


I do like the idea although it's rare to see a TT or fiver on a track
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I donno, if anyone has really tried to stop one of these rigs quick, I don't think the drums will do it fast enough. But I agree, that it about price..


Maybe NHTSA should require it. I wonder what percentage of the units out there actually get routine brake maintenance.? I bet it isn't high.
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"...really tried to stop one of these rigs quick"
I've done it twice.
Once the tires skid, that's it.
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This last spring I installed the Kodiak disk breaks on my 5er and I won't tow again without disk brakes. Their GREAT!
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"...really tried to stop one of these rigs quick"
I've done it twice.
Once the tires skid, that's it.
If the electric brakes are so bad, I don't understand why we don't see hundreds, if not thousands, of brake related accidents in the news.
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If used on a very regular basis they are the way to go but since most RV's sit for long periods of time you have a rusting exposed braking surface and callipers pistons seize too.Just playing devils advocate.
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This last spring I installed the Kodiak disk breaks on my 5er and I won't tow again without disk brakes. Their GREAT!
How was the install? Doesn't look to hard. I am doing a drum to disc conversion on my boat trailer this winter and that's what got me thinking.
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If the electric brakes are so bad, I don't understand why we don't see hundreds, if not thousands, of brake related accidents in the news.
I agree sort of, but how would anyone know if it's brake related or not and then you have statistics of how many miles driven by RV's and accidents per mile and all that. My point is that the magnet actuated drum brake is antiquated and there is a readily available alternative.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:59 AM   #10
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If used on a very regular basis they are the way to go but since most RV's sit for long periods of time you have a rusting exposed braking surface and callipers pistons seize too.Just playing devils advocate.
Yep tis true, but they are very common on boats nowadays cause they are MUCH lower maintenance and much more reliable. So I don't know if your point holds water (pun intended)
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