RVI Braking System
Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:35 AM
Trying to decide which braking system to go with. Towing a 2011 Jeep Wrangler.
Thanks for any input.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:40 PM
Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:11 AM
I'm thinking about the RVI braking system as well have you used it yet??
Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:11 AM
Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:52 PM
I've had a RVI brake for almost a year, towing a 2006 Hummer H3 w/2011 Itasca Meridian 40'. Had small problem at first but customer service is the BEST. I've put about 8,000 miles on it. The monitor plug sucks but I attached a suction cup and is mounted where I want it. Very easy to set up and remove. I would buy another one .
Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:00 AM
I noticed the new version has an option for tire pressure monitoring built in. Smart idea, but this option is no cheaper than an independent system, but uses the same wireless panel display in the coach. So it's automatically monitoring the car when in use and you don't have to switch your coach system to a different setting when the car is disconnected. Nice, though I think the option is a bit spendy since it's just some software and 4 tire valve wireless sensor units. No other additional hardware required. I would bet the electronics and software are in all of them and you are basically paying for it to be activated, plus the tire sensors. That's not a criticizm - it's the most cost effective and smart way to do it. I just personally feel they are charging way too much for the option. They have a unique opportunity to set a new price point in tire monitoring and sell a lot more of them - including the brake system. Tire monitoring systems are becoming more commonplace technology. Some of the newest and lowest priced systems have the most and best features. This is an optional addition to the brake system and only monitors the toad tires (so far - give 'em a few months is my guess).
I compared all the portable brake systems. I talked to the designers and was very impressed (I'm an engineer what can I say?). I pre ordered, so we have one of the very first production units. We are very pleased with it. No bugs or problems with the equipment. Their customer support has been amazingly good.
Hope this helps.
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:21 PM
Just used my RVi Brake 2 system and couldn't be happier. Did a lot of research and decided it was bet for me. There are many systems available ans each has different features one positive some negative but for a remote system this one seems to be be best.
I echo the comments about the excellent customer service.
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Posted 01 June 2014 - 11:19 AM
I bought the RVIBrake to replace my crippled Brake Buddy. I tow a 2011 Chevy Malibu so I had to use the custom stop plate that came with the system. I had a lot of trouble installing it and contacted RVIBrake for help. Sam at RVIBrake worked with me and he absolutely went the extra mile to help. I am very pleased with the end result and just can't say enough good things about their customer service. The system is so much easier to use than the Brake Buddy. Just plop it in place connect it to the brake pedal, plug in the electric and push the button. Self adjusting and practically worry-free; Light weight and easy to handle.
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