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Roadmaster Even Brake Portable Supplemental Braking System - Proportional

Roadmaster Even Brake Portable Supplemental Braking System - Proportional

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2016 Ford F-150 - Roadmaster Even Brake Portable Supplemental Braking System - Proportional

Portable, easy-to-adjust braking system uses an inertia sensor in the towed car to detect deceleration. Unit presses brake pedal in towed car to activate brakes with an intensity that matches deceleration. Breakaway and LCD monitor included.


Features:

  • Supplemental braking system applies towed vehicle's brakes in proportion to braking action of RV
    • Towed car's brakes are activated at the same time and with the same intensity as those in your motor home
  • Inertia sensor detects deceleration and signals system to activate brake pedal with proportionate amount of pressure
  • Terrain-sensing design allows braking system to adjust for braking uphill, downhill or on uneven ground
    • Prevents false braking
  • Sensitivity adjustment on control panel lets you regulate how aggressively the system activates
    • Set sensitivity high so that unit responds to even minimal slowing of RV
    • Set sensitivity low so that unit activates only with intense stopping action from RV
    • Save settings in device memory to ease setup
  • Portable system is lightweight, fits most vehicles, and can easily be switched between vehicles
    • Adjustable pedal clamp fits over most brake pedals
    • Adjustable feet allow you to level the unit on uneven floors
    • Seat brace adjusts up and down for proper leverage
  • High-performance air compressor refills quickly to ensure that system is ready for the next stop
  • Monitor mounts in motor home to keep you updated on braking activity or changes in status or battery power
    • Provides LED, LCD, and auditory alerts
  • Breakaway system applies maximum brake pressure in the event of separation
  • System meets the braking requirements of both the US and Canada
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Dimensions: 12" tall x 11-1/4" wide x 16" long
  • Voltage: 12 volts DC
    • Requires 15 amps of power to function properly
  • Length of power cord: 42"
  • Max amperage draw: 10.8 amps
  • Idle amperage draw: 47 milliamps
  • 1-Year limited warranty


The Even Brake from Roadmaster is a portable, compact, self-contained supplemental braking system that sits in front of the driver's seat of your towed vehicle. It easily attaches to the brake pedal and applies the brakes with a force that matches the intensity with which your motor home slows when you brake it. Do-it-yourselfers will love the quick and easy installation. Hookup and disconnect can be done in just a few minutes. The Even Brake is a comprehensive system and it includes an emergency breakaway kit and a wireless brake monitoring system.


Even Brake Breakdown

Automatic Proportional Braking

A proportional braking system ensures that your towed car's brakes are applied with an intensity that matches the slowing or stopping action of your towing setup. The result is improved control, better stopping, and less wear on the brakes of both your vehicle and your RV. Even Brake also automatically levels itself when traveling uphill, downhill, or on uneven ground. This automatic adjustment keeps the Even Brake level on all terrain so that it continues to brake proportionally and efficiently. It also helps to prevent any false braking, which can occur when traversing rough terrain.


The Even Brake uses an inertia sensor to detect deceleration. Once the rate of deceleration is determined, an electromagnetic proportional regulator inside the unit will release the amount of air pressure needed to apply the towed car's brakes with an intensity that matches.


Installation and Easy Connection

The ICX transmitter box, which connects to your towed car's brake light switch, will permanently mount beneath your dash. This box plugs into the Even Brake portable unit and then transmits information regarding system status and braking activity to the receiver that mounts in your RV. It also connects to the included breakaway system so that it can signal the Easy Brake unit to activate the towed car's brakes in the event of a breakaway. Minor modification may be required to route the breakaway harness through your car's firewall.


Once the ICX transmitter is installed, setting up the Even Brake is a breeze. Just situate the portable unit in your towed car between the driver's seat and the brake pedal. Because the unit relies on being level to function properly, it has 4 independently adjustable feet to keep it stable in cars with uneven floors. The seat brace also adjusts up or down to ensure a perfect fit and proper leverage when pressed up against the driver's seat. Once you have the unit properly situated, position the brake pedal clamp over the brake pedal. Plug the portable unit into the ICX transmitter and then into the 12-volt accessory outlet in your towed car, which will power the unit. Before towing, make sure you press the test button on the Even Brake so that the system can cycle to deplete any vacuum pressure in the brakes.


Brake Sensitivity Settings

The Even Brake allows you to fine-tune the braking sensitivity to fit your personal preference. By adjusting the sensitivity on the operating unit, you get to decide how intense the change in forward momentum must be for the electromagnetic valve to respond. Set the sensitivity low and the Even Brake will only respond when you forcibly step on your RV's brake pedal. Set the sensitivity high and it will respond when you merely tap your RV's brakes. The Even Brake saves your personal settings, making setup faster and easier.


Monitor Alerts

Even Brake Breakdown

The included monitor mounts in your RV and keeps you updated on the status of the Even Brake. This wireless system relies on the ICX transmitter, which is mounted in the towed car, to send signals to the monitor. Just plug the monitor into a 12-volt outlet in your RV for power.


Because the ICX transmitter connects to your car's brake light switch, it is able to transmit a signal that lets you know not only when the Even Brake has been activated, but also if your towed car's brake pedal has actually been depressed. It's possible that the Even Brake could be misaligned, or it could shift or creep during travel, and may be unable to appropriately apply the brakes. Poor positioning could cause the unit to either apply the brakes continuously or to not apply enough pressure to the pedal to activate the brakes at all. This could happen with any portable system. But because the Even Brake informs you of the braking activity of your car rather just the activity of the braking system, you will be able to tell when there is a problem so that you can correct the issue before damage to your car's brakes occurs.


The Even Brake monitor uses different colored LED lights, an LCD text display, and audible alerts to keep you informed about your braking setup. The 3 LEDs - green, yellow, and red - give you an easy-to-see visual reference to keep you updated on how the Even Brake is functioning and what it is doing.


While the LED light offers a quick reference of what the Even Brake is doing, the LCD display explains it in detail. Whether the system is ready for towing, informing you that it is applying the brakes in the towed car, or warning you of an emergency braking situation, the text display keeps you in the loop.


The audible alert sounds in the event of an emergency. This way you'll know if, for example, a breakaway has occurred, even if you aren't watching the monitor.



9400 Road Master Even Brake Supplemental Braking System - Proportional



RM-9400 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RM-9400 Installation instructions

Video of Roadmaster Even Brake Portable Supplemental Braking System - Proportional


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Roadmaster Even Brake Portable Braking System Installation - 2014 Jeep Cherokee

Today on this 2014 Jeep Cherokee, we're going to install part number RM-9400. This is the Roadmaster Even Brake Portable Proportional Braking System. Our first step is to actually install a breakaway switch that comes with the kit. This is our breakaway switch right here. Now, our breakaway switch is going mount to this bracket right here which is previously installed on the vehicle just for this purpose. This bracket came with the base plate kit that was previously installed on the vehicle, so this is where our breakaway switch will mount right to that bracket in this location.

This is the hardware that comes with the kit, the bolt and locking flange nut. We'll tighten it down and we're good to go. This plug here will eventually go to the cable that goes to the inside of the vehicle, but we're going to leave it outside for now. Our next step is to go ahead and find a location for our transmitter. What we decided on was back on this panel underneath here. We ran our antenna right next to the port here off to the side and we still have easy access to the cord when we install the Even Brake.

Now we have our location, we'll go ahead and just set it down and out of the way for now. To run our cable from the breakaway switch to the inside there's an opening we can use right here. Honestly, I already have it cut open, but you can use a knife to get through this thin film right here and then there's another grommet right behind it. Let's go ahead and just push the film out of the way or cut, however you want, then we'll go ahead and reach in with a pair of needle nose to grab the grommet from the inside and pull it towards the interior of your vehicle. It's really hard to see and get a grip on and then try to pull it out.

If you push too far forward, this will fall into the engine compartment and it will take a lot of time to go ahead and find it when it's out. One other thing about our grommet, it was installed from the factory this way even though this tab that you could easily grip was actually pointing towards the outside. Let's go ahead and get our grommet ready. We'll go ahead and just make a cut in it and we'll go ahead and get our cable ran through it. We're just going to put a slice right next to the handle and then we'll go ahead and push the cable through. This will be a tight fit.

Let's go ahead and run some cable through our grommet and we'll go ahead and push it through into the outside. Now you're going to put a good length through there to help find it and pull it through, because it is kind of cramped where this comes out at. We're just going to keep pulling it out almost to the end on the other side, but you can always take up your slack later. We'll leave enough length of our black cable for our breakaway switch to have a little extra on the inside in case we have to move it around at a future date, but well also make sure we've got enough length to go to our transmitter box. Once we have enough, we'll go ahead and put our grommet, push it back into place. Now, we'll go underneath the vehicle, get access to our wire and pull it towards our breakaway switch. We'll have to get underneath the vehicle to pull out our black wires that we pushed through the firewall, but then we'll have to come right back up. We're going to follow the existing wiring to our breakaway switch, so we're going to use an old piece of airline tubing as a wire pull. This could be any other stiff piece of wire that you could fish down there as well to help pull up wires. Go find our wires. Our wire harness is still going to be up in the engine compartment pretty far. You want to double check to make sure it's not caught on anything that moves, and then we'll go ahead and attach it to our pull wire. We'll go ahead and tape our black wire to our airline and go ahead and pull it up. We've got it pulled up and we'll go ahead and follow our existing wiring. We'll go ahead and sneak it underneath this cover right here, so we'll go ahead and loosen up these 3 rivets to get access. Let's get the centers of our rivets started and a trim panel tool helps out. Our fasteners loosened up, let's go ahead and just sneak our wire underneath. Let's go ahead and tuck it down behind the bumper cover, and then we'll go ahead and re-install our rivets. We'll go ahead and pull out our wire and we'll go ahead and plug the 2 together, so this is our breakaway switch wire and our new cable we ran. We'll also use some electrical tape to make sure the connection is more secure than anything else. It won't come apart on us. Let's go ahead and tuck our excess back inside and then we'll go ahead and take a few moments with some zip ties and secure our wire and make sure it doesn't move anymore than it has to. These zip ties do not come with the kit, so it's a good idea to go ahead and get yourself some extra zip ties when you install it. Once we're all done, we'll go ahead and cut off all our tails for our zip ties. Next we need to install a brake light relay. To install that part, we need to find a wire that gets only hot when you press the brake pedal. In this case, we're looking for a wire that's dark green and light green. It's really hard to get up in there on top on the brake switch. There's not much working room at all, but we do have the sheath from the wires already pulled away so you can see what wire we're looking for. Since we have such a limited place to work with, were actually going to go ahead and lengthen our wire. We'll go ahead and cut it in half and we'll add some leads onto it so it's a little bit easier to work with. In this case, we'll use a couple of wire nuts to make our connections and extend them. Then we'll go ahead and use a scrap piece of wire that's long enough to work with and we'll attach it to those. With our 2 leads now, we can go ahead and install our brake light relay. We'll go ahead and strip the ends of our wires. Our half our wire that goes directly to the brake switch will get our green wire and our relay. This is the green wire with 2 wires connected to the butt connector and then going to our new wire here. These 2 go to our brake switch. Our other half our wire that goes onto the rest vehicle and to the base of the taillights will get our black wire. On this case, our blue wire is not being used so we'll just leave it alone. Our white wire will go to ground so we can find some sheet metal underneath our vehicle and attach to that. We'll go ahead and route our white wire through a door that covers up the fuses. Our sheet metal is covered by this piece of plastic right here, so we're going to drill a hole in the plastic to get access to the bare metal. Then we'll use a self-tapping screw using a 1/4" hex head bit and we'll run that to the steel. Now, our red wire with the fuse holder needs to go to any hot side of the fuse that's powered only when the ignition is in the on position. We've searched our fuses back in here and found out they're powered all the time regardless of ignition, so we're going to have to run this back to the outside to the fuse panel underneath the hood. We'll go ahead and we cut our wire in half and use an extension. We'll run this through our firewall and back up to our fuse box. Cut our wire in half. We'll add 2 new butt connectors so we can lengthen our wire. We'll attach this end on the outside underneath the hood. We'll take our extension and run it through our grommet to the outside. Just like before, we'll go ahead and use our airline tubing to help pull the wire back up. We'll cut off our excess and go ahead and add our fuse holder. Since this connection is kind of outside, we'll go ahead and apply some tape to help secure it. Now I'll go ahead and point out the fuse we're going to use. This is the far left hand side of our box so right here would be the driver's left wheel. This fuse right here is what we're going to use for our power. This fuse is only powered when the key is in the on position. We'll go ahead and pull it out. We'll set it to the side for now and then we need to find out what side of the socket is hot when the key is in the on position. The key is on and you can see that this side of the socket here has power and the other side doesn't, so this side here we want to add our fuse tap to. This is our fuse tap right here and the kit comes with 2 different ones depending on the size fuse you have. Basically what they do is they catch over the top of the fuse and you pull them down in position and then this part will snap over the plastic body. Now we want to take our other end of our fuse holder, put it onto our fuse tap, line up our fuse tap side which gets power and push it into place. Now, we need to get a wire to the outside. All we're going to do is just make a small notch in the plastic here just to run our wire through. We'll use a rotary tool to do that. Make a notch just small enough for our wire. We can go ahead and put our lid back into place. Let's go ahead and secure our wires one more time. Now we can go ahead and get back to working with our ICX transmitter. We'll go ahead and work with these 2 wires, the white and the red. The white wire will be ground just like our other white wire was, and this red wire will connect up to the fuse box as well. However, this needs to connect up to a fuse that's on when the key is in the off position and we can use one of the fuses back here on the inside this time. Let's go ahead and add our terminals to our wires. Our white wire will get a ring terminal and our red wire will get another one of those flat terminals or spade terminals. Let's start with our ground this time. We'll follow our other ground wire and we'll use the same ground as we did before. Let's go ahead and turn our attention to our fuse panel back in here. With our key in the off position, we'll go ahead and check our fuse. We'll use a 25 amp fuse right here. We'll go ahead and pull it out and let's see which side is hot and which side is cold. The hot side is on the right hand side of the socket. We'll go ahead and add our fuse tap like we did before. Let's go ahead and take our red wire and we'll go ahead and follow our 2 ground wires as well. We'll plug our red wire into our fuse tap and re-install the fuse. We'll make sure that our fuse tap is on the cold side of the socket. Remember our lone green wire from the brake light switch with the spade connector That will go in right here. There's a small terminal right here we can just push it on. Then we'll take our breakaway wire and we'll plug these 2 together. At this point, we're ready to install our box. There's nothing really on top of this panel here, so we'll go ahead and use the screws that come with the kit and run it into place. The screws that came with the kit werent really self-tapping, so we just substituted a couple of them with some self-tapping screws, number 8's with a 1/4" hex head bit. A couple will be more than adequate to hold it up against that plastic panel. Finally, all our wire connections are made underneath the dash. Take a few moments to go ahead and secure our wires and make sure they're secure and out of the way. All the permanent wiring for our vehicle is installed and it's ready to go, so at this point we can go ahead and put our Even Brake into place and get it set up to when you can take it in and out as easily as possible. Let's go ahead and initially put our Even Brake into place and then we just want to double check to make sure that it's sitting even on the floor. It's not rocking. That's a good sign. Basically, we'll just go ahead and follow the steps on the quick reference guide. Pretty simple. We'll go ahead and make sure our seat is all the way back, our Even Brake's on the floor. There's a button on the side here that you want to make sure you have all the air out of. Now we'll go ahead and secure the pedal clamp. That's this part right here. It's spring loaded so it grabs the pedal. We'll expand it and slide it upward over the pedal. There's a groove on the backside here. Make sure that the arm of the pedal goes between those 2 grooves. Then check the clamp on the bottom to make sure it's fully seated and then we'll take our latch and put it back into place. Then we'll install our pin and that will keep it from coming off. What's a good idea is to go ahead and push our Even Brake up towards the pedal, but not where it pushes the pedal. Just enough where it meets it and maybe just a little bit back. We'll move our seat forward where it just touches. It's a good idea to double check the seat against the Even Brake to make sure it's making as much contact with the seat cushion as possible. If you need to, this rest here can be moved up and down as needed. Our ICX cord will go into our transmitter. Then we'll go ahead and plug in a 12 volt cord. We'll get our 12 volt power supple cord unraveled, then we'll go ahead and plug into our 12 volt power supply. We're using this one because it goes straight to the battery. You don't want to use one that's switched like up by the gear shift. Once you plug in, this will start building up air in the tank. We'll hit the test button. It will push the brake pedal 3 times and verify it's working. After it's done with its test, you want to look for this green light right here and once it's solid green, you're good to go. That pretty much covers everything in the vehicle itself. The other part we have is the monitor that goes in the RV. However, we don't have the RV with us, but we actually don't need the RV to make it work. Like I said, we don't need the RV. We just have it plugged into a 12 volt power supply and you can see that it agrees with the Even Brake in the vehicle. It says test is good, the system's ready. When we're in a braking situation, the monitor will tell you what's going on. I'll go ahead and manually hit the brake pedal and you can see what happens. You can see when the brake pedal is being used that shows you braking is occurring. One other test that would be a good idea is to go ahead and try out the breakaway switch. We'll go ahead and pull it out and make sure it activates. We have it pulled out. We'll go ahead and re-install the key. We verified that everything is working. What's really nice about this part is you dont have to have the same vehicle towing your Cherokee all the time. You can transfer from RV to RV. That will finish it for part number RM-9400, on the Road Master Even Brake Portable Proportional Braking System on our 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. .


Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Even Brake Portable Supplemental Braking System - Proportional - RM-9400

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (8 Customer Reviews)

Portable, easy-to-adjust braking system uses an inertia sensor in the towed car to detect deceleration. Unit presses brake pedal in towed car to activate brakes with an intensity that matches deceleration. Breakaway and LCD monitor included.

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2012 Fiat 500

Very good product Easy to install and to use Very good service from etrailer 602270



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2017 Toyota Tacoma

Very nice piece of equipment. Installation was no problem. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. It fits nicely in 2017 Tacoma. Initial drive showed a noticeable improvement in stopping smoothness without adjusting any of the settings from normal yet. 613352



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2015 Jeep Cherokee

Great product, but when ordering you need to request any updated supplemental technicians bulletins for your specific vehicle (my vehicle = 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk). Installation using the included product installation instructions exactly (not being told that there were updated technicians bulletins) caused the vehicle battery to run down to the point where I couldn't operate any vehicle electronics or start the vehicle. A call e-Trailer provided updated information. The manufacturer (Roadmaster) was aware of the issue and provided solution instructions. Had this been offered when ordered, I would have avoided having to deal with a dead battery and extra installation time. When installed using the updated information, the product works great. 174847



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2012 Chevrolet Equinox

It is pretty easy to attach to the vehicle and remove once you get to your destination. It is pretty light so it doesn't take much to move it. 28689



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Wish I had brought it sooner 468341


Comments

Good no complaints works well

Theodore - 01/19/2019

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Easy to use and set up. I'm glad I choose this system. I haven't had any problems with RM-9400, great system 662475



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Will at e-trailer did a great job of answering very detailed Qs and helping with this order. Arrived quicker than expected. Very happy with the CS at e-trailer as well as this product,. 662128



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part came on time and in good shape 656289


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  • I can help you with recommendations for the Roadmaster flat towing items you'll need to tow your 2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited behind your motorhome. You might care to check out the linked article that covers all the needed items. It will give you a nice overview. Starting with base plates, I suggest the Roadmaster EZ4 base plate # RM-521452-4, so long as your Limited does not have the Active Aid Shutters. These feature twist-lock draw bars which means there are no pins to get lost. With...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Setup for a 2013 Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe
  • To be able to flat tow your 2013 Smart Fortwo you will need a handful of equipment. The Roadmaster Base Plate Kit # 52285-1 will work really well on your Fortwo. It features removable arms so when you are not towing you will still have that nice, clean look. The next thing we will need to look at is a tow bar, like the Sterling # RM-576 from Roadmaster, and wiring, like the Roadmaster # RM-15267. This will help your brake lights still work on your Fortwo while towing. Another thing you...
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  • Recommended Parts to Flat Tow a 2017 Ford Edge Titanium
  • Yes, disconnecting the battery with a Quick-Disconnect, like the Deka part # DW05312, will be the easy way to go when it comes to disconnecting the battery on your 2017 Ford Edge so it can be flat towed. Disconnecting the battery prevents it from draining while you are flat towing. Since the owner's manual states that the battery must be disconnected I strongly recommend following those instructions and not trying to get by it somehow. That is one of the down sides to flat towing with...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2018 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback
  • I would love to help you get absolutely everything that you need to flat tow your 2018 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback. However, Blue Ox does not make a base plate kit for the non EcoBoost model therefore I recommend you use Roadmaster instead. I typically prefer Roadmaster anyhow as they offer more options for flat towing equipment. I have attached a list of all the parts you will need below: Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain Tow Bar part # RM-676 Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part...
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  • Does Brake Lite Relay Need to be Installed on Vehicle with Bulb/Socket Tow Bar Lighting Installed
  • The brake lite relay # RM-88400 that you referenced might still be needed. What you'll want to do is press the brake of your Grand Cherokee with the key in the position it needs to be in when flat towing. If the brake lights come on then you will need the relay. Reason being the brake lights are going to keep the light assemblies illuminated when the blinkers are on from the tow bar lighting. So what that would look like is the bulb socket kit will be flashing a light in an already...
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  • Best Permanent & Portable Supplemental Braking System to Flat Tow 2019 Jeep Wrangler
  • The SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO # SM99251 and Roadmaster Invisibrake # RM-8700 tow bar braking systems are both one-time-install systems that will require more up-front effort for their initial installation in your 2019 Wrangler. In comparison, portable systems such as the Blue Ox Patriot II # BRK2016 and the Roadmaster Even Brake # RM-9400 are easier to place in the vehicle (and their installation is less invasive) but you need to go through that process each time you want to get the Jeep ready...
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  • Equipment Needed to Flat Tow a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • All of the equipment that you will need to properly flat tow/dinghy tow your 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be base plates, a tow bar, tow bar wiring for working lights, safety cables, and most states now require a supplemental braking system be installed on any vehicle that is being towed. For your Grand Cherokee I recommend going with the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1128. I like the Blue Ox systems because you can detach the tabs so that your Jeep has a much cleaner look when not being...
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  • Recommended Brake Light Switch For 2014 Mini Cooper S with Roadmaster Even Brake Supplemental System
  • For your Roadmaster Even Brake # RM-9400, the Roadmaster Stop Light Switch Kit # RM-751469 is the part you are seeking. This will give you the bracket and the 2 prong switch you mentioned for your 2014 Mini Cooper S. You will also need the 12 Volt Outlet Kit, 20 amps # RM-9332 to provide power to your system.
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  • Why Does Even Brake ICX Transmitter Connect to the Cold Side of the Brake Switch
  • The cold side of a brake pedal switch only has power running to it when the brake pedal is pressed. This tells the system when the toad vehicle brakes are being applied. Data is sent by the ICX to the hand held part of the system that stays in the RV. Some vehicles will not have an active brake light switch when in tow-mode. In those cases there is a brake light switch kit needed. And in other cases a brake light relay might be needed depending on the type of lighting kit you are using. If...
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  • Base Plates, Tow Bar, and Accessories Needed to Flat Tow a 1993 Geo Tracker 4x4
  • Bascially, the Roadmaster Base Plates, # 118-1, will attach flat to the frame on the front of your 1993 Geo Tracker. We have not yet had the opportunity to install the base plates on a vehicle so we do not have pictures at this time. These base plates are what are called fixed brackets so they will always be visible on the vehicle. I recommend going with the XL style, # 118-3, which has removable arms, but otherwise install the same way. There are several other parts you will need to...
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  • When Is the Battery Used On The Roadmaster Even Brake Braking System # RM-9400
  • On the Roadmaster Even Brake Portable Proportional Braking System, part # RM-9400, the battery will have a minimal drain on the battery at all times because it uses a constant self-diagnostic test on the system at all times and transmits the testing info to the wireless monitor. The monitor will show you that the Even Brake system is fully operational. The drain on the battery would be very minimal when it is doing the self-diagnostic testing. It also has a Power Save low battery protection...
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  • Troubleshooting Loose Brake Pedal Clamp on Even Brake Portable Proportional Braking System RM-9400
  • I checked with my technical contact at Roadmaster Engineering about a solution to your problem with the brake clamp on your Even Brake Portable Proportional Braking System # RM-9400 coming loose from your toad's brake pedal while towing (!). He offered two options. The tabs on the Even Brake's clamp assembly can be gently bent to provide a better fit on smaller pedals. Use a large set of pliers, preferably the type with some cushioning to prevent scratches, to slowing bend the tabs as...
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  • How To Re-Pair an Even Brake to a Transmitter After Screen Just Reads Even Brake
  • According to Roadmaster this means that the monitor is not programmed to the ICX transmitter. The ICX transmitter and the motorhome monitor are programmed as a set but you need to reprogram yours to match apparently. Press the Dim button on the motorhome monitor after plugging it in for about 6 seconds until the LCD reads, "receiver in learn mode." Release the Dim button and it should read "Learning ICX #1 --Advance OK." Press the Test button on the Even Brake Touch pad control...
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  • Towed Vehicle Braking System Options for Flat-Towed 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • The main benefit of tapping into the RV air brakes for a toad braking setup is that there is a direct connection between the motorhome braking and the towed vehicle's braking. There is no time delay and there are no sensors that need to react to changes to the vehicle's inertia before they do anything. In short, there is synchronization between the two braking systems. As you noted, installation of such systems is a lot more intrusive and complicated. Since you have intentions to trade...
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  • How Does the Roadmaster Even Brake Supplemental Braking Send a Signal for Vehicle to Motor Home
  • The Roadmaster Even Brake, # RM-9400, uses a wireless transmitter in the vehicle and a receiver in the motorhome. The Receiver lets you know the Even Brake is working properly by lighting up when the brakes are being applied and also notifies you when the towed vehicle battery voltage is low. The second vehicle kit that you referenced, # RM-98400, provides the wiring and transmitter for another vehicle so you can use the in-cab monitor and the same braking unit for more than 1 vehicle. I...
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  • Replacement RoadMaster Even Brake Transmitter and Receiver Recommendation
  • I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and he said it sounds like something has shorted out inside of the receiver and it will need to be replaced. If you bought your Roadmaster Even-Brake # RM-9400 within two years ago and you registered the product with Roadmaster when you purchased the product they will replace it for you. If you forgot to register it and it has been less than a year since you have owned this product it will still be covered by the warranty. If you are no longer covered...
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  • Base Plates and Other Equipment Needed to Tow 2012 Ford Focus Titanium Behind an RV
  • The Roadmaster # RM-524430-5 Base Plate Kit would work fine for your 2012 Focus Titanium model. The only fit exclusions are the ST model and models with the adaptive radar-based cruise control. Since your Focus is a Titanium with a regular mechanical-type cruise control, the base plate will work great for you. To complete your Flat towing system, in addition to the Falcon 2 tow bar you already have, you'll need safety cables, a wiring solution for the vehicle, possibly a high-low adapter...
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