How To Pick The Right Braking System For Your RV
Post on 06,May 2020   10:56 AM
By - PolyEyes Staff
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RVers love to tow a lightweight vehicle with their motorhome when traveling to different places. Although RV towing is convenient, the braking system you use is just as important.

You are lugging a lot of weight with your motorhome, and most state laws will require RV owners to have a braking system in place when they're towing. It is vital to research the weight limits for towing carefully and how much distance is allowed before stopping. Generally speaking, there are two types of braking systems for RVs - built-in and portable.

Portable braking systems are universal and interchangeable between vehicles. However, they do require to be set-up before being used for towing. If you have been trying to select the right braking system for your RV but haven't been able to decide, here are a few tips:


1. Check The Vehicle

Before even investing in any braking systems for towed vehicles, it is important to review if the vehicle's engine receives lubrication when being run. Your vehicle should have a base plate on its frame and a tow bar. Besides that, it must adhere to the speed, weight, distance, and transmission limits when it comes to towing. If your state law mentions that a car is not towable beyond 55 miles an hour, then you will be incurring damages if you cross that.


2. Review Your RV Insurance Coverage

Accidents happen on the road, and you should review your RV Insurance before buying braking systems for towed vehicles. Most standard RV insurance covers do not provide accident coverage, which is why you should speak with a vehicle insurance specialist. If you can get coverage for your towing equipment and braking systems, then that would be a huge benefit.


3. Go for Auxiliary Braking Systems

If you are having thousands of pounds of weight to tow and require both control and precision, an auxiliary braking system will help. This will help in reducing the stopping time and put less strain on the tow bar and mounting brackets. Sustained braking during driving sometimes leads to catastrophic brake failure, but an auxiliary braking system prevents that. Additionally, modern portable auxiliary braking systems meet DOT and Chassis regulations.

4. Consider the Terrain

How much control and the degree of precision and adjustment you need from your braking system will depend upon the type of terrain you are covering. If you are going up steep inclines, you want a braking system that runs smoothly and is consistent. It should let you apply the brake on your RV without any added stress or pressure.

Other Tips

Proportional portable braking systems are the best since they provide a Wireless Coach Link and come with intelligent fault code monitoring. The added benefit is that these braking systems are backed by a warranty period, and feature added field testing and tuning capabilities. You also don't have to worry about attaching any pulleys, catches, or springs with these. These let you make adjustments to your braking speeds as well, depending upon your requirements. The fast and simple installation is what sets them apart from manual or direct braking systems for towing RVs.

These are a few factors to consider before buying braking systems for towed vehicles.


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