RVibrake Shadow Installed Flat Towing Braking System

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When flat towing your car, you need a braking system that works to get
you on the road quickly and allow you to focus on your family and the
memories you're making. RVibrake Shadow is a permanently installed
brake, always ready and waiting to keep you safe in whatever RVing
adventure awaits. With Tow-Mode Detection, once you install it, you never
have to think about it again.

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No User Setup:You’re always ready for your next tripRVibrake Shadow Ready

RVers want to get on the road as fast as possible. The last thing you want is a braking system that requires setup and delays your start. Because RVibrake Shadow is a permanently installed braking system with technology called Tow-Mode Detection that recognizes when you’re towing, there is no user setup required. It’s always ready.
One Time Installation:You can install in under 2 hours Shadow Plug In 2 hrs

Traditionally, permanent installed braking systems take professionals 6-8 hours to install. RVibrake Shadow’s plug and play design allows installation to be achieved by you or an installer in under 2 hours. There is nothing to crimp, solder, or disassemble. Simply make the connections and go!
Built-in Battery Charging:This is not just a trickle chargerShadow Battery Icon

All towed vehicles are not created the same. With so many varying types, each one draws different amounts of power on the battery when in tow mode. The built-in battery charger is an on-demand system that not only trickle charges vehicles that have little draw but can charge up to 10 amps when there is a high parasitic drain on the battery when towing.
Instant Feedback:When you need to know how your system is performingShadow Feedback Diagram

The multi-colored LEDs on RVibrake Shadow give feedback on proper installation and performance. And because the Command Center tablet comes with RVibrake Shadow, you’ll be able to monitor when the brake performs and be alerted instantly of a possible catastrophic hitch failure resulting in a breakaway.

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Shadow Works with all Towed Vehicles
(Not compatible with hydro boost vehicles.)

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Brake Detection:It knows when you’re braking
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Everything is done through the RVibrake Shadow in the towed vehicle. Because there is no wiring or installation from the motorhome, it is compatible with all RVs as well.

RVibrake Shadow is activated by the same force that draws your chest forward in a braking, called inertia. An accelerometer in the brake measures these changes and knows when to push softer or harder on the brake pedal, keeping your brake pads from having excessive wear.

Terrain sensing software keeps RVibrake Shadow from being more sensitive downhill and less sensitive uphill, giving you accurate braking at all times.
Breakaway SystemThat part about the law
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Besides reducing your stopping distances, one of the main reasons to have a braking system for flat towing is a possible breakaway. This is why brake systems are required by law in 49 out of the 50 states and all of Canada. Should you have a catastrophic hitch failure resulting in a breakaway, the breakaway system will activate RVibrake Shadow to bring your towed vehicle to a safe stop.
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The RVibrake Shadow system comes with the Command Center
tablet and hub. This system is the epicenter of the RVi product
line. One monitor with product expansion, like Tire Patrol - TPMS, and built-in
Travel Checklist, RV Level and Support apps. You are going to love
Command Center!

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7” Touch Screen:Know what’s going on at a glance
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The Command Center tablet is your device for monitoring your RVibrake Shadow and remote control for choosing settings unique to your setup. Command Center tablet gives you dedicated feedback in a way that a personal device could not if you were on a call or using another app.

  • Choose the correct settings
  • Monitor proportional braking in real-time
  • Alerts you of a hitch failure, resulting in a breakaway

  • Command Center gives you one tablet with unlimited possibilities for your RVing adventures.

    We dare you not to smile every time you snap the tablet to it magnetic dash mount.

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    DimensionsShadow Box (4" x 3" x 1.25") Booster Box (6" x 5.5" x 2.75")
    Reaction Time: 0.5 seconds
    Installation TimeUnder 2 hours
    Power12V DC, 4 amps max draw
    Vehicle Types: We guarantee fit in any towed vehicle.
    In the BoxRVibrake Shadow Box • Command Center System • Booster Box • Breakaway System • Hoses and Fittings • Cables and Hardware
    Warranty: 3-years

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    Clean Install and good operation - but safety problems with new Jeep

    Installation went well on my 2020 Jeep Wrangler. I like that it's in 3 small pieces, made it easier to fit under the hood. Worked well in testing and initial use, but recently when driving the Jeep (not towing it) the RVibrake Shadow applied the brakes and forced the jeep to a stop in the middle of the road! It released the brakes once the jeep was stopped, and I was able to get off the road and out of traffic. RVi's tech support said that this is because newer Jeeps (and other vehicles) don't charge their batteries continuously while driving. Whenever the battery is not being charged the RVibrake Shadow switches to "towing" mode and puts on the brake if the car decelerates. The only solution they offered is to remove the fuse for the Shadow whenever driving, and replace it whenever I'm towing. Not exactly what is promised - "With Tow-Mode Detection, once you install it, you never have to think about it again".


    Shadow Installation

    Not good or as advertised. The hoses provided are way too small for the vacuum install. Had to go to Auto Parts store for bigger hoses. Plastic parts for valve kit way too fragile. Need to change the wiring installation instructions with the assumption that wiring for the vehicle already has the trickle charge from the coach attached to the battery. This created some issues with the trickle charge from the Shadow that HAS to be installed. Not very clear. Customer Service was good and I did have a defective Shadow box that was replaced.


    Good deal and works well

    So far it works great. I have used two other brake systems in the past and the RVI Brake Shadow is the easiest to install and most cost effective.



    Just getting comfortable with driving our 36’ class a after a year, so finally decided to make the plunge & get a tow vehicle. After extensive research on vehicle, hitch, & braking system, we decided on a 2022 Jeep Wrangler, Blue Ox, & iBrake Shadow. Totally happy with all 3 choices! The hitch shop that installed the Blue Ox baseplate & braking system on the Jeep is the most reputable in our area & was totally familiar with Blue Ox but had never heard of iBrake. They watched the 11 minute installation video (as I requested) and said it was WAY easier & faster to install than any of the other brands they use. They even said they are going to start recommending it! We did have an issue with getting the hub to pair with the command center but iBrake technicians helped us over the phone & by email to troubleshoot. They finally determined it was a faulty hub & express shipped us a new one so we would have it In time for our trip in 3 days. The whole system worked perfectly on our trip & was SO easy - just turned on the command center & hub when ready to connect the Jeep & everything about the brake system was good to go!

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