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How Does the Breakaway Cylinder Get Charged in Roadmaster BrakeMaster System # RM-9160

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How does the brake away cylinder get charged. Is it when you apply the brakes initially?

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Prior to a breakaway event the breakaway cylinder for Roadmaster BrakeMaster System # RM-9160 will be charged from the connection to the air brakes from the RV. The passage below explains what happens should a breakaway event occur:

In the unlikely event that your vehicle separates from your motor home, the included breakaway system will give you peace of mind. Just mount the breakaway switch at the front of your towed car and wire it to both your battery and to the BrakeAway air reservoir. The air reservoir connects to the actuator that presses the brake pedal in your towed car. If your towed car separates from your motor home, the pin in the breakaway switch will be pulled out, which will send a signal to the BrakeAway to activate. The BrakeMaster actuator will then be signaled to press your towed car's brake pedal, bringing your vehicle to a stop.

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