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( PORTABLE BRAKING SYSTW) 


Owner’s Manual 

Entire contents of manual must be read by owner 



Quality Towing Systems since 1974 

ROADMASTER, Inc. • 5602 N.E. Skyport Way • Portland, OR 97218 
800-669-9690 • Fax 503-288-8900 • roadmasterinc.com 







WELCOME TO THE ROADMASTER FAMILY! 

T his manual has been prepared to acquaint you with the installation and operation of your 9700, and to 
provide you with important safety information. 

Read your owner’s manual cover to cover. Understand how to install and operate your 9700, and carefully 
follow the instructions and safety precautions. 

Your 9700 has a one-year limited warranty. To qualify for your warranty, fill out and return the enclosed 
product registration card within 30 days of purchase. As a bonus, we’ll extend your warranty to a total of 
two years at no additional cost, if we receive the product registration card within 20 days of purchase. 
We thank you for your patronage and greatly appreciate your discerning taste. 



IMPORTANT NOTICE! 

Safety Definitions 

Statements in this manual identified as follows are of special significance: 


^ WARNING 


WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous 
situation which, if not avoided, could result in 
property damage, serious personal injury, or even 
death. 

Red type is used to emphasize warnings of par¬ 
ticular significance. 


^ CAUTION 


CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous 
situation which, if not avoided, may result in 
property damage, or minor or moderate personal 
injury. 

Red type is used to emphasize cautions of par¬ 
ticular significance. 


CAUTION 


CAUTION used without the safety alert symbol 
indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, 
if not avoided, may result in property damage. 

Red type is used to emphasize cautions of par¬ 
ticular significance. 

NOTE 

Refers to important information and is piaced in 
itaiic type, it is recommended that you take speciai 
notice of these items. 









TABLE OF CONTENTS 


Safety definitions.inside front cover 

Specifications.1 

Components.2 

Initial Installation 

Before you begin the initial installation 

(installer’s checklist).3 

Wiring diagrams.4 

Initial installation.5-9 

Install the break away system.5 

Install the motorhome monitor 

wiring harness in the towed vehicle.5-6 

Attach the brake signal wire.7-8 

Attach the firewall grommet; 

attach the wiring connectors.8 

Install the motorhome monitor LED.8-9 

Test the braking system.9 

Day-to-Day Operation 

Attach the pedal clamp.10-13 

Adjust the feet and the seat pad.14 


Plug in the power cord.15 

Test and adjust positioning; 

deplete the vacuum in the power brakes.15 

Set the brake pressure.16 

Connect the wiring harness; 

test the break away system.16-17 

Connect the motorhome monitor patch cord.17 

Test the braking system.17-18 

Protection Modes 

Extended braking protection.18 

Responding to an audio alert.18 

Quick Reference Checklist 

Connecting the 9700.19-20 

Disconnecting the 9700.20 

Troubleshooting.21-22 

Optional equipment.23 

Limited warranty.24 

Index.25 


^ WARNING 


Read all instructions before instaiiing or oper¬ 
ating the 9700. Faiiure to understand how to in- 
staii or operate the 9700 couid resuit in property 
damage, personai injury or even death. 


CAUTION 


Not for use on oider vehicles without power 
brakes. The 9700 is designed to work with ve¬ 
hicles that have a power brake system (even 
though the power brakes are not activated while 
towing). Using the 9700 on vehicles that do not 
have power brakes will result in over-braking and 
severe non-warranty brake damage. 


9700 specifications 

Height.12.25 inches 

Width.13.5 inches 

Length.16 inches 

Weight.20 pounds 

Voltage.12 volts DC 

Operating temperature range 

.-2° to +150° F (-19° to +66° C) 

Length of standard power cord.42 inches 

Maximum amperage draw.10.8 amps 

Idle amperage draw.64mA 

Approximate maximum air pressure.60 psi 

Maximum force extended on brake pedal ...106 lbs. 
Minimum space the 9700 can fit.16 inches 


The 9700 serial number... 

...is on a label on the underside of the unit. You 
will need this number when you fill out your product 
registration card. 

Write down the serial number in the space below 
and retain for future reference... 

Serial number: _ 



















































COMPONENTS 



part number 

description 


part number 

description 

1 

650997-1 . 

.brake pedal clamp 

10 

650906. 

.wiring harness 


Note: your 9700 may have one of three differ- 

11 

650900. 

.break away wiring harness 


ent brake pedal clamps - the 650997, the 

12 

8602. 

.break away cable 


650997-1 (pictured), or the 9329. 

13 

650898. 

.break away switch 

2 

n/a. 

.air cylinder shaft 

14 

650906-01 . 

.brake signal wire 

3 

n/a. 

.brake pressure button 

15 

300065-00 . 

.motorhome monitor LED 

4 

n/a. 

.test button 

16 

9325. 

.audio signal circuit board 

5 

n/a. 

.air relief button 

17 

450008. 

.motorhome monitor patch 

6 

650996. 

.adjustable seat pad 

(handle assembly) 



cord (not pictured) 

7 

450952. 

.adjustment knob 



A A 

8 

450105. 

.adjustable feet 



^ y T 

9 

450103. 

.12-volt power cord 



T A 































Before you begin the 

1. ALWAYS CHECK THE ROADMASTER WEB¬ 
SITE - www.roadmasterinc.com - for vehicle-specific 
information which may not have been available when 
these instructions were pubiished. This information 
is located in the “Tech Support” section, under “Brak¬ 
ing Systems” - “9700.” 

2. If fuse(s) must be removed from the vehicle 
before it can be towed - verify that removing the 
fuse(s) wiii not disrupt power to the 9700, or other¬ 
wise affect the instaiiation or operation. 

3. Check the towed vehicie’s 12-voit outiet for 
correct power - The 9700 is powered through the 
12-voit outiet, with the ignition key turned to the “tow” 
position. However, some vehicies oniy have power 
at the 12-volt outlet when the engine is running. 
Before you begin the initial installation, verify that you 
have power at the towed vehicle’s 12-volt outlet with 
the ignition key turned to the “tow” position. 

If there is no power, you can instail ROADMAS- 
TER’s optionai 12-voit outiet kit (part number 9332). 
When installed, this kit wili provide power to the 12- 
volt outlet even when the engine is off. 

4. Check the 12-volt outlet socket to make cer¬ 
tain that: a) the socket has been wired correctiy; and 
b) the socket is not corroded. 

a. Make certain that the socket has been wired 
correctiy - the contact point at the bottom of the 
socket should be positive, and the outer sheil around 
the top of the socket should be negative. 


CAUTION 


If the socket’s positive and negative connec¬ 
tions have been reversed, the fuse in the 9700 
power cord wiii biow when the cord is piugged 
into the 12-voit outiet. 

b. Make certain that the socket is not corroded 
or otherwise damaged - a corroded socket may not 
provide constant power to the 9700, which may 
cause intermittent operation. 

If the socket is corroded or damaged, you can 
install ROADMASTER’s optional 12-volt outlet kit 
(part number 9332). When installed, this kit will pro¬ 
vide constant power to the 9700. 


CAUTION 


If the towed vehicle has a single 12-volt outlet 
which has been used to heat a cigarette iighter 
piug, instaii the optionai 12-voit outiet kit for the 
9700 power suppiy. 

Using a cigarette iighter piug in a 12-voit sock¬ 
et wiii corrode the contact points. The socket wiii 
not suppiy sufficient voitage to be used as the 
9700 power source - the 9700 may not operate, 
or may oniy operate intermittentiy. 


initial installation... 

5. The circuit at the towed vehicie’s 12-voit out¬ 
iet must be rated at NO LESS THAN 15 AMPS to 

power the 9700. Check the fuse at the outlet - if the 
fuse is rated at 15 amps or higher, the circuit is ad¬ 
equate to power the 9700. If the fuse is rated at less 
than 15 amps, install ROADMASTER’s optional 12- 
volt outlet kit (part number 9332). When installed, this 
kit will provide power to the 9700. 


CAUTION 


If the circuit at the 12-voit outiet is rated at iess 
than 15 amperes, instaii the optionai 12-voit out¬ 
iet kit. Depending on the avaiiabie current during 
towing, the 9700 may not function, or may func¬ 
tion incorrectiy, without at ieast 15 amps. 


^ WARNING 


If the circuit is rated at iess than 15 amps, do 
not simpiy repiace the outiet’s fuse with a higher- 
amperage fuse. This wiii cause the wiring to over¬ 
heat, which can cause wiring damage, an eiectri- 
cai fire, or other consequentiai, non-warranty 
damage. 

Faiiure to foiiow these instructions may cause 
property damage, personai injury or even death. 

6. Check the towed vehicie’s brake iights - The 

9700 must function with the ignition key turned to the 
“tow” position. However, some vehicies’ brake iights 
oniy operate with the key turned to the “on” position. 
Check to see if this is the case: turn the ignition key 
to the “tow” position, apply the brakes, and check to 
see if the brake iights illuminate. 

If the brake lights do not iliuminate, a two-prong 
stop light switch and 10-amp fuse must be installed. 
ROADMASTER manufactures stop light switch kits 
for a number of vehicies; check oniine at the 
ROADMASTER website - www.roadmasterinc.com/ 
products/braking/stopiight_switch.htmi - for a list of 
avaiiabie kits. 

Note: check the owner’s manual to see if the 
vehicle is equipped with an “automatic shut down” 
feature. If this is the case, ensure that the vehicle is 
not in automatic shut down mode before performing 
this test. 

7. If the towed vehicle has a magnetic tow light 
system - modifications wiii be necessary, in order 
to permanentiy attach the brake signai wire. Refer to 
Step Three under “Initiai Instaiiation” - “Attach the 
brake signal wire,” step 2c. 

8. An optional Brake-Lite Relay may be re¬ 
quired. See page six for instructions on how to de¬ 
termine if the reiay must be installed. 











MOTORHOME MONITOR WIRING DIAGRAM 


BLUE RUNQ 
TERMINAL 



i i 

88 


LU liJ 

—I —I 
< < 

3 3 


FPOWT 
OF TOWCO 



i i 

88 

t] t] 




EM^IME 

COMPARTMENT 
Of TOWED 
VEHICLE 


TD COLC SIDE 
OF BRAKE 
LIQKT SWITCH 
{towed VEH«a_E) 











































































INITIAL INSTALLATION 


I n addition to wiring and connection instructions, this section contains information about the components of 
your supplementary braking system, and how they function. For that reason, read this section, even if you 
will not be installing these components yourself. 


Step One 

Install the break away system 

“Break away” systems are secondary safety devic¬ 
es, required by law in many states, which will brake 
the towed vehicle if it separates (“breaks away”) from 
the motorhome. ROADMASTER’s break away sys¬ 
tem is called the BrakeAway™. 

1 . Mount the break away switch (Figure 1) at the 
front of the vehicle, on the driver’s side. Chose an 
area you can easily reach, with a surface of sufficient 
strength to hold the switch firmly in place, so that the 
break away pin (Figure 1) will pull freely from the 
switch. Mount the switch in a horizontal position, with 
the break away pin facing toward the motorhome. 

Ensure that the break away pin can be pulled 
freely away from the towed vehicle, without any ob¬ 
structions. 


^ WARNING 


Do not attach the break away switch to the tow 
bar or the tow bar bracket. If the tow bar or 
bracket fails, the break away switch will separate 
with it, preventing the break away system from 
activating. If the towed vehicle separates, the 
brakes will not be applied, which may cause prop¬ 
erty damage, personal injury or even death. 

2. The break away wiring harness (Figure 1) con¬ 
nects the break away switch to the 9700. It will be 
routed through the firewall, on the driver’s side. 

Look for a pre-existing hole in the firewall (or, if 
there is sufficient space, a pre-existing grommet with 
other wiring) close to the floor on the driver’s side, 
to route the break away wiring harness through the 
firewall. 

Note: the motorhome monitor wiring harness 
(Step Two) and the brake signal wire (Step Three) 
will also be routed through this hole. 

If there is no pre-existing hole or grommet with 
sufficient space, drill a 1/2” hole through the firewall. 

Drill from the engine compartment or from the in¬ 
terior of the vehicle, whichever is more convenient. 
Before drilling, make certain you will not damage any 
components on the other side of the firewall. 

3. Route the wiring harness from the break away 
switch to the firewall (or, from the firewall to the break 
away switch, whichever is more convenient), avoid¬ 
ing lines, hoses, moving parts or “hot” components 


Break Away 



System Components wiring 

HARNESS 



BREAK AWAY 
CABLE 


BREAK AWAY 
SWITCH 


BREAK AWAY 
PIN 


FIREWALL 

GROMMET 


such as exhaust systems. 

Where appropriate, use wire ties to secure the 
break away wiring harness. 

At the front of the vehicle, connect the wiring 
harness to the break away switch. 

You will connect the break away wiring harness 
to the 9700 in a later step. 


step Two 

Install the motorhome monitor 
wiring harness in the towed vehicle 

When the components of the motorhome monitor 
are installed and connected, an LED on the motor- 
home dashboard will illuminate each time the 9700 
is activated, confirming that the towed vehicle’s 
_ continued on next page 












INITIAL INSTALLATION 


Install the motorhome monitor 
wiring harness in the towed vehicle 

continued from preceding page 
brakes have been applied. 

Note: There are two lengths of black wire In this 
kit, each with a female bullet connector at one end. 
Use the short length of wire In this step. 

1. Chose a mounting point at the front of the vehi¬ 
cle, near the electrical socket, for the end of the har¬ 
ness with the female bullet connector. Attach the con¬ 
nector with one or more of the included wire ties. Al¬ 
low enough slack so that a male bullet connector can 
be plugged into and out of it. 

Note: If there Is an open terminal available on 
both electrical sockets, you can use the existing elec¬ 
trical cord to connect the monitor wiring between the 
two vehicles. This method eliminates a separate 
patch cord. Included with the 9700 for the same pur¬ 
pose. If you chose this method, cut the female bul¬ 
let connector off, and attach the monitor wire to the 
open terminal on the towed vehicle’s electrical sock¬ 
et. Later, you will use the matching terminal on the 
motorhome’s electrical socket to complete the con¬ 
nection. 

Note: if you chose this method, keep the patch 
cord. If a second towed vehicle Is added later. It may 
not have an open terminal available on the electri¬ 
cal socket. 

2 . Once the female bullet connector is attached, 
route the monitor wiring harness through the engine 
compartment, to the driver’s side of the firewall. Use 
the same route as the break away wiring harness, if 
that is convenient. As before, avoid lines, hoses, 
moving parts or “hot” components such as exhaust 
systems. Where appropriate, use wire ties to secure 
the wiring harness in place. 

3. Route the motorhome monitor wiring harness 
through the same hole as the break away wiring 
harness (Step One). 

4. Before connecting the motorhome monitor wir¬ 
ing harness to the brake light wire, determine if the 
optional Brake-Lite Relay must be installed: 

a. Without starting the towed vehicle, press the 
towed vehicle’s brake pedal. 

b. If the brake lights illuminate, you must install 
the Brake-Lite Relay, unless: 1) the towed vehicle 
has a “bulb and socket set” (also called a “taillight 
kit”), or magnetic lights, or 2) the towed vehicle has 
separate brake and turn signals (Figure 2). 

5. Next, locate the towed vehicle’s brake light 


switch and, with a test light, find the “cold” side of 
the brake light switch. (The “cold” side of the switch 
does not register voltage unless the brakes are ap¬ 
plied.) Then, remove the vehicle’s brake light fuse, 
located In the vehicle’s fuse panel. 


CAUTION 


Failure to remove the brake light fuse from the 
vehicle’s fuse panel may cause the vehicle’s theft 
deterrent system, or other electrical system indi¬ 
cators, to be activated if the brake pedal is de¬ 
pressed during the installation. This may require 
non-warranty repair to the vehicle. 

6. Cut the brake light wire, a few inches down¬ 
stream from the “cold” side of the brake light switch. 

If the Brake-Lite Relay is required... 

(see step 4, above) 

Install the Brake-Lite Relay now. The installation 
instructions are included with the relay. After the 
Brake-Lite Relay is installed, proceed to Step Three 
- “Attach the brake signal wire.” 

If the Brake-Lite Relay is not required... 

(see step 4, above) 

7. If necessary, trim the monitor wiring harness, 
then attach the monitor wire to the brake light wire, 
using the supplied yellow butt connector. 

8. Ensure that the monitor wiring harness will not 
present an obstacle or hazard to the driver of the 
vehicle, or interfere with the operation of the vehi¬ 
cle. Use one or more wire ties, if necessary, to se¬ 
cure the wiring harness out of the way. 

9. Reinstall the brake light fuse, which you re¬ 
moved in step 5. 



COMBINED BRAKE AND TURN SIGNAL LIGHTS - 
The brake light does the flashing for the turn signal. 



SEPARATE BRAKE AND TURN SIGNAL LIGHTS - 
There are amber or red turn signals 
which are separate from the brake lights. 















INITIAL INSTALLATION 


Step Three 

Attach the brake signal wire 

The brake signal wire is attached to the brake light 
wire(s) in the towed vehicle’s electrical harness. 
When the brake signal wire is connected to the 9700 
(along with the other components of the braking sys¬ 
tem), the 9700 will be activated when the towed ve¬ 
hicle’s brake lights are activated. 

Note: the brake signal wire is a six-foot length of 
green wire, with a female bullet connector at one end. 

1. Chose a convenient point on the towed vehicle’s 
tow light harness to attach the brake signal wire, and 
remove the protective loom covering that section of 
the harness. 

2a. If the towed vehicle has combined brake and 
turn signal lights (Figure 2)... 

• Cut the yellow wire (left turn/brake) on the har¬ 
ness, and attach the ends with one of the supplied 
yellow butt connectors (Figure 3). Repeat for the 
green wire (right turn/brake). 

• Then, run a small length of the supplied wire 
from both butt connectors (Figure 3), and attach both 
wires to the inputs of the included diode (Figure 3) 
with two of the supplied spade connectors. 

2b. If the towed vehicle has separate brake and turn 
signal lights (Figure 2), the connection is the same 
as above, except that only one wire (the brake light 
wire) is attached to the diode... 

• With a test light, determine which of the wires 
in the tow light harness is the brake light wire - when 
the test light is connected to the brake light wire, the 
test light will illuminate when the motorhome’s brake 


pedal is depressed. 

• Cut the brake light wire, and connect the ends 
with one of the included yellow butt connectors. 

• Then, run a small length of the supplied wire 
from the butt connector, and attach the wire to the 
diode with another spade connector. Use either one 
of the two inputs; leave the other input empty. 

2c. If the towed vehicle has magnetic tow lights... 

Note: additional connectors and, depending on the 
application, additional wiring will be necessary to wire 
a magnetic tow light system. 

• Peel back a section of the protective covering near 
the plug on the electrical cable - enough to use a test 
light on the wiring and, later, to attach two butt connec¬ 
tors. Then, using a test light, find the left and right com¬ 
bined brake and turn signal wires. 

• Cut one of the combined brake and turn signal 
wires, and attach the ends with a butt connector. Run a 
small length of wire from the butt connector, and attach 
a female bullet connector to the end of the wire. 

Attach a male bullet connector to another small 
length of wire. Using one of the included spade con¬ 
nectors, attach the other end of the wire to one of the 
inputs on the diode. 

Repeat for the other brake and turn signal wire. 

Before towing, connect the male and female bullet 
connectors. 

• Trim the protective covering over the electrical 
cable; wrap any exposed wiring with electrical tape. 

• Connect to ground - at both vehicles, connect a 
wire to any good chassis ground. Before towing, con- 
_ continued on next page 


AFTERMARKET 
TOW LIGHT 
HARNESS 


1 . 

CUT YELLOW 
AND GREEN WIRES. 
CONNECT THE ENDS 
WITH A YELLOW 
BUTT CONNECTOR. 



2 . 

ATTACH A SMALL 
LENGTH OF WIRE 
TO BOTH BUTT 
CONNECTORS. 


Brake signal wire 
to combined tow light harness 



BROWN 

WIRE 

WHITE 

WIRE 



4 . 

ATTACH BARE END 
OF BRAKE SIGNAL 
WIRE TO OUTPUT OF 
DIODE WITH SPADE 
CONNECTOR. 


ATTACH WIRES TO 
INPUT OF DIODE 
WITH SPADE 
CONNECTORS. 


ROUTE GREEN 
BRAKE SIGNAL 
WIRE THROUGH 
FIREWALL. 






























INITIAL INSTALLATION 


Attach the brake signal wire 

continued from preceding page 

nect the ground wires with a separate cable. 

2d. If the towed vehicle has a taillight (“bulb and sock¬ 
et”) wiring kit... 

• Make certain that a ground connection exists be¬ 
tween the towed vehicle and the motorhome. Other¬ 
wise, the wiring is identical to the combined brake and 
turn signal light method (2a, above). 

3. Using another of the supplied spade connectors, 
attach the bare end of the brake signal wire to the 
output of the diode (Figure 3). 

4. Route the brake signal wire through the engine 
compartment, to the driver’s side of the firewall. Use 
the same route as the break away wiring harness 
and/or the motorhome monitor wiring harness, if that 
is convenient. As before, avoid lines, hoses, moving 
parts or “hot” components such as exhaust systems. 
Where appropriate, use wire ties to secure the brake 
signal wire in place. 

5. Route the brake signal wire through the same 
hole in the firewall as the break away wiring harness 
and the motorhome monitor wiring harness. 

6. Replace the protective loom, which you removed 
in step one. 


Step Four 

Attach the firewall grommet; 
attach the wiring connectors 

1. Cut through the included firewall grommet (Fig¬ 
ure 1) on one side, and slide it over the break away 
wiring harness, the brake signal wire, and the mo¬ 
torhome monitor wiring harness. Fit the grommet into 


the 1/2'' hole you drilled in the firewall. Feed the re¬ 
maining lengths of the brake signal wire and the 
break away wiring harness through the grommet. 
Then, seal the grommet with a silicone sealant. 

2. When the 9700 is connected and disconnected, 
the 9700 wiring harness will be plugged into and out 
of the connectors on the break away wiring harness 
and the brake signal wire. 

With this in mind, chose a suitable location for 
the end of the break away harness and the end of 
the brake signal wire - both connectors must be 
within easy reach, but must not present an obstacle 
or hazard to the driver of the vehicle, or otherwise 
interfere with the operation of the vehicle. 

If necessary, coil the break away harness and/ 
or the brake signal wire. Then, attach them at the 
point you have selected, using one or more of the in¬ 
cluded wire ties to secure them in place. 


Step Five 

Install the motorhome monitor LED 

Note: There are two lengths of black wire in this 
kit, each with a female bullet connector at one end. 
Use the long length of wire in this step. 

Note: Some motorhomes are manufactured with 
auxiliary wires pre-strung from the rear of the motor- 
home to the dashboard, for aftermarket accessories 
such as this. Call the manufacturer. 

1. Attach the end of the black wire with the female 
bullet connector to the back of the motorhome, near 
the electrical socket. 

Attach the connector with one or more of the in¬ 
cluded wire ties. Allow enough slack so that a male 
bullet connector can be plugged into and out of it. 

Note: In Step Two, you may have chosen to use 
open terminals on the electrical sockets to connect 
the monitor wiring between the two vehicles. If this 
is the case, cut the female bullet connector off, and 
attach the monitor wire to the open terminal on the 
motorhome electrical socket. 

2. Once the female bullet connector is attached, 
route the wire from the back of the motorhome to the 
underside of the dashboard. Avoid lines, hoses, mov¬ 
ing parts (slideouts, sliding generators, sliding bat¬ 
tery trays) or “hot” components such as exhaust sys¬ 
tems. Where appropriate, use wire ties to secure the 
wire to the undercarriage. 

3. Chose an area on the dashboard to mount the 
LED. Look for a mounting point away from pre-ex¬ 
isting wires or components, where the LED can be 
_ continued on next page 


LED BULB 

1 BASE OF 

LED 


LED BULB 

DECAL^^ 





“- V 

MOTORHOME 

DASHBOARD 


SPEED NUT 

RED WIRE 

■ 

BLACK WIRE 

(POWER) ► 


(GROUND) 

II_ 





















INITIAL INSTALLATION 


Install the motorhome monitor LED 

continued from preceding page 
easily seen by the driver. 

4. Drill a 5/16-inch hole through the dashboard at 
the point you have chosen. Before drilling, make cer¬ 
tain you will not damage any components on the oth¬ 
er side. 

5. Center the LED decal (Figure 4) over the hole, 
and press it down. Or, you may chose to omit the 
decal, depending on your preferences. 

6. From the top of the dashboard, slide the LED 
through the hole, wires first, until the base of the bulb 
(Figure 4) is flush to the top of the dash. 

7. From the underside of the dash, fit both of the 
wires through the speed nut (Figure 4). Then push 
the speed nut up, against the dash, to secure the 
LED in place. 

8. Using one or more of the supplied wire ties, at¬ 
tach the audio signal circuit board (See “Compo¬ 
nents,” page two.) to the underside of the dash, as 
close to the LED as possible. 

9. Connect to power - Trim the black wire, which 
you routed from the back of the motorhome. (Save 
the excess; you may use it in the next step.) Then, 
connect the black wire to both the red LED wire and 
the red audio signal wire, using the included butt con¬ 
nector. 

10. Connect to ground - Connect the black wire from 
the LED, as well as the black wire from the audio sig¬ 
nal circuit board, to any good chassis ground, using 
the included ring terminal. (If necessary, use any ex¬ 
cess wire from the preceding step to extend the 
length of the two ground wires.) 


Step Six 

Test the braking system 

Note: the motorhome and towed vehicle must be 
stationary for the system test, and ready for towing 
- all components of the braking system must be 
properly connected and receiving power, and the 
towed vehicle’s ignition key must be in the “tow” 
position. 

1 . Connect the 9700 according to the instructions 
in the next section in this manual - “Day-to-day op¬ 
eration.” 

2. Confirm the proper operation of the supplemen¬ 
tal braking system: depress and hold the motor- 
home’s brake pedal down. The 9700 air cylinder shaft 
and pedal clamp will extend (after approximately two 
seconds). Then, release the brake pedal. At the 
towed vehicle, the 9700 air cylinder shaft and pedal 


clamp will retract. 

3. Confirm that the motorhome monitor is function¬ 
ing: the LED will illuminate after the motorhome’s 
brake pedal is depressed (after approximately two 
seconds), and stop illuminating when the brake pedal 
is released. 


^ WARNING 


If the LED does not illuminate... 

...it may indicate that the 9700 is wired incor- 
rectiy. If the 9700 is wired incorrectiy, it wiii not 
brake the towed vehicie in tandem with the mo¬ 
torhome. Insufficient braking pressure wiii iength- 
en stopping distance, and may aiso cause a ioss 
of vehicuiar controi. 

Refer to the ‘Troubieshooting’ section (under 
‘Eiectricai’) for possibie causes. If the 9700 has 
been incorrectly wired, identify and correct the 
mistake, then test to ensure that the 9700 func¬ 
tions properiy. 

Faiiure to foiiow these instructions may cause 
property damage, personai injury or even death. 

4. Confirm the proper operation of the extended 
braking mode: depress and hold the motorhome’s 
brake pedal down. The 9700 air cylinder shaft and 
pedal clamp will extend. After approximately 15 sec¬ 
onds, the air cylinder shaft and pedal clamp will re¬ 
tract. 

5. Confirm the proper operation of the audio alert: 
depress and hold the towed vehicle’s brake pedal 
down. After approximately 20 seconds, the motor- 
home monitor will activate the audio alert. (To can¬ 
cel the audio alert, release the towed vehicle’s brake 
pedal.) 

6. Confirm that the motorhome turn signals do not 
activate the 9700. 


CAUTION 


An incorrect fiasher speed may activate the 
9700 unnecessariiy, causing excessive brake 
wear or other consequentiai, non-warranty dam¬ 
age. 

If the turn signais activate the 9700, check the 
turn signai fiasher rating - it may be inadequate 
for the motorhome-towed vehicie combination. If 
this is the case, repiace the fiasher with one rat¬ 
ed at or above the number of buibs in the motor- 
home-towed vehicie combination. 









CAUTION - for Saturn VUE and other vehicles - 

If the towed vehicle’s engine must be started periodicaiiy... 

Always deplete the vacuum In the vehicle’s power brake system BEFORE YOU RESUME TOW¬ 
ING. If the vacuum Is not released, the 9700 will apply excessive force when It Is activated, which 
will cause severe tire and/or brake system damage to the towed vehicle. Refer to the caution state¬ 
ment on page 20 for further Information. 


DAY-TO-DAY OPERATION 

T his section contains detailed operating instructions. Refer to this section until you become familiar with 
each step. (Before connecting or disconnecting the 9700, also refer to the “Quick Reference Checklist” 
for additional warnings and cautions.) 


Step One 

Attach the pedal clamp 

1 . Connect and attach the tow bar to both vehicles 
(according to the manufacturer’s instructions). Then, 
shift the towed vehicle’s transmission into the prop¬ 
er gear for towing (also according to the manufac¬ 
turer’s instructions). 


CAUTION 


To prevent the towed vehicle from rolling, con¬ 
nect and attach the tow bar to both vehicles be¬ 
fore shifting the towed vehicle’s transmission 
into the proper gear for towing. 

2. Slide the driver’s seat back, as far as it will go. 

3. Attach the adjustable seat pad to the 9700 - 
screw the adjustment knob (See “Components,” page 
two.) through the seat pad and into either of the two 
anchor holes at the back of the 9700. (You will ad¬ 
just the seat pad in a later step.) 

Note: depending on the available space in the 
towed vehicle, the adjustable seat pad may be elim¬ 
inated, if that provides the best fit. Before attaching 
the seat pad, test-fit the 9700, according to step 4 
below, to see if this is the case. 

4. Now, position the 9700 between the driver’s seat 



and the brake pedal, at the approximate position it 
will sit when connected to the brake pedal. 

Note: rubberized floor mats will cause the 9700 
to “climb” the driver’s seat. If the vehicle has a rub¬ 
berized floor mat, remove it when towing. 

Note: if the towed vehicle has a steering wheel 
tilt latch, it may be easier to position the 9700 with 
the steering wheel tilted up. 


^ WARNING 


Seat and/or pedal positioning systems may affect 
the towed vehicle braking system. 

Determine if the vehicle to be towed is equipped 
with pedal presets and/or automatic seat adjust¬ 
ments. Proper installation of the braking system 
may be affected by these presets; if the vehicle is 
so equipped, note the original installed position and 
return to that position before towing the vehicle. 

If the seat and/or brake pedal are not at the orig¬ 
inal installed position when the vehicle is towed, the 
pedal clamp may apply excessive braking force, 
which will damage the brake system and/or electri¬ 
cal system and may cause brake or electrical sys¬ 
tem failure as well as other non-warranty damage. 

Failure to follow these instructions may cause 
property damage, personal injury or even death. 

5. Press the air relief button (Figure 5) to make cer¬ 
tain that all of the air in the 9700 air reservoir has 
been released. If there is air in the reservoir, contin¬ 
ue to hold the button down until the air is released - 
air in the reservoir will prevent the cylinder from ex¬ 
tending when you connect the brake pedal clamp to 
the towed vehicle’s brake pedal. 

6. Continue to hold the air relief button down, and 
pull forward on the pedal clamp, to extend the air 
cylinder shaft. Release the air relief button. 
_ continued on next page 















DAY-TO-DAY OPERATION 

Attach the pedal clamp - #650997 

continued from preceding page 

Note: your 9700 may have one of three different 
pedal clamps. The Instructions be/oiv are for pedal 
clamp number 650997. See the next two pages If 
your 9700 has a different pedal clamp. 


for 

pedal clamp #650997 
Note: your 9700 may have one of 
three different pedal clamps. The 
instructions below are for pedal clamp 
number 650997. See the next 
two pages if your 9700 has a 
different pedal clamp. 


7. Verify that the pedal clamp is right side up, as 
shown in Figure 6 - the arrow on the sticker will point 
“Up” when the pedal clamp is properly positioned. 


8. Release the catch (Figure 6) on the pedal clamp 
- with your index finger under the top and your thumb 
over the bottom of the thumb lever (Figure 6), rotate 
the thumb lever until the catch is released. 


9. There are two hinged tabs at the top of the ped¬ 
al clamp, and two at the bottom (Figure 7). Push 
against the tabs to open the pedal clamp to its full¬ 
est extent. 


10. Position the pedal clamp over the towed vehi¬ 
cle’s brake pedal, so that all four of the tabs are over 
the brake pedal. 

Now, compress the pedal clamp by pushing the 
top and bottom tabs toward each other (Figure 8). 
Continue to ratchet the pedal clamp down, until all 
four tabs are hooked around and under the brake 
pedal, and one of the locking teeth (Figure 8) in the 
catch (Figure 6) is fully indented into the locking 
notch (Figure 8). 

Note: on the Initial fitting, it may be necessary 
to adjust the tabs on the pedal damp - use pliers to 
bend any or all of the tabs so that they hook around 
and under the towed vehicle’s brake pedal. 

Once the tabs have been adjusted to a specific 
brake pedal, no further adjustment to the pedal clamp 
Is necessary for that vehicle. 

For every subsequent vehicle. Inspect the ped¬ 
al clamp on the Initial fitting. Verify that all four tabs 
are hooked around and under the brake pedal. If nec¬ 
essary, bend the tabs to fit, as described above. 


CAUTION 


Make certain that all four tabs on the pedal 
clamp are securely hooked around the brake ped¬ 
al. If the tabs are loose, the pedal clamp can ro¬ 
tate out of position and hold the brake pedal 
down, even when the 9700 is not activated, which 
will cause brake damage or other consequential, 
non-warranty damage. 





































DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIOI 


ARROW ON 
STICKER 
POINTS “UP” 



for 

pedal clamp #650997-1 
Note: your 9700 may have one of 
three different pedal clamps. The instruc¬ 
tions below are for pedal clamp number 
650997-1. See the preceding or the follow¬ 
ing page if your 9700 has a different 
pedal clamp. 


Attach the pedal clamp - #650997-1 

continued from page 10 

Note: your 9700 may have one of three different 
pedal clamps. The instructions below are for pedal 
clamp number 650997-1. See the preceding or fol¬ 
lowing page if your 9700 has a different pedal clamp. 

7. Verify that the pedal clamp is right side up, as 
shown in Figure 9 - the arrow on the sticker will point 
“Up” when the pedal clamp is properly positioned. 




8. Release the catch (Figure 9) on the thumb le¬ 
ver (Figure 9) - with your index finger under the top 
and your thumb over the bottom of the thumb lever, 
rotate the thumb lever until the catch is released. 

9. Position the pedal clamp over the towed vehi¬ 
cle’s brake pedal. 

10. There are two hinged tabs at the top of the ped¬ 
al clamp, and two at the bottom (Figure 10). Fit all 
four of the tabs over the brake pedal. 

Now, compress the pedal clamp at the top and 
the bottom, and ratchet it down, until all four tabs are 
hooked onto the brake pedal, and the catch at the 
top of the thumb lever is fully indented into one of 
the locking notches (Figure 11). 

Note: on the initial fitting, it may be necessary 
to adjust the tabs on the pedal clamp - use pliers to 
bend any or all of the tabs so that they hook around 
and under the towed vehicle’s brake pedal. 

In addition to the four hinged tabs, there is a 
scored tab at the top of the pedal clamp (Figure 10), 
which may also be bent to secure the pedal clamp 
to the towed vehicle’s brake pedal. 

Once the tabs have been adjusted to a specific 
brake pedal, no further adjustment to the pedal clamp 
is necessary for that vehicle. 

For every subsequent vehicle, inspect the ped¬ 
al clamp on the initial fitting. Verify that all four tabs 
are hooked around and under the brake pedal. If nec¬ 
essary, bend the tabs to fit, as described above. 


CAUTION 


Make certain that all four tabs on the pedal 
clamp are securely hooked around the brake ped¬ 
al. If the tabs are loose, the pedal clamp can ro¬ 
tate out of position and hold the brake pedal 
down, even when the 9700 is not activated, which 
will cause brake damage or other consequential, 
non-warranty damage. 































DAY-TO-DAY OPERATION 

Attach the pedal clamp - #9329 

continued from page 10 

Note: your 9700 may have one of three different 
pedal clamps. The instructions below are for pedal 
clamp number 9329. See the preceding two pages if 
your 9700 has a different pedal clamp. 


for 

pedal clamp #9329 
Note: your 9700 may have one of 
three different pedal clamps. The 
instructions below are for pedal clamp 
number 9329. See the preceding 
two pages if your 9700 has a 
different pedal clamp. 


7. Pull the hairpin clip (Figure 12) out, then lift the 
slotted arm (Figure 12) up and out of the way. 

8. Verify that the pedal clamp is right side up, as 
shown in Figure 12 - the arrow on the sticker will 
point “Up” when the pedal clamp is properly posi¬ 
tioned. 

9. Then, hold the air cylinder shaft and pull back 
on the spring post (Figure 13), until the tabs under 
the pedal clamp are wide enough to clear the brake 
pedal. 

10. Fit the pedal clamp onto the brake pedal, so that 
all four tabs are hooked around it (Figure 14). Then, 
release the spring post. 

Note: on the initial fitting, it may be necessary 
to adjust the tabs on the pedal damp - use pliers to 
bend any or all of the tabs so that they hook around 
and under the towed vehicle’s brake pedal. 

Once the tabs have been adjusted to a specific 
brake pedal, no further adjustment to the pedal clamp 
is necessary for that vehicle. 

For every subsequent vehicle, inspect the ped¬ 
al clamp on the initial fitting. Verify that all four tabs 
are hooked around and under the brake pedal. If nec¬ 
essary, bend the tabs to fit, as described above. 


CAUTION 


Make certain that all four tabs on the pedal 
clamp are securely hooked around the brake ped¬ 
al (Figure 14). If the tabs are loose, the pedal 
clamp can rotate out of position and hold the 
brake pedal down, even when the 9700 is not ac¬ 
tivated, which will cause brake damage or other 
consequential, non-warranty damage. 

11. Swing the slotted arm back over the spring post, 
fit the spring post through one of the slots, and reat¬ 
tach the hairpin clip (Figure 14). 

Note: the spring post may be bent slightly with 
a pair of pliers, if necessary, in order to fit it through 
one of the slots. 




2. PULL 
BACK ON 
SPRING 
POST 


1. HOLD AIR 
CYLINDER SHAFT 



























DAY-TO-DAY OPERATION 


Step Two 

Adjust the feet and the seat pad 

1. Now that the pedal clamp is in place, move the 
9700 forward, until the air cylinder shaft is fully re¬ 
tracted (Figure 15). Make certain that the 9700 is not 
depressing the towed vehicle’s brake pedal. 


^ WARNING 


Do not move the 9700 too far forward, to the 
extent that the pedal clamp is depressing the 
brake pedal. If the brake pedal is depressed, the 
brakes will be applied continuously, which will 
cause severe tire and/or brake system damage, as 
well as other consequential, non-warranty dam¬ 
age. 

Failure to follow these instructions may cause 
property damage, personal injury or even death. 

2. If necessary, adjust the feet on the bottom of the 
9700 (one at each corner - Figure 16) up or down: 
with a wrench, loosen the lock nut at the top of each 
foot, and then turn them clockwise or counterclock¬ 
wise. Make certain that all four feet are making con¬ 
tact with the floor of the vehicle, and that the 9700 
is stationary - it should not rock back and forth. (In 
some vehicles, it may be necessary to remove one 
or more of the feet, or it may be necessary to add 
one or more optional foot extensions - see the “Op¬ 
tional Equipment” section in this manual.) 

3. With a wrench, tighten the lock nut at the top of 
each foot extension (Figure 16). 


CAUTION 


Unless the lock nuts are tightened with a 
wrench, the feet may vibrate loose during towing, 
and the 9700 may shift from the installed po¬ 
sition. Unless the 9700 is properly positioned, it 
will not function at full capacity - the pedal clamp 
will not apply the proper braking pressure against 
the brake pedal. 

4. Find a bracing point on the front of the driver’s 
seat for the adjustable seat pad - the seat pad sta¬ 
bilizes the 9700, keeping it down as it presses 
against the brake pedal. Press the front of the seat 
to find the firmest point for the seat pad. 

Note: do not brace the adjustable seat pad 
against plastic trim. The plastic will crack when the 
9700 is activated. 



Now that you have selected a bracing point for 
the adjustable seat pad, loosen the adjustment knob 
(See “Components,” page two.) at the back of the 
seat pad, and move the seat pad up or down until 
the top of the seat pad matches the height of the 
bracing point. 

Note: the seat pad may be rotated 180 degrees 
or removed entirely for a better fit. There are also two 
anchor holes that the adjustment knob on the seat 
pad may be threaded into, for additional fit options. 

Once the height is adjusted, tighten the adjust¬ 
ment knob on the seat pad. 

5. Next, slide the driver’s seat forward, until it just 
touches the adjustable seat pad. If necessary, allow 
a small gap, rather than allowing the 9700 to depress 
the brake pedal. Make certain that the 9700 is not 
depressing the towed vehicle’s brake pedal. 


^ WARNING 


The driver’s seat must not be too far forward, to 
the extent that the 9700 pedal clamp is depressing 
the towed vehicle’s brake pedal. 

If the brake pedal is depressed, the brakes will be 
applied continuously, which will cause severe tire 
and/or brake system damage, as well as other 
consequential, non-warranty damage. 

Failure to follow these instructions may cause 
property damage, personal injury or even death. 













DAY-TO-DAY OPERATION 


Step Three 

Plug in the power cord 


CAUTION 


Check the 12-volt outlet socket before plugging 
in the 9700 12-volt power cord, to make certain 
that the socket has been wired correctly. The con¬ 
tact point at the bottom of the socket should be 
positive, and the outer shell around the top of the 
socket should be negative. If the positive and 
negative connections have been reversed, the 
fuse in the 9700 power cord will blow when the 
cord is plugged into the 12-volt outlet. 

1. Plug the 12-volt power cord into the 12-volt out¬ 
let, and secure it by pressing the cord lock (Figure 
17) into the 12-volt outlet. 


CAUTION 


Push the cord lock forward, into the 12-volt out¬ 
let, to properly secure the 12-volt power cord. If the 
cord lock is not over the 12-volt outlet, the power 
cord may vibrate loose, causing a loss of power or 
an intermittent power supply. The 9700 will not func¬ 
tion without a continuous power supply. 

2. Now, the red light on the 12-volt power cord 
should illuminate. (One of the four LEDs under the 
“Pressure” button will also illuminate, to indicate the 
current brake pressure setting. You will adjust this 
setting in Step Five - “Set the brake pressure.”) 

If the red light on the 12-volt power cord does 
not illuminate, there is no power. 

Some vehicles only have power at the outlet 
when the engine is running. If there is no power, you 
can install ROADMASTER’s optional 12-volt outlet kit 
(part number 9332). When installed, this outlet kit will 
provide power even when the engine is off. 

3. When the power cord is plugged in, the air com¬ 
pressor will run, until the air reservoir is filled. Wait 
for the air reservoir to fill before pressing the “Test” 
button (Step Four, next). 



Step Four 

Test and adjust positioning; 
depiete the vacuum in the power brakes 

Before towing, always press the “Test” button 
down, then release it - the 9700 will cycle the pedal 
clamp up and down three times. 

This test cycle is necessary for two reasons: 1) to 
ensure that the 9700 is positioned correctly; and 2) 
to deplete any stored vacuum in the towed vehicle’s 
power brake system. 


CAUTION 


Always deplete the stored vacuum in the towed 
vehicle’s power brake system before towing - 
press the “Test” button down, then release it, to 
cycle the pedal clamp up and down three times. 

Depending on the make and model of the towed 
vehicle, it may be necessary to repeat the test cy¬ 
cle a second time. 

If the vacuum is not released, the 9700 will 
apply excessive braking force when it is activat¬ 
ed, which will cause severe tire and/or brake sys¬ 
tem damage to the towed vehicle. 

1. Press the “Test” button (Figure 18) on the top of 
the 9700 down, then release it. The 9700 will cycle 
the pedal clamp up and down three times. 

If the 9700 moves excessively, or interferes with 
seat position controls, adjust its position. Check the 
adjustable seat pad and readjust it, if necessary. 


CAUTION 


If the adjustable seat pad is not properly posi¬ 
tioned, the 9700 can “climb” up the driver’s seat - 
the rear of the box will rise up off the floor. 

Unless the 9700 is properly positioned, it will 
not function at full capacity - the pedal clamp will 
not apply the proper braking pressure against the 
brake pedal. 

Check the adjustable seat pad after the pedal 
clamp has cycled during a test. If the rear of the 
box has “climbed” the driver’s seat, readjust the 
seat pad so that the 9700 cannot “climb.” 























DAY-TO-DAY OPERATION 


Step Five 

Set the brake pressure 

The brake pressure setting is the amount of force 
the 9700 will apply to the towed vehicle’s brakes - 
after the motorhome brakes are applied, the 9700 will 
brake the towed vehicle with either “light,” “medium” 
or “heavy” braking pressure, according to the setting 
you select. 

The 9700 may also be set to activate only in an 
emergency break away (i.e., only if the towed vehi¬ 
cle should separate - “break away” - from the mo¬ 
torhome). 

Note: regardless of which setting you select, the 
9700 will always brake with maximum pressure in a 
break away - even if it is set, for example, to “Light” 
braking pressure. Selecting “Break Away Condition 
Only” restricts the 9700 to an emergency break away 
response only; selecting “Light,” “Medium” or “Heavy” 
programs the 9700 to brake the towed vehicle when¬ 
ever the motorhome brakes are applied, and also to 
respond with maximum pressure in a break away. 

To select a brake pressure setting... 

1. When the power cord is connected to the 12-volt 
outlet, one of the four LEDs below the “Pressure” but¬ 
ton (Figure 19) will illuminate. If necessary, press the 
“Pressure” button until the appropriate LED - to the 
left of either “Light,” “Medium” or “Heavy” - illumi¬ 
nates to confirm your choice. 

Note: If the towed vehicle is a 1999 or newer 
Jeep Grand Cherokee, set the pressure to “medium.” 

2. If you are unsure which setting to select, set the 
9700 to “Medium” and readjust it later, if you find that 
you prefer more or less braking pressure. 

3. The degree to which each setting will affect the 
motorhome will vary, depending on the size and weight 
of the motorhome in comparison to the size and weight 
of the towed vehicle. A sharp pull at the motorhome 
may indicate that the brake pressure is set too high - 
in this instance, you may prefer to lower the setting until 
the towed vehicle brakes with less force. 

It is only necessary to set the braking pressure 
once - after the pressure has been set, the 9700 will 
always brake with the same force. 

To select the break away only mode... 

1. Press the “Pressure” button, according to the 
instructions above, until the LED to the left of “Break 
Away Condition Only” is illuminated. 


Note: In this setting, the 9700 will not brake the 
towed vehicle in response to the motorhome. The 
9700 will be activated only in a break away - if the 
towed vehicle separates (“breaks away”), the 9700 
will apply maximum braking force to bring the vehi¬ 
cle to a controlled stop. 

After “Break Away Condition Only” has been se¬ 
lected, the 9700 will remain in that mode, even after 
it has been disconnected and then reconnected. 


Step Six 

Connect the wiring harness; 
test the break away system 

1. Connect the 9700 wiring harness to the break 
away wiring harness (two-prong connectors) and the 
brake signal wire (bullet connectors). 

2. At the towed vehicle, clip the steel break away 
cable (Figure 1) to the large ring on the break away 
pin (Figure 1), then clip the other end of the steel 
break away cable to the rear of the motorhome, close 
to the center. 

3. Periodically, test the break away system - pull 
the break away pin out of the break away switch. The 
9700 pedal clamp will extend when the pin is pulled. 
Insert the pin back into the switch. The 9700 pedal 
clamp will retract. 


^ WARNING 


When connecting the break away system, al¬ 
ways check the following: 

• Connect the cable at the rear of the motor- 
home, close to the center. Connecting the cable 
toward either side of the motorhome may cause 
the break away pin to be pulled when the motor- 
home turns, activating the break away system. 

• Be certain there are no obstructions which 
_ continued on next page 
















DAY-TO-DAY OPERATION 


Connect the wiring harness; 
test the break away system 

continued from preceding page 

would prevent the cable from pulling freely away 
from the break away switch. Do not wrap the ca¬ 
ble around anything - doing so could keep the 
cable from pulling the break away pin, prevent¬ 
ing the system from activating in a break away. 

• Make sure the cable is the correct length... 

• The cable must be long enough to prevent 
the break away pin from being pulled out 
during normal towing - make certain there is 
enough slack to allow for sharp turns. If the 
cable is not long enough, the break away 
system will activate even though the towed 
vehicle has not detached. 

• The break away cable must be longer than 
the safety cables. This will prevent the break 
away system from activating if a component 
of the towing system has separated, but the 
towed vehicle is still held by the safety ca¬ 
bles. 

• Make certain that the cable is not too long - 
it should not hang down to the extent that it 
may catch on obstructions, or drag on the 
ground. This much siack couid aiiow the 
cabie to be puiied inadvertentiy, activating 
the break away system. 

• If you have a telescoping tow bar, aiiow 
enough siack for the tow bar arms to be fui- 
iy extended. 

• Leave the break away pin in place, even when 
the vehicle is not being towed. If the pin is not 
in place when the 9700 is connected, the break 
away system will be activated - the air cylinder 
will extend and will not retract. 

Failure to follow these instructions may cause 
property damage, personal injury or even death. 


Step Seven 

Connect the motorhome 
monitor patch cord 

Note: If both ends of the monitor wiring harness 
were connected to open terminals on the electrical 
sockets, the motorhome monitor patch cord is unnec¬ 
essary. Refer to Steps Two and Five under “Initial 
Installation.” 

1 . At the towed vehicle, connect a male bullet con¬ 
nector on the patch cord to the female bullet connec¬ 
tor on the motorhome monitor wiring harness. 

At the back of the motorhome, connect the oth¬ 
er male bullet connector on the patch cord to the fe¬ 


male connector on the motorhome monitor wiring har¬ 
ness. 

Allow enough slack to prevent the patch cord 
from being pulled loose when the motorhome turns. 

If the cord is too long, wrap it around the towed 
vehicle-to-motorhome electrical cord. 


Step Eight 

Test the braking system 

Note: the motorhome and towed vehicle must be 
stationary for the system test (below), and ready for 
towing - all components of the braking system must 
be properly connected and receiving power, and the 
towed vehicle’s Ignition key must be In the “tow” 
position. 

1. Confirm the proper operation of the supplemen¬ 
tal braking system: depress and hold the motor- 
home’s brake pedal down. The 9700 air cylinder shaft 
and pedal clamp will extend (after approximately two 
seconds). Then, release the brake pedal. At the 
towed vehicle, the 9700 air cylinder shaft and pedal 
clamp will retract. 

2. Confirm that the motorhome monitor is function¬ 
ing: the LED will illuminate after the motorhome’s 
brake pedal is depressed (after approximately two 
seconds), and stop illuminating when the brake pedal 
is released. 


^ WARNING 


If the LED does not illuminate... 

...at any time when the motorhome brake ped- 
ai is depressed, it may indicate that the 9700 is 
not functioning. If the 9700 is not functioning, it 
wiii not brake the towed vehicie in tandem with 
the motorhome, which wiii iengthen stopping dis¬ 
tance, and may aiso cause a ioss of vehicuiar 
controi. 

Refer to the ‘Troubieshooting’ section (under 
‘Eiectricai’) to identify and correct the cause of 
the maifunction, then test to ensure that the LED 
and the 9700 are both operating properiy. 

Faiiure to foiiow these instructions may cause 
property damage, personai injury or even death. 

3. Confirm the proper operation of the extended 
braking mode: depress and hold the motorhome’s 
brake pedal down. The 9700 air cylinder shaft and 
_ continued on next page 






DAY-TO-DAY OPERATION 


Test the braking system 

continued from preceding page 

pedal clamp will extend. After approximately 15 sec¬ 
onds, the air cylinder shaft and pedal clamp will re¬ 
tract. 

4. At the initial installation and, periodically there¬ 
after, confirm the proper operation of the audio alert: 
depress and hold the towed vehicle’s brake pedal 
down. After approximately 20 seconds, the motor- 
home monitor will activate the audio alert. (To can¬ 
cel the audio alert, release the towed vehicle’s brake 
pedal.) 

5. At the Initial installation and, periodically there¬ 
after, confirm that the motorhome turn signals do not 
activate the 9700. 


CAUTION 


An incorrect flasher speed may activate the 
9700 unnecessarily, causing excessive brake 
wear or other consequential, non-warranty dam¬ 
age. 

If the turn signals activate the 9700, check the 
turn signal flasher rating - it may be inadequate 
for the motorhome-towed vehicle combination. If 
this is the case, replace the flasher with one rat¬ 
ed at or above the number of bulbs in the motor¬ 
home-towed vehicle combination. 


PROTECTION MODES 

T he 9700 has two built-in safeguards to protect the towed vehicle’s brakes These protection modes are 
described below. 


Extended braking protection 

To protect the towed vehicle’s brakes, the 9700 will 
automatically release braking pressure after an ex¬ 
tended period of continuous braking. 

To regain supplemental braking in the towed ve¬ 
hicle, release and depress the motorhome’s brake 
pedal. 

Note: activating the exhaust brakes in some mo- 
torhomes may also illuminate the motorhome brake 
lights. If this is the case, the 9700 will be activated 
with the exhaust brakes, and will automatically re¬ 
lease braking pressure after an extended period of 
continuous braking. 

To regain supplemental braking in the towed ve¬ 
hicle, and use an exhaust brake system of this type, 
cycle the exhaust brakes on and off. 


Responding to an audio aiert 

If, for any reason, the 9700 is depressing the 
towed vehicle’s brake pedal continuously for approx¬ 
imately 20 seconds, the motorhome monitor will sig¬ 
nal you with an audio alert. 

In addition to the audio alert, the monitor LED will 
be Illuminated continuously. 

Stop immediately after an audio alert from the 
monitor. The audio alert and illuminated LED are 
indicating that the towed vehicle’s brake pedal is 
being depressed. Significant brake system damage 
to the towed vehicle, as well as other consequential 
damage, may result. 

Identify and correct the cause of the audio alert 
before using the 9700. 


^ WARNING 


If the monitor signals you with an audio alert, 
stop immediately. Identify and correct the cause 
of the audio alert before using the 9700. 

Failure to respond to an audio alert, as indicat¬ 
ed above, may cause property damage, personal 
injury or even death. 








QUICK REFERENCE CHECKLIST^^^^H 

O nce the other components of your supplementary braking system have been installed, follow the steps 
below to connect the 9700 to the towed vehicle; see the next page to disconnect the 9700. For more 
detailed information, refer to the appropriate section under “Day-to-day operation.” 


Connecting the 9700 

1. Slide the driver’s seat back, as far as it will go. 

2. Position the 9700 between the driver’s seat and 
the brake pedal, at the approximate position it will sit 
when connected to the brake pedal. 

3. Press the air relief button (Figure 5) to make 
certain that all of the air in the 9700 air reservoir has 
been released. 

4. Attach the pedal clamp to the brake pedal. 

5. Move the 9700 forward, until the air cylinder 
shaft (Figure 15) is fully retracted. 

6. Slide the driver’s seat forward, until it just touch¬ 
es the 9700 adjustable seat pad. If necessary, allow 
a small gap, rather than allowing the 9700 to depress 
the brake pedal. 


A WARNING 


The driver’s seat must not be too far forward, to 
the extent that the 9700 pedal clamp is depressing 
the towed vehicle’s brake pedal. 

If the brake pedal is depressed, the brakes will be 
applied continuously, which will cause severe tire 
and/or brake system damage, as well as other 
consequential, non-warranty damage. 

Failure to follow these instructions may cause 
property damage, personal injury or even death. 

7. Plug in the 12-volt power cord, and secure it by 
pressing the cord lock (Figure 17) into the 12-volt 
outlet. 

When the power cord is plugged in, the air com¬ 
pressor will run until the air reservoir is filled. 

8. Once the air reservoir is filled, press and release 
the “Test” button (Figure 18). The pedal clamp will 
cycle up and down three times. 

If the 9700 moves excessively, or interferes with 
seat position controls, adjust its position. Check the 
adjustable seat pad and readjust it, if necessary. 


CAUTION 


Always deplete the stored vacuum In the towed 
vehicle’s power brake system before towing - 
press the “Test” button down, then release It, to 
cycle the pedal clamp up and down three times. 

Depending on the make and model of the towed 
vehicle. It may be necessary to repeat the test cy¬ 
cle a second time. 


If the vacuum Is not released, the 9700 will 
apply excessive braking force when It Is activat¬ 
ed, which will cause severe tire and/or brake sys¬ 
tem damage to the towed vehicle. 

9. Connect the 9700 wiring harness to the break 
away wiring harness and the brake signal wire. 

10. Connect the break away cable to the front of the 
towed vehicle and to the rear of the motorhome. 
Periodically, test the break away system. 

11. Connect the monitor patch cord to the front of 
the vehicle and to the rear of the motorhome. 

Note: This step is unnecessary if the monitor 
wiring was connected to the eiectricai sockets in the 
towed vehicie and the motorhome. Refer to Steps 
Two and Five under “initiai instaiiation.” 

12. Test to confirm the proper operation of the ped¬ 
al clamp, the motorhome monitor LED, and the ex¬ 
tended braking protection mode. (Periodically, con¬ 
firm the proper operation of the monitor audio alert, 
and that the motorhome turn signals do not activate 
the 9700.) 

13. Make certain that the towed vehicle’s emergen¬ 
cy brake is released. 


^ WARNING 


Failure to release the towed vehicle’s emer¬ 
gency brake before towing will result in severe 
tire and brake damage, or a brake system fire, or 
other consequential damage. Damage caused by 
towing a vehicle with its emergency brake on is 
not covered under warranty. 

Failure to follow these instructions may cause 
property damage, personal injury or even death. 


CAUTION 


The 9700 is designed to work with a ‘dead’ 
brake pedal. Do not leave the vehicle’s engine 
running while towing, as this will allow the pow¬ 
er brakes to function. The power brakes will 
cause excessive braking in the towed vehicle, 
resulting in non-warranty brake system and tire 
damage. Disconnect the 9700 if, for any reason, 
you must tow with the engine running. 
_ continued on next page 












QUICK REFERENCE CHECKLIST 


Connecting the 9700 

continued from preceding page 


CAUTION 


If the towed vehicle’s engine must be started 
periodicaiiy (according to the manufacturer’s in¬ 
structions), and the 9700 is instaiied, stop the 
motorhome whiie the towed vehicie’s engine is 
running. 

Once the engine is turned off, disconnect the 
9700 power cord. Then, piug the power cord back 
in, and press the “Test” button down, then re- 
iease it, to cycie the pedai ciamp up and down 
three times. 

Depending on the make and modei of the towed 
vehicie, it may be necessary to repeat the test cy¬ 
cie a second time. 

If the stored vacuum in the towed vehicie’s 
power brake system is not reieased in this man¬ 
ner, the 9700 wiii appiy excessive braking force 
when it is activated, which wiii cause severe tire 
and/or brake system damage to the towed vehi¬ 
cie. 


Disconnecting the 9700 

1. Pull on the cord lock (Figure 17) to release it, 
and unplug the 12-volt power cord. 

2. Disconnect the 9700 wiring harness from the 
break away wiring harness and the brake signal wire. 

3. Move the driver’s seat back, as far as it will go. 

4. Press and hold the air relief button (Figure 5) 
until all the air in the air reservoir is released. If 
necessary, continue to hold the air relief button and 
move the 9700 back, to allow easier access to the 
brake pedal. 

5. Detach the pedal clamp from the brake pedal - 

Note: your 9700 may have one of three differ¬ 
ent pedal clamps. To detach the 650997 (see page 
11) and the 9329 (see page 13), reverse the attach¬ 
ment instructions. 

To detach the 650997-1 pedal clamp, follow the 
instructions below: 

Compress the top and the bottom of the pedal 
clamp slightly, to release tension. Then, with your in¬ 
dex finger under the top and your thumb over the 
bottom of the thumb lever (Figure 9), rotate the 
thumb lever until the catch is released. 

Once the catch is released, move your index fin¬ 


ger under the pedal clamp. With your other hand, first 
push the air cylinder shaft down, and then pull it back 
(Figure 20) to release the pedal clamp. 

6. Once the pedal clamp is detached, wrap the 12- 
volt power cord and the wiring harness around the 
cord holder, and lift the 9700 out of the vehicle. (The 
adjustable seat pad can be used as a handle.) 

7. Disconnect the motorhome monitor patch cord 
from the towed vehicle and the motorhome. 

Note: This step is unnecessary if the monitor 
wiring was connected to the electrical sockets in the 
towed vehicle and the motorhome. Refer to Steps 
Two and Five under “Initial Installation.” 

8. Disconnect the break away cable (Figure 1) from 
the front of the towed vehicle and the motorhome. Do 
not remove the large ring and pin from the break 
away switch. 


CAUTION 


Leave the break away pin in place (on the ring), 
even when the vehicle is not being towed. 

If the pin is not in place when the 9700 is con¬ 
nected, the break away system will be activated 
- the air cylinder will extend and will not retract. 



CAUTION 


Charge the towed vehicle’s battery (with a bat¬ 
tery charger or by running the engine) after tow¬ 
ing. 

The 9700 draws power from the towed vehicle’s 
battery. Depending on the age and condition of 
the battery, the 9700 may drain the battery com¬ 
pletely if it is not charged. 
















TROUBLESHOOTING 


Symptom 


The 9700 doesn’t fit properly in 
the towed vehicle. 

The pedal clamp doesn’t fit the 
brake pedal securely. 

The air cylinder shaft will not 
extend to connect the pedal clamp 
to the brake pedal. 

The pedal clamp does not ex¬ 
tend to the brake pedal, when the 
9700 is properly installed. 

The brake pedal clamp comes 
into contact with the 9700 housing. 


The towed vehicle’s seat moves 
after the 9700 depresses the 
brake pedal. 


The 9700 “climbs” up the seat. 


After towing, there is excessive 
brake dust on the wheels of the 
towed vehicle, and/or an unusual 
odor near the towed vehicle’s 
brakes. 

Question 

How do I increase or decrease 
braking power? 


Solution 

Positioning 

Use one or more foot extensions to elevate the 9700 over obstruc¬ 
tions such as duct work, a door jamb or a center console that juts into 
the available space. (Refer to the “Optional Equipment” section.) 

Use a pair of pliers to bend the tabs of the pedal clamp for a better 
fit. If the pedal clamp still doesn’t fit, contact ROADMASTER. 

The air reservoir is full. Release the air by pressing the air relief but¬ 
ton (Figure 5). 


Use an optional air cylinder shaft extension to extend the reach of the 
air cylinder shaft. (Refer to the “Optional Equipment” section.) 


Brake pedals that are somewhat horizontal cause the pedal clamp to 
tilt, and to interfere with the 9700 housing when it retracts. Use an op¬ 
tional air cylinder shaft extension to gain additional clearance. (Refer to 
the “Optional Equipment” section.) 

Readjust the seat and/or the adjustable seat pad. Refer to Step Two 
in “Day-to-day operation” - “Adjust the feet and the seat pad.” 

After adjusting the seat, press the “Test” button (Figure 18) down, then 
release it, to cycle the pedal clamp up and down three times. Watch the 
seat as the air cylinder shaft extends and retracts - if it still moves, ad¬ 
just the seat a second time, and repeat the test cycle. 

• If there is a rubberized floor mat under the 9700, remove it during 
towing. 

• Check the position of the adjustable seat pad. The seat pad serves 
as an anchor point, to keep the 9700 down as it presses the brake ped¬ 
al. Adjust the seat pad up or down, if necessary. 

Brake pressure setting 

Readjust the braking pressure to a lower setting. Refer to Step Five 
in “Day-to-day operation” - “Set the brake pressure.” 


Answer 


Readjust the braking pressure to a 
Step Five in “Day-to-day operation” - 


higher or lower setting. Refer to 
“Set the brake pressure.” 



TROUBLESHOOTING 


Symptom 


Solution 

Electrical 


The fuse for the towed vehicle’s 
12-volt outlet keeps blowing. 


The compressor comes on 
when the 9700 is plugged in, but 
not actually being used for brak¬ 
ing. 

Nothing happens after proper 
installation. 


The motorhome monitor LED 
does not illuminate, even though 
the brakes in the towed vehicle 
are being applied. 


Check the 12-volt outlet fuse size. It must be rated at 15 amps or 
higher. If the towed vehicle’s fuse is not sufficient, install the optional 
12-volt outlet kit (part number 9332; refer to the “Optional Equipment” 
section). 

The 9700’s compressor may activate about every 10 minutes due to 
normal air dissipation. If the compressor activates repeatedly within 10 
minutes or less (when not braking), contact ROADMASTER - you may 
have an air leak in the 9700. 

• The 9700 will activate within two seconds after the motorhome brake 
pedal has been depressed. Hold the motorhome brake pedal down for 
at least two seconds; check to see if the 9700 activates. 

• Verify that the 9700 is receiving a brake light signal from the motor- 
home - with a test light, check for voltage at the female bullet connec¬ 
tor (at the end of the green brake signal wire) which is plugged into the 
9700 wiring harness. If there is no voltage, check the brake signal wire 
connections at the towed vehicle’s electrical harness (Refer to “Attach 
the brake signal wire” under “Initial Installation.”). 

• Check the towed vehicle’s battery voltage. If the battery doesn’t have 
sufficient power, the 9700 will not operate. 

• Check for a red light at the end of the 12-volt power cord. If there is 
no light, there is no power. 

• Check the fuse on the end of the 12-volt power cord. If the fuse is 
blown, polarity at the 12-volt outlet may be crossed, with positive 
connected to ground, and ground to positive. Correct the wiring, and 
replace the fuse in the 12-volt power cord. 

• An optional 12-volt outlet kit may be required. Refer to “Before you 
begin the initial installation,” in this manual. 

• The operating temperature range is between -2° and +150° F 
(-19° to +66° C). The 9700 will not operate at temperatures above or 
below this range. 

• Hold the towed vehicle brake pedal down, for approximately 20 sec¬ 
onds. If the audio alert activates, then one of the two connections to the 
LED may have worked loose. Check both the power and the ground con¬ 
nections. 

• Make certain that the motorhome monitor patch cord between the two 
vehicles is securely connected. (Or, if you have connected the monitor 
wiring to the towed vehicle and motorhome electrical sockets, make cer¬ 
tain that the towed vehicle-to-motorhome electrical cord Is securely con¬ 
nected.) 

• The monitor LED Is connected to the towed vehicle’s brake light cir¬ 
cuit. If the fuse in the circuit is blown, the LED will not operate. Check 
the towed vehicle’s brake lights - if they illuminate when the brake ped¬ 
al is depressed, the fuse is good. 

• Verify that there is an electrical ground between the motorhome and 
the towed vehicle. 

• Did you Install the optional Brake-Lite Relay? If so, make certain that 
the monitor wire is connected to the towed vehicle’s brake light wire after 
the brake light switch, but before the Brake-Lite Relay - connecting the 
wire anywhere else will prevent the monitor LED from functioning. 



OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT 



12-volt ‘Y’ adaptor 

(part number 9330) 

Use this ‘Y’ adaptor to 
connect more than one 12-volt 
accessory to a single 12-volt outlet 



12-volt extension cord (part number 9331 ) 

This extension cord will extend your 12-volt out¬ 
let by six feet. 


12-volt outlet kit (part number 9332) 

The 9700 is powered through the 12-volt outlet, 
with the ignition key turned to the “tow” position. If 
your vehicle has no power to the outlet with the key 
in this position, use this kit. 


Air cylinder shaft 
and foot extensions 

Although the 9700 fits most vehicles as is, 
with no modifications needed, it may be neces¬ 
sary to gain additional clearance over obstruc¬ 
tions on the floor, or to extend the reach of the 
9700 to ensure a secure and stable fit. 

The air cylinder shaft extensions increase the 
reach of the 9700. Use an air cylinder shaft ex¬ 
tension if the distance between the driver’s seat 
and the brake pedal is too far to maintain a 
secure anchor point between the seat and the 
adjustable seat pad. 

Use one or more foot extensions to elevate 
the 9700 over obstructions such as duct work, 
a door jamb or a center console that juts into 
the available space. 



IVa" air cylinder shaft extension 

(part number 9336) 

This option extends the reach of the air cyl¬ 
inder shaft by iy 2 inches. It threads between the 
pedal clamp and the cylinder shaft. 



31 / 2 " air cylinder shaft extension 

(part number 9336-3) 

This option extends the reach of the air cyl¬ 
inder shaft by 3 V 2 inches. It threads between the 
pedal clamp and the cylinder shaft. 



Foot extensions 

(one extension: part number 9337 
four extensions: part number 9337-4) 

This option allows the 9700 to sit up to one 
inch higher in the vehicle. Unscrew the included 
foot, screw the extension in, and then screw the 
original foot into the extension. 




Brake-Lite Relay (part number 88400) 

The Brake-Lite Relay allows the towed vehicle’s 
turn signals and brake 
lights to work simulta¬ 
neously, in conjunction with 
the existing towed vehicle-to- 
motorhome electrical connection. 



Second vehicle kit 


(part number 98800) 

If you switch the 9700 
between two vehicles, 
install this break away 
system, and monitor and brake 
light signal wiring (not pictured) 
in the second vehicle. 




LIMITED WARRANTY 


1. WARRANTY 

1 a. WARRANTY OF CONFORMITY AT TIME OF SALE 

ROADMASTER, Inc. warrants that at the time of sale 
of this product it will be free from defects in material and 
manufacture and will conform to ROADMASTER’S spec¬ 
ifications for the product. 

1b.CONDITIONAL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY 

In addition to the preceding time-of-sale warranty, if the 
product registration card is completely and accurately 
filled out and mailed to ROADMASTER within thirty (30) 
days of purchase, ROADMASTER will provide an addi¬ 
tional warranty that for a period of one year after sale the 
product will remain in good working order, PROVIDED 
THAT the product is installed and maintained in accor¬ 
dance with ROADMASTER’S instructions and is not sub¬ 
jected to: (a) alteration or unauthorized repairs or repairs 
by anyone other than ROADMASTER or a ROADMAS- 
TER-authorized service center, (b) misuse, abuse, com¬ 
mercial use, or improper maintenance, (c) Acts of God 
(including without limitation hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, 
or other severe weather or natural phenomena), (d) fail¬ 
ures due to products not supplied by ROADMASTER, or 
(e) other treatments, uses, or installations for which the 
product was not intended. This warranty extends only to 
the first retail purchaser-consumer of the product and is 
not transferable. 

EXTENDED WARRANTY PERIOD: If ROADMASTER 
receives the product registration card, completely and ac¬ 
curately filled out, within twenty (20) days of purchase, 
ROADMASTER will enlarge the one-year warranty peri¬ 
od in the preceding paragraph to a period of two years. 

2. DISCLAIMER OF OTHER WARRANTIES 

The preceding warranties are the exclusive and sole 
express warranties given by ROADMASTER. They su¬ 
persede any prior, contrary or additional representations, 
whether oral or written. No agent, representative, dealer 
or employee has the authority to alter or increase the 
obligations or limitations of this warranty. Any implied 
warranties, including the WARRANTY OF MERCHANT¬ 
ABILITY and any WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PAR¬ 
TICULAR PURPOSE, are limited in duration to thirty days 
or the term of the applicable express warranty provided 
above, whichever is longer. 

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an 
implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not 
apply to you. 

3. EXCLUSIVE REMEDY 

FOR ANY NONCONFORMITIES 

If during the applicable Warranty Period, the product 
does not conform to the preceding Warranties, notify 
ROADMASTER as provided below, and within a reason¬ 
able time ROADMASTER will provide, at its option, one 
of the following: (1) replacement components for any 
nonconforming or defective product or components or (2) 
the percentage of the purchase price for the nonconform¬ 
ing product equal to the percentage of the Warranty Pe¬ 
riod remaining when ROADMASTER is notified of the non¬ 
conformity. ROADMASTER will, at its option, (a) use new 
and/or reconditioned parts in performing warranty repairs 


and making replacement products, (b) use parts or prod¬ 
ucts of original or improved design in the repair or replace¬ 
ment. If ROADMASTER repairs or replaces a product, 
its warranty continues for the remaining portion of the orig¬ 
inal Warranty Period or 60 days from the date of the re¬ 
turn shipment to the customer, whichever is greater. All 
replaced products and all parts removed from repaired 
products become the property of ROADMASTER. ROAD¬ 
MASTER will not provide, and will not be liable for, labor, 
costs of removal or reinstallation of components, dispos¬ 
al, shipping, freight, taxes, or other incidental charges. 

THESE REMEDIES ARE THE EXCLUSIVE AND 
SOLE REMEDIES FOR ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY. 

For any breach of warranty, the Owner must telephone 
ROADMASTER at 1-800-669-9690 within thirty (30) days 
after discovering the nonconformity. Do not return any 
product without first calling ROADMASTER and getting a 
return authorization number. Returned products must 
include the return authorization number and a copy of the 
original invoice, bill or other proof of the date of purchase. 
The date of purchase must coincide with the original 
warranty registration card on file. ROADMASTER will 
authorize (a) shipment of the product to ROADMASTER 
or (b) repair or replacement at the nearest warranty ser¬ 
vice center-in both cases with shipping at your expense. 
Do not purchase replacement parts or pay for repair la- 
bor-you will not be reimbursed. Compliance with the 
requirements of this paragraph is a condition to coverage 
under the Warranty: if these requirements are not com¬ 
plied with, ROADMASTER will have no obligation to pro¬ 
vide any remedy for any breach of warranty. 

4. DISCLAIMER OF INCIDENTAL 
AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES 

IN NO EVENT SHALL ROADMASTER BE LIABLE FOR 
ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSE¬ 
QUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER RESULTING FROM 
NONDELIVERY OR FROM THE USE, MISUSE OR IN¬ 
ABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCT OR FROM DEFECTS 
IN THE PRODUCT. 

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of 
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limi¬ 
tation may not apply to you. 

5. APPLICABLE LAW 

This Warranty will be interpreted, construed, and en¬ 
forced in all respects in accordance with the laws of the 
State of Oregon, without reference to its choice of law 
rules. The U.N. Convention on Contracts for the Inter¬ 
national Sale of Goods will not apply to this Warranty. 

6. SEVERABILITY 

If any provision of this warranty is found to be invalid 
or unenforceable, then the remainder shall have full force 
and effect, and the invalid provision shall be partially 
enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law to ef¬ 
fectuate the purpose of the agreement. 

7. ADDRESS FOR NOTICES TO ROADMASTER 

ROADMASTER, Inc., 5602 N.E. Skyport Way, Portland, 
OR 97218 

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you 
may also have other rights which vary from State to State. 



INDEX 


12-volt outlet kit (part number 9332) 

Description.23 

When to instaii.3, 15 

Adjustabie seat pad 

Attaching to the 9700.10 

Fitting to towed vehicie.14 

Cautionary statement - positioning.15 

Air cyiinder shaft 

Positioning when connecting the 9700.14 

Air reiief button.10 

Audio aiert - responding to.18 

Audio signal circuit board - 

attaching during initiai instailation.9 

Battery voitage, charging - 

cautionary statement.20 

Brake iight switch - test for “cold” side.6 

Brake-Lite Relay - when to install.6 

Brake pressure - setting.16 

Brake signai wire - initiai instaiiation.7-8 

Break away - definition.5, 16 

Break away oniy mode, selecting.16 

Break away system 

Connecting the break away cable.16 

Initial installation.5 

Testing.16 

Combined brake and turn signal 

lights - definition (Figure 2).6 

Cord lock - using.15 

Deplete the vacuum in the power brakes.15 

Driver’s seat - positioning 

when connecting the 9700.14, 19 

Emergency brake, releasing - 

warning statement.19 

Exhaust brakes - cautionary note.18 

Extended braking protection.18 

Feet - adjusting up or down.14 

Fuses 

Removing from towed vehicle 

prior to initial installation.3 

Removing brake light fuse 

during initial installation.6 

Grommet, firewall - 

attaching during initial installation.8 

LED, motorhome monitor 

Attaching during initial installation.8-9 

Proper function.5-6 

Warning statement.9, 17 

Magnetic tow light system - wiring for.7-8 

Patch cord - connecting.17 

Pedal clamp 

Pre-attachment steps.10 

#650997 pedal clamp - 

Attaching to brake pedal.11 

Adjusting tabs, initial installation.11 

Detaching.20 


#650997-1 pedal clamp - 

Attaching to brake pedal.12 

Adjusting tabs, initial installation.12 

Detaching.20 

#9329 pedal clamp - 

Attaching to brake pedal.13 

Adjusting tabs, initial installation.13 

Detaching.20 

Positioning - test and adjust.15 

Power brakes - releasing vacuum - 

cautionary statements.10, 15, 19, 20 

Power cord - plugging in.15 

Safety definitions.inside front cover 

Second vehicle kit - description.23 

Separate brake and turn signal 

lights - definition (Figure 2).6 

Serial number - location of.1 

Specifications.1 

Stop light switch kit - when to install.3 

Test and adjust positioning.15 

Test the braking system.9, 17-18 

Turn signals - incorrect flasher 

speed caution.9, 18 

Vacuum, power brakes - 

cautionary statements.10, 15, 19, 20 

Wiring diagrams.4 































































“We get your towed car there, 
while stopping safely along the way.” 


All illustrations and specifications contained herein 
are based on the latest information available at the time 
of publication. ROADMASTER, Inc. reserves the right to 
make changes, at any time, without notice, in material, 
specifications and models, or to discontinue models. 



Quality Towing Systems since 1974 

ROADMASTER, Inc. • 5602 N.E. Skyport Way • Portland, OR 97218 
800-669-9690 • Fax 503-288-8900 • roadmasterinc.com 


85-3602 rev. 01 03/07 © 2007 ROADMASTER, Inc.