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If you plan on towing a street vehicle along with your RV, a towing braking system is necessary. See more truck pictures.

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Recreational vehicles (RVs) are great investments for those who like to see as much of the country as possible without having to spend too much on hotels -- once you're ready to turn in for the night, you can simply pull over to a campground and settle in. The next morning, you wake up, make breakfast, jump in the driver's seat and head off down the road.

Although the RV will be your main mode of transportation and shelter, it won't always be the only vehicle you'll drive on a trip. If you want to spend time in certain points during a trip and explore more of a new city or town, it's necessary to tow your street vehicle along with you. An RV is meant for the long haul and wide-open highways, and since it's too big and clumsy to driver around narrower streets, a more traditional car, truck or SUV might help you make the most of your visits.

If this is the case, though, the additional weight of a towed vehicle will make braking a sensitive issue. If you're thinking about towing another vehicle with your RV, a towing braking system is the first step. What do braking systems do for towing vehicles, and why are they so important?