Now you can get full-power emergency braking or slow-to-an-idle action with the same system. The Patriot ensures that the brakes in your towed car are activated at the same time and with the same intensity that you apply to them in your RV. Lowest Prices for the best tow bar braking systems from Blue Ox. Blue Ox Patriot Radio Frequency, Portable Braking System - Proportional part number BRK2012 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Blue Ox Patriot Radio Frequency, Portable Braking System - Proportional

Blue Ox Tow Bar Braking Systems

(46 reviews)


Code:   BRK2012

Retail:$1,395.00

Price:$999.99


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Blue Ox Tow Bar Braking Systems - BRK2012

Now you can get full-power emergency braking or slow-to-an-idle action with the same system. The Patriot ensures that the brakes in your towed car are activated at the same time and with the same intensity that you apply to them in your RV.


Features:

  • Proportional system results in synchronized, reliable braking for your towed vehicle
    • Brake pedal in car is depressed with the same intensity as the pedal in your RV
  • Electric actuator requires less power than air pumps
    • No hoses or storage tanks to get in the way
  • Wireless, radio frequency remote controller mounts in cab and plugs into 12V outlet
    • Easy-to-read LED display shows sensitivity setting
    • Gain knob adjusts sensitivity - the greater the number, the more pressure is applied to towed car's brakes
    • Manual override lever activates towed car's brakes when pressed
    • Error light warns you of problem
  • Brake system mounts easily in towed car and plugs into 12V outlet
    • Actuator is positioned on floor in front of the driver's seat
    • Bracket clamps around brake pedal and positions into place to achieve the best leverage
  • Built-in battery backup
  • Compatible with hybrid models
    • Gain setting must be between 1 and 3 for hybrids with continuous power-assist brakes
  • Convenient carrying handle and wraparound cleat for plug and wiring simplify removal and storage
  • Breakaway device included
  • Made in the USA
  • 1-Year warranty


Proportional Braking

A vast improvement over "on/off" systems, which brake at a single pre-set level, the Patriot has a proportional design for equal braking. The actuator inside your towed car applies the brakes with the same intensity that you apply to them in your RV. If you slam on the RV's brakes in an emergency situation, the Patriot engages your towed car's brakes with virtually the same intensity. If you press the RV's brakes just enough to slow a bit, your towed car's brakes are depressed just enough to slow it down, as well. The result is improved control, better stopping and less wear on both your vehicle's and RV's brakes.



BRK2012 Blue Ox Patriot Braking System - Replaces BRK2010



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Video of Blue Ox Patriot Radio Frequency, Portable Braking System - Proportional


Videos are provided As a guide only. Refer To manufacturer
installation instructions And specs For complete information.




Video Transcript for Blue Ox Patriot Proportional Braking System Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Captiva Sport

Today, on our 2013 Chevrolet Captiva, we'll be installing the Blue Ox Patriot Portable Braking System, part number BRK2012. Now, to begin our install, we need to run a wire through the firewall out to the front of the vehicle and ultimately, from our braking system to the breakaway switch. We're going to locate the manufacturer's main wiring harness that goes through the firewall and run our wire to the ground 00:00:28. On this application, the main wiring harness is located on the driver side behind the insulation, up above to the driver side of the brake pedal. Now, the manufacturer's ground 00:00:38 is a large circular black inaudible 00:00:41. The outer portion of the inaudible 00:00:44 is some very stiff rubber. However, the inner portion has some flexibility to it, but you'll need to be careful to make sure that you don't cut the manufacturer's wiring harness.

We'll take our utility knife and cut a small slice in the wire just large enough to run our pigtail wire through the manufacturer's inaudible 00:01:03. We'll take the two-prong brake switch in to feed to the manufacturer's inaudible 00:01:08. Now with the wire running to the engine compartment, we'll go ahead and grab it, pull it up to gain access to it and then start routing down to the front of the vehicle or near the base plate mount. Now we have access to our wire, we're going to go ahead and move to the front of the vehicle and mount the switch, so we know where we're going to route the wire to. Here, behind the fascia just part of the steel bumper. We'll line up the pre-drilled hole and the breakaway switch with the pre-drilled hole in the bracket.

Using an 8 mm bolt and flange nut, we'll run the bolt through the switch and bracket to secure it. Now with the switch mounted, we can go ahead and continue routing the wire. As we route the wire, we'll be careful to stay away from any moving components such as steering and suspension or excessive heat such as exhaust. We'll also secure the wire with some black zip tie 00:02:04 as we go. To make it easier to route our wire, we're going to go ahead and remove the top fascia covering. There are multiple fasteners that will need to be removed in order to remove the top fascia cover.

The center fastener will screw out and then, we'll remove the two-piece fastener, so it may be necessary to use a small screwdriver to assist in prying it out of position. Once we have the center fastener screwed out, we'll then go ahead and get underneath of it 00:02:29 to remove the two-piece fastener. Now to assist in routing our wire, we're going to go ahead and remove half of the upper fascia fasteners. This will allow us to pull the fascia out of the way and reach down to route the wire. Now with the pigtail run down to the brake switch, we'll go ahead and plug the two together. Then we can wrap it up with some black electric tape that will keep the moisture out of the connection point.

Now with the wire secure, we'll go ahead and cut up the excess with zip ties to clean up our install hook 00:03:37. Now, we'll move back to the interior cabin of the vehicle where we can reinstall the insulation and carpeting and secure the remaining pigtail inside the cabin. Note on vehicles equipped with adjustable pedals, we'll make sure the pedal are moved as far towards the seat as possible. We'll then take the seat and move it forward leaving just enough room for the portable braking box. To begin the set up, we'll take the adjustable feet and draw them into the bottom. We'll start with them as close to the box as possible and only work to thread them out as necessary to adjust for uneven floors. Next, we'll take the core 00:04:45, unwind it so that we can run it to the 12 volt power supply. The brake pedal clamp works like this. To open it, we can use our finger and thumb. Then once we have it around the brake pedal to lock in place, we'll turn the knob from the side of the brake clamp. Now, we'll go ahead and release it and set the brake box in position. Put the jaws of the brake clamp underneath the pedal first and then around the top. Now once it's clamped tightly, we'll lock it in place. Now, for this application, we'll go ahead and thread out the front foot to bring closer to level. Next, we'll set the seat back. The seat back is adjustable with the wing knob by screwing it out and the raise it up so that it hits the front of the seat nice and evenly. Once in place, we'll then tighten the wing nut back down. Now, we'll position the seat up against the brake box and plug in our 12 volt source. Now, here's our remote control that will mount in the tow vehicle. To simulate that, we're just going to plug into a power source. Next, we'll go ahead and install the breakaway switch lead and turn on the break box. Now, we can go to the set up mode. Our remote will show that the brake system is plugged in and on and then it's active. Then, in case of emergency, if the brake switch we're to be triggered, it would activate a light here on the remote also. Our remote can also manually activate the braking in the vehicle. By manually sweeping the brake, we've activated the brake box. Now, we'll go ahead and pull the ring on the brake switch to show an emergency braking situation. Now, with our supplemental braking system installed and operational, we're ready to hit the road. That does it for our install and set up of the Blue Ox Patriot Portable Braking System, part number BRK2012 on our 2013 Chevy Captiva. .


Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Patriot Radio Frequency, Portable Braking System - Proportional - BRK2012

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (46 Customer Reviews)


Now you can get full-power emergency braking or slow-to-an-idle action with the same system. The Patriot ensures that the brakes in your towed car are activated at the same time and with the same intensity that you apply to them in your RV.


- BRK2012

by: GT08/04/2016

Jeep Wrangler


Per usual the item was shipped fast and secure from etrailer.com. The information, support and videos, etrailers, provides were of great help in me making the decision to purchase the Patriot brake controller. I was looking at used units from various manufacturers, but after weighing cost, warranty after purchase support new was the way to go and etrailer was the place to buy. It is as simple to set up as indicated. Installation is quick and easy in our J/K Wrangler, so quick I think I am forgetting to do something. The remote control located in the RV is simple and straight forward to operate. Running the break away wire was straight forward and easy to accomplish. I have only use the Patriot on a few short trips, so far, and worked fine. Have a couple of longer trips coming up so will try and update later this fall. 279734



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by: All is Well in NJ06/09/2015


The Blue Ox Patriot works great! This PROPORTIONAL BRAKING unit, with a full function control in the RV cab (brake force can be controlled from the cab) is heads above my previous unit (a BrakeBuddy Digital Classic which had only one braking position and often locked up my dinghy's brakes!). I would NEVER, NEVER buy a fixed braking unit again after this. The Patriot costs more but boy is it worth it! Its easy to self-install BUT YOU MUST READ THE MANUAL more than once. (By self installing, you can save about 30% ($500) on the cost of the unit, plus free labor :-) ).The manual seems to be written by an 8th grader who never mastered clear English writing (as a teacher the author would have gotten a D grade from me for sure). e.g. How many terms can one use for the same item? And, not everything is explained... e.g. multiple numbers for "force" etc show up. why? Sometimes an asterisk appears after the word "Ready". why? 201907



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by: Gary S.08/18/2016

2010 Mercury Mariner


Chose this one because it will work with a hybrid vehicle - a 2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid. I did not want to install any of the more permanent systems due to the complexities of hybrid wiring, the need to perform surgery on the car and limited space under the hood. So we chose the Patriot. It has worked well. It can sometimes a bit touchy to get adjusted correctly, and if not positioned correctly, it will engage the dinghy brakes for too long, and then time out, requiring a stop to reset the system. Overall, however, we have been extremely happy with how it has functioned. Having the monitor in the cockpit of the coach is very nice. When we ordered it, we unexpectedly needed it in a bit of a hurry, and the salesman, Ricky, said he would have it to us in time, and he did. He was our RVing hero of the day. Excellent service from etrailer. Thanks trailer for great service and an excellent product! 285048



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by: Vince L.03/12/2015

Jeep Liberty


I recently purchased a Blue Ox tow bar, towed vehicle brake system and three wiring harnesses for towing my Jeep Liberty with our motorhome. etrailer.com was my first choice for the purchase for these items worth almost two thousand dollars. Even though these prices were set by the manufacturer, I knew I could trust these folks. Their salesmen, (in this case Wayne H.), are more than just order-takers. They know what they are selling and are a good source of information on a variety of related products. When Wayne wasn't available for follow-up discussions, the operator took my cell number. Surprisingly, Wayne got back with me right away and supplied me with his direct line in case I had any questions. I've had experience with others dealers who don't get back for hours if at all. Bottom line: etrailer.com will continue to be my first choice for RV and other related items. 178128



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by: Guy A.09/26/2015

Jeep Patriot


Never flat-towed a vehicle before (though I have many thousands of miles with various trailers). Needed a supplemental braking system and after much research, including talking with a representative of etrailer.com, chose the Patriot. Product set up fairly easily the first time and I got better at it as time went on. After initial set-up I drove around town then the next day left on a thousand mile trip. The Patriot performed flawlessly and all features worked as advertised. I am quite pleased with the product and also the service of etrailer.com. I did have one incidence of having to apply the brakes suddenly and fairly aggressively and I knew the Patriot was functioning as it should as I could feel the Jeep's brakes being applied. 227827



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by: mowdoc07/11/2016


Not a perfect fit in JEEP Wrangler TJ but will work after some mods are done. I use a 2X4 about 12 inches long across the top of seat adjuster so it does not interfere with brake action. The brake works very well then. Blue Ox should reverse the action of the Breakaway warning light. It shines bright when things are working good then goes out when a problem occurs? Your oil light in the dash is out until a problem happens, , , shouldn't the breakaway do the same?? Too many lights on the remote control for night driving and no way to dim them. The Patriot is a good system but Blue Ox should review the operation. 270455



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by: roy h06/18/2015


Hooked it up in just minutes and it worked great 204457


Comments

Just great absolutely no problem sSLJust great absolutely no problems

roy h - 06/18/2016

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by: Peter08/04/2016


For the price, I should really give this one star, but we haven't really invested the time to figure the thing out. The few times we were able to use it, it didn't really engage fast enough or with enough force to be of any use. Since then, we've running into the 'low battery' problem that seems common on the internet. You put it in, set up it up, plug it into a freshly charged batter and it say 'low battery' and refuses to run. Have spent the time to sort out what's really going on. For this much money, we shouldn't be having these problems. 279599



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by: Paul12/03/2014

2003 Dodge Ram


Have not taken the unit on the road but did a dry run in my driveway. Very simple to use. Installation of the brakeaway switch is dicey depending on the front end of your vehicle. My 2003 Dodge Ram P/U was such a choice. Instructions state that it can't be mounted to the baseplate. I ended up mounting it on a crossbar under the radiator. Very glad Etrailer provide the current model of the Patriot with the Claw. That is an added cost for older units. Did buy the Patriot carry bag, think Blue Ox should include that with the unit. 163280



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by: Don05/24/2016


Worked great the first few times we used it. The night before leaving on a 1,000 mile journey pulling our JK, I connected everything and initialized the Patriot. The next morning, the unit would not work. Discovery...the actuator had failed. Blue OX sent a new unit to the campground we were headed to and we returned the failed unit. I was informed the new unit has been upgraded to solve the issue with the failure. The new unit worked flawlessly the rest of the journey and home, ans since. 251315



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by: David06/04/2015


Have never owned nor used a supplemental braking system on a towed vehicle before now. After doing a lot of internet research, I decided upon the Blue Ox Patriot due to its apparent ease of use, consistent operation and product reviews. It sets up very easily and quickly and has operated flawlessly. I highly recommend this product to anyone needing one or is contemplating on purchasing a supplemental braking system. The shipping was fast and customer service was excellent. 200681



- BRK2012

by: gary j.10/03/2015


This Patriot brake system is the best. Some people tell you that you don't need it if you towing are under 3000 lbs. but the first time use it I was glad I had it. I wired it so power came off the motorhome instead of the car battery. no worries about draining car battery. 228991


Comments

Hi Gary Just purchased the blue ox brake system and would like to know how you wired your power off your rv. I have the 7 blade receptacle on my rv and a 6 pole for lights only on my tow vehicle.

comment by: Paul K - 03/08/2016


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- BRK2012

by: John M03/28/2016


The Blue Ox Accessory Kit for the Aventa LX Tow Bar, the extra (2) Diodes, the Fuse By-Pass Switch, the Aventa LX Tow Bar and the Patriot Brake Unit all arrived in tact and in a timely manner. I really appreciate the help in defining what I need to tow my '09 Yukon behind our new Newmar Dutch Star. So far the wiring is complete - and works! I hope to have the Tow Bar hardware done this week - i'll try and get a picture. Thanks again! 242129



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by: J.R.Swisher08/11/2015


The patriot works as advertised. Its easy to install and set up.The unit installed in the coach is a great help in monitering and adjusting the patriot if needed. I would recommend the Blue Ox Patriot as a first choice in selecting a portable braking sysem for your RV. As always Etrailer reps provide first class help in ordering and selecting the correct product for your RV. Job well done. J.R.Swisher. 218392



- BRK2012

by: Sandy B08/19/2016

Fleetwood Discovery


I use this with my Discovery motorhome towing a full size Buick, last year touring the Oregon mountains I could feel how well it works in the steep mountains highly recommend it for towing any car. 285683



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by: Steve W.08/20/2016


The ordering process and delivery through etrailer.com was seamless and as promised. The Blue Ox arrived in its original packaging but had a loose part rattling around inside the unit [e.g. screw head had failed and an internal bracket had come loose]. Called Blue Ox and a replacement unit was shipped that same day and received two days later. Wonderful customer service all around! 285865



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by: Leon O05/12/2015


I have ordered many products from e-trailer, from a Fifth wheel unit to a patriot brake system. Every product including several tow packages have always been delivered on time and in good shape. The products are easily installed with great instructions. The personnel always friendly and courteous. Leon Robstown Tx. 192231



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by: Steve B.06/30/2016


I purchased this online and received well before the expected date. The braking system was easy to install and easy to use. It is light weight which made for easy movement during both install and removal. Our last trip was three weeks and we installed and removed numerous times. Overall a very good purchase. 266953



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by: Roger Eiting08/13/2016


it workes excellent glad we had it going to az last december we needed all the brakes we could a car came from behind trucks going north he or she never left our lane we were going south we got stoped thanks to ourblueox brake unit thanks much roger @ janice eiting 283558



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by: Landis06/18/2014


The product arrived very quickly and works as advertized. I placed it on the driver's side floor, connected the brake claw, plugged it in, and it initialized and was ready to use in under five minutes. Etrailer continues to be my go-to place for my RV things. 136232



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by: Michael05/10/2016


Only took a quick test drive to make sure it worked and seems to do the job. Only issue I had was with the claw brake pedal device it takes a bit of work to get off the pedal. 249524



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by: Joe K03/07/2015


Fits the 2015 Wrangler perfectly. The service was awesome I don't know how etrailer does it shipping is better than all others and price forget it no one will be lower. 177396



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by: Robert M.10/22/2015


As always the product arrived as promised and within 2 business days. Great place to do business with in all respect. Again Thanks to Vince for is input and direction. 230570



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by: Poor04/19/2016


I have a 31' Motorhome . The radio frequency control on the dash keeps losing the signal from the auxiliary brake in the towed. I bee a in the Motorhome . 246149



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by: William03/30/2015


I didnt know service was still around like i got from Etrailer. was not the first time i bought from them. Thanks for a hassel free purchase. 181639



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by: Pete W06/07/2015


Patriot setup was very straight forward. Toughest part was finding a reasonable mounting point for the break away switch on the CMax. 201352



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by: Liz W10/14/2015


We are very happy with the Patriot brake system. We towed our car 1500 miles with no issues. It is easy to set up. 229925



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by: Frank05/29/2016


We've only Used it twice bit it is easy to set up and worked without any question I would buy it again 253022



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by: Richard05/30/2016


This unit is easy to in stall , set up and adjust . We have had no problems an would recommend it. 253511



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by: Steve11/05/2014


Light-weight, easy to install. Taken it on a few trips so far, and works pretty well. 159367



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by: Bruce S.01/07/2015


Took very little time to hook up and install. Seems to work well, as described. 168047



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by: duane g01/09/2016


Have not installed yet, but looks simple enough. just hope it works well 235082



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by: Sam12/23/2014


Great web site, Great service Saved $400 compared to a local shop. 166711



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by: John S07/02/2014


Etrailer is awesome not only pricing but shipping is great also 138872



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by: Bill s09/07/2015

2015 Jeep Wrangler


It was so easy to set up and use on my 2015 jeep wrangler 224384



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by: James A.06/01/2016


seems like a great product, I haven't tested it out yet. 255313



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by: Hey mike08/18/2016


Works great and easy to hook up and disconnect each trip 284942



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by: Andrew S07/07/2016


Fast delivery Blue Ox patriot was easy to set up 269152



- BRK2012

by: Bill in PA08/07/2016


Works as advertised. Easy to ser up and install. 281049



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by: CT05/03/2012


Great system - easy to install and setu p! 39280



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by: Dwayne Spence08/12/2014


Great braking system and easy to instal l. 146184



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by: Tim02/27/2013


Shipped fast and works as expected 67896



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by: RP06/04/2016


Appears OK--haven't used it yet 257043



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by: Michael05/16/2016


Easy set up. Works Great! 250527



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by: Jim07/19/2013


Well made. 90505



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by: Kevin Dullea06/29/2016


Cool unit. 266171

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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2015 Kia Soul with Manual Transmission Behind Motorhome
  • Looks to me like you have made some excellent product choices as far as flat towing your 2015 Kia Soul. The Roadmaster Base Plates # RM-522114-4 which you referenced are a confirmed fit for your 2015 Kia Soul. These are the most popular base plates with our customers. Similarly the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar, # RM-520, is a confirmed fit with your Soul. This tow bar is also popular with our customers and has a weight capacity of 6,000 lbs. The Blue Ox Patriot, # BRK2012, proportional...
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  • Parts Needed to Prepare 2016 Jeep Cherokee Latitude for Flat Towing
  • Blue Ox base plates # BX1138 and their Alpha tow bar # BX7365, which includes the required safety cables, are a great choice for flat towing your 2016 Jeep Cherokee Latitude. Their wireless and portable Patriot braking system # BRK2012 is also a good choice for a proportional braking system that does not require major modifications to the vehicle. A 6-pole RV socket will usually carry a 12V battery charge feed for trailers. The linked article shows the usual configurations for a 6-pole...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2016 Kia Soul Manual Transmission Behind Class A Motorhome
  • Flat towing a car like your 2016 Kia Soul behind a motorhome requires a few components, including a tow bar, safety cables, a wiring/lighting kit, and a set of base plates and braking system for the toad. Each of these is detailed in the linked article which may be a good starting point for you. You'll also want to check the Kia owner's manual for any steps that might be required to ready the car for flat towing. Starting with base plates, I recommend the Blue Ox kit # BX2726. With this...
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  • Can Kia Soul with Manual Transmission be Flat Towed
  • Some model years of the Kia Soul with manual transmission can be safely flat towed with 4 wheels down, but you will want to check your owner's manual to confirm that your particular model year is capable of being flat towed. This should appear in your manual under the heading "recreational towing". This section of your manual will tell you if there are any required preparation steps to ready your Soul for flat towing. Safe and legal flat towing requires a number of components: tow bar,...
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  • Best Flat Towing Setup for a 2014 Jeep Cherokee
  • The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BX1136 that you referenced would be the correct base plate to use for your 2014 Jeep Cherokee if you have a Trailhawk model. If you have a Sport, Latitude, or Limited you would instead want the part # BX1135. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Blue Ox Alpha part # BX7365 that comes with safety cables....
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Honda CR-V Behind a Motor Home
  • Blue Ox does make some good products and the Patriot # BRK2012 is one of the best braking systems you could use. It is relatively easy to install, much more so than some other braking systems out there. And it can be used with active power assist braking systems. I would go with it. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. I have also included a link to an FAQ article on supplemental braking systems for you to view. For the BX2258 base plates, make...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 Ford F150
  • You are on the right track, the Blue Ox Aventa LX Tow Bar, # BX7445, is a good starting point for flat towing your 2012 Ford F-150. This tow bar includes safety cables so you will not need to purchase those separately. Next, you should check your trucks owners manual for towability and pre tow procedures to make sure it can be flat towed. My information shows that if you have a 2 wd manual transmission, Raptor or SVT, the vehicle is not flat towable. If you have a 4 wd automatic the...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Kia Soul Manual Transmission
  • First thing you will need is a base plate kit to flat tow your 2013 Kia Soul. For that you would want the Roadmaster Base Plate kit part # 522112-1. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you can use...
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  • Does EZ5 Base Plate Kit for a 2016 Kia Soul Require Crossbar
  • The Roadmaster base plate kit part # RM-522114-5 is an EZ5 base plate kit that does not require the use of the crossbar that you see on other base plate kits. The cross tube of the kit takes the place of the support that a crossbar would provide. A tow bar like the popular Falcon part # RM-520 would still work with this kit but you just wouldn't use the crossbar. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with a Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar
  • For your 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited you would want the Roadmaster EZ5 base plate kit part # RM-521448-5 as it is a confirmed fit for your vehicle and would work well with your Falcon II Tow Bar part # RM-520. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. If you don't have safety cables you would want the part # RM-643 as well. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting...
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  • Parts Needed When Flat Towing A 2014 Ford Focus Behind RV
  • In order to flat tow your 2014 Ford Focus, you will need several items. Most tow systems require some sort of hitch accessory to either raise or lower the tow bar to the appropriate height. The safe zone for a motor-home-mounted tow bar ranges from 3 inches above level to 4 inches below. RoadMaster high-low adapters will provide you with the necessary drop. Simply flip the adapter over to achieve the desired level. I have linked you to a product page for high-low adapters. One of the...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 Kia Soul Manual Transmission
  • You will need to put the ignition of your 2016 Kia Soul in the ACC position so that the steering wheel will be unlocked. The correct base plate kit for your 2016 Kia Soul with a manual transmission would be the # RM-522114-4. The base plate kit you referenced is for older model Souls so it would not be the correct one. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular...
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  • Can a 2013 Honda Fit Be Flat Towed
  • I have a copy of the 2013 Honda Fit Owners Manual that I found online, and it states that both manual and automatic transmission equipped Fit models can indeed be towed behind a motorhome IF the specific procedures shown are followed. You can find this information by doing a Google search on '2013 Honda Fit Owners Manual'. Be sure to read the instructions carefully and completely, as they're pretty specific and if they aren't followed to the letter, you can damage the drivetrain of your...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 Jeep Wrangler
  • In order to flat tow your 2012 Jeep Wrangler, you will have to install base plates because they provide and safe and secure proper attachment point to the vehicle frame for tow bar use. I am unaware of any aftermarket bumper that will negate the need for base plates. You would need to install base plates, # BX1126, to flat tow the Jeep. The Adventurer tow bar you referenced is compatible with these base plates. You will also need safety cables like # BX88197. The coiled design helps...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2004 Honda Pilot with a 2013 Jayco Melbourne 28F Motor Home
  • You have come to the right place. The first thing you are going to want to look at is the vehicle owners manual for the manufacturer recommended towing method and if there are any special recommendations for your 2004 Honda Pilot. There are 5 items you will need to flat tow a vehicle: Base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For base plates, there are several options, see link. If you like the Blue Ox products use # BX2227. These base plates are compatible...
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  • Tow Bar Recommendation for a 2012 Jeep Wrangler JK
  • The price difference between the Blue Ox Aladdin Tow Bar, # BX4325, and the Roadmaster Blackhawk 2 All Terrain Tow Bar, # RM-422, is basically due to the fact that the Blackhawk 2 is a heavy-duty steel tow bar designed to flat tow full-size trucks and SUVs. The Aladdin is a lightweight aluminum tow bar designed to tow mid-size vehicles like your 2012 Jeep Wrangler. For your situation, I recommend using the Blue Ox Aladdin tow bar for a few reasons. First, to use a tow bar, you will...
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  • Flat Towing Parts Needed for a 2006 GMC Yukon XL
  • For your 2006 GMC Yukon XL you would want to first start with a base plate kit. I really like the Blue Ox setups so you would want the part # BX1660. For a tow bar you would want the Blue Ox Aventa part # BX7445. This is the nicest tow bar on the market and it comes with safety cables. For lighting you would want the part # HM56101. This kit is custom fit for your vehicle and won't require any cutting or splicing to activate your vehicle taillights. And finally, most states now...
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  • Can a 2015 Ford Fusion Energi be Flat Towed Behind a Motor Home
  • I also checked the owner's manual for the 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid and Energi models (they share the same owner's manual) and you can flat tow it with all 4 wheels on the ground. Make sure to follow the instructions outlined in the recreational towing section of the manual. The first part you will need is base plates. You can use Blue Ox base plates # BX2646. For a compatible tow bar I recommend the Alpha, # BX7365. It also includes safety cables. Next you will need lighting. You could...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek
  • For you 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek we do have base plate kits available.. You would want the Roadmaster kit part # 52922-1A as it has been confirmed to fit your vehicle. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For...
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  • 2016 Chevy Spark Flat Towing Parts Recommendation
  • For your manual transmission 2016 Chevy Spark the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX1725 is the correct base plate to use. Since this is a Blue Ox base plate you would be best served by going with a Blue Ox tow bar since the two products would work together without also having to get an adapter. The most popular tow bar is the Blue Ox Alpha part # BX7365 which has telescoping arms which allow the arms to be easily disconnected without having to worry about them getting too bound up to...
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Michael H

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Jameson C

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