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

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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:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (30 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: 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: Vince L.03/12/2015


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


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: Paul12/03/2014


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



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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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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



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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: 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: 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


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



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by: roy h06/18/2015


Hooked it up in just minutes and it worked great 204457



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by: Dwayne Spence08/12/2014


Great braking system and easy to instal l. 146184



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by: CT05/03/2012


Great system - easy to install and setu p! 39280



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by: Tim02/27/2013


Shipped fast and works as expected 67896



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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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  • To tow your 2012 Chevy Equinox your first priority would be to have a trailer hitch mounted to your RV that is capable of towing your vehicle. My research shows that the Equinox weighs approximately 4000 lbs, not including fluids and cargo, and that it is flat towable as is. You should also refer to your owners manual to confirm the flat towing procedures for you 2012 Chevy Equinox. The Reese Multi-Fit Motorhome Trailer Hitch, # 82200, may be a good choice if the total weight of your...
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  • I did some research on the Hydralift site and found that you can flat-tow when using the motorcycle lift. Using an extension in a trailer hitch reduces the capacity of the hitch by 50 percent and I do not recommend that. From the site it appears no extensions are used in the hitch and when the motorcycle is lifted will provide enough clearance to flat-tow, but I cannot find any information about clearance using the Hydralift. The base plates I recommend for your 2004 Wrangler are part...
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  • Roadmaster Base Plate Kit Recommendation for a 2005 Jeep Wrangler
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  • Tail Light Wiring Kit For Flat Towing 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • I spoke with my contact at TrailerMate and they confirmed the Tow Bar Wiring Kit, part # TM781124 is a fit for your 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. this eliminates a lot of labor when wiring your Jeep for flat towing. This custom fit system plugs into the existing wiring harness located behind the vehicle tail light assemblies. Then just hook up to your RV with the included 4-way connector. This system does require that your RV has a 4-way flat trailer connector. If you have a 7-pole connector...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Behind a Class A Holiday Rambler Arista 300
  • First, you will want to consult the Jeep owners manual to determine the proper procedure for towing. If you find that you can flat tow the Jeep, there are 5 items you will need to flat tow your 2012 Jeep Wrangler. First, you will need base plates to provide a secure attachment point for a tow bar. For your 2012 Wrangler, if you do not have an aftermarket bumper, you can use Blue Ox base plates, # BX1126. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. Next, you will...
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Jacob T

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Dustin K

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Shane T

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