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/Power Assist Brake Compatible
Item # BRK2012
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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.
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.
Video of Blue Ox Patriot Radio Frequency, Portable Braking System - Proportional
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Today we're going to be taking a look at the Blue Ox Patriot Portable Braking System. This braking system is a proportional system that results in synchronized reliable braking for your towed vehicle. What that means is that the brake paddle in the vehicle is depressed with the same intensity as the peddle in your RV. This is going to improve control, it's going to offer better stopping and less wear on both your vehicle's and RV's brakes. The unit's an electric actuator. It's going to require less power than the air plugs. You don't have to worry about hoses, pumps or storage tanks getting in the way and you don't have to worry about any air hoses leaking. Right here's going to be the wireless radio frequency remote controller that mounts in cab.
That's in your RV and it simply plugs into the 12 Volt outlet. This allows you to monitor all the brake functions or manually apply the brakes from the comfort of the driver seat in the RV. It's going to feature an easy-to-read LED display that shows sensitivity settings, it's got the gain knob right here that adjust the sensitivity so the greater the number the more pressure that's applied to the towed vehicle's brakes. It's got an error light on there that will warn you of any problem. I do want you to know that according to instructions the Patriot Brake can be used with or without the controller. We just want to recommend you using the controller for operational feedback.
It gives you a really good idea of exactly what your system's doing. The brake system itself, that's this box right here. This is going to mount easily in the towed vehicle and it plugs into a 12 Volt outlet. Right here it's got your power cord. Again, that's going to plug in to plugin to a 12 Volt accessory outlet. That's how it gets its power.
Nice, convenient, easy design. This actuator is going to be positioned on the floor in front of the driver seat. Located on the bottom are going to be break feet. These are included and can be used for vehicles with uneven floor boards so you can adjust these if you want to or you can remove them and you don't have to use them at all. That's totally up to you but those are included to be used on vehicles that have uneven floor boards. Then you're going to have this bracket right here that's attached to an arm.
This bracket is going to clamp around the brake paddle and positions in the place to achieve the best leverage. That's the really nice design of the unit. Please note that you can adjust the size of the claw by changing where the fangs are mounted. There's going to be three mount locations for those to be positioned or you can switch out the top fangs with the provided excel fangs and screws. That's a nice design of the unit as well. It's going to fit pretty much any break paddle that's out there that make it a very versatile system. This unit easily adjusts. It's spring operated. It has a really nice tight hold so you don't have to worry about this coming off of the brake pedal. Here on this side you're going to have large surface push pads that make contact with the driver seat. Nice paddy 00:03:00 construction so it's not going to cause any harm or damage. These pads can be adjusted up or down for proper height positioning. You can see you can adjust that. Really nice design of the unit as well. Just tighten that knob to secure it in place once you find the height setting you need for your application. The brake system itself . Located right here it's going to feature an easy-to-read LED display. The unit offers self calibration with a push of the button. It's going to have built-in backup 12 Volt battery. This is compatible with hybrid models. You're going to have a nice detailed list of instructions. It's going to walk you through the entire initial setup process but please keep in mind that with hybrid models or any vehicle that has continues power-assist brakes or gain setting, it needs to be between one and three. Located right here is a convenient carrying handle and you're also going to have a wrap around clip for the plug and wiring. That's going to simplify removal and storage. Another neat thing about this unit is that it weighs less than 15 pounds so it's very easy to move around. Here are inaudible 00:04:53 some other features laid out here on the table. It does come with a break away kit so the break away device is included. It's going to come with your switch, pin, lanyard and power cable. This cable connects directly into the specific plug right there. Then it runs into this port right here on the breaking system. The break away system automatically activates the Patriot to apply the brakes on your towed vehicle and in advent the motor home separates from the towed vehicle. Really nice design. Right here it's going to have your on and off indicator. It's going to have your break away on, tow brake active and it's also going to have error light so it's going to notify you of any error. You're going to have an on and off switch. You're going to have a 12 Volt accessory outlet right there. It does have a inaudible 00:05:43 two amp draw. You're going to have your gain knob. You're going to have our push buttons setup. Super easy to do and then you're going to have your jog switch right here that allows you to go through some different options. We're also going to have a quick setup instructional right on top of the unit and the parts are made right here in the USA. That's going to do it for today's look at Blue Ox Patriot Portable Braking System. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (67 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.
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
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
by: Gary S.08/18/2016
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
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
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
After reviewing the E-trailer video for installing; we put the Patriot BRk2012 in place. First powered up without connecting the power cord and verified we got the low battery alarm. Powered back off, connected the power plug to a hot 12 volt outlet and turned back on. The unit went through it's start and test procedure. It seems to be fairly secure. The rest of the installation is straight forward. Because we are adding a power source from the motor home time is a little longer to install. Unlike the video the brake disconnect wiring was run in split tubing. The remote unit has not been installed or tested as of this time. Gave 4 stores because there is no way to tell if the internal battery is charged or even charging. 319157
by: Dwight Thomas11/27/2016
Not anywhere as good as advertised, I've towed 10,000 miles this year, it does work but --- If you get on a rough road, or hit a few bumps it shuts off - well actually goes into a error mode. If you get the seat tight enough to keep this to a minimum you run the risk of not returning the peddle all the way and after a few stops you'll have brakes dragging. It does work but it is so slow that you don't get any help from the towed auto in a panic stop, and it was my thought that at that moment is when you need it most. I would buy an installed unit instead. I intend to sell (give away) this unit and install something more reliable. 319994
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
by: Dave B Kansas City12/06/2016
This is the 3rd time that I have ordered items from etrailer.com. I have to say that I couldn't be more pleased. Ordering on line is extremely easy, I received a verification call later the same day. The units shipped and were delivered within 4 days. I have not had an opportunity to use the products but believe they will fit my needs. When I made my first general inquiry about what Items I might need, John (one of the tech reps.) sent me a list of recommendations along with a link to numerous videos that explain the installation of each of the units. I think their service is one of the best on the market. 322565
by: roy h06/18/2015
Hooked it up in just minutes and it worked great 204457
by: Rodney W08/22/2016
Worked very well on my 2006 Saturn. Easy to set up once you get use to it. My towed vehicle manual said to pull the 40 amp master fuse for the car. I thought that would power down the 12 volt outlet in the car for the Patriot so I did not do it. After 5 hours the Patriot alarmed me that the battery was low in the car. We pulled over and charged the car back up. We then pulled the main fuse and and were able to travel all day and only run the car, after we stopped at night, to top off the battery. One 12 volt outlet remains hot for the Patriot unit even with the fuse pulled. Unit worked very well. 286566
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
by: Sandy B08/19/2016
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
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
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
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
by: Ken M10/21/2016
George J set me up with everything I needed to tow my Ford truck "wheels down" behind my Winnebago. I'm a total rookie re this Motor home business, but etrailer took good care of me and I got these items for the right price. Looking forward to some great times with this rigging. 309239
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
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
by: Kelly G02/25/2017
The BlueOx Patriot works as advertised. When I was braking, the unit sensed that and applied the brakes to the towed vehicle. I could tell because the light on the controller would come on. Be sure and pair the controller to the braking unit. 345795
by: R. Pierce11/09/2016
Product was shipped on time and was well packed. Item has worked for 3 long Rv trips across the US with no problem. Make sure to keep the battery maintained in good working order during storage. Would highly recommend this product. 315288
Just received RoadMaster Baseplate Kit (-4), Falcon 2 Tow Bar, Diode Taillight Kit and the Wireless Braking Kit for my 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit. Arrived after only two days! All packages arrived in good shape! 350026
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
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
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
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
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
by: Jan S12/17/2016
Product was delivered quickly! I have not installed it yet in my tow car, but will do a follow up on its actual operation once installed. 325751
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
Great product easy to install and set up. Video really helped in finding location to fish cable through the for safety 310292
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
by: Pete G12/08/2016
Have not installed yet but the service was great. Ordered on Monday received it on Wednesday. Troy was a big help! 324386
We've only Used it twice bit it is easy to set up and worked without any question I would buy it again 253022
This unit is easy to in stall , set up and adjust . We have had no problems an would recommend it. 253511
Light-weight, easy to install. Taken it on a few trips so far, and works pretty well. 159367
by: Bruce S.01/07/2015
Took very little time to hook up and install. Seems to work well, as described. 168047
by: Angel O.10/29/2016
All the products ordered arrived when promised and were exactly what I ordered 314630
by: Captain spike09/24/2016
Fast shipping ! Getting everything installed next week, I'll know more then . 299546
by: Jerry J.12/06/2016
Looks great have not tried behind rv yet but install and setup was easy. 322592
by: duane g01/09/2016
Have not installed yet, but looks simple enough. just hope it works well 235082
Great web site, Great service Saved $400 compared to a local shop. 166711
by: Mike M.08/25/2016
Easy set up and use, I am very satisfied with this braking system. 287368
by: Phil s10/29/2016
Shipping was fast and easy. All I have to do is install and test. 311900
by: John S07/02/2014
Etrailer is awesome not only pricing but shipping is great also 138872
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