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

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  • Brake Systems
  • Proportional System
  • Blue Ox
  • Portable System
  • Hydraulic Brakes
  • Air Brakes
  • Air Over Hydraulic Brakes
  • Power Assist Brake Compatible
  • Recurring Set-Up
Now you can get full-power emergency braking or slow-to-an-idle action with the same system. The Patriot II 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 II Radio Frequency, Portable Braking System - Proportional part number BRK2016 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.



Blue Ox Tow Bar Braking Systems - BRK2016

Now you can get full-power emergency braking or slow-to-an-idle action with the same system. The Patriot II 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
    • Built-in supercapacitor provides backup power
  • Wireless, radio frequency remote controller mounts in cab and plugs into 12V auxiliary outlet
    • Long RF range ensures reliable transmission
    • LED display is easy to read and turns red if an error occurs
    • Adjustable 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
  • Brake system mounts easily in towed car and plugs into 12V auxiliary outlet
    • Actuator is positioned on floor in front of the driver's seat
    • Adjustable feet allow you to level the unit on uneven floors
    • Bracket clamps around brake pedal and positions into place to achieve the best leverage
    • Indicator light lets you know the power source is properly connected
  • Upgradable software ensures peak performance
  • Compatible with hybrid models
    • Simply put it in H mode 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


Specs:

  • Weight: 15 lbs
  • 2-Year warranty


Proportional Braking

A vast improvement over "on/off" systems, which brake at a single pre-set level, the Patriot II 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 II 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.



BRK2016 Blue Ox Patriot II Proportional Braking System

Replaces BRK2010 and BRK2012



BRK2016 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details BRK2016 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2010 - 2012 Ram 1500

2011 - 2011 Mazda 2

2012 - 2014 Chrysler 200

1995 - 1997 Nissan 200SX

1989 - 1989 Nissan 240SX

2010 - 2012 Ram 2500

2004 - 2013 Mazda 3

1993 - 2003 BMW 3 Series

1991 - 1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT

2007 - 2007 Chrysler 300C

1999 - 2004 Chrysler 300M

1984 - 1984 Datsun 300ZX

1986 - 1994 Mazda 323

2010 - 2012 Ram 3500

2013 - 2017 Nissan 370z

1984 - 2017 Toyota 4Runner

2006 - 2012 Mazda 5

2012 - 2017 Fiat 500

2014 - 2016 Fiat 500L

2006 - 2008 Mazda 6

1983 - 1989 Dodge 600

1982 - 1991 Pontiac 6000

1986 - 1997 Mazda 626

1981 - 1981 Datsun 810

1993 - 1994 Oldsmobile 88

2007 - 2018 GMC Acadia

2017 - 2017 GMC Acadia Limited

1995 - 2017 Hyundai Accent

1990 - 1995 Plymouth Acclaim

1981 - 2015 Honda Accord

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Video of Blue Ox Patriot II 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 Tow Bar Braking Systems BRK2016 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Blue Ox Patriot II proportional portable braking system. This is an all electric proportional system that results in synchronized reliable braking for your towed vehicle. What that means is that the brake pedal in the vehicle that's being towed by the RV is going to be depressed with the same intensity or at the same time as the pedal in your RV. This is a portable system meaning that you can easily remove it from one vehicle and place it in another one for a flat towing situation, so it's not a permanent installation. It's easily portable. This part of the unit only weighs about 10 pounds, so it's a nice lightweight design and it has the built-in carrying handle.

That way you can easily transport it to the vehicle or when you're done using it, you can transport it to storage or to another vehicle. It's going to feature an electric actuator that requires less power than air pumps, that way you don't have to deal with the mess. You don't have any hoses. You don't have any storage tanks to get in the way and you don't have to worry about any type of leaking getting onto the floorboard of your vehicle. It's a nice compact unit. Again it's going to feature that electric actuator.

Now one of the big things about this unit is that it features the wireless radio frequency remote controller, that's this portion right here. This mounts in the cab of your RV and plugs into a standard 12 volt outlet. This is designed to continuously communicate with the braking system, so no more wiring. You can mount this at the dash of the vehicle. It's going to come with some Velcro pieces with adhesive backing as well as a rubber stand. It's going to allow you to monitor all the brake functions.

It's also got a unit on there where you can actually manually apply the brakes. That's going to allow you to do that from the comfort of the driver seat of the RV. It's got the nice easy to read LED display that shows sensitivity settings. It's going to have your gain knobs that way you can adjust sensitivity, the greater the number the more pressure's going to be applied to the towed vehicle's brakes. It's going to have that manual override, that way you can activate the towed vehicle's brakes anytime that manual override is pressed.

It's going to feature an error system. It's going to have some error lights, that's going to warn you of any problems. Errors with the yellow screen will prevent the brake from working properly but do not require you to immediately pull over. Then errors that are in red are going to require that you immediately pull over and address the issues. Again it's going to come with that rubber stand and Velcro fasteners, that way you can easily mount the display. The braking system easily mounts in the towed vehicle and plugs into a 12 volt outlet. It's got the power port back here. It's got an area that you can wrap around for compact storage. The actuator is positioned on the floor in front of the driver seat. It is going to come with some feet, that you can install here on the bottom. These are threaded, that way you can adjust the height of them. It's going to come with these feet that way it ensures proper height for uneven floorboards. It's also going to have this bracket that clamps around the brake pedal and it positions into place to achieve the best leverage. It's also going to come with some additional, these are called extra large top fangs for a universal fit no matter the size of your pedal. You can replace the top fangs that come standard with the larger ones if you have a larger brake pedal. Also, on the back side here it's going to feature an adjustable push pad, you can adjust that up and down. You need to make sure that makes contact or that it's properly positioned in relationship to the seat. Now when it comes to the battery that it uses. Again it's going to plug into a 12 volt outlet in the vehicle. But it also has a built in super capacitor battery that ensures power is always available to the brake. This unit's even compatible with hybrid models. Just keep in mind that the gain setting must be between one and three for hybrids with continuous power assist brakes. Again it's got that convenient carrying handle and that wrap around cleat for the plug and wiring. That's going to simplify storage and removal. You'll notice laid here on the table, it comes with a few more pieces. You're going to get a breakaway kit, that's included. Now this unit will automatically engage the brakes if a disconnection between the RV and the towed vehicle occurs, which would eventually bring the vehicle to a safe stop. Again the wiring for that, it's a simple plug and go system, and the actual breakaway switch as well as a cable. All of that's included. Now I did take some rough measurements of the unit. I measured back to front and got a measurement of about 15 and a half inches. I measured side to side at the widest point, got a measurement of about nine inches. Then when I measured the height it was about 11 to 12 inches tall depending on if you use the included feet or not. Again this portion of the unit only weighs about 10 pounds. The product is made in the USA. The last thing that I want to go over is I just want to show you that it does come with some very detailed installation instructions. Now these are going to walk you through the entire installation process step by step. I really like these, they have colored images on there, so it's going to make installation easier, goes through the components of everything that's included. Shows you the power button, the breakaway port, the brake claw, actuator arm, set up button, carrying handle, adjustable push pad. Goes through some of the controls of the radio frequency controller. It's got some additional items in there that can be purchased separately if you want to add some upgrades to the unit. Then it goes through the towed vehicle set up, so it shows you exactly how to set it up in the towed vehicle. Then it shows you the portion that needs to be set up in the motor coach or in the RV. You got the locking brake claw operating instructions. There's just so much information in here to go over, so that's really helpful. It's going to ensure that you have everything set the way it needs to be. Goes through the breakaway installation, installation notes, operating instructions. Even walks you through how to disconnect it when you're ready to do that. Pairing the remote is a simple process as well if it's not paired automatically. Goes through your error codes. Then it also goes through just some care and maintenance reminders as being the owner of this unit. That's going to do it for today's look at the Blue Ox Patriot II.


Customer Reviews

Blue Ox Patriot II Radio Frequency, Portable Braking System - Proportional - BRK2016

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (79 Customer Reviews)

Now you can get full-power emergency braking or slow-to-an-idle action with the same system. The Patriot II 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.

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by: GT08/04/2016


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: 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



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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: Scrubjay11/23/2016


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



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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



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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



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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: 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



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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: 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: 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



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by: Buddy R05/04/2017


Roadmaster parts were exactly as advertised. I paid for two day shipping and was very happy with the timely manner in which the order was shipped and received. I was emailed as soon as the order was received by etrailer.com and tracking information was current and accurate. Parts were installed in time for our first camping trip in our new motorhome. 375930



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by: Ronnie H07/17/2017


etrailer is amazing! We've ordered twice from etrailer & both times our purchase was received the next day. Wonderful customer service too! We s/b installing our purchase soon, can't wait to put this safety feature of braking our pull behind with the Patriot II braking system! Thanks etrailer, if anything else is needed we'll be calling! 406833



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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: 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



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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: 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



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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


Comments

Have not had any problems in the last year. Have taken two long trips, without any major problems. It is a little slow to react to normal breaking, but did work great in an emergency braking situation on a recent trip to East Texas. I do think it is a little pricey, but it has worked satisfactory after one year of use. I have not had any battery problem as stated by other people, but I take it out and charge it once every three months. Still recommend.

R. P - 11/10/2017

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by: Leslie03/08/2017


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



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by: Joey M05/04/2017


This is a great device. The reason I bough it from ETrailer is because of customer service. They are super helpful. Place the brake as suggested and try it out. Works just as expected. 376641



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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: Mike03/29/2017


Nice set up. Instructions were spot on. The hardest part of the installation was removing car interior panels to get to the wiring. Would definitely recommend this product. 362655



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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: EdP08/10/2017


Simple to install. Simple to set up. Simple to operate. Simple to remove. We use it in our 2017 Chevy Sonic pulled behind our Thor Ace motorhome so far so good. 418661



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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: 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



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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: Rssrob10/24/2016


Great product easy to install and set up. Video really helped in finding location to fish cable through the for safety 310292



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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: 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



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by: Greg05/16/2017


Just received it yesterday afternoon and so far so good. Extremely easy to install and very user friendly. 381016



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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: Liz K.06/09/2017


Great service, quality parts to tow my Honda Fit behind my RV. Good price, too! 392474



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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: Angel O.10/29/2016


All the products ordered arrived when promised and were exactly what I ordered 314630


Comments

So far all is good. Everything works as it should. I would recommend these products.

Angel O - 11/01/2017

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by: Captain spike09/24/2016


Fast shipping ! Getting everything installed next week, I'll know more then . 299546



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by: Setup is easy10/05/2017


I haven't used it yet however, it fits in the Jeep and the setup was easy 439505



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by: Jerry J.12/06/2016


Looks great have not tried behind rv yet but install and setup was easy. 322592



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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: Mike M.08/25/2016


Easy set up and use, I am very satisfied with this braking system. 287368



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by: Phil s10/29/2016


Shipping was fast and easy. All I have to do is install and test. 311900



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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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  • How Does Blue Ox Patriot RF Portable Braking System Work
  • The Blue Ox Patriot Radio Frequency, Portable Braking System, part # BRK2016 has a couple components in the package. The system includes an in-coach RF controller that plugs into a 12V outlet in the cab of the motorhome. This accelerometer in the RF controller senses the braking action of the motorhome and sends a signal to the brake system in the towed vehicle. Since it is a proportional system, it will apply the brakes in the same proportion to the braking action of the motorhome. We...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Honda CR-V Behind a Motor Home
  • There are at least 5 items you will need to flat tow your 2014 Honda CR-V: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. Cost of installation is going to be different depending on where you go. You would have to know what a place charges for labor per hour. I can give you rough estimates for installation time. For base plates you can use Blue Ox model # BX2258. I have included a link to a video that shows how they install. Blue Ox gives them an installation...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Toyota 4Runner
  • I would be happy to help you get the correct equipment so that you can flat tow your 2014 Toyota 4Runner. Keep in mind that since your manual says not to flat tow your 4Runner with all 4 wheels on the ground that any damage that could potentially be done would not be covered under your warranty even if you have disconnected the rear drive shaft. You almost had everything in your list! To flat tow your 4Runner you will need a Tow Bar, Safety Cables, Base Plate Kit, Wiring, a Supplemental...
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  • EZ4 or Ez5 Roadmaster Base Plate Kit for 2015 Chevy Traverse
  • The primary difference between the two designs is the way they attach to the tow bar. The EZ5 does not use the quick-connect crossbar which provides a cleaner look, but prevents you from using some accessories that mount to the crossbar such as a Rock Guard like the Roadmaster # RM-4000. If you are at all interested in using a rock guard or protective screening, I recommend the Roadmaster EZ4 # 523175-4 on your Chevy Traverse. Otherwise the EZ5 part # RM-523175-5 would be a great choice. In...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 Ford F-150
  • For lighting for flat towing your 2016 Ford F-150 you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV. The base plate kit part # BX2671 that you referenced is a confirmed...
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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 2008 Chevy HHR
  • For your 2008 Chevy HHR you would want a Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 3141-1 like you referenced. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. This base plate kit will bolt onto your vehicle and would not require any welding to install. You will also need safety cables. I recommend Roadmaster safety cables, part # RM-643. These are coiled so they will not drag on the ground. The next component you will need to flat tow the Malibu is lighting. There are actually...
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  • Everything Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 GMC Canyon 4x4
  • I checked the owners manual of a 2016 GMC Canyon it states that the 4x4 models that have a Neutral and Four-Wheel Drive Low setting can be flat towed. For a base plate kit for your Canyon you would want the part # RM-523182-4 that has been confirmed as a fit. 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...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing System For 2017 Chevy Spark With Manual Transmission
  • According to the 2017 Chevy Spark owners manual, only the manual transmission vehicles can be flat towed. Automatic transmission vehicles can only be transported with all four wheels off the ground on a trailer. If you have the manual transmission, then I recommend the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-523185-4 if you don't have active air shutters. This installation should use the Loctite Threadlocker # LT37420. For a tow bar that either stays with the vehicle...
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  • Items Needed to Flat Tow 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Behind Class A Motorhome
  • Since you already have your Alpha tow bar with safety cables # BX7365, you'll need only base plates, a braking system, a wiring/lighting kit and a high/low hitch adapter. We can help you with each of these. A great place to start are the linked articles on flat towing, as well as your Jeep owner's manual, which will tell you about any special preparation steps, if any, required to flat tow your particular Cherokee. I recommend Blue Ox base plates # BX1136 which are shown in the linked...
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  • How to Flat Tow a 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Behind an RV
  • You will be able to flat tow your standard shift 2016 Chevy Colorado behind your RV. You will need a base plate, a tow bar, safety cables, lighting supplemental braking system and Automatic Battery Disconnect to flat tow your truck. The correct base plate for your 2016 Chevy Colorado 2WD, is the Roadmaster Base Plate Kit # RM-523182-5. This base plate arms are easy to mount and remove. Just insert them into the brackets and twist them to lock them in place. Please keep in mind that...
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  • Which Models of a 2017 Ford Edge are Flat Towable
  • I did some research on the 2017 Ford Edges and it looks like as long as you have a V6 model it can be flat towed. That includes AWD and FWD models. The 4 cylinders are not flat-towable, yet the 6 cylinders are. For a base plate kit you then would want the part # RM-524444-4 which is a confirmed fit and would work well for a base plate kit. 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....
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  • Parts Recommendation to Flat Tow a 2016 Cadillac Escalade with Adaptive Cruise Control
  • The Blue Ox Base Plate kit part # BX1716 has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Cadillac Escalade with adaptive cruise control and because of that would not interfere with it. 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. One of the most popular compatible tow bars is the Blue Ox Avail part # BX7420 which includes safety cables. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2017 GMC Canyon with 4WD and Adaptive Cruise Control
  • The base plate kit you need is the Blue Ox part # BX1721. This is a confirmed fit for your 2017 GMC Canyon 4WD with adaptive cruise control. I attached an install video link for this as well. For a tow bar to go with this you'd want the part # BX7365 which is very easy to use and comes with safety cables. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow...
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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 # BRK2016 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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  • Recommended Blue Ox Base Plate and Tow Bar to Flat Tow 2016 Ford Explorer Sport
  • I can help you with a tow bar and base plates for your 2016 Ford Explorer Sport as well as with the other items needed for safe and legal flat towing. If you like you can read about each of the required items in the articles I linked for you. The base plate I suggest is the Blue Ox # BX2668 which features removable arms that let the vehicle keep more of its original appearance after installation. With these base plates I suggest their Alpha tow bar # BX7365 which includes the required...
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  • Recommendations on Flat Towing a 2017 Honda Fit with a Manual Transmission.
  • According to the Owner's Manual, the 2017 Honda Fit is towable behind a motorhome if it has the manual transmission. The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) model cannot be flat towed. The base plate that I recommend for the Honda Fit is the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX2261. The Blue Ox base plate is a custom fit piece that is hidden beneath the vehicle's body. Blue Ox also provides all the hardware needed. Blue Ox does state that the bumper fascia will have to be removed and...
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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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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Behind Motor Home
  • To flat tow your 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk behind your motor home, you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, a lighting solution and a supplemental braking system. Starting with the base plate kit, I recommend the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-521446-5. I checked with Roadmaster and confirmed that these will fit your 2018 Cherokee Trailhawk. The EZ5 brackets are virtually invisible and easy to mount and remove. Then for a compatible tow bar, I recommend the Roadmaster...
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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 Jeep Wrangler with D-Ring Style Front Bumper
  • How thick are your D-rings? We have two options that will work but you have to know the size of them. If you have 3/4 inch thick D-rings you need the part # RM-035 as an adapter or if you have 1 inch thick D-rings you need part # RM-035-1. 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....
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  • How To Charge Vehicle Battery While being Flat Towed
  • Since your vehicle does not require the battery be disconnected to flat tow it and you are looking for a way to keep the battery maintained while it is being flat towed your best option would be to run a wire from the 12 volt power circuit of your tow vehicle 7-way to the vehicle battery so that it has a maintenance charge on while being towed. That is what we do here when we install supplemental braking systems. The setup will depend largely on what trailer connector you have at the...
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  • Tow Bar and Flat Towing Parts Recommendation for a 2015 Jeep Wrangler
  • Between the three tow bars you mentioned I would highly recommend the Blue Ox Aventa LX part # BX7450 (it used to be BX7330). Blue Ox flat towing products are preferred here by the installers as they tend to install a bit easier and work a little better. The ball and socket of the Aventa is an excellent design that makes connecting and disconnecting on less than level ground much easier. For a base plate kit you would want the part # BX1126 as it has been confirmed as a fit for your...
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