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

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

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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.
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Blue Ox Tow Bar Braking Systems - BRK2016

  • Brake Systems
  • Blue Ox
  • Proportional System
  • Hydraulic Brakes
  • Air Brakes
  • Air Over Hydraulic Brakes
  • Portable System
  • 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.


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 if a breakaway occurs
    • Allows the system to operate for up to 30 minutes without a power connection
    • Stores more energy and recharges faster than a backup battery
  • 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 - 2020 Ram 1500

2011 - 2011 Mazda 2

2012 - 2014 Chrysler 200

1995 - 1997 Nissan 200SX

1989 - 1989 Nissan 240SX

2010 - 2012 Ram 2500

1980 - 1983 Datsun 280ZX

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

1990 - 1994 Mazda 323

2010 - 2012 Ram 3500

2013 - 2018 Nissan 370z

1984 - 2019 Toyota 4Runner

2006 - 2012 Mazda 5

2012 - 2019 Fiat 500

2014 - 2016 Fiat 500L

2006 - 2008 Mazda 6

1983 - 1989 Dodge 600

1986 - 1997 Mazda 626

1993 - 1994 Oldsmobile 88

2007 - 2019 GMC Acadia

2017 - 2017 GMC Acadia Limited

1995 - 2020 Hyundai Accent

1990 - 1995 Plymouth Acclaim

1981 - 2020 Honda Accord

1992 - 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva

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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 Patriot II Braking System Review

Speaker 1: We'll be taking a look at the Blue Ox Patriot 2 portable braking system. Part number BRK2016.So we're taking our RV out with our towed vehicle with the braking system installed. The first thing you notice that this proportional braking system does, is that when we're applying a little bit of brake in the RV, we're getting the same amount of brakes being applied in our towed vehicleIf we're applying a lot of brake pressure, we'll get the matching amount of pressure inside the towed vehicle as well, bringing our towed vehicle to a smooth and safe stop in an equal manner with our RV so we don't have to deal with feeling any jerking or pushing of the towed vehicle against the RV. We won't even feel that it's back there.Now, one thing many of our customers like about this unit, is how easy it is to setup and use. You simply have to mount a breakaway switch to your vehicle and it simply sits on your floor in front of your seat and clamps to your brake pedal and rests against the seat and that's it. There's no modification required to the vehicle at all.Also, this is one of the few braking systems out there that is compatible with hybrid vehicles because hybrid vehicles don't have vacuum assisted brakes, this doesn't have to tap into your brake booster in order to work, so many of our customers with hybrids, this is their only option for a braking system.Also, another thing that many of our customers like, is if they have multiple vehicles that they flat tow, depending on the circumstance; they only have to have one braking system.

They can switch it between the two vehicles with ease.We also have a breakaway system. So, in the unlikely event that our Grand Cherokee will become separated from our motor home, this pin will be pulled, and the brakes will be applied inside of the Grand Cherokee at full pressure, bringing the vehicle to a stop.Inside our motor home, we have an easy to use display. The bottom button here is for manual override, so if we get into little squirrelly situation and our vehicle steps out beside the motor home and we wanna bring it back in line, we can manually apply the brakes on the car itself to bring it back in line behind the motor home.We can adjust the force as needed, so if we want more braking pressure, we can press the force button and we can go up for more power; or down for less power.Right in the middle, about five is right where we wanna be so we hit okay. We have an easy to use menu for adjusting sensitivity, pairing a new remote, changing the backlight on the display so when its braking you can see it better at night, our max force settings and if you change your settings and you don't like where its at; you can easily go back to the factory settings by hitting reset settings there.We also have a back-lit display so at night you can just press this button here, and it will light up the display and you can see it better.We also have an alert system so if our breakaway switch was pulled, you'll get an audible warning and a message will be displayed on the display to let you know what's going on so you can come to a stop.We have multiple different ways where we can put this display and controller. We can use the provided hook and loop tape to secure it someplace on the dash, if you wanna have it permanently mounted or we can use the rubber mat, which sticks very well and we can stick this inside of it so we can orient it in any position we want.So, if we want it closer to our steering wheel, we can.

If we want it further away, we can.Which we can use to adjust the settings on the Patriot without having to get inside the vehicle to do that.Now when we wanna use our Patriot, we simply rest it on our floor here in front of our seat. We'll take our pedal clamp, slide it around our brake pedal and we'll lock it to the brake pedal.We'll now slide our seat forward so it gently rests against the back of the Patriot, just enough so its gonna hold it in place, but not so much that it applies our brakes. Just like that'll be fine.We'll now take our breakaway cable and plug it into the port where it says breakaway. Now to accommodate vehicles that have uneven floors, that aren't perfectly flat like this Grand Cherokee, there are feet that can screw into the bottom of the unit to make sure that it sits flat and level on the floor.To accommodate large brake pedals, there are larger clamps that come with it as well, so it can easily clamp around your brake pedal regardless of the type of vehicle that you have.We'll now take our 12 volt outlet cord and plug it in to the constant towable power. We'll now press the power button on the Patriot and we'll press the setup button now.

It'll do a self-test operation and once we have the green power light on that's solid, we know we're ready to go inside the vehicle.Now we'll take our breakaway cable and we'll attach it to the breakaway switch on the front of our vehicle. We'll take the other end, go over the top of our tow bar, we'll now take the other end and insert it through the safety chain loop opening on our hitch on the motor home. Wrap it through, and we'll clip it onto the cable itself just like that.That completes our look at and showing you how to install the Blue Ox Patriot 2 portable braking system. Part number BRK2016.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (159 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.

- BRK2016
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Makes the old roadmaster look like a dinosaur. All electric no air pump. 672595



- BRK2016
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I wish I had nice things to say about this braking system, but I don't. The controller (the thing with an LCD window that you keep up front in your motor coach and plug into the 12V DC outlet) went dead within 4 months. So now I have an expensive, space consuming paperweight. Also, the braking apparatus can be difficult to attach to your brake pedal. A better design would have the upper and lower pieces hinge and lock, or have the curved parts retractable, so you can place it and then lock into position instead of mucking around with trying to wiggle and slide it onto the brake pedal. Not fun in the rain. I don't recommend this product. 677374



- BRK2016
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Works as advertised with no issues. Works great for a secondary breaking system. 665453



- BRK2016
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Love this Blue Ox unit. So easy to install and get towing. Light weight and works great after 15 months and 15K miles. 680043



- BRK2016
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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



- BRK2016
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Ford Edge

I have used the Blue Ox braking system for over a year now. I pull a Ford Edge with a Class C motor home and needed the additional braking power provided by this system. I can install and remove the system in a few minutes. The reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is the price of the system. 694809



- BRK2016
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2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited

Good product, easy install. Price was better than buying direct from BlueOx. 644700



- BRK2016
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2015 Jeep Wrangler

Easy to install & works very well. Seems an expensive item to buy but legally required & does what it says. 611737



- BRK2016
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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


Comments
I used the patriot II on 5 trips over 5,000 miles total this year and it worked perfectly. The set up and connection is simple as is the removal when you get to your destination.
Dave B - 12/06/2017

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- BRK2016
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2018 Jeep Cherokee

Works fine. Seems to be slightly slow on the response. The pad to hold the controller is useless. Overall the brake system does what we need and with adequate controls for the job. 617931



- BRK2016
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500

We tow a Chevrolet 1500 4x4, and have traveled to Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho Arkansas and Oklahoma in the past year, the braking system has worked great for us. I really liked the easy installation and it is very easy to setup and remove from the vehicle. The transmitter inside motor home did fail but the braking system worked without the transmitter. Etrailer replaced the transmitter ASAP, very professional and helpful personnel at etrailer. 675477



- BRK2016
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Jeep Patriot

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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- BRK2016
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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

Installation easy and we will see how it functions. Had to fashion a base to level out my floor so I added couple guide blocks to assist it staying centered. 527144



- BRK2016
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2010 Jeep Patriot

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



- BRK2016
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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



- BRK2016
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Land Rover Discovery II

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



- BRK2016
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This brake unit not only lives up to every expectation, it's also so simple to set up and use that you think 'there's got to be more to it than this' (but there's really not). I've had it about a year and have towed my Jeep Wrangler JK behind my Georgetown GT3 motor home over 2000 miles with it. It does everything it's supposed to do, I feel very confident with it. 670673



- BRK2016
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2017 Chevrolet Sonic

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


Comments
Thanks for the follow up. Everything is working just fine, no problems, nothing but good performance.
EdP - 08/15/2018

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- BRK2016
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2012 Jeep Patriot

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


Comments
Works well but if you get an error it requires you to pull over and power off and back on the unit to reset. This can be set by bumpy roads or step down hills even when no braking, also get braking action sometimes when the MH down shifts. Need to be able to reset errors from the remote unit. Also need a way to increase the time before you get braking time out error. It worked well other wise for the 5k miles we did this summer and the 4k miles last winter.
Scrubjay - 11/25/2017

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Thanks for your reply, I have reached out to my contact at Blue Ox regarding the issues that you are having with your braking system. He explained that if you have the small screw-in style of feet on the base of the the braking system unit those can be removed, and this will allow the Patriot II to sit more level and should reduce the need to reset as frequently. In this case the braking system sit directly on the floor of the towed vehicle.

-- Rachael H - 12/1/2017


- BRK2016
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2007 Ford Ranger

Using it in my 2007 Ford Ranger. Amanda was very knowable on this product. When ever I need product's I always start at etrailer. Good selection of all RV and towing accessories. 480681



- BRK2016
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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


Comments
System still works flawlessly, no problems to report. Very happy with the purchase hope to get many more years of service from the system.Thanks for checking.
-- GT - 12/19/2017

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- BRK2016
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Jeep Wrangler

Had lots of ? and customer service was great. The ordering process was really painless all items arrived earlier than estimated. Everything mounted as stated with ease. I just watched a videos which Made the install easy. We are flat towing a Jeep Wrangler JL. The Roadmaster base plate with arms look good on the vehicle. 652210



- BRK2016
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Jeep Patriot

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. 192231



- BRK2016
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Excellent results, easy to use, I had a question for their support team and they're quick and knowledgeable! 739791



- BRK2016
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Just completed installation of Patriot Brake and Blue Ox tow bar to 2017 Chevrolet Traverse. All works like advertised. Patriot Brake setup is easy with remote. Found I had to change force from default of 6 to max of 9 to feel adequate braking from Patriot on Chevrolet Traverse. 737631


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    First let's start with a base plate confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport. For that you'd want the Roadmaster EZ5 part # RM-521448-5 which is a confirmed fit. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well. 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 #...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Chevy Colorado Z71
    We do have the parts needed to flat tow a 2019 Chevy Colorado 4x4 as long as it doesn't have adaptive cruise control. For that you'd want the # RM-523182-5 that you referenced as long as your Z71 isn't a Trail Boss model. I attached a link to an install video for this kit on a 2019 Colorado just like your for you to check out as well. 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...
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  • How to Power Blue Ox Patriot II Braking System with Vehicle that Requires Battery Disconnected
    There are several vehicles that require you to disconnect the vehicle battery when flat towing. The solution then to power a braking system like the Blue Ox Patriot II # BRK2016 is to use an outlet kit like the part # RM-9332. This wire directly to the vehicle battery so that you can get power for the system directly while still allowing the vehicle battery to be disconnected.
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  • Comparing Roadmaster Direct Connect and Crossbar Base Plate Kits for 2019 Ford Ranger
    Personally I prefer the direct connect base plate kits like the part # RM-524459-5 as they are easier to connect/disconnect, are simpler overall like you said, and require keeping track of fewer things (the crossbar). While the crossbar does add sturdiness the Direct Connect kits are more reinforced where they attach to the vehicle frame and to the arms of the kit so they overall are just as strong. This would work really well with the Blackhawk part # RM-422. I attached an install...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Ford Explorer with Adaptive Cruise Control
    For your 2018 Explorer Limited with 3.5 L TI-VCT engine and adaptive cruise control the Blue Ox base plate kit # BX2668 is the way to go as it fits your vehicle and will work well. The other options are not specific to you vehicle setup so the would not work. For a tow bar you'd then want the Blue Ox part # BX7365 which is a very popular option that works well. It also comes with safety cables. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2017 Ford Fiesta
    The Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-524438-5 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2017 Ford Fiesta without EcoBoost. The EZ5 brackets will provide attachment points for a tow bar and the attached drawbars will remove quickly and easily. I have included the installation details for you to check out. To complete the flat-towing setup for your Ford Fiesta, you will also need a tow bar, safety cable set, lighting solution and a supplemental braking system. For a tow...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Mini Cooper 4 Door Hardtop with Manual Transmission
    Yes, the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX1312 is the correct base plate kit you need for your 2019 Mini Cooper 4 door, hardtop, base model with a manual transmission. 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 which is one of the easiest to use and most reliable tow bars available and it comes safety cables. For...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Behind 2017 Thor Miramar RV
    A great place to start your flat towing preparation process is the linked article that covers each of the components required for safe and legal flat towing behind a motorhome RV. Additional articles on specific items are also included for you. Another place to do some checking is your Jeep owner's manual. Not all versions can be flat towed. The online manual for the 2016 Cherokee indicates on page 604 that only 4WD models with the 2-speed transfer case can be flat towed. 2WD versions...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 behind RV
    We have the parts you'd need to flat tow your 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 but you can't use a front hitch for that since they aren't designed for that. Instead you'd need a base plate kit like the part # BX1736 which is a confirmed fit for your truck and has two removable arms that secure to a tow bar. I attached a picture that shows this base plate installed on a similar Sierra using the very popular and easy to use Blue Ox tow bar kit # BX7365 which also comes with safety cables. For...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited with Standard Bumper
    We have just want you need. The correct Roadmaster base plate for your 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited is the Roadmaster EZ4 part # RM-521448-4 which is confirmed as a fit. This will work great with your Falcon 2 part # RM-520 tow bar. If you needed lighting you could 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....
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2004 GMC Sierra 1500
    In order to flat tow your 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 behind your RV, you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, a lighting solution, and a supplemental braking system. I also recommend checking your owner's manual for the Sierra for any specific guidelines or restrictions when it comes to towing the truck with all four wheels on the ground. Starting with the base plates, if your Sierra 1500 is the LD model, I recommend the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1682. If you have the HD model,...
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