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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
  • Recurring Set-Up
  • Power Assist Brake Compatible

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

Installation Details BRK2016 Installation instructions

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (178 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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2015 Jeep Wrangler

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



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



- 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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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



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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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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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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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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



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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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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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2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited

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



- 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



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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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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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We only use Blue Ox tow products at our business. We sell the Patriot braking system to all new flat-tow customers. They are easy to set up and they work great. 825668



- BRK2016
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Best ever works the best 821078



- BRK2016
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Three stars for the perception this product gives based on the cost/feel ratio. It is a light, plastic outer shell that makes it feel cheap. It operates like a solid unit and is easy to get in and out. I never could find where the two J-hooks (included) were to be used. 816454



- BRK2016
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etrailer is my go-to place for RV parts and towing. Amazing website with tons of additional info on installation and use. And you can't beat their prices, either. Oh, and did I mention that these people are ON IT when it comes to getting orders out the door to the shipper?? 809730


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