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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

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 - 2019 Ram 1500

2012 - 2014 Chrysler 200

2010 - 2012 Ram 2500

2010 - 2011 Mazda 3

2010 - 2012 Ram 3500

2008 - 2019 Toyota 4Runner

2012 - 2019 Fiat 500

2014 - 2016 Fiat 500L

2007 - 2019 GMC Acadia

2017 - 2017 GMC Acadia Limited

2006 - 2019 Hyundai Accent

1998 - 2019 Honda Accord

2007 - 2009 Nissan Altima

2006 - 2012 Nissan Armada

2007 - 2009 Chrysler Aspen

2002 - 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche

2007 - 2011 Chevrolet Aveo

2009 - 2011 Chevrolet Aveo5

2012 - 2014 Volkswagen Beetle

1997 - 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

2013 - 2018 Ford C-Max

2007 - 2012 Dodge Caliber

2007 - 2011 Toyota Camry

2004 - 2019 GMC Canyon

2012 - 2015 Chevrolet Captiva Sport

2003 - 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier

2006 - 2008 Dodge Charger

2014 - 2019 Jeep Cherokee

2000 - 2019 Honda Civic

1997 - 2003 Acura CL

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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:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (21 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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2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited

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



- 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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Could not be more pleased. Easy to install and works great. No issues. 653465



- 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



- BRK2012
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Patriot II in Tow Bar Braking Systems


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



- BRK2012
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Patriot II in Tow Bar Braking Systems


this is working great for us! 477923



- BRK2012
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Patriot II in Tow Bar Braking Systems


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



- BRK2012
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Patriot II in Tow Bar Braking Systems


The first trip I used the Patriot on, it locked up and put flat spots on my CRV tires. I called Blue Ox and they gave me some instructions on how to tune it in so that would not happen. Since then, and 6000 miles, later it has not locked up again. The only problem is that I really need to brake the coach very hard for it to activate. Some times I use the manual brake lever on the remote to help on some hard stops or going down a steep grade. The other problem is that the remote would often loose contact with the brake. Blue Ox gave me some instructions to use at start-up that have helped but not cured the problem. At the Tampa RV Show this year I ran into a Blue Ox rep. and told him about the problem. He asked if I had a motor home with glass closet mirrors doors in the rear. I do, and he told me to leave the doors open so the signal can get through. I tried that and it worked! The remote will still loose contact for a second or two but that is not a problem now. 379381



- BRK2012
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Patriot II in Tow Bar Braking Systems


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



- BRK2012
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Patriot II in Tow Bar Braking Systems


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



- BRK2012
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Patriot II in Tow Bar Braking Systems


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



- BRK2012
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Patriot II in Tow Bar Braking Systems


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



- BRK2012
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Patriot II in Tow Bar Braking Systems


simple to use and hookup. It does not engage the brakes very often. I had thought every time there was a vehicle deceleration the brake would engage but that is not the case. It only engages the brake when there is a hard stop. Perhaps that is enough but not what i expected. 502536



- BRK2012
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Patriot II in Tow Bar Braking Systems


Great product. easy to install and use. 528218



- BRK2012
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Patriot II in Tow Bar Braking Systems


Just what I needed.......great product and it holds up well going across country! Best pricing anywhere! 482067



- BRK2012
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Patriot II in Tow Bar Braking Systems


I purchased a 'tow package' for my Jeep so I could pull it behind my motorhome, along with a trailer hitch for the Jeep. All products fit perfectly, and were easy to install. We traveled about 6K miles, and did not have an issue. Thanks! 469036



- BRK2012
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Patriot II in Tow Bar Braking Systems


I have been using my blue ox brake for over a year now and it works great and I have no issues at all. Good product and easy to use. 428208



- BRK2012
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Patriot II in Tow Bar Braking Systems


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



- BRK2012
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Patriot II in Tow Bar Braking Systems


Fast delivery Blue Ox patriot was easy to set up 269152



- BRK2012
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Patriot II in Tow Bar Braking Systems


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



- BRK2012
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Review from a similar Blue Ox Patriot II in Tow Bar Braking Systems


The patriot works as advertised. Its easy to install and set up.The unit installed in the coach is a great help in monitering and adjusting the patriot if needed. I would recommend the Blue Ox Patriot as a first choice in selecting a portable braking sysem for your RV. As always Etrailer reps provide first class help in ordering and selecting the correct product for your RV. Job well done. J.R.Swisher. 218392


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  • 2018 GMC Canyon Denali 4X4 Parts Needed to Flat Tow
  • I did some check and it looks like only four-wheel drive versions of the 2018 GMC Canyon with a two-speed transfer case that has a Neutral and a 4-low setting can be towed four wheels down. For a base plate kit you'll then need the Roadmaster kit part # RM-523182-4 which is a confirmed fit and would work 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...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport
  • 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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  • Least Visible Flat Tow Setup for 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Sahara Unlimited
  • For your 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Sahara Unlimited, the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-521450-5 is a great start. It is compatible with the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar w/ LED Lights # RM-676 which comes with the wiring and the safety cables. This tow bar also comes with the 6-way for a clean wiring connection. For your vehicle wiring to that 6-way, I recommend the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit # RM-152 which will allow you...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited JL
  • I'd love to help. The first thing you need is a base plate kit confirmed as a fit for your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited. For that we have the # RM-521450-4 from Roadmaster. 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 All Terain, # RM-522. This has non-binding arms which makes the setup very easy to connect/disconnect. For lighting/safety...
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  • Is a Charge Line Kit Needed on a 2014 Honda CR-V if the ACC Fuse is Pulled for Flat Towing
  • Unless you are using a supplemental braking system like the Blue Ox Patriot II # BRK2016 which draws power from a 12V outlet like part # RM-9332 then you would need the Charge Line Kit # RM-156-25 when the ACC fuse is pulled on your 2014 Honda CR-V. If you were to install the charge line kit you wouldn't need to pull the ACC fuse or it would act as a safeguard in case you did forget to pull that fuse. For a complete flat towing setup you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety...
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  • Recommended Roadmaster Base Plate For 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth And Other Flat Towing Recommendations
  • For your 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth, the Roadmaster base plate kit you are seeking is the Roadmaster EZ2 Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms, # 522013-1A. This is a confirmed fit for your vehicle. I recommend using Loctite Threadlocker 262 - High Strength - Up to 3/4" Nuts/Bolts - 0.20-Fl-Oz Tube, # LT37420, when installing. If you need recommendations for the rest of your towing system, I've listed compatible parts for you. For a tow bar, I recommend the Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding...
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  • The Jeep Active Drive II is the correct 4WD transfer case to allow your 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk to be flat towed as it has a neutral setting that is used for flat towing. There are no speed restrictions I was able to find for your vehicle either. Your 2014 Itasca Cambria Class C would have no problem flat towing this vehicle too. For sway bars you'd want the part # RM-1139-147 for the rear bar, and part # RM-1139-176 for the front. This will make a huge difference in the handling...
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