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Old 02-25-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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I've been looking for a towbar for the motorhome I just bought and found the ReadyBrute towbar made by NSA RV Products. It is rated to tow 8000 lbs. and my 2001 Honda Accord weighs about 4000 lbs or less. The towbar is available combined with their Ready Brake braking system for the toad at a price way under any other product that I can find, $810 for the combination from Adventure RV. Have any of you used this towbar and braking system and if so, how do you like it? Your comments will be appreciated!
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I've been looking for a towbar for the motorhome I just bought and found the ReadyBrute towbar made by NSA RV Products. It is rated to tow 8000 lbs. and my 2001 Honda Accord weighs about 4000 lbs or less. The towbar is available combined with their Ready Brake braking system for the toad at a price way under any other product that I can find, $810 for the combination from Adventure RV. Have any of you used this towbar and braking system and if so, how do you like it? Your comments will be appreciated!

I like my Ready Brake but use it with a Demco tow bar.

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There have been many users of the Ready system posting on the forums.

When next I get a towed.. I'm going to have to SERIOUSLY consider buying one.
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Like my Ready Brake and use it with my Falcon2 tow bar. It should work with any tow bar
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If you like/use the KISS processes, you'll love that brake. Go for it!
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We have been using the Ready brute tow setup for about 5 years now and really like it. Have towed 2 different Honda CRV's and just setup a GMC canyon truck to tow.

There are lots of posts and info in the forums here on the use of this setup. I have never heard, seen or experienced and any issues with the product.
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A friend of mine here at the park we're in has one and uses it to tow his F150 club cab and says it's great. For what you're getting I don't you can beat the price. Good luck.
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I've got a question. If you are using an exhaust brake on the MH and the Ready Brake or any other brand that operates by pressure from the toad against the MH, it seems that the toad brakes will be applied when the exhaust brake activates. Any thoughts on this!
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No the exhaust brake will not activate the ready brake. Many ready brake users had that concern previous to purchase and has been discussed before. You will be happy with it as it is simple.
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According to the animation I just saw the exhaust brake will set the surge brake. Also is the breakaway an additional $100. A must have in my eyes.


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Mike not sure which illustration you are talking about. If its he one from night shift auto it's a little vague. As for mine it does not activate with the exhaust brake with a towed that is 5000 pounds. The kit comes with a activation light showing if the surge is activating. From the best of my understanding you need to overcome the internal spring to make it activate. The exhaust brake does not overcome the brake. Perhaps other ready brake users will chime in.
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on the ready break system as on any surge break will operate when the coach slows down it forces the ram to put pressure on the brake cylinder causing the towed brake to operate.i had the surge brake system on a tow dolly trailer befor i had the ready break and it worked the same..pk42
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This issue has been disused at length on other posts. The Ready Brake is spring loaded and will operate as needed to "actually apply the brakes" on the towed vehicle "only" when the towing vehicle brakes are used. If the brake lights are seen on the towed vehicle when the exhaust brake is used, it is because the brake pedal has moved a fraction of an inch but the brakes have not even begun to be applied.
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And that's a good thing. Exhaust brake, like the service brakes on the MH, can use the extra help from the Toad brakes.
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