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Old 08-30-2015, 05:51 PM   #1
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Patriot Brake

This is our first time towing 4 wheel flat. My question is, does the motorhome and towed vehicle have to be moving before the Patriot will activate the brake on towed vehicle? Everything else works as it is supposed to?

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Old 08-30-2015, 05:58 PM   #2
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From what I just read about it, the operation is a proportional brake control that is accelerometer based. So it will make real time calculations regarding motion, just like any other brake control of that type.

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Old 08-30-2015, 05:59 PM   #3
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I have a Blue Ox Patriot braking system. The way that I believe it works is that the Patriot senses the inertia when putting on the RV brakes and subsequently depresses the toad brakes. So, in answer to your question, yes, the RV/toad have to be in motion for the Patriot to work. You can test it by depressing the brake lever on the remote device.
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:33 PM   #4
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Thanks we will try.
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Can't recall for sure, but I think the manual says that the system kicks in at speeds above 15mph.
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