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Old 08-30-2015, 11:08 AM   #1
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Blue Ox AutoStop

Has anyone had any experience with the blue ox autostop braking system?
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Old 08-30-2015, 11:39 PM   #2
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Yes, I now have the Patriot.
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You said you now have the Patroit (Which by the way I recommend against, not the specific product but that class)

Why did you change from teh Auto-Stop to the Patroit? I know why I would if I still lived in Detroit, but I wish to know why YOU made the switch.
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When it was installed by an authorized Blue Ox service center with 40 years of towing equipment experience, it did not work. When I took it to Blue Ox in Pender, NE and they worked on it for three hours, it did not work. When I got to Calgary, AB and had a towing equipment company with 40 years of experience look at it, they told me they had never been able to get the AutoStop to work properly. The Patriot was welcome because it works.
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Old 09-01-2015, 06:08 AM   #5
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I bought one, BX88100. In theory it looks like it should be great. It practice not so good.
Towed a jeep 12000 miles from Ontario to Alaska.
Never put the jeep brakes on once.
I thought it may slight slack in all the tow bar connections and knuckle.
I thought it may be that the jeep tow bar was just above level at times.
I took all the slack out of the tow bar connections.
It still does not seem to retract to set the brakes.

It does work on the bench.
The other draw back is you cannot manually set the jeep brakes.

Maybe the Blue Ox auto stop integral tow bar would work better than what I got.
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Maybe the Blue Ox auto stop integral tow bar would work better than what I got.
Not likely. I had the Aladdin towbar with the integral AutoStop surge brake. Never worked for me.
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