We have the Blue Ox Patriot braking system and the Blue Ox tow bar. While traveling I-95 north of Jacksonville I get a panic call from friends following us in their MH. "pull over quick, fire". Pulled over, jumped out with fire extinguisher in hand. Both front wheel wells were on fire. Driver's side wheel temp. reached over 500 degrees and the tire exploded.
Replaced entire brake system on 2011 5-speed Honda and suspension, axles, wheels and tires. $6500 total repair cost luckily covered by insurance. Also lucky we had friends behind us because I travel with the camera pointed at the toad but didn't see anything. We do have TPMS on the coach but not the toad. We now have monitors on the toad wheels also to monitor temps. Found the actuator error codes A01 and A02 that meant the actuator circuit board had failed. Sent unit in for repair, 2 months beyond the 2 year warranty but was repaired at no charge.
Apparently when the Blue Ox failed it failed in a partial brake down position. I don't know why if a failure happens it doesn't fail in a brake off position.
Bottom line, get temperature monitoring for your toad before you burn up your toad and coach.
2013 HR 43DFT RR10R
All Electric FWS-Tag
FMCA 451687 Monaco Int.