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Old 03-10-2011, 08:31 PM   #1
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Blue OX Patriot

Thinking about the Blue OX Patriot braking system, anyone have any comments on this unit? How do these units work without the power brakes, with brute force?

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Old 03-11-2011, 08:32 AM   #2
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I have a patriot braking system that I have used on several trips for a total of about 1500 miles. So far the system has performed flawlessly. The actuator uses electrical power as opposed to air pressure so the braking is more proportional. The sensitivity is controlled by a wireless contoller located in the motor home and the adjustment range is from 0-9. I use the system in a Jeep Wrangler and the seat adjustment handle protrudes so I took a small piece of plywood and I cut a "pocket" in it so that the protruding adjustment handle doesn't hit the patriot. I place it between the patriot and the front of the seat. This keeps the patriot from hitting the seat adjustment and pushing the seat back when initializing and it allows the setup process to complete without showing a setup failure message.

I am completely satisfied with the system and faced with the same circumstances I would definitely purchase it again.

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Old 03-13-2011, 03:27 PM   #3
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had good results from ours..like the in coach wireless remote and the fact it doesn't draw anywhere near the juice that the air pump brake systems do from the toad...shop around though-prices vary...
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:20 PM   #4
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I do not like the "System in a box" things.. They advertise "no installation needed" but the fact is you have to install it EVERY time you tow, and remove it to drive.

It's way to easy on a short run, say to the dealer, to regret saying "Oh it's too much trouble"

US gear or M&G, much better, fully transparant, once installed you never remove them.
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