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Old 06-23-2015, 09:53 AM   #1
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Blue Ox Patriot Braking in Jeep Wrangler

Is anyone using this braking system in a newer Wrangler? If you are, do you have any problems getting it to work on the floor/seat. I cannot get it to sit properly on the floor. It takes about five tries to get it initialized and then after I drive a few miles I will get an error on the monitor and have to stop to set it back up again. It looks like I am going to have to make a plywood cradle or something to set it in. The seat adjustment bar sticks out too far and is causing the problem I think. Anyone else have a solution?
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I have a new Blue Ox Patriot and using it in a 2015 Wrangler JK. Absolutely no issues with setting it up, and towed 2,400 miles so far without issue other than having to turn the sensitivity down a notch on some of the awful stretches of I70 - the rough roads were triggering the brake.

Anyway - sorry I can't help but it's been flawless. Sits fine on the floor, I did raise the seat braces on the blue ox to their highest position - they are too low out of the box.


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Have you tried changing it to position mode. I had a hard time setting mine up because of the leather seats. It does not like the soft face on the seats. Once I did this it sets up the first time every time. There's a section in the owners manual that deals with this issue.
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Have you tried changing it to position mode. I had a hard time setting mine up because of the leather seats. It does not like the soft face on the seats. Once I did this it sets up the first time every time. There's a section in the owners manual that deals with this issue.
Thanks Ret...I will check that out. I too have leather seats and the rubber carpet saver mats. I thought at one point the rubber feet on the box was catching on the mat so I put a piece of plywood under it but it didn't seem to make any difference.
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I thought at one point the rubber feet on the box was catching on the mat so I put a piece of plywood under it but it didn't seem to make any difference.
I only have the stock mats in mine but I remove them anyway. The unit sits on the carpeted floor. The feet have to be able to move slightly so the rubber mats may be causing the unit to stick. Because the seats are not very firm when the system activates the push action into the seat it causes the feet to move. If they can't move because of the rubber mat then the system thinks that it's lost contact with the seat and you get an error. The same think happens while you're driving. I set my sensitivity to 2 or 3. I only want the toad braking in emergency stop conditions.
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