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Old 01-07-2013, 02:19 PM   #1
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Blue OX Patroit supplemental braking system

I recently purchased a Blue Ox Patriot supplemental braking system. Can anyone explain how this system is able to detect when I apply the MH brakes thereby letting the system know when to apply braking to the towed vehicle. The owners manual doesn't explain how it functions. I've researched the internet about this and cannot find an answer either. I don't understand how the "2-way RF In-Coach Controller" being plugged into a power point on the MH can detect when I apply brakes to the MH. I was a custom home builder before retiring and can rebuild gas/diesel engines, etc. but electronics I'm slow on!
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:33 PM   #2
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We purchased this unit in 2012 -

DH states:
The Patriot brake box that sits in the tow vehicle has a motion sensor and as you apply the brakes in the MH, the motion sensor activates the Patriot brake system in the vehicle. The RH Controller in the MH sends the brake unit in the toad the amount of braking that you have pre-selected (number you selected).


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Thanks 4fun. What you say makes sense. Haven't used it yet but will on about 14 Jan when we leave NWS, Seal Beach, CA
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So ... to add slightly to what 4fun said .... the "in the coach" portion is not the detector. The detector is in the toad.
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Sorry, meant to say -"2-way RF Controller" -- in my previous post instead of "RH" conroller --

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I thought the doohickey in the coach was nothing more than a brake monitor, ie it shows when the aux brake is applying brakes. Pretty sure it doesn't "control" anything. I'm not familiar with the Patriot system but I am still learning.

edited to add: After a quick cursory search, I could be wrong about this so disregard. Color me interested!
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I thought the doohickey in the coach was nothing more than a brake monitor, ie it shows when the aux brake is applying brakes. Pretty sure it doesn't "control" anything. I'm not familiar with the Patriot system but I am still learning.

edited to add: After a quick cursory search, I could be wrong about this so disregard. Color me interested!
The Brake Buddy Classic had a cockpit device that indicated when the toad unit was activated. .... a monitor.
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