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Old 03-30-2015, 05:48 PM   #15
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We too have the US Gear Unified Brake System and have had it on two motor homes and three toads. I have never had a problem with it and the toad braking action is fully adjustable from the mh cockpit (while driving).

That said, I will be soon purchasing and installing a Ready Brute Elite (tow bar with built in surge brake) on a friend's gasser motor home and have heard nothing but good about it. My only concern with it, is that it is not adjustable while driving...gotta stop and make adjustments.....but I assume once adjusted, no further adjustments should be required.


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Old 03-31-2015, 07:55 AM   #16
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Actually once you get the cable set on the Ready Brute,or Blue Ox Auto Stop..They automatically adjust.. You need a bit of slack in the cable when fully stopped is all.

IF the towed needs more braking it will push harder on the spring in the hitch and thus the brakes will be applied more firmly.

IF it needs less it will back off and so will the Ready Brake.

The harder you brake,,The harder it brakes

laws of physics control everything.

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Old 04-04-2015, 04:57 AM   #17
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I purchased a DP and am looking at the SMI unit that works of the coach air. Can any one offer input?
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Old 04-04-2015, 05:16 AM   #18
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Blue Ox Patriot. As a matter of fact I have one for sale with every thing needed to use right away. I bought my DP while on a cross country trip and traded my 5th wheel in on it. I had to tow my Ram 3500 back to PA so I used the brake system on my return trip for all of two weeks then traded the truck in on a Ford C-Max that I load into a enclosed trailer so I no longer need the Patriot brake system.

If anyone is interested in it I will let it go for $800.00
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Will it work in a Fiat 500L (four door)? If so I would be interested.
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Old 04-06-2015, 08:56 AM   #20
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It will work in any vehicle as long as you have a 12V power plug / receptacle to plug it into. You have to hook the brake away switch,(included) up to the front of the vehicle and route the lead into the passenger cabin and that is it for Installation. I have the manual and everything needed goes with it.

It sets on the floor on the drivers side, you clip it to the brake pedal adjust the seat, plug in brake away switch, turn on, hit setup and once its done you are ready to roll.


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