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Old 04-21-2014, 05:41 PM   #1
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GREAT! Service from Ready Brake

I've had a Ready Brake ReadyBrute Elite tow bar for 2.5 years and I tow almost 8,000 miles per year. For about a year I had a dual hitch receiver and carried a power wheelchair in a basket above the tow bar. Somehow the basket, although rated for 500 pounds but only carrying 125 pounds, bent along the shaft and began beating up my ReadyBrute. I have since tossed the basket and had double knee replacement surgery and eliminated the need for a wheelchair.

I was in eastern Kansas this weekend and noticed signs for Iola, KS, where Ready Brakes are made. I decided to drop in and didn't have a chance to call ahead for an appointment. This morning I walked in asking to buy some replacement parts. Brad came out and helped me unhook the car, removed my tow bar and took it inside to refurbish it.

I took the toad and ran some errands. About 2 hours later, Brad comes out with my tow bar, parts replaced and looking OH so much better. He then helped me reinstall the ReadyBrute, adjust the cables and reconnect my toad.

Gulping, I went inside to pay for the repairs. Not only were the parts reasonably priced, but there was NO labor charges.

I can't say enough good things about the people at NSA RV Products in Iola, KS! I am so thankful to once again have a safe, legal towing system in place and this is a true Made in the USA product by people who care.

If you are thinking about adding a toad to your RV, look at Ready Brake first. You won't be sorry!

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Old 04-23-2014, 12:11 PM   #2
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I too use the Ready Brake ReadyBrute Elite tow bar and went through NSA RV Products. I second the good things said about them at NSA. I just ordered an 8 " drop receiver from them along with their de-rattler. The drop hitch arrived yesterday short the de-rattler. I called and I think I spoke with John who assured me he would overnight the de-rattler. I like dealing with people who care about their customers !!!

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Old 04-23-2014, 05:20 PM   #3
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That's good to hear about NSA and ReadyBrute products. We've owned ours for less than a year so far but we are very happy about the ReadyBrute Elite and think it was a great decision when we purchased ours!
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:30 PM   #4
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I bought a Ready Brute after my Blue Ox Aladdin snapped in half. I called Blue Ox and they basically said tough! From posts like yours, we unhooked the toad and drove it 200 miles to get a Ready Brute. BEST 200 miles I have ever driven. A Lifetime warranty versus "tough" when when your tow bar fails, sold me. A stronger tow bar, lifetime warranty, with tow brakes for less that a replacement Blue Ox with limited warranty, if any. Thanks for your posts, great to hear they stand behind their product.

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Very good to hear....I've had a Ready Brake system for 2 years now and it's good to know that they have good service and help the customers that way...
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