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Old 03-06-2012, 06:26 PM   #1
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New Supplemental Brake System

If my current Blue Ox brake system can't be repaired, I will have to buy a new system. At the risk of sounding silly, am I restricted to buying another Blue Ox system or can I buy any system? My TOAD (Jeep) is already wired so I was wondering if any system would work. I don't have another system in mind but the Blue Ox is more than I would like to pay although they all seem to be in the same general price range.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:56 PM   #2
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You might look at the Ready Brake - doesn't use much wiring. I use one, but I bought it because it seems to be so popular among others using it.
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You might look at the Ready Brake - doesn't use much wiring. I use one, but I bought it because it seems to be so popular among others using it.
To go to a Ready Brake you would have to buy a new complete towbar. Since our rig has air brakes I went with a RoadMaster BrakeMaster 9160
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To go to a Ready Brake you would have to buy a new complete towbar.
That is incorrect. You can buy a Ready Brake supplemental brake or the ReadyBrute Elite, which is a towbar with brake incorporated. From their website FAQs:

Will the Ready Brake work with other brands of tow bars?

Yes we offer two different types of Ready Brakes one to hook to any receiver style tow bar the RB-4000 and the other to hook to any Ball style tow bars the RB-4000 B with these two supplemental brake systems any tow bars will be able to utilize our Ready Brake system.
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To go to a Ready Brake you would have to buy a new complete towbar. Since our rig has air brakes I went with a RoadMaster BrakeMaster 9160
My rig has air brakes as well. Though the Ready BRUTE IS a complete tow bar/brake all built into one unit, there's another plan which might be described as the Ready Brake module only. It basically extends the receiver by about 14" or so, has all the braking components built into it. This leaves you with a 2" square opening to plug in any towbar you'd like?

If you have your toad lights rigged already, this would leave you running just the cable to the brake pedal to complete the installation.
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Dont want to start a new thread but I am looking for a Brake Supplement system. We have a 2005 Trailblazer behind or Tiffin 43 with a blue ox towbar. I just bought a new Chevy Tahoe and am getting ready to have the Blue ox installed on it as well, does anyone have any comments on the Blue ox apollo system? The Tahoe is going to be my regular everyday vehicle as well.
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If my current Blue Ox brake system can't be repaired, I will have to buy a new system. At the risk of sounding silly, am I restricted to buying another Blue Ox system or can I buy any system?
golden, Consider if you will the out of sight out of mind never touch again benefits on having an SMI Stay and Play DUO.
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