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Old 01-09-2012, 01:35 PM   #1
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ready brake?

I am looking for specific problems people have had with this system. is there any reason I should not buy this system?
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:40 PM   #2
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The only reason I can think of for not buying one is you have no toad?
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:28 AM   #3
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I have one and love it. It seems too simple/good to be true, but really is easy to install, works reliably and easy to setup. I had to adjust the cable once to loosen it a bit from my initial installation because I thought it was breaking too soon, but it works like a charm
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I love mine and I didn't have to spend all that money some spend for the fancy toad breaks. Several thousand miles with no pronlem.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:16 PM   #5
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Good News

Bought a ready break for my Jeep and it is great to hear good reviews. Traveling to Alaska this summer and don't want breaking issues.

Thanks for the input!
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I just used it towing from Washington to Florida. No issues, easy setup. I have been very happy with it.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:05 PM   #7
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OK, I'm convinced. I've been looking at all the braking systems and this one seems highly rated. I'm concerned about installation in my 2011 Honda CRV toad, but I bit the bullet and ordered the "Ready-Brute" which incorporates the ready-brake with a tow bar. Anybody done a do it yourself on a Honda? Looks pretty tight around the firewall. Thanks and thank God for this forum.
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I'm thinking about using that in my 2011 CRV and would be interested to hear from anyone who has installed it in the CRV. Thanks
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:44 PM   #9
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"Brake" - gizmos that slow or stop vehicles.

"Break" - to render something inoperative.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:54 PM   #10
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We own the ReadyBrute tow bar which has an integrated ReadyBrake system. We've put 15,000 miles of use on it without any issues.
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Quote:
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"Brake" - gizmos that slow or stop vehicles.

"Break" - to render something inoperative.
You may be confusing gizmo with doohickey?

Gimme a break?
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Give em' a brake?
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OK, I'm convinced. I've been looking at all the braking systems and this one seems highly rated. I'm concerned about installation in my 2011 Honda CRV toad, but I bit the bullet and ordered the "Ready-Brute" which incorporates the ready-brake with a tow bar. Anybody done a do it yourself on a Honda? Looks pretty tight around the firewall. Thanks and thank God for this forum.
Regarding the tight firewall confines, I eventually figured out I could work through the LF wheel well opening (with steering cranked hard left) to get better access. That's on my '03 though. Not sure if that will provide much help on a later one.
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Be sure to invest in a Ready stop break (yes break) away system. Like the Readybrake it is simple, inexpensive and looks like it will work. Fortunately we have never needed it. The time to install it is when you install the ReadyBrake since you will have all the tools out anyway.

Although it was not on a Honda, the install was pretty easy on our car. One cable went through the firewall in the engine compartment the other through the wheel well since the car is so small. Cranking the wheel around did make that easier.

Never did get around to connecting the indicator light in the RV but it does seem like is working OK.
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Ready Brake

We used our Ready Brake tow system this past weekend for the first time, all is GOOD. My only issue is that I'mtowing a Mini Cooper and need a 8" drop to level the tow bar, which will drag on almost any incline. Options are trade my Mini whichI really like or selling the tow bar and purchase a dolly
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