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Old 12-20-2010, 06:55 PM   #29
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I concur with most of the positive replies about the Ready Brute tow bar with integrated surge brake. I bought a Demco base plate as it was the least expensive and installed it and the brake wire linkage on the toad myself. I am towing a 2007 Jeep Liberty (weighing in at about 3700 lbs) behind a 2008 Hurricane. I hardly noticed I was towing the Jeep.
Viper, I use the standard 65 inch Protect a Tow shield under my Ready Brute with no problems. I just checked the web site and they quoted only $40.00 more for an extended length.
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:31 PM   #30
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I might suggest to Ready Brute that they mill a radius on both sides around the slot in the black guide bracket. (Ready Brute guys....you reading this?)
adjusted (relaxed 1 inch) the cable and after a 2 hour drive to Galveston and back there was evidence that the electrical tape I covered the bare cable was rubbed by the guide.

RB engineers do need a second look or are they only going to listen to the 2 of us vs their lab results?
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:37 PM   #31
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I sent a note to Ready Brute and enclosed the URL for this thread with the suggestion about milling a radius on both sides of the slot on the black stow bracket. Who knows, maybe IRV2 will have helped improve a product design that is already a good one.
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:14 AM   #32
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This is why I like this forum so much. I've never heard of Readybrute until now. After reading as much as I could on this website about it I'm convinced it is the way to go. The tow bar looks very well made and the fit and finish makes it look as good as any tow bar can look. The surge brake makes sense, looks to be very simple in hookup and function, and the complete cost is way less than any other separate tow bar & brake system combined that I have seen. I know surge brakes have been in use for a long time and have no doubt they perform well.
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I think you'll be pleased with both their service and the product.

One thing to consider, if you have the option, is to try to avoid having a drop bar on the MH as that will extend the tow bar even further backwards, and it already sticks out from the MH when stowed more than other tow bars. If you can get a base plate for the toad that is high enough to make the horizontal centerline of your toad connections as close as possible (less than 2" difference" to the horizontal centerline of your receiver hitch, you can get by without a drop bar on the MH.

Good luck!
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