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Old 12-24-2015, 03:13 PM   #15
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The Ready Brute Elite will not use battery power. But unless you pull the fuse that owners manual recommends there is a good chance that you will have low battery problems. I made a switch and fuse holder harness for my Captiva and my BIL Honda CRV. Neither of us have had a battery problem since.
The CRV fuses are hard to get at to remove the fuse. Best to put a fuse/switch harness in.
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I just purchased a 2014 CRV and the ready brute elite for my MH. My question is... do you think I will have any problems with a CRV keeping a charge with this system? I was told to add a toad charger to my CRV to keep the battery fully charged but my question is with the surge breaking system is there going to be any demand on the CRV battery with this system as opposed to a supplemental add on breaking system. What do you think? Is it worth paying more to add a trickle charge system or should I be OK without it?

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Dave, look at my post #34 in the thread below. That's the way I solved the problem!

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Old 12-24-2015, 04:09 PM   #17
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After reading several posts and comments on tow bars and brake systems I am leaning toward the Ready Brute Elite system. I would like to hear some Pros and Cons of the system as well as any user experiences.
Once it's set-up properly it basically trouble free. I did have to make one cable adjustment after 500 mi usage (cable stretch is normal)

I would recommend installing a LED on your dash to verify the toads brakes are on or off. (I ran a wire from the Jeeps brake pedal switch to a LED on the MH dash)
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Here is a picture of the harness I made for BIL CRV. Put switch in same place as Joe put the lighted one.
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I had my Ready Brute Elite since we got our motorhome in May/2013 and love it. I did not want to have to put any type of box in front of my seat.
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More of the same - two years and about 11,000 miles. Love it, no problems.

A negative if you are searching really, really hard: If you run with a split/drop receiver and a bike rack in the top receiver, the ReadyBrake brake "arm" may contact the upper receiver. It is a pretty fringe case and far from a "real" negative.
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I can't think of a con. As for easy to install, I had a auto shop do the install as I was uncomfortable drilling through the firewall, and I just don't bend so well anymore. One installed, nothing to haul about. Just hook up two lines and your light cable and off you go. I had the shop link in a battery trickle charge since the Tiffin has the line to the plug anyway. Since I don't pull a fuse with the Explorer I figure it will help if I forget to turn off the radio or something.
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More of the same - two years and about 11,000 miles. Love it, no problems.

A negative if you are searching really, really hard: If you run with a split/drop receiver and a bike rack in the top receiver, the ReadyBrake brake "arm" may contact the upper receiver. It is a pretty fringe case and far from a "real" negative.
Thanks, I will need to pay attention to that as that is the setup we were going to use for our bikes.
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I just purchased a 2014 CRV and the ready brute elite for my MH. My question is... do you think I will have any problems with a CRV keeping a charge with this system? I was told to add a toad charger to my CRV to keep the battery fully charged but my question is with the surge breaking system is there going to be any demand on the CRV battery with this system as opposed to a supplemental add on breaking system. What do you think? Is it worth paying more to add a trickle charge system or should I be OK without it?

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Get one of these, problem solved. I will be ordering one because we just got the Ford Edge Sport with push button start
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I have the InvisiBrake in my Honda but have been reading about all the problems with them, looking for something different
This one is high on the list, still looking
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Get one of these, problem solved. I will be ordering one because we just got the Ford Edge Sport with push button start
RVibrake Towed Battery Charger, charge line replacement
I have the InvisiBrake in my Honda but have been reading about all the problems with them, looking for something different
This one is high on the list, still looking
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Great tow bar and about as simple as it gets for a very reliable brake system. Easy to install. Lifetime warranty that they stand behind, none of the other tow bar manufacture do that.

Only con I have is it is difficult to lock and unlock in and from the stowed position.
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I use one as well. I love it. Simple, and inexpensive. Did the install myself, all in, under 1400.00 dollars.
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I've been researching these and the Readybrake.


Are you using the Readystop Breakaway kit as well?


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Are you using the Readystop Breakaway kit as well?


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I think you were asking me. Yes, I have the breakaway kit installed. If the Jeep goes awall at least it will come to a stop........I hope.
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