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Old 05-19-2016, 08:07 PM   #1
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Ready Brute Elite to Blue Ox Base Plate....

Will a RBE towbar hook up to a Blue Ox Base plate out of the box? Or will I have to order the $80 conversion link? Thanks all

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Old 05-19-2016, 08:48 PM   #2
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Disregard. Just ordered the complete package, had to get Clevises. Ordered RB Elite, RB breakaway, Blue Ox base plate (12 Escape) and clevises. Total of $1600

Installing myself

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Old 05-20-2016, 05:08 AM   #3
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You'll like the RBE, and hopefully the install will go smoothly. The base plate will probably be the most difficult part of the install.

Prices keep going up, we ordered the same outfit for our Captiva in 2013 and got it all for $1100 including free shipping. But I think the RBE is still the one of the least expensive ways to get into towing out there with new equipment.
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Old 05-20-2016, 05:23 AM   #4
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I'm outfitting my '15 Jeep Wrangler as a toad using the same setup - RBE and a BO base plate. Base plate install went pretty smoothly, MOPAR wiring harness less so (just a PITA getting access where needed), and I have yet to tackle the installation of the cabling from the brake pedal to the front of the Jeep. If it would only stop raining...

I really like the all-mechanical surge brake concept and all the bits and pieces from Ready Brute seem exceedingly well made.
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I went with the BO baseplate and Ready Brute Elite. Works perfectly.
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Old 05-20-2016, 09:42 PM   #6
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Thanks for the insight guys. Im sure the install will go smooth (cross fingers). I am leaving on June 10th for Montana. Going to be crazy because this will be my FIRST road trip with the MH and first time towing with MH. Getting the MH dialed in as we speak (brakes, oil change, alignment etc..)
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I just did the same. Ready Brute Elite Tow bar with the ready brake and breakaway to a Blue Ox base plate on my 2001 F150. Seems to be working on the test run, but I feel a vibration when stopping. I think the breaks are engaging and disengaging like a yo-yo. I'll muck with it tonight.
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I did as someone here suggested and put a small turn buckle on the adjustment cable. It is so much easier to take up slack in the cable or extend it if needed .

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