Originally Posted by phil bovee
Has anyone used or heard of READY BRUTE tow bars
I research things to death before I buy. We are setting up a toad the day DW retires. Now it is just weekend outings. Anyway, the Ready Brute is the least invasive system. It is also the simplest system. The brake is integrated into the tow bar. No one else has that and it is one of those "why didn't I think of that?" things. Ready Brute also has a wireless transmitter from it to the coach to tell you how it is working. I have read a lot of posts regarding other tow bars and brakes and no other system has made it this simple. Another important thing is that Ready Brute is one of the only systems that complies with the rules for towing my Jeep exactly according to the Jeep manual. I never care to argue with other Jeep owners so I have stopped saying anything when they post info on how they have hooked up. No matter which system they choose, except Ready Brute, it violates the recreational towing rules in the manual in some way.
When DW finally retires we will buy the Ready Brute System, for whatever vehicle we use for a toad, knowing that it is the only tow bar integrated, wireless, non-invasive system on the market.
This is from their site. Compare this to any other aux braking system:
ReadyBrake. It is called ReadyBrute when integrated into the tow bar. It is a surge system. A hydraulic system on the slide receiver (tow bar) uses a cable to pull on the arm of the toad’s brake pedal. A factory set threshold is used to prevent application of the toad’s brakes on minor pressure against the slide from the toad. Monitoring: Application of toad’s brakes is signaled to the coach without wiring.
Adjustments to the system from within the coach: Not required.
Adjustments to the system from within the toad: Not required.
It does not use the toad’s power (vacuum) assist to aid in the application of its brakes!
It does not connect to the brake line!
It does not use the toad’s electrical system!
It has a breakaway system!
It is proportional!