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Old 10-13-2019, 10:29 PM   #1
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Always felt that tow car was pushing back of class c 31ft, tow car about 3500# ,blue ox tow bar with ready brake setup, recently installed a roadmaster nighthawk and installed 2 quiet hitch brackets, wow what a difference! If you have ANY sloop/play in your hitch setup I strongly recommend getting some of these, you will not believe the difference in towing...
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Looking at your picture it seems that the front clamp could possibly prevent forward travel of surge mechanism? I bought 2 clamps like yours but couldn't use that style clamp on that side for same reason.
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Looking at your picture it seems that the front clamp could possibly prevent forward travel of surge mechanism? I bought 2 clamps like yours but couldn't use that style clamp on that side for same reason.
Hey traheel,
I think you could be right there. It's been a long, long time since I had the NSA Ready Brake system but, if I'm not mistaken, that "black" slider has a slot in it, that the 5/8" pin goes through. And, that black slider moves back and forth which, actuates the top lever, which in tern, pulls on the cable. If that black slider is locked into position, such as we see in the picture, it can't slide and, the brakes in the toad won't work. At least that's kinda what I remember.
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You should not need any anti rattle device for the NSA ready brake unit. Mine has been working 4 years without it.
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You just turned your Ready Brake into a solid chunk of metal. You no longer have a toad brake system.

It's supposed to slide, that's what actuates the lever that pulls on the cable that applies the toad brake.
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NSA sells a de-rattler clamp for that. Its top bracket is thin allowing full movement of surge brake. Pricey but the only one I see online that'll work in THAT area.
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