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Old 10-17-2016, 06:22 AM   #1
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Tow system

Looking for input. What is good around towing system for my 2001
Gulf stream Conquest. Will be towing a Mazda B3000 manual shift
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I am sure you will get all kinds of answers to this question. My setup is a Ready Brute Elite tow bar and a Blue Ox base plate. Works well towing a 2012 Chevy Captiva behind out Super C.
You may get better response if you ask to have this thread moved to Toads and Motorhome Related Towing.
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X2 for the ReadyBrute Elite setup. Works well. Great bang for the buck.
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We use the ReadyBrute Elite tow bar, works great.
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I am sure you will get all kinds of answers to this question. My setup is a Ready Brute Elite tow bar and a Blue Ox base plate. Works well towing a 2012 Chevy Captiva behind out Super C.
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ok wait so this ready brute elite comes with their braking system. Seems like a good system and doesn't require a whole new controller or braking system. Am I reading that right?

Anyone have trouble with this brake system? Easy install? Do your brake lights work? What do you all do for night time driving for running lights and license plate light on your toad?

I have been looking at prices and the blue ox baseplate plus tow bar plus separate braking system is a very pretty penny. Currently leaning toward Air Force one as I think I am getting a diesel (if that ever goes through).
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ok wait so this ready brute elite comes with their braking system. Seems like a good system and doesn't require a whole new controller or braking system. Am I reading that right?

Anyone have trouble with this brake system? Easy install? Do your brake lights work? What do you all do for night time driving for running lights and license plate light on your toad?

I have been looking at prices and the blue ox baseplate plus tow bar plus separate braking system is a very pretty penny. Currently leaning toward Air Force one as I think I am getting a diesel (if that ever goes through).
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You are reading right. When cable has been setup properly. All that's needed is to hook up the tow bar and cables. Air Force One is a good system. But prefer not having any electronics in my braking system.
If toad lights work with Ready Brute depends on the vehicle. My Captiva brake lights do not work with key in accessory position. I have diodes on the brake and directional tail lights.
My Ready Brute Elite tow bar was purchased off EBAY for a great price. Blue Ox base plate was purchased off Amazon. Whole project was completed for just over $1000.
Diesel or gas does not make a difference using the Ready Brute tow bar.
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I recommend the NSA ReadyBrute Elite towbars with built-in ReadyBrake braking system! Everything you need for a LOT less money!
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Look at Roadmaster Systems. I've been using the Roadmaster Sterling Allterrain since 2008. Had it serviced a few years ago (washers replaced and inspected). For me Blue Ox would be my second choice. Look at the newer remote control braking systems. Check out all the systems available, because you will probably keep it for several years. Dave
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I recommend the NSA ReadyBrute Elite towbars with built-in ReadyBrake braking system! Everything you need for a LOT less money!
that was my thinking, but seems like any steep down hill action would cause brakes on toad to engage or exhaust brakes. Can't figure out how you have running lights, plate lights and brake lights at night.
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We have used the Roadmaster system for over ten years with no problems. We are on the second base plate for our new Traverse. We use the Roadmaster air brake system for braking. Running lights, etc are handled via a separate harness. However, when the air brakes on the coach are activated, the lights in the Traverse light up big time. Very happy how easy the system is to use.
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We have used the Roadmaster system for over ten years with no problems. We are on the second base plate for our new Traverse. We use the Roadmaster air brake system for braking. Running lights, etc are handled via a separate harness. However, when the air brakes on the coach are activated, the lights in the Traverse light up big time. Very happy how easy the system is to use.
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cool - I may give them a try. Where would you get a harness for running lights etc?
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