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Old 07-01-2018, 08:43 PM   #1
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First 4 Down, Which tow system?

we have just purchased 2018 Jeep wrangler JL, automatic, 4 door, will be everyday car as well as our toad behind our 37 ft Bounder. Had been towing dolly and Camry. Now to understand the tow systems. Blue Ox, Roadmaster or other? differences, tips, etc.
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We've had a couple, but the customer service with Blue Ox has been great. We had brake Buddy and it worked fine but we much prefer the Air Force 1.

For us this setup is well worth the expense.
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:13 PM   #3
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I use ready brute elite with a Currie Ent base plate. Clean install on base plate and braking system is built into tow bar.
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Old 07-01-2018, 10:23 PM   #4
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X2 on the ready brute elite. We use it with a Demco base plate on our 2005 Grand Cherokee.
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Old 07-01-2018, 10:31 PM   #5
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We have been using a Blue Ox baseplate/towbar for 12 years. We like how the baseplate almost disappears when not in use.

We just replaced the Apollo auxiliary brake (Brake Buddy like) with a RVI 3 which is much easier to use and has a lot more features.

If looking at the Ready Brute system, be sure to include the Break-Away add-on and that is one of the major reasons for having an auxiliary brake system.
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Old 07-01-2018, 10:34 PM   #6
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X2 on the ready brute elite, it is what I use on my Jeep also. Lifetime warranty plus it is a complete system. Easy to self install if you are handy.

Lifetime warranty

Here you go: https://www.amazon.com/NSA-RV-Produc...th+ready+brake


Plus: https://www.amazon.com/NSA-RV-Produc...th+ready+brake
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:13 AM   #7
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We installed the Roadmaster towbar system and it works great.

We highly recommend the M&G braking system for the toad. It works off the air brakes of your coach. Easy to hookup and everything is under the hood. A great system.
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X4 on the ReadyBrute Elite. I use a Demco base plate.
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Old 07-05-2018, 07:41 PM   #9
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I looked at the installation instructions and videos of the different base plate manufacturers before deciding. Based my decision on how much each hacked up the car and which looked like a better/stronger design. I went with Roadmaster for my vehicle.
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X5 on the Ready Brute Elite connected to a Blue Ox base plate.
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I have a Smitty Built bumper on my Jeep. The bumper has D rings which I connect direct to with custom make brackets that NSA RV made me. The whole system works flawlessly.
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Blue Ox and SMI/Demco Stay-in-Play Duo brake system.
Simple, safe.
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X6 on Blue Ox baseplate and Ready Brute Elite tow bar. Tow a 2008 JK Sahara with MBS Sprinter
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Blue Ox towbar and baseplate, RVI3 auxiliary braking system and a towed battery charge line to keep the toad battery charged from the MH, RVI Brake requires 12V power to operate.
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