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Old 02-02-2015, 07:07 PM   #1
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Roadmaster vs BlueOx & RViBrake 2

Have a 2015 Chevy Equinox LT and am looking at a Roadmaster vs BlueOx tower and baseplate w/RviBrake2 setup.

I see good points written about both.

I've had other BlueOx products on my previous truck/5er combo and they were well built and performed well...but this is my first forage into motorhome towing..

Want something that I can move from vehicle to vehicle easily (RViBrake 2) and support towing larger vehicles at some point in the future (4WD truck)...

Anyone have any bad experiences about either Roadmaster or BlueOx Aventa/RviBrake2?
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:49 PM   #2
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You can see in my sig what I'm running, just set it up back in November. Did the baseplate install myself and setup the break-away for the RVibrake2. It all works as advertised. I had one leg of the tow bar "lock up" on me when trying to detach the car once, had to struggle a bit to loosen it but that was the only glitch thus far. Towed the car over 1200 miles on that trip.
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Old 02-03-2015, 12:40 PM   #3
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I've had the RVI2 brake for a year now, towing an Acadia. It's easy to set up, easily transfers from vehicle to vehicle, is small and has a setting for sensitivity and how much braking force is applied. And the remote clearly indicates if and when brakes are applied. It's almost idiot proof. And lastly, customer support is excellent. I am an unconditional supporter. Great product.
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:16 PM   #4
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I have a Roadmaster Blackhawk all terrain 10K. Works well.
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:34 AM   #5
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Either baseplate is fine. I would tend to pick them based on their ease of installation.

The RVi2 brake is an excellent choice. We've had one since 2012 and it has worked great (updated to the RVi2 in 2013). Very simple to setup and install. If you want to use in more than one vehicle, get an additional break away kit and install it in the other vehicle. Just program for the new vehicle and away you go.
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