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Old 12-04-2014, 10:13 AM   #41
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Remove rear DS...stupid spell correction LoL
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Old 12-09-2014, 05:36 PM   #42
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what do you tow with your class c

We tow a Chevy Tracker 01. We have towed it with 3 Mhs. Hardley know it is there.
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:16 PM   #43
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Now if we ever figure out how to get this Blue Ox Patriot brake unit to work for more than 2 corners we'll be all set. It seems like it bounces around in the floorboard way too much and sends itself into error 8 land.

One time, when it applied the brake it pushed against the seat adjustment lever and shoved the seat back. I'm starting to think Blue Ox makes really great tow bars but not so great brake packages.
You may need to build a backboard for the Patriot to push against and strap it down so it won't rock when applying or retracting. When I tried to setup our Patriot, I found that the car's seat was so soft it would rock and roll, then shut down when it sensed too much tilt. Here's a photo of my solution. It slides under the seat and presses against a brace. I added the Velcro strap because it would sometimes tilt forward when it retracted the brake pedal and shut itself down. The strap goes through the carry handle. I painted the ends of the two straps to make it easier to find the black straps in low light.

The strap goes right across the braking force adjustment knob so I just took it off. I never use it anyway. I can adjust the braking force with the wireless controller from the river's seat.
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:24 PM   #44
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what do you tow with your class c

smart car on the perfect size aluminum trailer. Don't even know it's back there.
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:07 PM   #45
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Towing an 05 Jeep Liberty 4x4 which is great because other than sticking the transfer case in neutral and having the wheel lock off it's easy breezy.

Now if we ever figure out how to get this Blue Ox Patriot brake unit to work for more than 2 corners we'll be all set. It seems like it bounces around in the floorboard way too much and sends itself into error 8 land.

One time, when it applied the brake it pushed against the seat adjustment lever and shoved the seat back. I'm starting to think Blue Ox makes really great tow bars but not so great brake packages.
We had a problem with our patriot braking too hard. DH reduced the sensitivity setting to 3 also after setting it up where it needs to be on the floor, and adjusting the seat where it needs to be, he took one of those straps with the ratchet on it, and wrapped it around the seat and the patriot and tightened it down. No problem since.
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:24 PM   #46
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ddorourke , do you have surge brakes on that trailer that your smart car is on?
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:33 PM   #47
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Tow a 2004 Honda CRV, 4 wheels down, over 80K miles in 11 years
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:49 PM   #48
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ddorourke , do you have surge brakes on that trailer that your smart car is on?

No I don't. Not needed until over 3000 pounds. But my trailer does have a 3000 pound axel.
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:59 PM   #49
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We tow a 2014 Subaru Outback with absolutely no issues. It's great having an all wheel drive vehicle wherever we go.
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Old 12-13-2014, 11:28 AM   #50
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Plan on towing a Honda Fit 2015 on an Eze-Tow dolly
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