Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-16-2019, 10:17 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 47
New Blue Ox Patriot II system locks up brakes

So after driving off from my RV dealer where I purchased the unit with TOAD in tow, my wife (who was driving her car behind me) calls me and says the brake lights are lit up on our CRV (as I'm traveling along.) I have gone about two blocks then hop out at a light to discover that the brake system had engaged and the brake was depressed continuously during that time.

I circle back to my dealer, his RV tech gets on the phone with Blue Ox support, and I find out that this must have been an "older" Patriot II that had a defective part in it that occasionally causes this exact problem! They will take the unit back, retrofit it with a new part, update the software and send it back to me in 3-4 weeks...gee, what a deal on a BRAND NEW unit.

I couldn't find anything in the Forums of anyone having a similar issue...guess I was just an unlucky one. A bit stunned that Blue Ox knowingly had products for sale (thru their distributors) that they knew to have a major issue occasionally.

End of story is that my fabulous RV dealership, Moix RV in Conway, AR, readily agreed to replace this unit with the Patriot III that I was told has updated interfaces and corrected this braking problem at no additional charge to me...and get it in my hands in a day or two. Never a dull moment in RV world!

2018 Forester 2801 QSF/GTS
Little Rock, AR

Days Camped 2019 - 28 and counting
Days Camped 2018 - 49
ArkRVHog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2019, 12:05 AM   #2
Senior Member
BuzzWolfAR's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Mountain Home, Arkansas
Posts: 483
I love Moix RV. Sounds like they took very good care of you.

Buzz & Jo Wolf
5er: 2018 Cedar Creek 29ik
TV: 2014 F350 Diesel

BuzzWolfAR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2019, 08:08 AM   #3
Junior Member
scfishnman's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 13
Another issue with Blue Ox. Dealer installed all Blue Ox components for me (base plate, tow bar, Patriot II, and Toad lighting harness). Blue Ox lighting harness is listed as the correct one for my Toad (2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid). After hours of working on it because the lights did not work, dealer called Blue Ox and reported to me that Blue Ox tech support said that sometimes they do not work on Lincoln LED light systems (guess what all 2019 Lincoln MKZ Hybrids have the same LED light systems).
US Army (Ret)
2018 Legacy SR 340 34A
North Carolina Mountains
scfishnman is offline   Reply With Quote

blue ox, brakes, lock

« F-11 | Traded In »
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:59 PM.