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Old 10-04-2016, 11:40 AM   #1
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Auxiliary Braking System

Does anyone out there use the receiver type auxiliary braking system, such as the Blue Ox Autostop or the NSA RV Products Ready Brake. I am looking at purchasing the Blue Ox Autostop and was wondering if and how it works in the real world and not in the advertising world. I have been towing my 2 door Wrangler without an auxiliary braking system and know I am braking the law in many states, but it tows and stops so well without an aux system. I thought I would go with a receiver system because I feel I don't really need one, it is so much cheaper and to comply with the law. And it has to be safer too! Your thoughts please.
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Old 10-04-2016, 11:55 AM   #2
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Does anyone out there use the receiver type auxiliary braking system, such as the Blue Ox Autostop or the NSA RV Products Ready Brake. I am looking at purchasing the Blue Ox Autostop and was wondering if and how it works in the real world and not in the advertising world. I have been towing my 2 door Wrangler without an auxiliary braking system and know I am braking the law in many states, but it tows and stops so well without an aux system. I thought I would go with a receiver system because I feel I don't really need one, it is so much cheaper and to comply with the law. And it has to be safer too! Your thoughts please.
I use it on my Wrangler and it seems to work fine. I say "seems" because it's hard to tell that the Jeep is even back there. I towed it 5k miles out west through Yellowstone, Tetons and Bighorn without any problems.
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Old 10-04-2016, 12:22 PM   #3
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Thanks AquaMan, I agree, it is hard to tell it is back there without aux breaking, so how do you tell with it? That is exactly why I am looking to be safer, comply with the law and spend as little as possible. Hence receiver breaking.
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My buddy pulls a Dodge Ram with it also and traveled with me out west. He didn't have any problems stopping either.
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Plus it's very quick and easy to hook up and unhook. Takes me about 3 minutes total.
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Old 10-04-2016, 12:32 PM   #6
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Exactly what I am looking for! THANKS!
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Btw, that 3 minutes was including the tow bar and light connections. The brake connection is about 20 seconds.


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I'd have to agree with AquaMan. I can hardly tell the Wrangler Unlimited is back there. I use the Invisibrake but I think it's mainly because it's required by law and in case of a breakaway.


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I use the Ready Brake and can watch it activate with my rear camera. It works well while towing my Jeep Liberty.
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I don't use a brake system on my Saturn and a breakaway on a motorhome TOAD is not required.
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