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Blue Ox BRK2012 Patriot Portable Brake System

Blue Ox BRK2012 Patriot Portable Brake System

Item # BRK2012

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List Price: $1,395.00

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This part is no longer available and has been discontinued from the manufature and replaced by BRK2016. Any questions please feel free to give us a call at 877-464-4824


Smooth Proportional Braking by Blue Ox

The Blue Ox Patriot® Braking System is a fully proportional portable brake system for your tow vehicle. This system applies the brakes smoothly while you’re slowing down to a stop, instead of suddenly jolting your tow vehicle causing costly damage to your brakes.  


The Patriot is one of the Best, Here's Why: 


True Proportional Braking

The Patriot Brake works by utilizing a series of accelerometers that can instantaneously sense braking action from your coach and tell the brake to activate.  It is "proportional" because these accelerometers can also determine how hard you are braking in the coach and the Patriot will apply your brakes accordingly.  This means that if you are soft on your brakes in your RV, so is the Patriot brake, but if you need to stop quickly the Patriot brake will fully apply the brake in your towed car. This is why proportional braking is preferred by our experts and it's important to note that many brakes on the market are not proportional systems. 


This part is no longer available and has been discontinued from the manufature and replaced by BRK2016. Any questions please feel free to give us a call at 877-464-4824

Break-away System Comes Standard

The Patriot Brake is also fully equipped with a break away system right out of the box.  A Break Away system is perhaps the most important safety feature in RV towing. The Patriot Break Away system immediately alerts the brake that the car has separated from the RV while moving.  The Patriot immediately applies the brakes if this occurs.  Separations are uncommon, but rest assured this break away system will make sure your towed car does not continue to roll.  This is why the Patriot Brake will keep you in compliance with all braking laws in the US and Canada. 


This part is no longer available and has been discontinued from the manufature and replaced by BRK2016. Any questions please feel free to give us a call at 877-464-4824

Portability has Value

The Patriot brake is very easy to take from one car to another.  If you are planning on towing a different car in the next few years the Patriot Brake is the choice for you.  Many other brakes on the market essentially can not be moved from one car to another. This normally means you are out of pocket for another braking system.  Don't let that happen to you!  


Wireless Monitoring

The Patriot Brake has no wires between the coach and the brake.  You will have a monitoring system up in the coach with you, but it is completely wireless. It really couldn't get any easier!   

Fast and Easy Install

Many other brakes on the market can take up to 5 hours to install.  Not only are these installs lengthy, but they can be quite complex.  None of this is true for the Patriot Brake, anyone can install it in 30 minutes and you are ready for the road.  


It's a Top Hitchsource Pick


The Blue Ox Patriot Brake is one of our favorite braking systems here at Hitchsource.  Over the years it has proved to be a reliable and easy to use system for many of our customers.  Please give us a call and talk with our towing experts, we'll happily answer any questions you have! 


Optional Storage Bag sold separately  (more Info)


Blue Ox Patriot Owner's Manual

Blue Ox Patriot installation instructions

About the controls
On the brake, there is an LED display, complete with one set up button, a break away plugin, manual adjustment for sensitivity, on/off switch and an auxiliary 12-volt connection.

In-coach controller
complete with a manual brake lever, LED display and gain adjustment.

  • Compatible with Hybrids!
  • All electric! No pump, tank, or air hoses to leak
  • No slamming of the brake, moves smoothly and proportionally
  • Adjust the amount of braking from coach
  • Manually apply brakes from coach with wireless remote
  • Break away comes standard
  • Electric actuator instead of air cylinder
  • Built-in battery
  • 18 lbs! Half the weight of similar braking systems
  • LED display on both the brake and remote control
  • Convenient carrying handle
  • Easy self-calibration with the push of one button
  • Unique, easy to use brake pedal clamp
  • Larger surface push pad on back of unit to seat
  • Wrap around cleat on side for safe storage of plug wiring

The Patriot BRK2012 model replaces the BRK2010 and includes updated firmware for even better performance.  



Manufacturer: Blue Ox

15 reviews

Jack Matthews 09/19/2015

I just got back from from our trip that we took in southern Utah and I really put the Patriot Brake System to the test. A lot of steep grades to go up and back down the other side.The system worked great. I installed in a Jeep Wrangler behind a F350 Ford with a 9' 11 Lance camper. Instal was a snapp just like they said. had to put a full time 12 volt power plug in the Wrangler that was the hardest part. Thanks

Donn Paul 07/05/2015

The Blue Ox Patriot brake was easy to install and works very well on my 2007 Honda CR-V.

Jesse Snow 06/13/2014

Not too much to say about this unit, easy install, and seems to work well. Worked the first time, but make sure the drivers seat is as far forward as you can get it without activating the brake lights. For long tows remove the brake light fuse as the unit will activate them each time it is used, thus running down your battery on long trips, also be sure to use an aux lighting system. The in cab remote is a nice touch and gives the driver feedback on the condition and status of the braking unit, as well as the option to activate the toad's brakes manually if needed on wet downhill surfaces. BE SURE to install the breakaway switch (a pain running another wire) as it provides another measure of safety and is required by law in many states.... Read More

William Lane 06/04/2014

This unit was soooo easy to install and work, that I called Blue Ox and ask them if I screwed up. It seems that I have not. I am 72 years old, and it is taking a load off our RV trip.
Stan Lane, Victorville, CA

Truman Johnson 03/08/2012

I purchased the Blue Ox Patriot Braking System in February 2012. I have only taken one 400 mile trip so far with the braking system. The brake takes less than 5 minutes to install and setup and it is very easy do do. The brakes works very well and the remote controller inside the Motor Home is excellent. I previously had a US Gear Unified brake in a previous tow vehicle and this is an excellent braking system. The problem is that is is not easy to transfer to another tow vehicle when you trade. As of now I will definitely recommend the Blue Ox Patriot Braking System.

Brian Horner 08/28/2011

Great product - TRULY portable (unlike some competitor's units). No wiring or tapping into towed vehicle's electrical power or braking circuits. Simply place on floor of toad, plug in power to unswitched 12VDC receptacle, and power up Patriot following display prompts.
Ability to adjust braking from motorhome a real plus also!

Dennis Richter 05/30/2011

I am using the Patriot on a 2010 Taurus behind my Dutchstar 41'. This thing is awesome. Easy set up and works as advertised.
I purchased the Blue Ox Base Plate and Patriot from Hitchsource. Great company to do bussiness with.

Elvin Evans 05/30/2011

Have used the Patriot Brake System on two trips and am very pleased with it. The installation is easy and the peace of mind is great!


This is the first braking system I've used. I am towing a Honda Pilot; about 4500 pounds. I saw that state law requires me to have a braking system in 49 states (not worried about Hawaii). The Patrriot was easy to install, although installing the break-away device on the Pilot required some exploring for a practical place.
I really like the remote monitor. It was a good teaching device to fine the proper setting. The Patriot is all-electric (draws 2 amps) and is light weight.
My only dislike with a braking system is that I have to have the Pilot ignition in accessory mode, ready to tow, before installing the Patriot. With the door open, the Pilot warning system is beeping loudly while I'm trying to install the Patriot (not the... Read More

sandra harper 03/25/2011

The Patriot brake system arrived as promised and does what was promised.

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