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 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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
complete with a manual brake lever, LED display and gain adjustment.
The Patriot BRK2012 model replaces the BRK2010 and includes updated firmware for even better performance.