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Blue Ox BRK2012 Patriot Portable Brake System
[ BRK2012 ]

List Price: $1,395.00
Our Price: $999.99
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5.0 Star Rating: Recommended  (13 customer reviews)


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.



*APRIL PROMOTION: Receive a FREE Carrying case (a $45.00 value) when you buy a Patriot Brake. Just add both the Patriot Brake and the Blue Ox Carrying Case to your order and enter the code: FREECASE at checkout.

Remote Radio Control

No wires Monitor all brake functions or manually apply brakes from the comfort of the driver’s seat through a wireless remote control that continuously communicates with the braking system. No power concerns A built in battery ensures power is always available to the brake. No mess By using an electric cylinder there are no air pumps, storage tanks or hoses; therefore there is no chance for leaking and greatly reduces power required. 


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 auxillary 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
  • Comes standard with on/off switch
  • 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 performace.  



Manufacturer: Blue Ox
Part Number: BRK2012
Current Reviews: 13

Customer Reviews

Jesse Snow - 06/13/2014        Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!
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        Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!
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        Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!
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        Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!
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        Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!
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        Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!
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!
JAMES MATTHEWS - 04/16/2011        Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!
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        Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!
The Patriot brake system arrived as promised and does what was promised.
John Chepren - 10/21/2010        Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!
Great price for the Patriot. Fast shipping and everything works fine. Great communications with supplier and free shipping and was at my door in a few days. Easy install and the remote is great for fine tuning while on the road. Will purchase from Hitch Source in the future.
George W Eads - 09/17/2010        Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!
Great price, great delivery time. Easy to install and use.
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