The Blue Ox Patriot® Braking System from Blue Ox This 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 even works with Hybrids! All Blue Ox braking systems come with a one year warranty. The Patriot works for your motorhome and tow car by safely bringing it to a smooth stop with proportional braking. 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.
Jesse Snow - 06/13/2014 Rating: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
John Chepren - 10/21/2010 Rating: 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.