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I've been looking for a towbar for the motorhome I just bought and found the ReadyBrute towbar made by NSA RV Products. It is rated to tow 8000 lbs. and my 2001 Honda Accord weighs about 4000 lbs or less. The towbar is available combined with their Ready Brake braking system for the toad at a price way under any other product that I can find, $810 for the combination from Adventure RV. Have any of you used this towbar and braking system and if so, how do you like it? Your comments will be appreciated!


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Only way to go...make sure you hook up the brake feature and also get the breakaway cable as well. That will stop the toad dead if it becomes separated from the coach. I've been using one for several years and would have no other. Make sure you specify which baseplate you're using as the clevis' are different for different baseplates. I use BlueOx.....Dennis


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We have the Ready Brute Elite Towbar and love it. It's well constructed and the integrated braking system is simple and effective.
We have a Blue Ox baseplate on our honda.


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Another positive vote for the ReadyBrute. We have a Blue Ox baseplate on our Malibu. Used it for 15,000 miles last year.


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Add one more vote for the ReadyBrute Elite. It's a well built piece of equipment that does just what it's supposed to do. Hooking up on almost any terrain is easy.


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Had a Blue Ox which worked well but somehow I bent the arms. Have the Ready Brute Elite with the built in braking system and love it.





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Been using one since 03. Totally pleased. Simple, no battery drain, no burned up brakes, works, easy to hook up (once installed). Would recommend to anyone.


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..Don't own a ReadyBrute, we've chosen to go the tow dolly route for now. However, from the research I've done and from what I've seen, when the time comes that we go to 4 down towing, it will be with the ReadyBrute setup with integrated brakes.

Really like how simple and straightforward it is, and like so many have said, it just simply works. Period.


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Surge brakes usually have some means of holding a certain amount of pressure before actuating the brake. This can be one or more springs, or a torsion coupling, or a soft (rubber or plastic) bumper, etc. There may also be a shock absorber to minimize the bouncing of the system.
While there may be a momentary brake activation when the exhaust brake or Jake Brake or sudden closing of the throttle occurs, the surge brake will quickly equalize with the deceleration and let off on the brakes. When the deceleration again exceeds the strength of the springs (or whatever), the brakes will again be actuated.
The brakes will not remain actuated all the way down the hill.


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