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Hello,
Just purchased a new class A (Monaco Knight) and am now trying to decide between the ReadyBrute w/ReadyBrake system and the Roadmaster Sterling tow bars. We will be towing a 2010 Jeep JK. Looking for opinions on which of these two are easiest to use (e.g. may be attached by one person if needed), easiest to fold up, most reliable, etc.

I have read the current ReadyBrute thread and see that people really like that set up.

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No doubt in my mind, if I ever buy one it will be the ReadyBrake (I don't need the towbar, my fixed arm Reese towbar is perfectly adequate IMO.)


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Ready Brute w/ Ready Brake here

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Why would you consider the Roadmaster.....ReadyBrute is cheaper and includes a braking system...be sure to get the ReadyStop option...also make sure you tell them what baseplate you're using. The clevis' differ from baseplate to baseplate......Dennis


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ReadyBrute Elite tow bar. It is what we have and we love it!





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Another vote for the ReadyBrute.

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I use the ReadyBrute to tow my 2011 Wranger with a Roadtrek 210P. Also installed a Cool Tech wiring harness and a battery disconnect in the Wranger. (Did it all myself in a couple of weekends.) Takes just a few minutes to hook up (and I can do it without help), disconnect the Wranger battery, plug in the Cool Tech cable to the trailer plug on the Roadtrek and I have brakes, lites, turn signals, etc. I did notice that the brake cable was rubbing a bit on the ReadyBrute bracket. I enclosed it in a screen door spring to protect it - the size of the screen door spring easily fits thru the ReadyBrute bracket without binding.

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Another satisfied ReadyBrute user. I am an older female, generally traveling alone, and I can hook it up and unhook myself, though another helper is always welcome. I like the integrated brake system.

I had the same problem with the brake cable rubbing on the bracket so good to see that suggestion.


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Yep, another ReadyBrute vote. It's easy to hook up even with uneven terrain, and easily folds to the side for storage on the rig. Reliability is probably about equal.


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Another happy ReadyBrute user, never an issue.


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