We have the Blue Ox base plate and tow bar. We also have the SMI Stay-In-Play braking system. All of this was professionally installed by a Blue Ox dealer. He was listed on the Blue Ox web site for sales, installation, and service. He did nearly the same installation for a friend and he came highly recommended. You won't need a braking system in your toad until you make a quick or emergency stop. Then you will be glad you have it. I think some states require a toad braking system.
2011 Fleetwood Southwind 32VS
2013 Ford Edge
Retired Law Enforcement
U.S. Army 1965-1973/RVN 1968-'69
I purchased and had mine installed at my local Camping World.
they did and excellent job and I believe they might be having a package sale going on right now. Tow set up plus installation.
Check it out.
My Brake Buddy I did myself.
2002 34HD Winnebago Journey DL, Cat. 330/freightliner
2013 Honda CRV - Garmin 1490t
Great wife & Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, RIP
We also use the Blue Ox tow bar system. As for auxilary brakes, also check your chassis owners manual to see the limits for towing without brakes, some maybe 1500lbs, some 3000, all different. As said before, your state or the ones you are driving through may or may not legally require an auxillary system and brake a way. In reality, our system is very seldom activated under normal braking, but when have to stop suddenly and hard braking, you will be glad it is there.
Beverley and Ken
2006 Winnebago Outlook 29B E-450.
2012 Honda CR-V AWD
Blue Ox Aventa LX tow bar and Brake Buddy Vantage.