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Anyone using Ready Brute Elite tow/brake system?

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Anyone using Ready Brute Elite tow/brake system?
« on: September 19, 2019, 11:55:47 pm »
We just picked up an older CRV, not really sure I want to tow yet, but thought I would like the option. This system appears to be less invasive, and cheaper.
Any thoughts?
Doug

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Re: Anyone using Ready Brute Elite tow/brake system?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2019, 09:19:58 am »
 We have used one since 2003 on 3 MH's - the most recent the 2017 PC we just bought last week. We got it because it incorporates a cable-activated brake into the tow bar resulting in less expense and no brake "box" on the front seat. We have the 1st generation" version. The only downside is it is fairly heavy. You should check with the factory on weight of the current version. It is also not as easy to manipulate the clevis's/bars (I believe) as the lighter Blue Ox etc. But it is a great product and certaibnly cost-effective. The base plate install on our latest car (2012 Honda) was much cheaper than many I have seen priced.

Check with the factory if weight is a factor and also to find an installer - NSA Products in Iola Kansas.

Hank
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Re: Anyone using Ready Brute Elite tow/brake system?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2019, 06:53:02 pm »
Have been using for 3 seasons.  Simple straight forward.  When get in toad just start and go for lunch.
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Re: Anyone using Ready Brute Elite tow/brake system?
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2019, 11:10:33 pm »
Hank, since our CRV is a 2012 also, just curious what base plate you went with? I'm considering the Blue Ox.
I can't see really any draw backs to the system, a little crude maybe, but simple. I understand cables, some of this electronic excess drives me nuts.
Thanks for both of your input.
Doug

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Re: Anyone using Ready Brute Elite tow/brake system?
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2019, 05:27:33 pm »
  I think you should contact the NSA Products folks directly for the base plate info - 1-800-933-3372. My 2012 Honda base plate was installed by an independent guy in Mesa AZ but he is no longer in business and contact nr for him does not work. NSA Products can point you to a dealer near you. Their website does have a dealer locator but seems a bit hard to use. You could try that first.

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