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  • hdff
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N.S.A. Ready brake question
I need a brake system for the toad and ran across a pretty good deal on a N.S.A. Receiver style ready brake today. I know a couple of people that have them and like them but they don't have a rock guard net between the coach and the toad like I...

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  • nitehawk
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Re: N.S.A. Ready brake question
Reply #1
We have the Readybrake shown in your post. Really like it. Simple. Install, adjust, and forget.
When the accompanying red light on the dash comes on you know the brakes are being applied in your towed. Another nice thing is that your towed brake...

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I had this style when we towed our wrangler and the one woth the attached arms with our Cherokee.  Both work well.  The brake lights on the toad come on when the brakes are applied which depends on the cable slack.

  • Lance Camper
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Re: N.S.A. Ready brake question
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https://www.readybrake.com/uploads/3/9/4/0/39400577/s921560123739151755_p34_i3_w640.png

Sling adapter for Blue Ox tow bars.

Buy it, I had to buy all new rotors and brake shoes on my Jeep Liberty. I should have sent Blue Ox the bill.

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We have more than 50K miles towing with NSA setup.  We get the toad brakes checked regularly and have never had any excess wear or evidence of overheating.  Be sure you follow the install instructions for the slack in the brake cable, some slack...

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  • nitehawk
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The one thing I noticed immediately after installation was that it felt like the tail was wagging the dog.
The increased distance from the coach to the towed caused this feeling. Time took care of this change in towing feel.
I must say that the...

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I have used the BlueOX "Autostop" surge brake activator for about 10 years.
I currently use it on my 1984 Supra and on my 2015 Jeep Wrangler.
I wore out and had to replace the thin cable inside the Autostop.
It has worked very well and makes towing...

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The BlueOX "Autostop" surge brake activator can pull the cable up to 5 inches, not just two inches as  mentioned in a previous post.
The hitch assembly attached to the towd slides forward/rearward relative to the motorhome receiver hitch by up to...

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Roger in Reply #4 mentioned towing a 1947 CJ2A in the late 1960s.
In the 1990s, I towed a 1942 Willys MB which was equipped for mud racing and rock crawling. Fantastic on the trail but very crude on the street.

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My '47 had a 6 cyl,Studebaker Champion engine in it, an 8,000 lb Ramsey winch on the front end four Firestone tires with lugs that looked like tractor tires. I could chain it up to a tree put it in first gear low range, let the clutch out and the...

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