Types of Portable Towed Vehicle Brakes

There are several types of portable towed vehicle brake systems available. Among these are Roadmaster’s 8700 Invisibrake, Blue Ox’s Patriot 3, and Invisibrake. Each class has advantages and disadvantages, so it’s essential to research the product you’re interested in before buying.

Portable towed vehicle brake system.

Portable towed vehicle brake systems are a convenient way to slow down a vehicle while dragging. They work by delivering the same force to the tow vehicle’s brake pads as the towed vehicle would. Some systems even provide a notification light that reacts to the vehicle’s brake lights.

There are two types of portable towed vehicle brake systems. The first is the proportional braking system, which includes a device that monitors the primary brakes of the towed vehicle. The system then applies the proper amount of pressure to the towed vehicle. This system is more effective for pulling as it requires minimal operator input. It may be electrically powered or driven by the air brake system of the towing vehicle.

While many portable towed vehicle brake systems are compatible with most vehicles, some don’t. Some may only be compatible with cars with hydraulic brakes, while others may require compressed air. It’s essential to check compatibility before purchasing a system.

Roadmaster’s 8700 Invisibrake

Invisible flat tow brake systems are a great option if you’re looking to prevent the car from stalling while towing. The system works in any towed vehicle and is compatible with many active braking systems. It features a built-in emergency breakaway system and can easily adjust for individual braking preferences. The system also meets U.S. braking requirements and is compatible with electric hydro-boost power brakes.

The invisible is a fully automatic supplemental braking system that stops the towed vehicle when the brakes are pressed. It charges the tow vehicle’s battery, making it idiot-proof and easy to install.

Invisibrake’s easy-to-install controller is compact and easy to install. It measures 8 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and operates at 12 volts D.C. It has a wide operating temperature range, running from -20deg F to +150deg F (-19deg C). The Invisible offers a maximum air pressure of 80 psi, making it an excellent choice for towing large vehicles.

Blue Ox’s Patriot 3

The Blue Ox Patriot 3 flat tow brake system is the latest in a series of dependable towing solutions from the manufacturer. It operates via a super-capacity lifetime battery and is designed to work with all types of vehicles, including hybrids. It is lightweight and straightforward to install. It would help if you had a constant 12-volt D.C. outlet for power, and the installation involves hooking the claw to the brake pedal. The installation process requires you to seat your vehicle forward, so the push pads are in contact with the brake pedal.

The Patriot system works well with the Honda Accord and is easy to install. It has been used to tow a Honda Accord for over 12000 miles without any problems. You can read the installation instructions and follow the corresponding steps to place the Patriot in the tow vehicle.

The Patriot 3 brake system is equipped with a wired indicator dash light that illuminates when the mechanical arm on the hitch moves forward. However, this light is unreliable enough to warn you if the toad brakes aren’t working or if they’ve locked up completely. The system also lacks an alarm.