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Old 05-17-2010, 06:44 PM   #1
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breakaway switch

Is there a way to test the breakaway switch? It looks like a single use switch. Any input on this please. Thanks
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:18 PM   #2
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Ya know, I just asked Don about this. He nor I ever gave it a second thought til now! We never tested, only trusted that it worked. *sheesh* I did Google the topic "breakaway switch test" and it was interesting that someone actually tested theirs in a WM parking lot! LOL

If no one shares their experience here, definitely google it. I noticed that some other rv forums have covered the topic. Whatever you find out, definitely come back, post, and educate us here at the Jayco Owners Forum!
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:19 AM   #3
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The best way to test the breakaway is to leave the trailer connected to the truck and simply remove the pin from the switch. Now try to pull the trailer and see if your trailer is hard to move (working) or moves easy (not working).
The tires may not lock up depending on how your trailer brakes are adjusted, but it will certainly be difficult to move the trailer.
Never leave the pin out of the switch and use it as an emergency brake for the trailer. I had to replace the breakaway switch once. I forgot to put the pin back in after disconnecting.
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