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Old 08-30-2014, 01:45 PM   #1
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Electric Brakes 28.5RLS

I have a 2014 Jayco 28.5 RLS and would like to know how to disconnect the battery power to the brakes. I have a disconnect but it does not disconnect the power to the break away switch. I want to disable this in case some wise guy decides he want to pull the pin on the break away switch. The only thing I can see is to pull the 30AMP battery fuse. Any suggestions will be welcomed.
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Old 08-30-2014, 02:15 PM   #2
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there should be a single wire going to the battery for it. Remove it I guess if you want. OR just splice a toggle switch into the wire going to the breakaway. But I have to ask. Do you really think you need to worry about it???
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Old 08-30-2014, 02:59 PM   #3
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Neighbor kids.
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Old 08-30-2014, 03:02 PM   #4
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you just reinsert the pin.It isn't a one shot deal. They actually tell you to pull the pin and verify that it works on occasion. At least my paperwork does on my trailer.
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:43 PM   #5
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Brownie56, I think your concern is that if neighbor kids remove the pin, that the constant current to your brake magnets will run down your battery and/or damage your magnets; valid concerns. I leave my trailer on my driveway for several days at a time and there are lots of neighbor kids, but they don't seem interested in my trailer. That said, it could happen.

I believe that by design the break-away system is very simple. I don't think there is a fuse, or breaker, or switch. The only way you could deactivate it is by removing the connection at the battery.

The 30 amp fuse you have probably protects the wiring to your DC distribution box; the break-away system is separate.

Maybe you could attach the cable to the switch in such a a way that the cable is easily removable? It'd be tough for a small kid to grasp the plastic pin hard enough to remove it without the cable.

Whatever you do, make sure your break-away system is working when towing; if you need your break-away system, you really need it.
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If the breakaway switch is wired to the battery terminal then move it from the terminal to the switch so you can turn it off.
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