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Old 10-19-2020, 07:15 PM   #1
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Breakaway Switch

I have to replace my campers breakaway switch. Any recommendations? A straight through the chain or coiled wire? Particular brand? I didn't realize there were so many to choose from so I come to the place with all the answers! By the way, the camper is a 2018 Jay Flight SLX 265 RLS, just in case it matters.
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I like the coil. I just wish my F150 had a better attachment point than the hitch itself.
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I like the coil since it taunt enough to prevent it from dragging on the ground but not so taunt that it risk activating the brakes even through a tight turn. Plus they have a rubber sheathing doesn't rust.
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Old 10-21-2020, 11:35 AM   #4
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do y'all have a picture of the coil one?
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Old 10-21-2020, 11:51 AM   #5
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I think they are talking about one of these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082QTQSBJ/.
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Old 10-21-2020, 12:38 PM   #6
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nice! thanks!
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Old 10-21-2020, 09:29 PM   #7
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C0nsider installing an eye bolt to the rear license plate in place of the top corner bolt so that if you have a catastrophic hitch failure the break away will still activate
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I like the coil. I just wish my F150 had a better attachment point than the hitch itself.

I use a carabiner for my cable connection to the toe chain connection on the hitch. Works great


https://www.amazon.com/Gabbro-Carabi...NsaWNrPXRydWU=
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I think they are talking about one of these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082QTQSBJ/.
I just purchased this one and so far it is very sturdy, has a large connection point.
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+1 on the coiled ones.

This is my favorite: https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories...r/RM-8603.html

I use this on my toad breakaway switch, and after having used it in 2 different applications, I wonder why I never replaced the cable that came with my travel trailer. I fussed with that thing the whole time I had that trailer, and hated it the whole time.

And +1 on finding/creating an alternate attachment point other than the hitch receiver.
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C0nsider installing an eye bolt to the rear license plate in place of the top corner bolt so that if you have a catastrophic hitch failure the break away will still activate
I did this too. Cost about $3.

I saw once where the receiver failed and the trailer rolled away. Since the chains are connected to the receiver, they rolled away too. That person connected the brake away to the chain hook, and it did nothing.
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