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Old 05-01-2015, 05:47 PM   #11
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I think I have a break away cable, but I am unsure if I have the switch that goes with it. I only tow the camper to the lake in the spring and home in the fall. This is my first camper (26BH) and I am still learning!
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:44 PM   #12
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Does not matter how far you tow it. If you mess up the hook up or a part of the hitch system breaks and the trailer takes off. You'll be found to be breaking the law and your insurance company can refuse to pay for the damage to your trailer and any damage it causes. I strongly suggest spending the $50 for break away only battery or just getting a real battery for your trailer.


If only need it twice a year, maybe borrow a car battery from another vehicle for the tow.
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:36 AM   #13
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It's not the battery I am missing. I have a battery, and I think the cable is there, but I am not sure if the switch that goes onto the bumper is there. I will check whe I go to the lake this weekend.
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I think I have a break away cable, but I am unsure if I have the switch that goes with it. I only tow the camper to the lake in the spring and home in the fall. This is my first camper (26BH) and I am still learning!
Try tracing the cable back. You'll likely find the switch housing attached to the A frame on the trailer.
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:28 AM   #15
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Those break away switches actually work too. Ask me how I know!

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Those break away switches actually work too. Ask me how I know!

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Old 05-02-2015, 08:20 AM   #17
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It's not the battery I am missing. I have a battery, and I think the cable is there, but I am not sure if the switch that goes onto the bumper is there. I will check whe I go to the lake this weekend.
you are looking for a little box (would fit in jeans pocket) with wires coming out of one end and the plastic piece in the cable plugs into the other side.

Search all of the front of your trailer, including under and inside the A- frame. It's the piece in the red box below.

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I found the box. On the other end of the cable is a loop. Do I leave the switch housing on the TT? Where do I hook the loop end?
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:10 PM   #19
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To something on your truck. The idea is if the truck and trailer separate, the cable will actuate and keep actuated the trailer brakes.

It ain't pretty but it can save a life.
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I found the box. On the other end of the cable is a loop. Do I leave the switch housing on the TT? Where do I hook the loop end?
I use a carabeener (sp?) clip and clip it to the back of the truck
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