Originally Posted by avolnek
Technically you are supposed to hook the loose end of the cable to the frame of the TV to ensure it pulls when it is needed. From what I was told it is also supposed to be hooked to the frame in case of the event the whole hitch were to brake loose of the truck...
All the documentation I have ever read on the breakaway switches does state to attach the cable to the tow vehicle frame somehow. I have bought kits that included an eyebolt that you were supposed to attach/drill thru a frame member to attach the cable to if needed.
I have mine attached to a d-link on my rear step bumper. I figured even if my whole receiver hitch fell off (which I almost had happen one time as the welds broke, but it was with a real heavy tire trailer), the bumper will stay on to pull the brake switch.
I did an quick internet search and found a couple of installation sheets for the switches/cables. Although not specific on where to attach to the frame, they do state to do that. They also state NOT
to attach to the chains or ball.
ESCO: Breakaway Switch