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Old 12-21-2011, 09:14 PM   #11
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The break-a-way switch cable is designed to be pushed back into the switch-just make sure it's bottomed out when pushed in.You won't have any problems with this.When I work on electric brakes,I pull the cable out to make sure the brake-a-way system is working properly,then push the cable end back into the switch with no problems occuring.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:23 AM   #12
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The break-a-way switch cable is designed to be pushed back into the switch-just make sure it's bottomed out when pushed in.You won't have any problems with this.When I work on electric brakes,I pull the cable out to make sure the brake-a-way system is working properly,then push the cable end back into the switch with no problems occuring.
Thanks 09 grizzly! The only other problem I have had is to get the tv and Xm radio to play on speakers I have tried all the inputs on the Genisis tuner and no sound ?thoughts?
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:11 PM   #13
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TV input is AV2 (be sure to use AV, not AU). Speaker button A should be your inside speakers. B is our bedroom speakers and C is outside. Can you give more detail about what you have tried?
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:23 AM   #14
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We have a 2012 Rockwood 8314BSS and the battery disconnect is located at the top of panel where the light switches are located by the door. It is a push/pull button.
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:06 AM   #15
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I think there is no disconnect as I could not find it near fridge or propane. Thanks for the help. Need to see if brakes are working after pulling out the breakaway wire it snapped back in harness no problem but still worried it may have done something.
If the breakaway cable is still activated, your problem now will be no 12v, power. The breakaway cable activates the brakes by utilizing the power from the 12v. battery to apply brake power at "full brake" (as if you were standing on the brake pedel)!

This applys an immediate stopping power to the TT axle brakes, but it draws the power from the battery quicker than the converter can replenish it, if you are plugged in.

Every season, it seems, we see a posting from a newbie camper who tried to use their brakeaway cable to secure the TT, rather than wheel chocks. A dead battery is the LEAST of the damaging thibgs that occurs. What's worse, is that it can also burn-up the electro-magnets that acticates the brakes, leading to a reatively expensive repair. (The parts are relatively cheap, but the dealers kill you on the installation, as the wheels, bearing packs, and brakes all need to be pulled apart.)
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:51 PM   #16
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Just moved trailer and it worked fine after resetting brake away pin,
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:00 AM   #17
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Okay I am the newbie. Here is my story and I feel sick.

Parked trailer in driveway and by accident the brake cable was caught underneath the block for the jack resulting in pulling out the brake cable and activating the brake. I connected my 120 v to recharge battery. Initial everything was fine...but a day later I noticed that the convertor was constantly running so I pulled the lever to disconnect battery. Thought about it more (a few more days) and realized that something was not right. I disconnected the 110 power and tried the lights (with battery lever re-connected and nothing. I figured I had either a bad battery, convertor or a blown fuse. Upon further searching on the FRF...I noticed that the emergency brake draws power from the battery hence the reason it was dead. Just reconnected the emerg brake....battery is starting to re-charge (as after about :30 minutes...lights worked without connection to 110v.

The important question...how will i know/check to see if i have damage to my trailer brakes?


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Old 08-15-2012, 06:12 AM   #18
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i think we've all done that, i certainly have!! tripped on it climbing over the a frame

a simple roadtest somewhere safe is the easiest way(mall parking lot?)

activate the manual braking on the controller, you'll soon know if the brakes work

tougher on a tandem, hard to tell if all the brakes are working.

to be absolutely safe, i'd see a mechanic familiar with trailer brakes. a simple check of the magnets with a vom will tell plenty. if i remember correctly the resistance for each coil on mine is around 3 ohms. if the reading is zero ohms the coil is shorted out, if its infinity the coil has a gap in the wire somewhere, both caused by overheating

the time that i did it, i wasnt hooked up to shore power, so the battery went dead and no harm done but stupid me, we were in a walmart parking lot and the trailer was still plugged into the van, so its battery went dead too!!
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:40 PM   #19
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Does the breakaway cable need to be crossed on the same path as the safety chain?
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:49 PM   #20
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The breakaway cable needs to be attached to the TV and not attached to the chains. If by change the trailer was to disconnect from the TV and the chains did not hold and the breakaway cable was attached to the chains then the brakes of the trailer will not engage.
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