Originally Posted by Darter576
Inadvertently yanked the breakaway cord out when in hitching. Got caught on item in bed of truck. Tried to push it back in but it doesn't seem to want to go in easy. Has this happened to anyone? Ho do I fix it and know that it still works? Thanks!
First thing is, if the pin is removed, then the trailer brakes are being constantly energized from the RV battery. You need to immediately disconnect the negative cable on your RV battery....as you will run the possibility of damaging the brake magnets or wires or such from a constant power...as well as running the battery down if you are not hooked to shore power......which then doubles the problem as the converter is recharging the battery and sending power to the brakes still if you are hooked to shore power.
Many times this constant energizing melts the breakaway switch internally itself....which may be what has happened already and the reason you can't get the pin reinstalled.
These switches aren't but about 20 bucks, and very easily to replace/splice the wires..... if yours is gone. Auto stores, Tractor Supply, and various other companies carry them.
I read where you said the pin is not going in easy, but is it going in all the way? How long was it pulled before you noticed it?