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Old 07-19-2015, 12:01 PM   #1
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Accidently pulled the plug on the breakaway cable while unhooking from camper. I plugged it back in. Hooked back up to the trailer and pulled forward and backed,wheels moved, no noises coming from wheels. Is it safe to say I'll be ok?
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Old 07-20-2015, 04:59 AM   #2
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Been there, done that. If you reinserted the pin and your brakes are free, you should be good to go.
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Old 07-20-2015, 05:04 AM   #3
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Accidently pulled the plug on the breakaway cable while unhooking from camper. I plugged it back in. Hooked back up to the trailer and pulled forward and backed,wheels moved, no noises coming from wheels. Is it safe to say I'll be ok?
If you reinserted the pin fairly quickly, then it shouldn't have hurt a thing. In fact, you are actually supposed to very briefly remove the pin to test the breakaway from time to time. Sounds to me like that's just what you did.

The only problem you may encounter, is many brake controllers have a warning to make sure you disconnect the trailers 7 pin connector from the tow vehicle before pulling the pin on the breakaway switch for testing purposes, as the backfeed from the emergency breakaway switch may damage the controller.

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Old 07-20-2015, 07:24 AM   #4
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After reading the post (New Trailer-Fried Emergency Box) I think the BEST advice to give Members is NOT buy a Brake Control Device That could be Damaged by (Pulling/Checking) the Pin of the break away switch while still (Hooked up to the TV)! Many/Many Members have for whatever reason have (Caught/Snagged/Pulled) that (Safety cable) at one time! So I would (NEVER) own a Controller that became Damaged because of it! Most Newer Trucks that are (Ordered for Towing) now have (Built In) Trailer Brake Controllers! Youroo!!
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