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Old 06-05-2015, 08:38 PM   #11
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If you are pulling pin you are energizing the brakes if the battery is connected. If the breakaway switch is working. I have just purchased a brand new TT in Feb. I had to relocated the switch because weight distribution brackets. After reattaching switch I tested switch with volt meter 4 out 5 pulls of pin DID NOT work. replaced switch with a high quality switch.
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Old 06-05-2015, 08:42 PM   #12
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In a breakaway event the trailers battery will activate the brakes.
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Old 06-05-2015, 11:35 PM   #13
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I use a threaded chain link coupler and hook it to the hitch itself, where the safety chains hook to.


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Old 06-05-2015, 11:50 PM   #14
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When we had a TT, I removed a bolt from the license plate and replaced it with an eye bolt. Attached a snap clip to the cable. I reenforced the eye bolt on the back side with a washer and nut. All hardware was stainless steel.

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the breakaway only engages when the pins pulled...brief periods to connect lanyard are ok...
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Old 06-06-2015, 01:00 AM   #15
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I use a threaded chain link coupler and hook it to the hitch itself, where the safety chains hook to.
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I've seen some attach it to the hitch ball but I don't like that idea.
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Old 06-06-2015, 02:00 AM   #16
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I have been hooking up my TT breakaway cable a variety of ways with little thought as to how effective they might be. Does anyone have a fast means (clips, chain links, looping system, etc) that is both fast and guarantees the brakes will engage if necessary? Our 2015 Nitro XLR is our third TT and every dealer has demonstrated a different method, none of which seem to be well thought out! Gotta be an "Engineered" approach somewhere!
It's fast, untested and there are no guarantees in life.
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Old 08-18-2015, 04:12 AM   #17
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Quick link to the hook where safety chains attach. If the hitch falls out of receiver for some ungodly reason, my trailer breaks should engage. If the entire hitch assembly attached to the frame fell off I guess I would be up the creek without paddles.
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:24 AM   #18
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If you run your cable through your safety chain and hook at the same point, make sure the cable will fully extend and pull the pin before the chain gets tight.


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If you run your cable through your safety chain and hook at the same point, make sure the cable will fully extend and pull the pin before the chain gets tight.


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Good point. Mine is close. Have to investigate...
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