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Old 05-30-2016, 08:02 AM   #11
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Wow I just went outside to investigate this breakaway situation and the sucker was in fact disconnected.. I'll hook up the power and give it a go later today.
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:06 AM   #12
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You may have damaged the brakes by letting this go so long, if a pulled pin is the problem.

Club, please consider what Dan is saying. Don't assume your brakes are good.


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Wow I just went outside to investigate this breakaway situation and the sucker was in fact disconnected.. I'll hook up the power and give it a go later today.
When leaving the yard one day I noticed my 5er was pulling hard. Checked my trailer tires and saw ruts in the grass from the tires. Checked pin and it was pulled. Had snagged the cable when hooking up and didn't realize it.

This is something we need to get in the habit of checking when pulling out. It is so easy to pull that pin and not realize it.

It is a great safety feature but can cause a lot of damage if pulled and left that way for long, destroy your brakes, tires and battery. Not to mention your gas mileage.

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Old 05-30-2016, 01:22 PM   #14
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You may have damaged the brakes by letting this go so long, if a pulled pin is the problem.
My breakaway pin somehow was pulled and don't know how long it had been that way. Was getting ready to pull out for my fist trip of the year and discovered the wheels were locked....ahh thats why my battery's were completely dead. I had read somewhere that when this happens it will fry the magnets and was thankful to find out they were still working (for now anyway).
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My breakaway pin somehow was pulled and don't know how long it had been that way. Was getting ready to pull out for my fist trip of the year and discovered the wheels were locked....ahh thats why my battery's were completely dead. I had read somewhere that when this happens it will fry the magnets and was thankful to find out they were still working (for now anyway).
Yes, you are right. They are electric magnets and can burn up. Something so simple but we do need to watch it.

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