Originally Posted by Inland RV Center, In
The breakaway switch, must be wire between the 12 volt
charge line, and the hot brake line. That charge line, thru a 12 volt
circuit breaker, about 50 amps, goes directly to the battery. Never a fuse
I have questioned , as others have , about a fuse in this line . In my '76 the battery power goes to the converter fuse panel and from there is distributed . Both the hot and ground have a 50a fuse , this is from the factory , therefore everything from that point on , including the brakes are fuse protected . It would seem to me that if it were not fuse protected and there was a dead short in the brake wire it would burn up the wire all the way back to the converter which is inside the trailer. If in the brakeaway situation the brakes tried to draw more than 50a it would be because something had shorted because that size wire couldn't support more than that , at that point the brakes wouldn't be working anymore so it doesn't matter.
Were there any years that Airstream didn't have these lines fused ?