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Old 11-11-2004, 10:05 AM   #1
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Exclamation Break Away Wire Damaged

The last time I parked the Airstream and unhooked it, the safety brake wire got caught on the hitch when I pulled the truck away. Needless to say, the wire broke. I can fix the wire with no problem.

My questions is did this lock up the brakes on the Airstream? Do I need to have the brake system checked for any damage?
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If the wire pulled out of the breakaway switch and activated the brakes, the answer is yes, if the brakes were on full power for more than 5 minutes.
If it was a clean break in the wire and the brakes did not come on, you should be able to just fix the wire.
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You can get that replacement wire at most any rv dealer

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Luckily, the PO had an abundance of wire and it was really too long to begin with.
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a replacement is cheap, around 3 bucks. get two and throw one in the glove box.

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The replacement includes a new pin, not just the wire - so pretty cheap as John says.

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