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Old 10-12-2012, 09:10 AM   #1
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Anyone know what this is?

I'm replacing my breakaway switch and see that there is a connector bundled in with the breakaway switch wiring (see pictures). Does anyone know what this is for? The PO had the old breakaway cable attached to the chains...any suggestions on the easiest way to attach it to the TV?

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Old 10-12-2012, 09:27 AM   #2
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Any add on equipment, like a camera? Maybe a non-OE 12 volt line to a 3 way fridge? Anything else not OE?

The cable should be attached to the TV...preferably not the receiver, but the bumper or frame or body of the TV so if the receiver comes loose from the TV, the cable will pull out the switch plug.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:35 AM   #3
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It looks like a 12 volt plug to me. Is there a cap that can be removed?

Detangle the break away cable from the chains. It should be attached separately from everything else and to the TV, not the hitch.

I bought a new switch with the coiled cable and used a carabiner to hook it under my TV.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:51 AM   #4
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Break away attachment

Some people have a clip attached to the cable and a special screw with a loop on it that they use to attach the license plate. Then it is quick and easy to attach the break away.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:49 AM   #5
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Any add on equipment, like a camera? Maybe a non-OE 12 volt line to a 3 way fridge? Anything else not OE?

The cable should be attached to the TV...preferably not the receiver, but the bumper or frame or body of the TV so if the receiver comes loose from the TV, the cable will pull out the switch plug.
No other add ons that I know of. I was wondering if it might be for solar hookup to the battery? There is so much corrosion it looks like it hasn't been used in quite a while. I guess the PO had some cool gadget he didn't pass on to me!
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Could it be a non grounded plug for a battery trickle charger? Anything connected to the battery? Jim
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:04 PM   #7
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I have installed a similar plug to connect to my PowerCaster's switch to activate the trailer brakes when using the PowerCaster to move my trailer. That is very useful if there is a need to stop the trailer from rolling slightly.

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Old 10-12-2012, 06:11 PM   #8
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This is a little off topic, but never, ever, ever, never, ever, run the breakaway cable through the safety chains. It renders the breakaway switch useless. This is one of my really big pet peeves, and every trailer that comes through our shop with this done gets a polite tongue-lashing from me. A good friend did this, the trailer jumped off the ball, the chains fell off, and the trailer rolled across the interstate, hit another car, and killed a small child.
So, when you see me get bent out of shape about this practice, there is a very good reason for it.
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