An 'eye' hook next to the plate....
Hello all -
When I had my recent 'new Break-away switch' adventure I went ahead and remounted it correctly.
Previously it was mounted under the tongue (with ability to swivel) but that seemed restictive if the trailer should happen to come unhitched - VERY UN-linear physics. My thinking was that the pin should be a straight pull out, not an 'off on a tangent of the BAS line'. Overthinking again!?
So I remounted the switch on the top of the tongue with an offset bracket on the Tongue jack mounting bolt - again with swivel ability. I also mounted an ''eye hook" on a straight line with the BAS. I drilled a small hole in the bumper right next to the licence plate on the same side the the BAS. Double nutted the bugger. Done.
Now, when it comes time to hitch SilverToy, I will likely double over the cable, through the 'eye hook',and reattach to the BAS with the same attachment as before. MUCH less play and give than before, ONLY NOW it is guarenteed to pull out straight as SOON as the trailer becomes unhooked for any reason - assuming forward motion. Chains and all that will be stressed but then she should stop ASAP!
HOPING NEVER TO NEED THIS, but it never hurts to be overly cautious.
Hope I am describing this OK for everyone! Let me know if clarifications are needed. BTW - the 'eye hook' looks very purposefull and matter of fact - not ugly as I thought it might. Compliments the 'AIR' sticker on the window very nicely...!
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