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Fastway Zip Trailer Breakaway Switch with Coiled Cable - 4' Long

Fastway Zip Trailer Breakaway Switch with Coiled Cable - 4' Long

Item # FA80-00-2040
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Replace your trailer breakaway device with this durable switch kit that features a coiled cord. No more dragging or fraying. No need to wrap cable around your trailer frame. 1-800-940-8924 to order Fastway accessories and parts part number FA80-00-2040 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Fastway products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Fastway Zip Trailer Breakaway Switch with Coiled Cable - 4' Long. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Fastway Accessories and Parts - FA80-00-2040

  • Trailer Breakaway Kit
  • Switches
  • Fastway

Replace your trailer breakaway device with this durable switch kit that features a coiled cord. No more dragging or fraying. No need to wrap cable around your trailer frame.


Features:

  • Breakaway switch wires into your trailer's brake system to provide peace of mind
    • If trailer becomes uncoupled, the cord attached to your tow vehicle will pull the pin from the switch, activating your trailer's brakes
  • Coiled cable won't drag on the ground
    • No frayed ends
    • No need to loop cable around trailer tongue
  • Included carabiner makes it easy to clip cord to your tow vehicle
  • High-strength cable is made of woven steel
  • UV-protective coating on cable boosts durability and is scratch resistant


Specs:

  • Cable length: 4'
  • Limited 30-day warranty


80-00-2040 Fast Way Zip Trailer Break Away Cable and Switch - 4'

Installation Details FA80-00-2040 Installation instructions



Video of Fastway Zip Trailer Breakaway Switch with Coiled Cable - 4' Long

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Fastway Zip Trailer Breakaway Switch with Coiled Cable Review

Speaker 1: Today you're going to get a good look at and we're going to show you how to install the Fastway Zip Trailer Break Away Switch with coiled cable. It's available in four foot long with part number FA80-00-2040 and in six foot with part number FA80-00-2060. This is a great replacement for your trailer's old break away device. In case of a catastrophic event where you may become uncoupled or disconnected from your trailer, this switch will activate, locking your brakes, bringing your trailer to a slowing halt.The cable is coiled to prevent it from dragging on the ground. It doesn't look thick, but it's actually a high strength woven steel, so it's going to be durable and last for a long time. The vehicle end features a carabiner so it's easy to connect to your safety chain loops.Here at my camper, you can see my old break away switch is junk.

It's just hanging there. We're going to replace it with the Fastway Break away switch. Yours may remove differently, I'm just going to unbolt mine and cut my wires. Now, on this trailer, the wires are run through some loom. I'm just going to reveal them and then cut them where I want to splice into them.

Now I can remove and discard my old break away switch.Now you can set your break away switch in place where you want it. You want to be sure you have enough room to connect your break away to your vehicle. To get it mounted, you'll have to provide your own hardware. We recommend using a self-tapping screw.I've gone ahead and routed my wires through the wire loom material, back to where I cut my wires. If you don't have any loom material and would like some to protect your wires, you can pick some up here at etrailer.com with part number 459075-1, and that's sold by the foot.

Here where my wires meet, as you can see, I've got some excess. I'm going to trim some off. I'm going to be using some butt connectors, so we'll want to be sure and allow for that.Now I'm going to strip back all four of my wires with some wire strippers and I'm going to go back about a quarter of an inch. We'll be using heat-shrink butt connectors. These are not included, but you can pick some up at etrailer.com with part number DW05744-5.

Now since it's a switch, it doesn't matter positive or negative, we can connect either wire to either wire. So we'll first take our heat-shrink butt connector and make sure that that's all the way inside, then I'm going to crimp it. And I'll take one of my other wires and do the same thing. Then I can repeat the same process with my other wire.The reason we're using heat-shrink butt connectors is because we're on the outside of the trailer and we don't want any moisture to get inside. Let's go ahead and shrink those down. We're using a heat gun to do so. Now we'll tuck our wires back into our loom. If you want, you can use some electrical tape.To test it out, you can support one of your axles with a jack stand, then you can get your wheel spinning real good and then have somebody pull out the switch. Go ahead. If it locks up, it works correctly. And now you've had a good look at, and you know how to install, the Fastway Zip Trailer Break Away Switch with coiled cable.

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Fastway Zip Trailer Breakaway Switch with Coiled Cable - 4' Long - FA80-00-2040

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (58 Customer Reviews)

Replace your trailer breakaway device with this durable switch kit that features a coiled cord. No more dragging or fraying. No need to wrap cable around your trailer frame.

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This is a huge upgrade from my normal cable. Because it takes up slack and stays safely out of getting caught somewhere
Love it !



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Awesome product I don't need too worry about the cable dragging on the ground anymore



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easy to use - love it!



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Item shipped in a timely manner, good quality and works as described.



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This solved the problem of the breakaway break cable getting caught and pulling away and signal the breaks to go on.
Easy to install. .. the length of the coiled cable is perfect to reach the bed of the truck where we hook it to a ring.

Paul

10/18/2021

Been very pleased. This completely stopped the problem of the breakaway cord getting caught on things

Paul

10/18/2021

Been very pleased. This completely stopped the problem of the breakaway cord getting caught on things

Paul

10/18/2021

Been very pleased. This completely stopped the problem of the breakaway cord getting caught on things



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Easy to install. Works like it should.



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I needed to replace my breakaway cable and battery on my horse trailer. Etrailer has the parts and The best thing was how fast I received it! I didn’t want to use my trailer until everything was back in working order. Etrailer’s fast delivery has me up and running in no time!



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I was pleased that my order got to my home before arrival date happy about that,when I had my brakeaway switch installed it started to get really hot and it started to melt ,I belive it was a defective part didn't want to make a big fuss over this it was on 25 dollars nothing was wrong with original switch just wanted a cable thar didn't hang on ground, I bought plenty of stuff from etrailer and always been pleased but not in this case what should I do? Thank you



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Good price. fast delivery

Jim

12/23/2022

Working fine after a year post install.



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Very easy to install and much better than the stock super long cable. I have to imagine this will work much better than the long straight cable that was looped through the chains. Totally happy with the product.

Derek

10/25/2019

Its still going strong and has been much nicer than the straight cable. I would definitely buy this again.



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Preorder service was excellent. Questions were answered and product was delivered as promised. Breakaway switch was of good quality and staff was very helpful in selecting the right product.



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This break away switch is well built, easy to test. I should have bought 2, I need one for my other trailer. No more finger pricks with the cable, The plastic coating and the coiled cable should help and keep it out of the way and protected.



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etrailer products are outstanding quality and at a very fair price. Best of all their order tracking is by far the best of any retailer I have delt with. Keep up the outstanding service.



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My existing breakaway switch mount rusted and fell off. I picked the Fastway switch mainly because of the coiled cable. This should work better than the regular straight cable. I don't have to worry about it getting tangle up.



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I received my breakaway switch on time but haven't installed it as of yet. Every order I've received has been great and comes with easy instructions.
Thanks Adam E.



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I like these breakaway switch and coiled cord combos, our cables end up cut off a lot of times. When we change out switches I always update them with this combo



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Product arrived with in a couple of days after ordering. It is just what I needed for my Dump trailer E switch replacement.



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This product is as described, I liked it because it has the ability to swivel back under the bumper when not in use and it came with everything I needed to wire and connect a breakaway switch.



by:

Great direct replacement breakaway switch with easy installation.
Fast shipment and competitive pricing from etrailer makes this an
even more obvious choice.



by:

Been on the trailer for a year. Luckily I've never needed it, but it's showing no external wear. Cable and clip are still like new and the mount is solid.



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It's super-handy to have the coiled cable, although I had to replace the carabiner with something smaller. The cable is rather long and I have to loop it back and attach it to the coupler latch. I do love the cable not getting in the way of anything.



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etrailer.com had everything I needed to complete my trailer build, and at the right prices. The products are quality, with competitive pricing. etrailer.com delivered as promised, it was our local delivery that delayed sending the product out to my home, but one call to Pat, and the issue was immediately resolved, and I had the product that night! Great product, Great customer service!



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Looks like a very good product. However, I like the ability to disconnect the spring cord at the unit when it’s not in use. This cord is permanently affixed. I can modify it, but would prefer not to have to.



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Nice quality breakaway switch at a great price.



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Fast ship! Thanks. Fits my Roadmaster rig.


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