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Hopkins Replacement Break-Away Switch, 44" Lead Wires

Hopkins Replacement Break-Away Switch, 44" Lead Wires

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Hopkins Accessories and Parts - HM20014


Features:

  • Replacement Switch for Break Away Kits
  • Lead wires measure 44"

NOTE: For replacement cable and pin, use HM20051




20014 Hopkins Replacement Breakaway Switch






Video of Hopkins Replacement Break-Away Switch, 44" Lead Wires


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




Video Transcript for Hopkins Trailer Breakaway Kit HM20014 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Hopkins Replacement Breakaway switch. Now, a breakaway switch is designed to apply power to the trailer brakes to stop a trailer should it become disconnected from the tow vehicle. If the trailer and vehicle disconnect, the vehicle will pull on this cable, which would pull this pin out of the switch. Once that happens, the trailer brakes are applied to the trailer, and that's going to help bring the trailer to an eventual stop. The kit's going to come with the switch, it's going to come with your wiring, it's coming to come with the pin and the cable. Now, the wire leads, these are going to measure 44 inches long. One gets connected to power, the other gets connected to the electric trailer brakes.

The cable right here, this is going to measure 48 inches, or 4 feet long. This is a high string steel cable that's covered with a protective coating to keep it from fraying and to keep it from scratching anything that it comes into contact with. The end with the pin gets connected to the switch. The other end is going to get connected to the tow vehicle. Now when it comes to the measurements of the switch, overall length including the bracket, that's going to give us a measurement of about 3 1/8 of an inch. Just the body of the switch is about 2 1/8 of an inch.

The overall width is going to be about an inch and a half, and then the overall height is going to be about 1 inch tall. The diameter here of the mount hole, that's going to measure about 1/4 of an inch in diameter, and the hardware to get this installed is not included, so that will need to be provided separately. That's going to do it for today's look at the Hopkins Replacement Breakaway Switch.


Customer Reviews

Hopkins Replacement Break-Away Switch, 44" Lead Wires - HM20014

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (37 Customer Reviews)


- HM20014
by:

I ordered this replacement switch to replace the Esco switch. Works well and the key fits nicely. I also ordered a second key buy ordered the wrong key. Etrailer.com cough my mistake and contacted me about the mistake. Nice customer service. 185276



- HM20014
by:

Installed my brake release today. Went like clockwork. Took me about 20 minutes. Thanks. 288335


Comments

Excellent,

Paul - 08/28/2017

27703

- HM20014
by:

It was exactly what I was looking for. Fast service as usual. 581163



- HM20014
by:

wheels and hubs are good and delivery was on time. thanks. 568462



- HM20014
by:

Excellent people to deal with,and fast shipping.The part was great and a good price. 568155



- HM20014
by:

Works as advertised. Met all expectatio nsp 518795



- HM20014
by:

Purchased this last year...haven't camped yet this year but very pleased with etrailer products and service. 502562



- HM20014
by:

Works but I'm not impressed. I'd probably pick a different one. It moves about an 1/8" inside the clip. 493004



- HM20014
by:

great product great price and most of all great customer service and fast shipping 451833



- HM20014
by:

brake shoes were exactly as needed! 445808



- HM20014
by:

A year after installation it still works perfectly. Trailer is stored outside and this item holds up against the weather perfectly. Installation was simple and straight forward. 440024



- HM20014
by:

Great service Quick and easy to order !! 429048



- HM20014
by:

I just installed the new part, have not taken my camper out to make sure it works properly. I have no reason to doubt it will be fine. 426352



- HM20014
by:

Replacement part, simple installation. Functions well as designed 401964


Comments

Thanks Ken s. for a great review and rating!! Hopkins appreciates your business.

Hopkins C from - 07/10/2017

25866

- HM20014
by:

Excellent service and very happy with the quality of the products. 377049


Comments

Thanks George P. for reviewing the Break-Away Switch!! Hopkins appreciates your business.

Hopkins C from - 05/11/2017

23785

- HM20014
by:

Working fine. No issues. 369359


Comments

Thanks for rating and writing a review! We are pleased that you had no issues with the HM20014.

Hopkins C from - 04/25/2017

23331
Comments

Still holding up.

MDW - 05/19/2018

38686

- HM20014
by:

Excellent product. We use these hangers on all our 4 trucks. The service by etrailer.com is great. Always so easy to get hold of a rep and order the parts we need. Love working with them. Arun 368144


Comments

Thanks for the great review and comments, Rent a Gardner !!! We agree that the etrailer.com service is excellent.

Hopkins C from - 04/20/2017

23235

- HM20014
by:

Simple install and got me back ready for the road in just a matter of minutes 360374



- HM20014
by:

have not had any problems with any of your products and time from order to ship is great 356017


Comments

going up and down road no problems

gary w - 03/20/2018

36153

- HM20014
by:

Easy to install. works great!!! 318316


Comments

Great no problems

Genakis - 11/20/2017

31095

- HM20014
by:

Haven't installed it yet, but it looks more waterproof than the failed (rusted out ) OEM unit that I just took out. 312780



- HM20014
by:

Great products! Fast shipping. Very satisfied. I have already installed them on my trailer. Thanks again 307689



- HM20014
by:

Fit as it should. 303216



- HM20014
by:

Great 235982



- HM20014
by:

Very quick turn around and product was very easy to install. 208663



- HM20014
by:

Hope I don't ever have to use it...! Came quickly as advertised. This is a good company and will do business with them again. 190174



- HM20014
by:

Super product, fast shipping, detailed information and the best pricing out there! This was my first purchase from E-trailer and I'm very sure I will be back. Thanks for the great service! 167821



- HM20014
by:

fast shipping 163183



- HM20014
by:

Great product love that it is smaller than the others, 155328



- HM20014
by:

A quality replacement for the original OEM part. It fits perfect. 153634



- HM20014
by:

Nice product. I like the long wire leads; we can make the connections in our j-box 131780



- HM20014
by:

Good price. Easy installation. 97334



- HM20014
by:

sent wrong brake assembly for right side , other than that everyting was good very good quality 94705



- HM20014
by:

As advertised. Easily installed. 87815



- HM20014
by:

Quick delivery. Part works great 87679



- HM20014
by:

Products were exactly as I expected and per etrailer's description. Price was good, service was excellent and expedient. I love the comprehensive service of this company! 6554



- HM20014
by:

Break away Looks good. As you would expect. 5597


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