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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

  • Trailer Breakaway Kit
  • Switch
  • Hopkins


Features:

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

NOTE: For replacement cable and pin, use HM20051




20014 Hopkins Replacement Breakaway Switch




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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   (43 Customer Reviews)


- HM20014
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Good replacement for ESCO breakaway swi tch.



- HM20014
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Great parts and fast delivery. We use etrailer for all our trailer parts for our business. Very very satisfied with them and parts



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- HM20014
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Just what I needed. My pin broke off inside when I went to test the original switch. Wouldn’t have done much good. I’ll check this one more often and apply a little silicone.



- HM20014
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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.



- HM20014
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Carol C. Really fast shipping, good looking products, exactly what I wanted. I haven't installed anything yet, kinda waiting for the weather to cooperate. When I get the job finished I'll send more review information and may-be pictures. It was a pleasurable experience doing business with you and I'm sure I will again.



- HM20014
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Installed my brake release today. Went like clockwork. Took me about 20 minutes. Thanks.


Comments
Excellent,
Paul - 08/28/2017



- HM20014
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Great company to deal with. Ordered several times and always happy with products. Arrived fast, actually ahead of schedule.



- HM20014
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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


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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



- HM20014
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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.



- HM20014
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Replacement part, simple installation. Functions well as designed


Comments
Thanks Ken s. for a great review and rating!! Hopkins appreciates your business.
Hopkins C from - 07/10/2017



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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.



- HM20014
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Excellent people to deal with,and fast shipping.The part was great and a good price.


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the breakaway switch was exactly what I needed and is still fine
John M - 09/23/2019



- HM20014
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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!



- HM20014
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Purchased this last year...haven't camped yet this year but very pleased with etrailer products and service.



- HM20014
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brake shoes were exactly as needed!



- HM20014
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Great products! Fast shipping. Very satisfied. I have already installed them on my trailer. Thanks again



- HM20014
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have not had any problems with any of your products and time from order to ship is great


Comments
going up and down road no problems
gary w - 03/20/2018



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


Comments
Thanks George P. for reviewing the Break-Away Switch!! Hopkins appreciates your business.
Hopkins C from - 05/11/2017



- HM20014
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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!



- HM20014
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wheels and hubs are good and delivery was on time. thanks.



- HM20014
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Nice product. I like the long wire leads; we can make the connections in our j-box



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Easy to install. works great!!!


Comments
Great no problems
Genakis - 11/20/2017



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Works as advertised. Met all expectatio nsp



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


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Ask the Experts about this Hopkins Accessories and Parts

  • Replacement Recommendation For Break-Away Switch Replacement Recommendation For Breakaway Switch
    The Hopkins Replacement Break-Away Switch, Item # HM20014, will work for you. Break-away switches are pretty universal in their design and function. The lead wires measure 44 inches. I have attached some additional information and a video to assist you with your replacement project.
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  • Replacement Recommendation For ESCO Breakaway Switch
    Most of the breakaway switches from ESCO are part number LBS48-16. We do not carry any of the components for that switch. If you are looking for a replacement switch the Hopkins Replacement Break-Away Switch # HM20014 would work well for you. Since switches are basically universal, this will work. I have attached links to a couple helpful articles about breakaway switches you can check out.
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  • Does It Matter Which Wire From a Trailer Breakaway System Switch Gets Used
    Yes, a breakaway switch only completes a circuit when the plunger is pulled. You can wire either of your trailer wires to either of the wires of the # HM20014 and it would work great. I attached an FAQ article on breakaway systems for you to check out as well.
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  • Trouble Re-Inserting Breakaway Pin After It Was Pulled
    The portion of the switch that is pulled out on a breakaway assembly like the Hopkins # HM20014 is keyed, meaning it will only fit back in when in a certain orientation. There isn't a real secret to re-inserting the pin other than just trying to rotate it around as you push it in until you find the correct position. You might also make sure there isn't any debris or corrosion inside the switch that might be preventing the pin from fitting. If you still cannot re-insert the pin or you...
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  • Cannot Push Plunger Back In On Trailer Breakaway System
    If you cannot push the plunger back into the break-away switch, you may need a replacement switch like the Hopkins # HM20014. These switches are universal between manufacturers so this will work on whatever system you currently have. The brakes on your trailer will release when inserting the pin back in. You can try backing the trailer up just a bit to see if you can release the brakes and try inserting the plunger again.
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  • Replacement Breakaway Switch for the BrakeBuddy Vantage 39504
    I recommend using the Hopkins Breakaway Switch # HM20014 for your BrakeBuddy Vantage 39504. Breakaway switches are pretty universal so this will work well for your application. Please note that your Vantage uses banana clips to connect the switch to the unit itself. If you need to replace those as well then you should be able to find these at your local electrical supply store.
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  • Availability of Replacement Breakaway Switch without Battery Charger
    We do have a nice selection of replacement breakaway switches available that do not include the battery charger, such as the Hopkins Replacement Break-Away Switch # HM20014. This particular switch includes lead wires that measure 44 inches in length. For a replacement cable and pin, you can use # HM20051. I have attached a link that will take you to our available selection of replacement breakaway switches that you can also look through.
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  • Replacement Break-Away Cable And Pin For 2016 Flagstaff Classic T12DDST
    Without knowing the brand of your break-away system, I can't just give you the plunger part number. If you know your brand you can simply replace the pin with a new one. I recommend the Hopkins Replacement Break-Away Switch, 44" Lead Wires # HM20014 which can be used with any break-away system.
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  • Can a Break Away Kit be Powered by a Trailer Mount Winch Battery
    A break away kit that is DOT approved requires a battery that can provide a certain amount of power to apply the trailer brakes should the trailer become disconnected from the towing vehicle. I do not recommend that you share the winch battery with the breakaway system but instead have a dedicated break away battery. Having a dedicated battery in a break away system will ensure that it provides the 15 minutes of braking required by Department of Transportation. Our most popular system...
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  • Replacement Breakaway Switch for SMI Stay-IN-Play Towed Car Braking System SM99251
    If you needed only the Switch Pin for your SMI Stay-IN-Play Duo supplemental braking system # SM99251 you could use part # SM99905. But for a complete replacement breakaway switch you can use any of the kits we offer, shown on the linked page. Since these all function the same way they are not brand- or system-specific. Examples of suitable items are # HM20014 and # FA80-00-2040. These and all others are shown on the linked page.
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  • Completing a Flat-Towing Setup for a 2018 Ford F-150
    Yes, the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BX2671 comes with all the hardware you will need for installation in addition to the safety cables that secure the base plates to the frame. You can see everything that is included with this base plate kit in the attached photo. The Blue Ox Tail Light Wiring Kit part # BX8869 will work for you as long as you do not have LED tailights. You can add a 6-way round trailer connector to this kit with part # PK11609. If you do have LED tailights then I...
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  • Trailer Breakaway Cable and Plunger Replacement Recommendation
    Sounds like you are trying to replace the cable on the breakaway switch of your trailer. If you are trying to pull the plunger out you would not need to put any current on any of the wires to get the plunger to release. It is pretty hard to release by design. It takes about 40 lbs of force to remove. We sell several different replacement plungers and cables for several different brands of breakaway systems. Without knowing what brand system you have it would be hard for me to pick out...
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  • Hopkins Trailer Breakaway Kit Recommendation for Gooseneck Trailer
    I'd recommend the Hopkins Engager, Side Load Breakaway kit, # 20099. The Engager has a push-to-test battery feature that lets you check your battery easily before each trip. It includes the 12-Volt rechargeable battery and has a lockable lid. I spoke to my contact at Hopkins and they do not offer any kits with part numbers 20100 or 20019. But, they do offer a # HM20010 and # HM20014, which are replacement switches but do not include the battery. If the breakaway system on your gooseneck...
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  • Replacement Breakaway Switch Pin for SMI Supplemental Braking Systems Part # SM99251
    The replacement breakaway switch for the SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System part # SM99251 is the Replacement Breakaway Switch Pin for SMI Supplemental Braking Systems part # SM99905.
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  • Trouble Re-Installing Breakaway Pin Back In Switch
    The majority of breakaway pins are keyed which means they can only be inserted back into the switch one way like the Hopkins LED Breakaway Switch part # HM20059 for example. Therefore, most likely you just don't have the pin in the correct position. That said, if the pin is damaged or there is foreign objects inside the switch that could cause issues as well. Please note, it does take a fair amount of force to remove and reinstall the pin back inside the switch. That said, there isn't...
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  • Replacement Trailer Break-Away Switch for a Hopkins Engager Trailer Break-Away Kit
    The Replacement Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Switch, item # 420000, is compatible with Tekonsha breakaway kits. The item # 20099 is a Hopkins breakaway kit, and it uses a Hopkins switch. The Tekonsha switch may work but for safety purposes we recommend replacing the switch with the original manufacturers switch. We offer two different Hopkins replacement switches with different lengths of lead wire. They are the Hopkins Replacement Break-Away Switch, 7 inich Lead Wires, item # HM20010, and...
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  • Do You Carry the Pin for Engager BrakeAway Kits / Systems?
    We do carry replacement pins for the Engager Trailer Breakaway Systems. Item HM20010 has 7inches lead wires, and item number HM20014 has 44 inches lead wires. I will link you to both items below.
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  • Replacement Breakaway Switch for Trailer
    There is some wear and tear from driving with your breakaway kit engaged, but it is likely that the switch is all that will need to be replaced. The brake shoes were working hard and most likely wore down faster than they normally would, and I recommend pulling a hub to do a visual inspection to ensure there is still enough brake pad left. As long as there is some brake material left and it doesn't have a smooth glade on the outside of the pad, you don't need to replace them. If there...
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  • Base Plates and Flat Towing Accessories for 2016 Subaru Forester
    If your Forester has the non-turbo engine, the # RM-52923-4 base plate would work great. If you have the turbo engine, you'd need to use the Blue Ox # BX3619 and a # BX88151 adapter. If you used the Roadmaster base plate, and the original quick disconnect # 910021-00 was damaged in the accident, you'll want to replace it. The EZ Hook Safety Cable Anchor # RM-910653 would be a good addition to your quick disconnect. For wiring, I'd recommend the Roadmaster diode kit, part # RM-154....
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