Curt Soft Trac I Trailer Breakaway Kit with Battery Charger

Curt Soft Trac I Trailer Breakaway Kit with Battery Charger

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This breakaway kit with battery charger activates your trailer's electric brakes if the trailer disconnects from your vehicle. Side-loading case bolts onto your trailer's frame. Designed for trailers with up to 3 axles. Battery included. Lowest Prices for the best trailer breakaway kit from Curt. Curt Soft Trac I Trailer Breakaway Kit with Battery Charger part number C52040 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Trailer Breakaway Kit - C52040

This breakaway kit with battery charger activates your trailer's electric brakes if the trailer disconnects from your vehicle. Side-loading case bolts onto your trailer's frame. Designed for trailers with up to 3 axles. Battery included.


Features:

  • Breakaway system activates your trailer's electric brakes if the trailer disconnects from the tow vehicle
  • Battery charger ensures the system's battery is always charged
  • Side-loading case is easy to access from the side
    • Bolts onto trailer frame with included hardware
    • Can also be mounted to a round trailer jack using the included U-bolts
  • Lockable lid deters theft
    • Fastens using 4 included screws
    • Locks using a padlock (sold separately)
  • Weather-resistant polyethylene case protects the battery and charger from moisture and debris
  • Breakaway switch installs on your trailer's frame - drilling is required
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) compliant
  • 12V sealed lead-acid battery is included


Specs:

  • Application: 1 to 3 axle trailers with electric brakes
  • Case dimensions: 5" long x 3-3/4" wide x 3-3/8" tall
  • Mounting hole spacing (center-to-center);
    • Left to right: 3"
    • Top to bottom: 4-1/2"
  • Battery capacity: 5 amp-hours
  • Battery dimensions: 3-1/2" long x 2-3/4" wide x 4" tall
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Note: A breakaway system is required by law in most states for trailers that are equipped with electric brakes and have a GTW of at least 3,000 lbs.



52040 Curt Soft Track 1 Break Away System with Battery Charger and Lockable Box



C52040 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C52040 Installation instructions


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Video Transcript for Curt Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - C52040 Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Curt Soft-Trac 1 breakaway kit with battery charger. The breakaway system is designed to active your trailer's electric brakes if your trailer disconnects from the tow vehicle. The battery charger, you'll notice if we take the lid off, you're going to have your battery connected to it. You're going to have this small black box. This is the battery charger. This is going to ensure that the system's battery is always charged.

The unit is designed to attach to the trailer frame with the included hardware. You put the lid on and you're going to have four main mounting holes, this one, this one, and these two on the other side. You're going to have these long, self-tapping screws that go down and you can screw it directly into the trailer frame, so it attaches that way. It also comes with U bolts for versatile mounting options, in case you need to attach it to the trailer jack posts, the round jack. That option is there as well. Both options are included.

This is a lockable lid, so there's going to be a small tab right here with a small hole, that way you can lock the unit using a padlock. Padlocks are sold separately. If you're in need of one, you can find them here at etrailer.com. It's going to come with these four smaller screws. One of those screws gets installed on each corner and that simply attaches the lid to the main part of the box, to the housing. Really nice design.

It's got a nice little cut-out here for all the wires to feed through that way the wires don't get pinched. This is a weather-resistant, polyethylene case that's going to protect the battery and the charger from moisture and debris. It does come with your breakaway switch that installs on your trailer's frame. The wiring would wire into the rest of the wiring on the trailer. Then you have the cable that connects to the pin.

The other end of the cable would connect to the tow vehicle, so that way if the trailer and tow vehicle every disconnect, it'll pull that cable which will pull that pin, which will active the brakes and bring your trailer to an eventually stop. This is Department of Transportation compliant. It's going to feature a 12-volt sealed lead acid battery that is included again with the charger. It does come with your detailed installation instructions. I find these really helpful. When it comes to wiring, it has a really nice diagram there that shows you exactly how to wire the system on your trailer, so that's really helpful. Nice image makes that process a lot easier. This is designed for one to three axle trailers with electric brakes. A few measurements to go over with you real quick. We're going to take the dimension measurements of the actual box. If we measure in this direction, that's going to measures about five inches long. It's going to give us a height measurement of about three and three-eighths of an inch tall. Measure the width. Just measuring the box portion is going to be about three and three-quarters of an inch. The battery capacity is five amp hours. When it comes to the dimensions of the battery, the battery itself is three and a half inches long by two and three-quarters of an inch wide by about four inches tall. When it comes to the mount hole separation, the distance that we have, center on center, between these mount holes, it's going to measure about three inches. Then going this direction, center on center, between the mount holes, that's going to measure about four and a half inches. I do want to mention that a breakaway system is required by law in most states for trailers that are equipped with electric brakes and have a gross towing weight at least 3,000 pounds. That's going to do it for today's look at the Curt Soft-Trac 1 trailer breakaway kit with the included battery charger.


Customer Reviews

Curt Soft Trac I Trailer Breakaway Kit with Battery Charger - C52040

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (8 Customer Reviews)

This breakaway kit with battery charger activates your trailer's electric brakes if the trailer disconnects from your vehicle. Side-loading case bolts onto your trailer's frame. Designed for trailers with up to 3 axles. Battery included.

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This was easy to install adn I hope its not needed in the future! 647338



- C52040
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The product selection, pricing, and shipping speed were all 5 star. I rated my transaction a 3 star because 2 of my 4 brake kits were just placed in the box. The other 2 were inside an inner box with both nuts and adjustment hole plugs. But the other 2 had no accessories and were just inside the larger box and bounced around quite a bit. One of which had some small chips in the brake lining and the rear shoe was out of adjustment so I had to partially take it apart to. 395984



- C52040
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Instructions could be a little clearer, but it does it’s job. 667350



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Thank you Carol, the product was received today per the second order in excellent condition. I understand that things happen, the true value is how we handle adversity. I think that you and your team handled it very well and I received the parts in a very timely manor. Thank you so much. Sincerely, Vance Herron GM @ 7833 608479



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HAD TO DRILL NEW HOLES BUT OTHERWISE INSTALL WAS EASY JUST CUT AND CRIMP WIRES USED HEAT SHRINK AND SEAL BUTT CONNECTORS. 578283



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Great service, quick delivery. 512324



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Review from a similar Curt Soft Trac I in Trailer Breakaway Kit


The battery is an excellent purchase. 493972



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Review from a similar Curt Soft Trac I in Trailer Breakaway Kit


Great Price,Excellent Service 326946


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