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Curt Soft Trac I Trailer Breakaway Kit

Curt Soft Trac I Trailer Breakaway Kit

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This breakaway kit 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. Sealed lead-acid battery included. Lowest Prices for the best trailer breakaway kit from Curt. Curt Soft Trac I Trailer Breakaway Kit part number C52041 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Trailer Breakaway Kit - C52041

This breakaway kit 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. Sealed lead-acid battery included.


Features:

  • Breakaway system activates your trailer's electric brakes if the trailer disconnects from the tow vehicle
  • Side-loading case is easy to access from the side
    • Bolts onto trailer frame with included hardware
  • Lockable lid deters theft
    • Fastens using (4) 1/2" x 2-1/2" screws (not included)
    • Locks using a padlock (sold separately)
  • Weather-resistant polyethylene case protects the battery from moisture and debris
    • Rubber gaskets inside the lid keep water out
  • 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
  • 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.



52041 Curt Soft Track 1 Break Away System with Lockable Box



C52041 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C52041 Installation instructions


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Video Transcript for Curt Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit Only - C52041 Review

Today we're going to review part number C52041. This is the Curt Soft Trac 1 Trailer Breakaway Kit. Now this breakaway system will activate your trailer's electric brakes, since the trailer disconnects from your tow vehicle. You do need to remember that a breakaway system is required by law in most states for trailers that are equipped with electric brakes and have a gross trailer weight of at least 3,000 pounds. This kit can be used as either a top load or a side load case, depending on how you mount it. It gives you very easy access to the battery, just like that.

Now for this demonstration, I've already removed the 4 screws that actually holds this lid into place, just to show you how it opens. This will bolt onto your trailer frame using this included hardware. Again, if you use it in the top load position like this, it comes with these 4 long self-tapping screws that you just drop through here on all four and tighten it down. If you want to mount it in a side load position like that, you just use the u-bolts, run that through the case just like this and then put your washers and your lock nuts on the ends here to tighten it down in a side loop position. The case itself is a weather-resistant polyethylene case, and this will protect the battery from any moisture or debris. When you take the lid off, you'll notice there's a little groove with a rubber gasket all the way around. That rubber gasket between the case and the lid will help keep any elements or any water out.

The lid, if you notice, has a little extra tab with a hole in it, and the same way on the bottom of that, so when you mount the lid down, put your screws in, you'll notice those line up. For extra security, you could put a padlock through there and lock it. It is lockable. The padlocks we do sell separately on our website. On the inside, you can see it does come with this 12-volt sealed lead-acid battery. Now the battery can be recharged using a breakaway charger.

We do sell that separately on our website. It's part number C52025 and it is listed on this product page as a related product. The breakaway switch portion, which is this right here, this will install onto your trailer's frame. Drilling is required. You need to drill a hole and mount it to the frame.

The breakaway switch comes with this 48-inch lanyard and this is designed to fit most vehicle trailer combinations. This kit is Department of Transportation compliant. A few specs on this. Again, the application will fit 1 to 3-axle trailers with electric brakes. The case dimensions, just to give you an idea of the size of this, the length of this case is 5-inches long. The height, if we just measure the box, is about 3-3/4 inches. If we measure the height, including these brackets is going to bring it right up to about 5-1/4 inches. Then the depth of the box is right at 3-3/8 inches deep. Now the capacity on the battery in the inside, it is 5 amp-hour battery. Basically, when you go to install this, on the breakaway switch portion right here, this again is installed to the trailer frame. The cable right here is what attaches to your tow vehicle, and then the blue wires, there's 2 blue wires coming out of the other end. These will connect . One wire will connect to your trailer's electric brakes, the other will go to this breakaway box to the red positive post side. If you notice, the battery has a white wire already attached to it. This goes to a ground. Red positive post will go to one of these blue wires. Now, the other difference would be in case if you do add the breakaway charger, then what you'll need to do is the blue wire this breakaway switch will go to that charger and not directly to the battery. That should do it for the review on part number C52041. This is the Curt Soft Trac 1 Trailer Breakaway Kit.


Customer Reviews

Curt Soft Trac I Trailer Breakaway Kit - C52041

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (7 Customer Reviews)

This breakaway kit 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. Sealed lead-acid battery included.

- C52041
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The battery is an excellent purchase. 493972



- C52041
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Great Price,Excellent Service 326946



- C52040
by:

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


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


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



- C52040
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Review from a similar Curt Soft Trac I in Trailer Breakaway Kit


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



- C52040
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Review from a similar Curt Soft Trac I in Trailer Breakaway Kit


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



- C52040
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Review from a similar Curt Soft Trac I in Trailer Breakaway Kit


Great service, quick delivery. 512324


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