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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 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Breakaway Kit - C52041

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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.


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

Installation Details C52041 Installation instructions


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Video of Curt Soft Trac I Trailer Breakaway Kit

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




Video Transcript for Curt Soft Trac I Trailer Breakaway Kit Review

Shane: Hey guys, Shane here with etrailer.com. Today, I want to walk through how to install CURT Soft-Trac 1 Trailer Breakaway Kit.The nice thing about a breakaway kit is, one: any trailer with brakes on it, it's technically required by law to have a breakaway switch on it. The reason for the breakaway switch is if you have the trailer loaded while you're pulling it and the trailer comes disconnected from the vehicle, what it does is it pulls this pin and it applies the brakes on the trailer, bringing it to a stop. If you didn't have the kit, the trailer, it becomes disconnected. It's just going to keep going down the road, causing a lot of damage, maybe hurting somebody else.One thing I will say with this particular one, this does not have a battery charger on it. So make sure you check the battery and maintain the charge on it so that your breakaway system on your trailer is working correctly.

Once you have everything hooked up, one way to test it is have somebody spinning one of the tires and then pull your breakaway switch and it should apply the brakes on the trailer.This kit's going to include your breakaway switch, your case, 12-volt sealed lead acid battery. The case is going to be a side mount. It's going to be a polyethylene. So it's going to really hold up well in all weather conditions. It's going to use u-bolts, or rounded u-bolts, to mount it.

You can see how we have it here, attached around our jack handle, or jack post. From the battery itself or from the inside, you're going to have one wire. You're going to have your white wire. You will have to add the red one. White wire is going to be your negative, red wire is going to be your positive.

So you will need a red wire and you also need a female spade connector for the battery post.You're going to have two blue wires on your breakaway switch. One of the blue wires is going to connect to the red wire coming from the breakaway battery. The other blue wire is going to connect into your junction box or to the brake wire going back to your brakes. If you don't have a junction box in your trailer, I highly recommend it. It makes it very easy to change any connections.

Maybe you have some trailer wiring issues. It's easy to take them off here, change your wiring, or change your inaudible 00:02:25 if it gets damaged. Again, blue wire goes to the brakes, going to the trailer. The white wire is going to go to ground.With all that being said, that's going to do it for a look at and walk through installation on the CURT Soft-Trac 1 Trailer Breakaway Kit..


Customer Reviews

Curt Soft Trac I Trailer Breakaway Kit - C52041

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (19 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.

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The battery is an excellent purchase.



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Product shipped and delivered fast. Installed in about 20 minutes. Hope I never have to find out if it works.



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Great Price,Excellent Service



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Review from a similar Soft Trac I in Trailer Breakaway Kit


The u-bolts worked great for mounting the battery box on an electric tongue jack. I ended up heat shrinking the leads coming out and then siliconed the hole so no water could get in. I was not able to fully test the break away switch and stop the trailer with the battery but feel confident in the product.



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Review from a similar Soft Trac I in Trailer Breakaway Kit


Good web site, good value, great instructional videos. Quick delivery! Wish it had a battery stus indicator. Only one that fit the jack.


Comments
Excellant. No problems.
Gordon & - 12/13/2020


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Review from a similar Soft Trac I in Trailer Breakaway Kit


Easy to install.


Comments
Easy hookup and still working great after a year of use.
David F - 04/28/2021


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


I also bought a new plug with attached junction box. The battery and charger were straight forward to wire. The only problem I had was that my old trailer wire colors did not match the new plug colors. Once I sorted out my wires everything worked well. I think it is a good battery kit



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Review from a similar 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.



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


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


Comments
Have only pulled it to test it, but I do that before every boating season, still working thus far, still have not had to use it in a emergency
Joseph - 05/28/2020


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Review from a similar 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



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Review from a similar Soft Trac I in Trailer Breakaway Kit


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



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Review from a similar Soft Trac I in Trailer Breakaway Kit


Great easy to hookup!!



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Review from a similar Soft Trac I in Trailer Breakaway Kit




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Review from a similar Soft Trac I in Trailer Breakaway Kit




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Review from a similar Soft Trac I in Trailer Breakaway Kit


Great service, quick delivery.



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Review from a similar Soft Trac I in Trailer Breakaway Kit



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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Breakaway Kit

  • Correct Wiring Installation for aTrailer Breakaway Kit
    If you are installing a trailer breakaway kit like # C52041, then you can use the 12-volt auxiliary power wire to help provide a maintenance charge on your breakaway kit's battery. A breakaway kit that does not have an onboard charger will have to use 3 wires to operate. One red or black wire (12-volt power) that will come off the 12 volt auxiliary circuit. This wire will keep a maintenance charge on the battery when connected to your vehicle. A white wire that will be the ground and...
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  • Will Curt Replacement Cable and Pin Fit Breakaway Kit On 1980 Rockwood Freedom Camper
    The Replacement Cable and Pin, part # C52020 may work on the breakaway kit on your camper but you will need to verify the breakaway unit you have to make sure. This pin is designed to fit Curt Soft Trac I part # C52040 or # C52041, or Soft Trac II # C52028 or # C52026. If your breakaway kit is one of these then the # C52020 will work for you.
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  • Will Trailer Breakaway Battery Having Low Charge Cause Brakes to Stop Working
    Trailer batteries (breakaway or auxiliary) do not have to be charged for the brakes to work with a brake controller when connected to a tow vehicle. You have two isolated problems possibility. A breakaway battery that won't hold it's charge and something preventing the brakes from working. Or if the problem is that the brakes aren't working with the pin of the breakaway pulled while having a dead battery the problem is the battery. For a new battery solution it's easiest to go with an...
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