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Tekonsha Shur-Set III Trailer Breakaway Kit - Top Load - Clamp On

Tekonsha Shur-Set III Trailer Breakaway Kit - Top Load - Clamp On

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Breakaway system is designed to bring your trailer safely to a stop by activating its electric brakes should it become disconnected while being towed. Rechargeable battery is included. Lowest Prices for the best trailer breakaway kit from Tekonsha. Tekonsha Shur-Set III Trailer Breakaway Kit - Top Load - Clamp On part number 1026 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kit - 1026

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Breakaway system is designed to bring your trailer safely to a stop by activating its electric brakes should it become disconnected while being towed. Rechargeable battery is included.


  • Breakaway system activates your trailer's electric brakes if the trailer disconnects from the tow vehicle
  • Top-loading case is easy to access from above
    • Polymer construction protects battery from moisture and debris
  • Built-in mounting bracket offers simple installation - no drilling required
    • Clamps onto your trailer frame or around your jack post
  • Breakaway switch installs on your trailer's frame - drilling is required
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) compliant
  • 12-Volt rechargeable battery is included
    • Battery charger sold separately (2024-07 and 2025-09)


  • Application: single-, tandem-, triple-, and quad-axle trailers with electric brakes
  • Case dimensions: 6" long x 3-1/2" wide x 5" tall
  • Mounting hole spacing: 2-1/4" from center of hole to center of hole
  • Clamp hole diameter: 2-1/2"
  • Battery capacity: 5 amp-hours
  • 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.

1026 Tekonsha Shur Set 3 Trailer Breakaway Kit - Clamp On - 5 amp/hrs

Replaces # 2026

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Video Transcript for Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit Only - 1026 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number one zero two six. This is the Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kit with a clamp-on design. The electronic breakaway kit is going to feature a rechargeable sealed maintenance-free battery for trouble-free towing. This breakaway kit is designed to bring trailers safely to a stop by activating the breaks should the trailer become disconnected while you're driving down the road. It's going to come with the battery case, has the mounting bracket attached to the back of it. It's going to come with a twelve-volt sealed rechargeable four amp battery. It's going to come with the breakaway switch.

It's going to have the wires on this side. One wire gets ran to the twelve volt battery that it comes with in the kit. The other one's going to get ran to the trailer breaks, and then it's going to have the breakaway cable. One end stays attached to the switch, the other end gets attached to the vehicle that's towing the trailer. It's also going to come with a set of detailed instructions.

Those are going to walk you through the installation process step by step, and it's got a nice wiring diagram in there so it makes it fairly simple to get everything connected according to the instructions. Now this is for use with all single, tandem, and tri axle breakaway applications. It's going to offer a quick and easy installation. It's going to be weather and corrosion resistant. And it meets or exceeds the Department of Transportation's specifications for trailer breakaway and holding requirements. Now most states require a breakaway switch with a separate power supply when towing a trailer.

This one right here, again, here on the back of the battery box, we have have the clamp-on box design. It's got the hardware right there. You can mount this to the trailer jack or to your trailer frame. Basically once your box is mounted, one end of the box is going to lift up, this end right here, and your battery would drop right into position, just right inside here. It's a nice, secure fit.

It's got this little slit here on the backside where your wires will come out. I do need to mention that the easy connect right here, these are included. They just go over the terminals here on your battery that's supplied, but the wiring to charge the battery is sold separately, and you can find that on our website with part number one zero two four. So once you have your battery in here, your wires run out the side, now you can close the lid of the battery case. Again, this would be mounted onto your trailer. Once you have this attached, this is also going to attach to your trailer. One wire is going to run to your trailer brakes. The other wire's going to run to the power supply, which is the battery that comes with the kit. This part of the cable is going to attach to your vehicle, so what happens is, if you get into a situation where your safety chains don't work, let's say the trailer breaks away from the vehicle that's towing it. Since this would be connected to the trailer, and just the end of the cable would be connected to the vehicle, it's going to pull the plug out of the breakaway switch, which is going to activate your trailer brakes, which would bring your trailer to a nice, safe stop, which ultimately is going to prevent a trailer runaway situation. So these systems are great to have in place. Again, they are required in most states, so you just need to check your requirements. And this would be a good fit for you. It would be a good application to have. And it's all about safety. That's going to do it for our review of part number one zero two six. This is the Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kit. .

Customer Reviews

Tekonsha Shur-Set III Trailer Breakaway Kit - Top Load - Clamp On - 1026

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)

Breakaway system is designed to bring your trailer safely to a stop by activating its electric brakes should it become disconnected while being towed. Rechargeable battery is included.

- 1026

I installed this breakaway battery kit, along with a Hydrastar Electric-over-Hydraulic controller, and a new trailer tongue and wiring pigtail with junction box. This guy was a snap to install, but because it's me, I also installed a couple of self-tapping screws to anchor the mount. I do wish there was a complete wiring schematic for the whole system: controller, battery system, trailer wiring, and new 7 prong wiring pigtail with a junction box, or at least one that shows the pigtail, controller, and battery system. All in all, a great product, and the service, as always, was excellent.

- 1026

Product works great, but doesn't include the inline charger to prevent over charging when connected to the tow vehicle. I'm not sure that it is necessary, but I found one at NAPA for $6. It was my fault for not looking carefully enough at the description.

- 1026

this product is just like the old one, but, 20 years newer. goes right on, with a shorter mounting bolt. the long one just looks bad. interesting that it was made in the usa. thank you for your fast service.

- 1026

super fast shipping. exactly what was needed to get my flatbed trailer back on the road. Prices were great and customer support is fantastic. thanks for all the help and great products.

- 1026

Just as advertised, easy installation, and super fast shipping!

- 1026

seems to be just what I need. easy access to the battery.

- 1026

As advertised. Quick shipping

- 1026

This IS the company you want to buy from! Came early and exactly what I needed. Thank you!

- 1026

Exactly as described.

- 1026

Product is good and shipping was fast


Ask the Experts about this Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kit

  • Resetting Breakaway Switch on Trailer to Allow Brakes to Release
    Pushing the pin back into the breakaway switch should allow the brakes of the trailer to release. You may have to back the trailer up slightly to get the brakes to release. If you have tried that and are still having problems you may need to replace the switch with something like the part # 2005-P.
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  • Correcting Dead Battery in Trailer Breakaway System
    Chances are that your breakaway battery fully discharged during the overnight period when it was accidentally engaged. Breakaway batteries are rated to deliver 15-minutes of power in an emergency stop. You can try re-charging it with a battery charger like # CTEK56353 from CTEK. I own one of their chargers and it does a good job on my mower and motorcycle batteries. If a charge does not correct the problem then you can use Replacement Sealed Lead Acid Battery # TK2023 or Replacement...
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  • Replacement Breakaway Switch and Pin for Tekonsha Breakaway 1026
    For the Tekonsha trailer breakaway kit part # 1026 that you referenced we have a replacement switch with the part # 2005-P. Or for just the pin # 2010-A.
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  • Parts Needed to Add Headlight, Battery and Wiring to Adult Trike
    It is certainly possible to add a 12V battery, wiring and lights to your adult trike to make it easier to see. This will probably be easiest if the bike has a basket or other cargo carrying part to store the battery. That battery needs to be rated for enough amp-hours to power the specific light for the period of time you plan to use it. The batteries we offer are trailer breakaway batteries like # HM20008. We also have kits with a battery box too, like # 1026. I suggest high-efficiency...
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