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Hopkins Trailer Breakaway Kit HM20014 Review

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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.

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