Trailer Breakaway Kit Installation And Review Videos


Review of Bright Way Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 3802345- Video

Review of Bright Way Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 3802345

Today we're going to take a look at the Bright Way Trailer Breakaway Kit with the battery and the charger. Now this breakaway system will activate your trailer's electric brakes as the trailer disconnects from your tow vehicle, and a breakaway system is required by law in most states for trailers that are equipped with electric brakes and have a gross towing weight capacity of at least 3,000 pounds.Now, besides being required, it's also offers you a nice peace of mind that, in an emergency situation where the trailer might come detached from your tow vehicle, this part will help stop the trailer and prevent an even more dangerous situation.Now this kit here includes the battery box. Now I have removed the four screws just so we can take the lid off and I can show you the 12 volt, five amp hour battery, and on top you'll notice this is the builtin 0.5 amp charger.Now it does require a breakaway switch to complete your system. Let's go ahead and put that back in there. And we do sell that part separately on our website. It's part number 3802348 and we do list it on this product page as a related product or a related part.And the breakaway switch; let me show you what it looks like. more


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8/8/2019 1:37:29 PM



Review of Bright Way Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 3802339- Video

Review of Bright Way Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 3802339

Today, we're going to take a look at the Bright Way trailer breakaway kit with the breakaway switch, the battery and the charger. Now this breakaway system will activate your trailer's electric brakes as the trailer disconnects from the tow vehicle. Now a breakaway system is required by law in most states for trailers that are equipped with electric brakes, and have a gross towing weight capacity of at least 3000 pounds.Now, besides being required, it will also offer you a peace of mind that in an emergency situation where the trailer might come detached from your tow vehicle, this part will help stop the trailer and prevent an even more dangerous situation. The kit includes everything shown here. The battery box with the built in 0.5 amp charger, the battery on the inside, which is a 12 volt five amp hour battery, and the breakaway switch.Now the charger on the inside, it has a 0.5 amp charger, this'll refuel the battery when it's plugged into a tow vehicle. The battery is a 12 volt, five amp hour battery. more


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8/8/2019 12:32:46 PM



Review of Bright Way Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 3802311- Video

Review of Bright Way Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 3802311

Today we're going to take a look at the Bright Way top load push to test trailer breakaway kit. Now this breakaway system will activate your trailer's electric brakes if your trailer disconnects from the tow vehicle. And a breakaway system is required by law in most states for trailers that are equipped with electric brakes and have a gross towing weight capacity of at least 3,000 pounds, but also besides being required, it does give you a peace of mind that in an emergency situation where the trailer might come detached from your tow vehicle, this part will help stop the trailer and prevent an even more dangerous situation. The kit will include everything here on the table. It includes the battery box with the built in 2-amp charger. The battery on the inside is included, it's a 12V, 10-amp-hour battery, and then the breakaway switch is also included.Now this is a push to test breakaway kit and what that means is there's a button up here that says test and you push that and that'll show the LED lights. more


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8/8/2019 8:32:16 AM



Review of Bright Way Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 3802308- Video

Review of Bright Way Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 3802308

Today we're going to take a look at the Bright Way top load push-to-test trailer breakaway kit. Now this breakaway system will activate your trailer's electric brakes if the trailer disconnects from the tow vehicle. And a breakaway system is required by law in most states for trailers that are equipped with electric brakes and have a gross towing weight capacity of at least 3,000 pounds. But besides being required, it'll also offer you the peace of mind that in an emergency situation where the trailer might come detached from your tow vehicle, this part will help stop the trailer and prevent an even more dangerous problem.This kit will include everything shown here on the table. It includes the battery box with the built in one amp charger. The battery's on the inside. more


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8/7/2019 2:22:23 PM



Review of Bright Way Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 3802346- Video

Review of Bright Way Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 3802346

Today we're gonna take a look at the Bright Way Push to Test Trailer Breakaway Kit. Now this breakaway system will activate your trailer's electric brakes if your trailer disconnects from the tow vehicle, and a breakaway system is required by law in most states for trailers that are equipped with electric brakes, and have a gross towing weight capacity of at least 3000 pounds. Now besides being required, it is also offer you the nice peace of mind that in an emergency situation, where your trailer might come detached from your tow vehicle. This part will help stop the trailer and prevent an even more dangerous problem. Now this kit will include everything shown here. The battery box with the built in one amp charger, the battery on the inside, which is a 12 volt five-amp-hour battery and the breakaway switch. more


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8/7/2019 12:58:31 PM



Review of Bright Way Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 3802307- Video

Review of Bright Way Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 3802307

Today we're going take a look at the Bright Way Push-to-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit,. Now this breakaway system will activate your trailer's electric brakes if the trailer disconnects from your tow vehicle and a breakaway system is required by law in most states for trailers that are equipped with electric brakes, and have a gross towing weight capacity of at least 3,000 pounds. Now this kit will include the battery box with the charger and the breakaway switch. Now it will require a 12-volt, five amp hour battery to be installed in here. Now, the battery we do sell separately on our website. It's part number 3801250. more


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8/6/2019 11:47:18 AM



Bright Way Push-to-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit Review and Installation- Video

Bright Way Push-to-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit Review and Installation

Randy: Hey guys. It's Randy here at etailer.com. Today we're taking a look at a new Push to Test Breakaway kit that we have available. Now these breakaway kits are really important for trailering loads. Anytime you've got brakes on your trailer depending on the weight from state to state, breakaway kits so are going to be required.Now these are going to give power. There's a battery in our box here. more


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7/30/2019 10:52:23 AM



Curt Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit Review- Video

Curt Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Curt Push-to-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit with built-in battery charging. Now the Curt breakaway kit is going to give us everything we need to stay in compliance with all of our local laws. We've got our battery box. It has all the wiring inside of it that we'll need to connect. You also see here, push-to-test, so we can push that button and test the power level we have in our battery. And we're going to have our breakaway switch. more


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2/12/2019 9:58:14 AM



Hopkins Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 20099 Review- Video

Hopkins Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 20099 Review

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12/19/2018 5:33:35 PM



Dexter Trailer Breakaway Kit Review- Video

Dexter Trailer Breakaway Kit Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're going to be taking a look at Dexter's trailer break away kit with built in battery charger, part number 34-285. We've got our break away switch and battery box mounted here on our 5th wheel, but you can also mount it on your camper or trailer. This system will ensure that your breaks are applied in a disconnect scenario.If your trailer separates from the tow vehicle, the cable that connects between the two, will get pulled as the tow vehicle drives off, releasing the pin, activating the breaks on your trailer.You can see here, our wheel turns freely, but if I pull the break away pin, our breaks apply, and our wheels lock up, bringing our trailer to a safe stop. And with our pin reinserted, our tire spins freely, again.The included battery and charger box is a top load. So we can remove our battery if need be. The break away switch will connect to your battery here. more


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10/18/2018 1:42:33 PM



Dexter Trailer Breakaway Kit Installation - 2014 Heartland RV Bighorn Fifth Wheel- Video

Dexter Trailer Breakaway Kit Installation - 2014 Heartland RV Bighorn Fifth Wheel

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Heartland Bighorn, we're going to be installing Dexter's Trailer Breakaway kit with built in battery charger. Part number 34-285. We've got our breakaway and battery kit mounted on our fifth wheel. This is going to apply the brakes on your Bighorn in the event of a disconnect. You can see here our wheel turns freely but if I pull the breakaway pin our brakes apply and our wheels lock up bringing our trailer to a safe stop. We'll begin our installation by mounting the larger components. more


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10/18/2018 1:42:22 PM



Curt Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit Review- Video

Curt Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Curt Side Loading Push to Test Trailer Breakaway Kit with built in battery charger, part number C52042. Here's what our breakaway system looks like. Now, in a lot of states, it is a requirement to have a breakaway system if your trailer weighs over a certain amount and you have electric breaks on it. We're going to have a tethered cable that's going to be attached to our towed vehicle that's also going to be attached to the plunger on our breakaway switch and in the event that our trailer does come uncoupled, it would pull this plunger out, which then applies the breaks to our trailer.Our breakaway system is going to have a built in battery, so we're going to make sure that we have power to apply to the brakes. Now, the nice thing is, is it's also going to have a built in charger, and the wire's going to charge from the 12 volt power source at our trailer connector. If we come to the top of the box here, we're going to have this button that we can push to test our battery. more


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7/12/2018 3:12:24 PM



CTS Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit Only - HBA-EBA Review- Video

CTS Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit Only - HBA-EBA Review

Today we're going to take a loot at the breakaway kit for the Hydrastar XL trailer brake actuators. Now this battery box is very easy to install, it's easy to access, and it's built to take the weather and the shock of trailer life. It's a newly designed box, which is perfect fit for the Hydrastar XL trailer brake actuators. This box is also ideal for other systems requiring a higher amp hour battery. The package would include everything shown here on the table. Comes with the battery itself, the battery case with the lid, the breakaway switch, mounting hardware, and a nice set of detailed instructions. I'll start with the battery box. more


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5/3/2017 10:02:23 AM



Curt Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - C52044 Review- Video

Curt Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - C52044 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Curt Push-to-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit with the built-in battery charger. This breakaway system activates your trailer's brakes if the trailer disconnects from the tow vehicle. That's going to help prevent a full runaway situation. The push-to-test battery case offers fast and easy battery testing. You can press the button right here on the lid and hold for three seconds to test the unit. Then you're going to have these LED lights that will clearly indicate the status of the battery. more


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1/25/2017 1:45:19 PM



Curt Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit Only - C52026 Review- Video

Curt Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit Only - C52026 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Curt Soft Trac II Trailer Breakaway Kit. Breakaway systems activate your trailer's electric brakes if the trailer disconnects with the tow vehicle. That's going to help prevent a full runaway situation. This is a top-loading case. It provides easy access from above. It's going to feature a nice weather-resistant construction that protects the battery from moisture and debris. It's also going to feature a built-in mounting bracket that offers easy installation, no drilling required. more


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1/25/2017 12:55:19 PM



WHRZT Push-to-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit with GPS Tracking Device Installation- Video

WHRZT Push-to-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit with GPS Tracking Device Installation

Today we're going to taking a look at the WHRZT Push-to-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit with GPS Tracking Device. Part number is WIB-100-C52023. Once installed, the breakaway kit is going to be pretty easy. Here you can see our breakaway switch. This is going to act as a safeguard if our trailer ever comes disconnected from our vehicle. Basically we've got the steel cable here. more


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12/13/2016 4:16:09 PM



WHRZT GPS Trailer Tracking Device with Curt Soft Trac I Breakaway Kit Review- Video

WHRZT GPS Trailer Tracking Device with Curt Soft Trac I Breakaway Kit Review

Today we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Curt Soft Trac II brake away kit with the WHRZT! GPS trailer tracking device. Part number is WBB-100-C52040. Now this is our break away kit installed and this has the WHRZT! software right inside. It's really hard to tell and that's kind of the secret of it. You don't want everybody to know that the trailer is being tracked. If they do know it's being tracked, they're not going to take it. more


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11/28/2016 1:17:41 PM



Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 2028 Review- Video

Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 2028 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Tekonsha Breakaway Kit with the included charger. This breakaway kit is designed for use on single, tadem, and tri-axle breakaway applications. It's a quick and easy installation. The unit's constructed to perform well in all weather conditions so it features a weather and corrosion resistant design and the kit meets or exceeds Department of Transportation specifications for trailer breakaway and holding requirements. It's going to come with your breakaway battery, it's already inside the case, so it comes with the breakaway battery and it's going to come with the charger for the breakaway battery. The battery is a 12 volt sealed rechargeable five amp battery, and this right here is a DC to DC triple charger that fits securely into the breakaway battery case. It's going to provide continuous recharge, it features an automatic shutoff that will not permit the battery to overcharge. more


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11/28/2016 8:24:42 AM



Curt Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - C52028 Review- Video

Curt Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - C52028 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Curt Soft Trac Two Trailer Breakaway Kit with battery charger. The breakaway system is designed to activate your trailer's breaks if the trailer would disconnect from the tow vehicle. The unit does come with a battery charger that ensures that the system's battery is always charged. The unit is already connected so the charger is already in there. It stows nicely right here I the side compartment internally in the battery box. This is your battery. This little guy right here is your charger. Again, it's already connected so the batter simply fits into the box. more


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11/9/2016 8:51:21 AM



Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 20020 Review- Video

Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 20020 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Tekonsha breakaway kit with charger. This kit features a rechargeable, sealed maintenance free battery with charger for trouble free towing. Now break away kits are designed to bring trailers safely to a stop by activating the electric brakes should a trailer disconnect from the tow vehicle. Now ideally your safety chains that connect the trailer to the tow vehicle will prevent a trailer from disconnecting if the coupler comes off the ball but in the event where the safety chains fail the breakaway kit acts as a last line of defense against a runaway trailer. Now this type of safety system is required in most states for trailers weighing more than 3,00o pounds. The breakaway kit is going to work with 1, 2, 3 or 4 axle trailers. It's going to feature a weather and corrosion resistant design. more


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11/8/2016 11:56:15 AM



Titan BrakeRite II SD Electric-Hydraulic Actuator Installation - 2015 Flagstaff Classic- Video

Titan BrakeRite II SD Electric-Hydraulic Actuator Installation - 2015 Flagstaff Classic

Today we're going to be showing you how to install the Titan Disc Brake Kit and BrakeRite II SD Electric-Over-Hydraulic Actuator. This is going to work for tandem axles with 3,500 lb capacity. Part number is T4843700. This Titan kit's going to allow you to easily change over to disc brakes from your standard drum brakes. This is going to give us a very noticeable increase in our braking performance. You can see both the hub and rotor here have a dichromate plated finish for superior corrosion resistance. The advantage to disc brakes is that we're going to have a faster response time to begin slowing down our trailer, and it's going to be a much more smooth and even braking process. To begin our installation, we're going to get our breakaway switch mounted up here to our pin. more


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11/4/2016 12:35:28 PM



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

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. more


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10/5/2016 10:46:22 AM



WHRZT Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger and GPS - WBB-100-C52040 Review- Video

WHRZT Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger and GPS - WBB-100-C52040 Review

Today we are going to be taking a look at the CURT Soft-Trac 1 Breakaway Kit with the WHRZT GPS trailer tracking device. The breakaway kit with the built in GPS device is going to let you discreetly track the location of your trailer. It is going to give you peace of mind for your personal trailer, or it is going to let you monitor one of the trailers from your fleet. The breakaway kit on the system is designed to activate your trailer's electric brakes if your trailer disconnects from the tow vehicle which will bring it to an eventual stop. One of the neat things about the unit is you can manage all the GPS monitoring and adjustments. You can manage and monitor all of that using an online account. The unit's actually going to come with a card. more


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10/5/2016 10:46:14 AM



WHRZT GPS Trailer Tracking Device Manufacturer Demo- Video

WHRZT GPS Trailer Tracking Device Manufacturer Demo

You rely on your trailer during the week and on the weekend for work and for play. It works hard to get you and your gear where you need to go, but what happens when it's not in use Do you know where it is, and most importantly, is it safe Roughly 20,000 registered trailers are reported stolen each year, and very few are ever recovered. You may be wondering, "How can I best protect my investment in my trailer" For starters, what if you could know the exact location of your trailer by simply checking your phone What if you received text alerts when it moves from place to place And what if you we're alerted when it left an area or arrived at a destination All of it is possible with WHRZT! WHRZT! is has designed a solution specifically for utility, custom box, horse, and boat trailers. Using the breakaway battery box or the 7-pin junction box, WHRZT! has GPS technology embedded inside, along with an easy-to-use mobile and web app. You will always know the location of your trailer. If it moves when it is not supposed to, you will be alerted instantly. more


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9/6/2016 3:26:17 PM



Pro Series Push to Test Breakaway Kit with Charger Review- Video

Pro Series Push to Test Breakaway Kit with Charger Review

Today we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Pro Series push to test break away kit with premium integrated charger, part #PS50-85-320. Now a break away kit is a very important addition to a trailer. This is going to allow the brakes on the trailer to operate using the battery located in the box here in the event that our vehicle we're to become separated from our trailer. To activate it, we've got a switch. As soon as the plunger's pulled out of there, that's going to activate the battery to send braking power to the trailer and get it slowed down safely. It's going to help out in those few and unfortunate situations where it does become disconnected. more


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2/5/2016 11:33:47 AM



Bargman Trailer Breakaway Kit - - HS496-82 Review- Video

Bargman Trailer Breakaway Kit -  - HS496-82 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Hydrastar Trailer Brake Away system with charger. This brake away system's designed to bring trailers safely to a stop by activating the electric brakes should a trailer be disconnected while you're driving. This type of safety system's required in most states on trailers that are rated over three thousand pound gross vehicle weight. This is designed for use on one, two, or three axle trailers equipped with electric brakes. This has a nice weather and corrosion resistant, heavy duty polymer case to protect the battery and the charger. Now, it does include the A, B, C, D, battery charger which means Accelerated Battery Charging Device. You pop open the lid, just sort of want to dump this out, the wires go through the bottom here you can see. Here's your battery and then this little red device right here hooked on to the positive side, that is the battery charging device. Now, it is very quick and easy to install. more


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1/28/2016 2:05:46 PM



Pro Series Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - PS50-85-320 Review- Video

Pro Series Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - PS50-85-320 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Pro Series Push to Test Breakaway Kit with a Premium Integrated Charger. Now, Breakaway systems are designed to bring a trailer safely to a stop by activating its electric brakes should it be disconnected while towing, which would bring the trailer to an eventual stop. Now please keep in mind that Breakaway Kits are required in many states and provinces so you want to state with your state's regulations, but this is going to be a great option for you. The kit, here, the lid is going to feature a Push to Test feature. It's going to have an LED bar right here that's going to indicate fully charged, charging, or recharge. So it's got the big, green button that you can push, and then a light's going to come on. Right now it's saying fully charged. Another neat feature of this unit is that it has a built in, multi-stage battery charger that's going to offer a fast charge to quickly bring the voltage up. more


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11/16/2015 10:06:17 AM



Curt Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - C52042 Review- Video

Curt Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - C52042 Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Curt Push-To-Test Trailer Breakaway Kit with a Built-In Battery Charger. The breakaway system is going to activate your trailer's electric brakes if the trailer disconnects from the tow vehicle, which would bring your trailer to an eventual stop. Now, a breakaway system is require by law in most states for trailers that are equipped with electric brakes and have a gross trailer weight or towing weight of at least 3,000 pounds, so definitely check with your state's regulations. This unit's going to be a great option for you. It's going to feature a push-to-test battery case. It's going to offer fast and easy battery testing, all you got to do is press the large button right here, then one of three LED lights will pop on. Ours is green right now, so that means that we're fully charged. more


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11/12/2015 2:05:51 PM



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

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. more


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9/14/2015 10:05:51 AM



Curt Soft Trac I Trailler Breakaway Kit Review- Video

Curt Soft Trac I Trailler Breakaway Kit Review

Today on This Old Trailer, we're going to review and install the Curt Soft Trac I Breakaway System, part number C52040. Here we are at the front of our trailer, where we're going to mount our breakaway kit. Here we are with our breakaway kit. This is a super-nice kit. It's a nice, compact battery and charger and then the actual breakaway switch. One of the really nice features about mounting this battery is its multiple options. more


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6/11/2015 1:31:08 PM



Curt Soft Trac II Trailer Breakaway Kit Installation- Video

Curt Soft Trac II Trailer Breakaway Kit Installation

Today we are going to show you how to install the CURT Soft-Trac II Breakaway kit. This does include the battery charger. Part number C52028. Now, to test this out we are going to spin our wheels on our trailer with our vehicle hooked up and when we pull this out our spinning wheels should stop, so go ahead and let's get them spinning. Perfect. To begin our installation we first need to get our box mounted, the kit mounted here. more


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5/28/2015 2:11:06 PM



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

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. more


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4/20/2015 3:35:49 PM



Dexter Axle Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit Only - 34-285 Review- Video

Dexter Axle Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit Only - 34-285 Review

Today we're going to review part number 34-285. This is the Dexter breakaway kit. This breakaway kit is designed to bring trailers safely to the stop by activating the brakes should the trailer be disconnected while you're driving. This type of safety system is required in most states on trailers that are rated over 3000 pounds. This particular breakaway kit is designed to be used with the Dexter electric over hydraulic brake actuators, part number K71-650 or K71-651. Both of those we do sell separately on our website. This breakaway kit has a 9 amp hour capacity. more


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3/25/2015 2:17:37 PM



Hopkins Engager Trailer BreakAway Kit Installation- Video

Hopkins Engager Trailer BreakAway Kit Installation

Today on our trailer, we'll be installing the Hopkins Engager Trailer Breakaway Kit with Charger and Tester, part number 20400. Breakaway switches and kits are installed for emergency breakaways from the towed vehicle. It will pull the pin and gauge the battery, sending power to the trailer breaking, automatically applying the breaks to your trailer. Here, we have the new Engager Breakaway System with charger and battery. We have the pre-installed wires, our ground, power, and break-V. Built into the case, our attachment points on both sides. more


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1/9/2015 5:41:28 PM



Hopkins Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit Only - HM20002 Review- Video

Hopkins Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit Only - HM20002 Review

Today we will be reviewing part number Hm20002. This is the Hopkins Brake Master Break-Away kit. What you're going to get is you're going to get the lockable weather resistant battery box with the sealed 12 volt rechargeable battery inside, and you're going to get the Break-Away switch, the cable, and all the mounting hardware that you need. The mounting hardware that you see is going to provide two different options for mounting. You're going to have a U-bolt option, and you're going to have a self-tapping screw option, and then you have the washers and the lock nuts. A Break-Away kit is designed to bring trailers safely to a stop by activating the electric brakes. Should a trailer disconnect from your tow vehicle and, should the safety chains fail, this kind of acts as a last line in defense against a runaway trailer. more


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8/5/2014 12:23:27 PM



Hopkins Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 20400 Review- Video

Hopkins Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 20400 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part #20400. This is the Hopkins engager trail breakaway kit with charger and tester with a top mount display. You can see here on top how we have a push to test button. That's going to illuminate one of three LEDs which will indicate whether our battery is charged, whether it needs to be recharged, or whether it's currently charging. Also on top we have a chart here which shows us the wire color codes and where they go. So you're going to have the battery case with the battery inside, the charger with the push to test on top, then you're going to have the breakaway switch and the breakaway cable. The cable has a plug that goes on the backside here. more


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7/29/2014 1:22:33 PM



Hopkins Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - HM20001 Review- Video

Hopkins Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - HM20001 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number HM20001. This is the Hopkins Trailer Break-Away Kit with a charger. So what you're going to get is you're going to get the Break-Away box, which is a switch. You're going to get the cable and it has the plug-in and the plugs into the back side of the switch. You're going to get the battery box that is locked with the screws, so that is sealed shut. You got the expose wires coming from the rechargeable battery and from the switch, they are all going to be color coded. You have to options when it comes to mounting. You can either choose the mount using the U-bolt setup with the washers and the lock nuts. more


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7/29/2014 12:20:21 PM



Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 50-85-313 Review- Video

Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 50-85-313 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number 50-85-313. This is the Tekonsha Push to Test Breakaway Kit with a Premium Integrated Charger. Breakaway Kits are designed to bring trailers safely to a stop by activating the electric brakes so the trailer disconnects from its own vehicle during transit. Ideally, the safety chains would make that prevention but in some case this can be used as a last line of defense to bring that trailer to a stop in case it was to ever disconnect. In a lot of states this type of safety system is required for trailers that weigh more than 3,000 lbs so you definitely want to check into that to see if this would be a requirement for your application. The system features a push to test LED indicator here on the top. Once you push that green button, 1 of the 3 LED lights is going to eliminate so it's either going to indicate that you have a fully charged battery, a charging battery or that your battery needs a recharge. This breakaway system is for 1 to 3 axle trailers with electric brakes. The battery box has a battery inside that is included, so it's going to come with the battery box, the battery, all the wiring and the breakaway switch. more


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7/28/2014 9:54:19 AM



Pro Series Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 50-85-315 Review- Video

Pro Series Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit with Charger - 50-85-315 Review

Today, we'll be reviewing part number 50-85-315. This is the Pro Series Push to Test Breakaway Kit with the Premium integrated charger. Breakaway kits are designed to bring trailers to a stop by activating the electric brakes, should your trailer come disconnected from the tow vehicle during transit. In a lot of states, breakaway kits are required with trailers over 3,000 pounds. Here on the top, we have a push to test LED, that's going to indicate fully charged, charging, or needs to charge. As we push that button, you can see that we have a nice bright indicator that shows that our battery is fully charged. The built in battery charger is going to charge the battery when plugged into the tow vehicle. It's also going to be able to activate the trailer brakes when separation occurs of the trailer and the tow vehicle. The system is designed for use on 1, 2, or 3 actual trailers with the electric brakes. What you see is what you get, so you're going to get the battery box with the charger, breakaway switch, and a 5 amp battery. There's also an optional, post mount bracket that is sold separately. You can find out in etrailer.com with part number 50-85-115. Here on the back, you can see the mount that we have. more


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7/10/2014 11:00:59 PM



Hopkins Trailer Break-Away Kit Installation- Video

Hopkins Trailer Break-Away Kit Installation

Today on our trailer we're going to be installing the Hopkins Trailer Break-Away Kit with a charger, part number HM20001. We're going to mount the battery box here to the trailer jack itself using the U-bolts and the other supplied hardware. Go ahead and turn the battery box around like this. We'll then take a U-bolt, slide it into position, and take a flat washer, put that in place, then put a nylon lock nut. Go ahead and repeat that for the other side of the U-bolt. We'll then go ahead and raise the battery box up just a little bit so we can install the lower U-bolt. Go ahead and put our flat washers on and again, our nylon lock nuts. Now we'll go ahead and tighten down the nuts on our U-bolts. more


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5/8/2014 4:56:38 PM



Pro Series Breakaway Kit Installation- Video

Pro Series Breakaway Kit Installation

Today on our Gooseneck flatbed utility trailer, we'll be installing the Pro Series Push-to-Test Breakaway Kit with Premium Integrated Charger, part 50-85-315. We'll begin up here at the front of the trailer. We're going to need to mount our battery box that has the integrated charger built into it as well as our breakaway switch. Now, there's already a couple of holes in this trailer as it previously had a breakaway switch installed. We drilled out a hole for the ground, and we drilled out the hole a little bit bigger to mount the breakaway switch to it as well as a larger hole to allow our wires to go through the frame. We'll also have to drill 4 additional holes to mount the battery box with the integrated charger in it to the side of the frame. Now, we'll go ahead and hold our battery box up into place. We'll mark the location of each of the holes that will need to be drilled. more


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2/10/2014 1:01:52 PM



Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit Only - 20005 Review- Video

Tekonsha Trailer Breakaway Kit - Kit Only - 20005 Review

Today were going to review part number 20005. This is the Tekonsha Shur Set III lockable trailer breakaway kit. This breakaway kit features a rechargeable sealed maintenance-free battery for trouble-free towing. The breakaway kit is designed to bring a trailer safely to a stop by activating the trailer breaks should a trailer disconnect from the tow vehicle during transit. Ideally, the safety chains will prevent a trailer from disconnecting if the coupler comes off the ball, however, if the safety chains fail, the breakaway kit acts as a last line of defense against a runaway trailer, and this type of safety system is required in most states for trailers weighing more than 3,000 pounds. We do recommend to check your local state regulations for what the rules and laws are in your state. more


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7/24/2013 9:23:57 PM



This Old Trailer: Installing a Trailer Break-Away Kit- Video

This Old Trailer: Installing a Trailer Break-Away Kit

Today on This Old Trailer, we are going to install part number HM20001 from Hopkins. This is their break-away kit with charger. The first thing we need to do is go ahead and find a place to install the actual battery box itself. When we mount the battery box, we want to keep it close to the front of the trailer as best as possible but also in a good spot where we can have easy access to it in case we need to do some maintenance. We will probably just clamp it in place and mount it right here. Double check the length of our wires. We should be good. Our blue wire will go to the break-away switch. So we will just go ahead and run it up towards the front. And these two wires here, the black and the white, will be run to the wire harness on the trailer. Alright, we are going to use the fasteners that come with the kit. We are just going to drill it straight in to the frame. Now this head on here is actually a 10 millimeter, so you want to have something you can attach it to and then run it to your drill. 0:56 more


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5/6/2011 1:17:23 AM



Tekonsha Push To Test Breakaway Kit with Charger Installation- Video

Tekonsha Push To Test Breakaway Kit with Charger Installation

We are going to install part number 50-85-313 from Tekonsha, this is Tekonshas push to test breakaway kit with the premium integrated charger. We will show you what comes with the kit. This is basically the battery box right here and it gets installed onto the side of the frame by these two tabs right here, there is one on each side. It is very easy to install, it only has three wires to hook up. Then we have the actual breakaway switch itself which comes with the kit and is just two wires to hook up to. Very easy to install. When you install the box you want to make sure that you keep it in a somewhat protected area and if you can not put it on the outside it is better to put it on the inside wherever it is easiest to get to in service. What we will do is clamp it in place here and mark and drill out our holes. Once you have it clamped the way you want it we will just mark out our holes and then for the base we will use some self-tapping screws to hold everything together. 00:53 more


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10/8/2010 5:39:56 AM



Tow Ready Trailer Break Away Kit Installation- Video

Tow Ready Trailer Break Away Kit Installation

Today we are going to cover the installation of a breakaway kit. The function of a breakaway kit is in case the trailer unfortunately breaks away from the truck or the car. What will happen is the breakaway kit will pull a plunger, basically an electrical switch, that will send power via the battery to the brake axles so the trailer wont be free to run off into the ditch, and it will just slow down the trailer as soon as possible. That is the function of a breakaway switch. And now we will go ahead and install one. What we have here is basically a trailer frame, obviously not a whole trailer. But we are going to cover this as a generic install. No matter what brand you are using, they all install pretty much the same way. In this demonstration we will be using a part from Tow Ready, Part Number 20048. more


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8/28/2008 10:08:24 PM



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