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Old 11-20-2008, 03:45 PM   #1
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So I guess this may be paranoia but I was wondering if any of you Brake Buddy users carry an extra pin for the break away sensor unit. (You know the thingy that pulls out to signal a break away.) I got to thinking that sometime when we are using the toad, if some curious goober takes the pin, I'm out of luck for break away safety.
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:45 PM   #2
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So I guess this may be paranoia but I was wondering if any of you Brake Buddy users carry an extra pin for the break away sensor unit. (You know the thingy that pulls out to signal a break away.) I got to thinking that sometime when we are using the toad, if some curious goober takes the pin, I'm out of luck for break away safety.
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:59 PM   #3
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Hi, Head down to the nearest Rv parts place and grab a complete Bargman switch, these are common in the trailer side of towing. Probably they are at most Napa or Pep Boy stores
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:54 AM   #4
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No extra pin, but I do keep it removed from the Mini Cooper, (my toad), unless actually towing. Once I scraped the ground going into a parking lot while driving the Mini Cooper on it's own and as I was walking into the store past where it had scrapped bottom, just by chance, I saw my pin sitting there on the ground.

I think an extra pin might be appropriate.
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Old 11-22-2008, 12:24 PM   #6
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I don't have a brake buddy, but I do carry several extra breakaway pins.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">don't have a brake buddy, but I do carry several extra breakaway pins. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Gary, where did you get them?
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I have the USGEAR braking system. They use a plastic plunger for the breakaway actuating. I got mine directly from USGEAR. I have seen them in various dealer parts stores. This type of plastic plunger might be a commonly used part. The part number is DP-6000, for USGEAR. Their phone number is 800-874-3271. This part is not pictured in any of their parts drawings, via the Internet.
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I have an SMI DUO Brake at the moment and the e-Plunger was the same as was used with the Brake Buddy. I believe that this component is a standard item.
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