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Old 08-11-2006, 02:52 PM   #1
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Anyone with a Vue using a break away switch with their aux braking system? If so, where is that little sucker mounted on your vehicle?
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Anyone with a Vue using a break away switch with their aux braking system? If so, where is that little sucker mounted on your vehicle?
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Old 08-11-2006, 04:59 PM   #3
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I bolted (actually a self tapping)a 1X1 tube to the bottom of the Blue OX Base Plate, and screwed the "break away sw" to that, worked OK.

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Old 08-11-2006, 05:59 PM   #4
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Mine is mounted in the lower left side grille opening near the tow bar. Any unobstructed place in the grill will do. Just so there are no snags if it must pull out.
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Old 08-12-2006, 03:44 PM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ding-a-ling:
Mine is mounted in the lower left side grille opening near the tow bar. Any unobstructed place in the grill will do. Just so there are no snags if it must pull out. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Any chance you can take a photo and post it here? My concern is the strength of the plastic that the switch will be bolted to.
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My much older Saturn may not be constructed the same as the Vue but I got a great tip on mounting the breakaway switch on it. I had Camping World do part of the MH side of our Roadmaster Brakemaster system. While I was there, I asked them for any tips they had about mounting the toad part. They told me that they used a lag bolt in the grill for the breakaway switch because there is foam inside of it. Their only caution was about the sensor for the air bag in that same area.

I ran a regular lag screw up into our Saturn and it is just as solid after 2.5 years as the day that I installed it. I've periodically tested the breakaway switch, pulling it a couple of times to test that the air cylinder in the toad was maintaining enough air to keep the brake engaged. Even all of that testing hasn't budged it.
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My concern with having the switch visable is that some jerk will come along and remove the breaker. I guess tho that even with it hidden, the cable will still be visable. Perhaps it might be wise to disconnect the cable when away from the MH for awhile; e.g., eating at Cracker Barrell.

I've been wanting to investigate the possibility of wiring the VCR to the rear camera to record any tampering while we're away.
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