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Old 10-10-2012, 12:16 PM   #1
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Breakaway device

Hi all,
Had my new toad fitted with blue ox base plate and wired for my old brake buddy.
The price was about $600 + $415 for the base plate.
They didn't get the breakaway part so didn't fit it.
I'm thinking I probably should fit one.
The likelihood of a failure requiring its operation is probably nil however the Subaru outback probably needs one in most states to be legally towed???
I've checked the laws and it seems the weight requirements vary in each state.
I can't find a price on the original part but see a third party produces one for around $20
Any suggestions on what I should do going forward

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Old 10-10-2012, 12:34 PM   #2
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I installed mine for 2 reasons;

1. To comply with any legal obligation, although it may not have been
required in my state.

2. To satisfy my moral obligation that I have taken advantage of all safety
devices to tow safely.

Adios, Dirk - '84 Real Lite Truck Camper, '86 Wilderness Cimarron TT, previously 4 years as a fulltimer in a '07 DSDP

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Old 10-10-2012, 01:27 PM   #3
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Go to www.e-trailer.com, They have the switch and extra lead/plugs. Get a couple of extra ones, cause it never fails it will fall out as you are driving around when you run over the cable..that came loose.. Most suppliers only sell the switch..
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