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Old 07-21-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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How to Use Blue Ox Break Away Switch

I have the break away switch installed on my Jeep but am not sure how to use it. I realize that I have to plug in the two "plug ins" into my braking system, but what do I attach the wire "loop" located on the bumper of the Jeep to?

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Old 07-21-2012, 02:53 PM   #2
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The wire cable loop will go to a fixed point on your RV's bumper or on the hitch receiver- make sure the cable is long enough to not be pulled tight when the Jeep turns, but not so loose it drags..

On the other end of the cable will be a plastic plug/prong, which fits into the box installed on the Jeep's bumper. If the Jeep breaks away, the cable will stay attached to the RV and the plastic plug will pull out of the box on the Jeep, which will activate your braking system.

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Old 07-21-2012, 05:34 PM   #3
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Sadly they do not design the cable properly.

The RV likely does not have a bumper, but if it does and the receiver is hooked to it, bad place to attach cable.

Likewise the receiver is a bad place.. HERE IS WHY.

In my personal expierence, I was going down the road, cable attached to receiver, Receiver welded to cross bar, Cross bar bolted to frame rails with a bracket at each end... Only it wasn't.. Seems the brackets broke and dropped the cross rail on the ground, Break-0away and all.

As it happens, the only thing still hooked up was the brake control wire, worked like a champ and when I got the RV stopped, the car was right where it belonged relative to the RV

The re-do I got some extra cable (Any hardware) and clamps and extended the break away cable to a spot on the motor home NOT the receiver. (part of the motor home frame) I did, however, run it through a loop on the receiver Do not want it to pull cause I cornered
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:10 PM   #4
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I hook mine up to the hitch were the safety cables attach to the motor home
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