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Old 02-27-2016, 03:39 PM   #1
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Toad Breakaway Switch Plug

I've always been a little nervous leaving the plug in the breakaway switch when not towing. Someone may have an uncontrollable urge to pull it out while I'm parked somewhere and walk away with it. I have the SMI Stay N Play Duo system and think as long as it is switched off I can remove the plug and store it safely until I'm ready to tow again. What does the group think? What do you do with your plug when not towing and just using your toad around town? TIA. Greg

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Old 02-27-2016, 03:48 PM   #2
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Personally I would leave the plug in. Depending on where the switch is located it could easily fill with mud, water and other debris if the plug is removed.

We tow a Jeep TJ Wrangler. The switch sticks out between the grill panels. When we're not towing it I loosen the mounting bolt and turn the switch so it's hidden behind the grill. The switch is then out of site and there's little chance anyone will remove the plug.

As a precaution I ordered a spare plug from Roadmaster. It stays in the motorhome just in case someone walks off with the one in the switch.

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Old 02-27-2016, 04:44 PM   #3
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Like Hiker said just buy a spare if you are worried about it.
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Thanks all, for the feedback.
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Old 02-29-2016, 01:47 PM   #5
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You are correct in thinking the switch on the Duo controller in the toad will shut off the breakaway switch. Actually, it cancels the ground for the entire Duo system.
FYI, SMI Manufacturing sells breakaway dead plugs for $4.50 each.

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I had a 5th wheel and I used to do that all the time. Better safe than sorry I thought.

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