Originally Posted by Rkesselus
Yes you are correct and the damage was just short of 4,000 and if the chains did not hold the brake away would have stopped the trailer.
Yes the Emergency Break Away Switch pin would have been pulled out activating the trailer brakes which would stop the trailer 'Eventually' somewhere ----side of road, middle of road, in opposing lane ???
Safety chains keep trailer with the tow vehicle and the Emergency Brake Away Cable SHOULD have PULLED pin out of switch so that brakes come on WITH trailer still connected via the safety chains
The idea is for safety chains to kept trailer with the tow vehicle and the trailer brakes help stop it---which should also help keep it from slamming into back of your truck
Your safety chains are too short OR your Emergency Break Away Cable is too long........suspect cable is too long