Re: Learning about the Breakaway Switch
On our Casita, the breakaway cable was so long, I had to loop it through the eye on the hitch and then back to the breakaway switch. When I got tired of doing that, I made a few loops in it and bound them with a cable tie. It worked like gbaglo said, if it was pulled, it just slipped though the cable tie. Perfect, self-adjusting.
By the way, you should pull that pin out and lube it to prevent it seizing in the switch. The pin is brass so it won't corrode but I have read it can glue itself in there so tight that when you need it to pull out, it just breaks the switch instead.
2011 Escape 5.0
2011 Ford F150 5.0