I'll spare you the story of my utility trailer repeatedly smacking the back of my truck when the hitch bounced off the ball. The end result is that I have a Curt 52010 breakaway switch to mount on my Scamp
16. The 52010 has two blue electrical
leads and the usual plastic plug with a steel cable.
On the Scamp
, the 7-conductor TV connector wire bundle disappears into the trailer at the right front, along with positive and negative leads from the battery. At the floor of the closet inside there is a bulge in the rat fur that covers a knot of wire nuts (Scamp's version of a distribution panel), in which I would expect to find the blue wire from the wiring harness connected to the blue wire that eventually emerges from the trailer floor just aft of the left (driver-side) wheel, from whence it goes to both brake drums.
I hope that's clear.
My plan is to mount the 52010 alongside the tongue, run both wires into the closet thru the same hole as the harness and leads from the battery, and connect one blue wire to the blue brake wire, and one blue wire to the (black) battery positive lead.
Seem like a good plan?
I don't need to worry about ground, since the 52010 is just on the hot side of the brake activation line, right? Or should I be sure there is a ground between the switch body and the tongue? (Hate to scratch away the paint
on the tongue.)
seems to use wire nuts for the 12 volt connections. Is there a better way? Crimp-on connectors?
As always, thanks for any comments or suggestions,