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Trailers and Tow Vehicles


Q8)  What is a "breakaway" system?

All new trailers must have an operating breakaway system installed. (Some states require this system on all trailers). Older model trailers in states that do not require such systems do not have to retrofit their trailers for this system.  

A breakaway system is a battery which is wired into the electric brake system through a switch. If the trailer comes unhitched, the switch is pulled which engages the system and slows or stops the trailer.

Additional resources include:

Kiefer Built, Inc.
P.O. Box 88  Kanawha, Iowa 50447
Phone: 515-762-3201
Fax: 515-762-3425
Toll Free: 1-888-2KIEFER (1-888-254-3337)

Trail-Et Inc.
P.O. Box 499  Waupaca, WI 54981
Phone: 715-258-8565
Toll Free: 800-344-1326
Fax: 715-258-8593

Feather Lite Trailers

Information for these and other trailer/tow vehicle questions is courtesy of:

Mr. Ray Reimann
Horseman Trailer Sales
W5712 Hwy JJ
Appleton, WI  54913

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