HELP. SENSOR????

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  1. Raven27

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    So I was closing up pop up and this thing had. A little metal tab that fell of . I'm assuming it's a sensor that tells the brakes that the camper is closed all the way so I can tow it. The black thing, hopefully pictured, was holding a la metal, longish tab that seems. To make a connection when its closed. What is i . Where do I get a new one, and is it necessary?
     
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    Looks like the kill switch for the inside lights.
    • Was this inside or outside the camper?
    • What Make & Model camper do yo have?
     
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    It wouldn’t have anything to do with the brakes.
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    I agree with Steve, it is probably the brake away switch for the brakes, if hooked to a battery ( it needs a 12 volt battery to work) it will energize the brakes if the unit breaks away during hauling the unit on the road.
     
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    This is not a brake away switch. Your break away switch is mounted on the tongue with a cable attached.
     
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    I guess it was outside the vinyl, but Inside the roof framing. Is. Skill switch so I dont drain battery while driving?
     
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    Does it kill the ceiling lights?
     
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    I have no idea. no battery hooked up and we were closing it up to move it. I could check on the weekend
     
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    The kill switch shuts off the ceiling lights when the camper is closed. It has nothing to do with saving the battery while you are driving. It’s to prevent the bulbs from burning the canvas.
     
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    I agree with this....kill switch for the lights. Has Zero to do with the brakes.
     
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    Ok. I dont have a battery hooked up so I'm. Assuming I have no issue, or would power from vehicle power lights while driving? That is if I left them on. I also converted to al LED's
     
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    LEDs won’t get hot
     

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