break away cable

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break away cable

We had a great time traveling to Shenandoah Nat part last week but had a small mishap with our  2019 13. It did not come with a break away switch for the brakes and I added one for safety but this time I routed the pull able a long the safety chain area different and when I lightly bumped the tongue jack foot stepping off a high spot the cable was pinched under the jack foot and it pulled the pin out as it should  causing it to set the brakes in a panic stop and in around  200 feet it flat spotted the right tire enough to need replacement. Discount tire fixed us up with a suitable replacement and mounted and balanced it for less than $75 out the door. Fortunately I travel with a scissor jack and proper socket and breaker bar and did it all at the camp site. Still need to torque the nuts to proper torque.  Just sharing my goof up as a reminder for others.