THE LIFE-SAVING CONNECTION CARAVANNERS SHOULD MAKE BEFORE THEY HIT THE ROAD
Manufacturers of recreational vehicles can be sure they’ve really got it Australian-made with RV Electronics. Being known for designing the first break-away system in Australia and adding to their reputation for an Australian owned family business that sets the gold standard for safety in the caravan industry, their newest BREAKSAFE Breakaway Switch is a very durable and well-designed electronic accessory with some impressive upgrades.
Mandatory on any trailer or van over 2 tonnes, the instant the pin is pulled it creates the closed circuit which engages the electrical braking system, stopping it in its tracks - very reassuring in an emergency!
The high-quality stainless-steel construction has been redesigned to make the BREAKSAFE Breakaway Switch even easier to attach, along with modifications that protect it from the elements. Sitting on top of an A-frame/draw bar that attaches to the car, the new design features a bracket over the top. This key design change allows for better protection and mounting ensures that everything from the scorching sun to flying stones aren’t a threat.
Connecting to the tow vehicle is easy and tidier too, thanks to its stainless-steel quick release clip and patented coil cable that stretches to 1.2 metres, compressing back to just 100mm when disconnected. No more winding the wire up to stop it from dragging on the ground.
Sure there are other non-Australian made safety switches on the market. However, you can be confident that RV Electronics’ has developed the one that will go the distance and won’t let you down when you’re out in the middle of nowhere. As a matter of fact, one customer said that without their BREAKSAFE Breakaway Switch they would have rolled into a lake - not the ideal holiday destination!
So what was the driving factor to construct the new BREAKSAFE Breakaway Switch in-house? A big motivator is their continued commitment to Australian manufacturing. Heavily investing in more machinery, staff and equipment to complete the assembly processes here rather than being outsourced overseas helps to boost the state’s economy. Creating more local jobs is of course something RV Electronics is very proud of.
Steve Pasfield, co-owner and Head of Research and Development explained that if other manufacturers are making any of their parts overseas they don’t have the same quality control, which is why the RV Electronics team has worked hard to keep everything close to home.
“We’re big on quality control, credibility standards and reliability of our hard heavy-duty products, so it’s vital we keep it this way. And best of all we’ve increased the standard and quality of our latest BREAKSAFE Breakaway Switch whilst keeping our prices just as competitive as before”, he said.
“This clever switch is potentially a life-saving connection, making it one of the most important parts of every trip. All things considered, it’s a small price to pay for safety and certainly contributes to our RV Electronics’ motto:
BE PREPARED WHATEVER THE PATH.”
Features of the latest AUSTRALIAN-MADE SAFETY SWITCH suitable for caravans, boats and horse trailers include:
- Better protection and mounting
- New coil cable
- Stainless steel quick release clip
- Stainless steel mounting bracket