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sgrprincees
05-09-2006, 07:21 PM
Does anybody have an idea of how to hookup the breakaway cable for the trailer breaks? I was thinking of getting something like http://www.northerntool.com/images/product/images/336702_lg.jpg and hooking that to one of the holes that the safety chains go through. I'm just wondering if somebody has a better idea or knows the "right" way to do it.

BSDeality
05-09-2006, 08:05 PM
I use a small caribeaner, like you posted. my ford has two extra eyelets below the bumper. I just hook the cable onto the caribeaner thats always hanging from that eyelet.

lawnspecialties
05-09-2006, 09:05 PM
Does anybody have an idea of how to hookup the breakaway cable for the trailer breaks? I was thinking of getting something like http://www.northerntool.com/images/product/images/336702_lg.jpg and hooking that to one of the holes that the safety chains go through. I'm just wondering if somebody has a better idea or knows the "right" way to do it.

That is exactly what I use. It's looped into my truck bumper's chain loops. I use the hitch's loops for the safety chain.

FearThisDeere
05-10-2006, 08:14 AM
I use one of those double ended clips. I loop it around the bumper chain holders and then clip them wire back onto itself.

Larry Davis
05-10-2006, 11:21 AM
Nothing wrong with doing it that way, however, you may not need to. Many trucks, like mine, already have 1, 2 or 3 holes in the top of the bumper. These holes are covered by rubber or plastics pieces that just pop right out. If your truck's bumper has these then just run the cable through the hole and back through itself. To do this you must pull the activator pin out of the small box on your trailer frame. This is a good thing to do because those pins can get kinda frozen in place if they are not pulled out occasionally. While you have it out squirt a little WD 40 into the opening.