Breakaway cable hookup

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by sgrprincees, May 9, 2006.

  1. sgrprincees

    sgrprincees LawnSite Member
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    Does anybody have an idea of how to hookup the breakaway cable for the trailer breaks? I was thinking of getting something like [​IMG] 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.
     
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.
     
  3. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.
     
  4. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I use one of those double ended clips. I loop it around the bumper chain holders and then clip them wire back onto itself.
     
  5. Larry Davis

    Larry Davis LawnSite Member
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    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.
     

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