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Old 02-13-2017, 10:02 AM   #1
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On sale at Etrailer, the coiled type....RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables - 6,000 lbs Roadmaster Safety Chains and Cables RM-643
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Old 02-13-2017, 05:34 PM   #2
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How come you are always trying to get me to spend my retirement money?
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Old 02-13-2017, 05:37 PM   #3
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How come you are always trying to get me to spend my retirement money?
You can not take it with you, when I leave I plan on having my last check bounce....
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You can not take it with you, when I leave I plan on having my last check bounce....
There are no pockets on a casket.
I've never seen a hearse stop at a bank and make a withdrawal.
And finally "if I can't take it with me, I ain't going."
Can I get an Amen? Amen!
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They seem too long of a travel trailer.
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:57 PM   #6
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Just my opinion but I installed a set of these on my Boler and hated them, changed back to chains.
Two main reasons, first I found battling with the coiled cable a fight. Secondly and more important if the trailer becomes detached these will not cradle the tongue, the trailer will separate and the tongue will drag.
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Just my opinion but I installed a set of these on my Boler and hated them, changed back to chains.
Two main reasons, first I found battling with the coiled cable a fight. Secondly and more important if the trailer becomes detached these will not cradle the tongue, the trailer will separate and the tongue will drag.
We dropped a mower and trailer off the ball while going down the Interstate in Omaha once. The chains were close to dragging and too long. The tongue did not cradle and hit a crack in the highway and then hopped up and punched a hole in the tailgate and destroyed the bumper. Then there was the laundry cleaning bill for the guys in the pickup too. Nobody hurt, mower ok, got it hooked back up and limped home.
Jeez that was loud. Coupler was adjusted too loose.
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Old 02-13-2017, 08:22 PM   #8
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As already noted, these are too long for a normal trailer. As shown in the eTrailer illustrations, they are for a towbar system, in which the chain or cable (cables are normally used in this case) reach from the hitch, all the way along the tow bars from the motorhome to the towed vehicle, and normally then further along the towed vehicle to an anchor point.

For those who like cables, here are a couple more suitable (and much less expensive) sets from the same retailer:
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:10 AM   #9
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Of course you need the correct length, I was merely pointing out the coiled vs chain option. I'm curious why Ian did not like them? I have installed them on several units and they keep the area neater as well as the connection.
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Old 02-14-2017, 06:29 AM   #10
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You can not take it with you, when I leave I plan on having my last check bounce....
Almost sounds like the prevalent attitude in Congress.

Sorry, slightly political!
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