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Old 05-29-2017, 05:03 PM   #1
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Sorry if i am starting a new thread but I am in a GM garage in Castlegar for a fuel filter. That discussion is for another day.
My breakaway cable was looped onto a safety chain hook when the hitch was installed at ETI last week.
That seems counterintuitive to me, a confirmed newbie and the manual recommends attachment to the tow vehicle.
Advice pls and thank you. JPS
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Old 05-29-2017, 05:16 PM   #2
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This is how Reace showed me to hook my break away cable. The cable loop goes through the head of the R-pin and then the loop goes on the pin that holds the weight distribution hitch in the hitch receiver. R-pin then snaps on that pin.
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Old 05-29-2017, 06:00 PM   #3
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Thank you! Also for the photo...I was about to GOOGLE r-pins.
That solution makes sense. JPS
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Ours is hooked onto the same bracket on the receiver where we hook our chains. Chains are to cross, for newbies.

I expect that ETI had in mind that the breakaway cable would work if the R-pin disappeared. We have a locking pin.

Found R-pins to be difficult to deal with and also questionable as to whether they would do the job, which they have not with quite a few people. A locking pin is so much easier and better, AFAIAC.
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Ours is hooked onto the same bracket on the receiver where we hook our chains. Chains are to cross, for newbies.

I expect that ETI had in mind that the breakaway cable would work if the R-pin disappeared. We have a locking pin.

Found R-pins to be difficult to deal with and also questionable as to whether they would do the job, which they have not with quite a few people. A locking pin is so much easier and better, AFAIAC.
Yes, that makes sense as well and easy to do because the pin is out at some point. But, it is not actually attached to the TV, so the trailer might not stop if for some reason the insert comes out.
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Yes, that makes sense as well and easy to do because the pin is out at some point. But, it is not actually attached to the TV, so the trailer might not stop if for some reason the insert comes out.
I think that you are right. Seems a questionable practice to attach to the pin rather than the vehicle although in Glenn's photo, it is somewhat attached to the vehicle.
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Or as Reace said to me at the rally, when we were discussing if my ball was secure, "you want a new trailer anyway".
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Or as Reace said to me at the rally, when we were discussing if my ball was secure, "you want a new trailer anyway".
Ho, ho, yep, he has that right.. Time to shop for a TV.
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Lots of folks use either a large stainless steel spring link or quick link attached to their tow vehicle's hitch - same place the safety chains attach.
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Sorry if i am starting a new thread but I am in a GM garage in Castlegar for a fuel filter. That discussion is for another day.
My breakaway cable was looped onto a safety chain hook when the hitch was installed at ETI last week.
That seems counterintuitive to me, a confirmed newbie and the manual recommends attachment to the tow vehicle.
Advice pls and thank you. JPS
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