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Old 08-08-2019, 09:42 AM   #1
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I have a question which may have been covered elsewhere but I can't find it...Ö...where is the best place (all opinions welcome) to hook up the safety brake controller? Mine is still connected to the hook for the safety chain and I don't think that is the best location. I am stumped.

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Old 08-08-2019, 10:57 AM   #2
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where you hook your chains should be where you attach the safety wire that activates your brakes in case of dislodging of the trailer.

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Old 08-08-2019, 11:21 AM   #3
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I agree with CPA (Jim).

The goal is to have the brake activate if the trailer becomes disconnected, your hitch fails, or whatever.

If the brake activation cable is attached to the chain, or if the brake activation cable is longer than the chains, it probably wonít activate, and youíll get no trailer brakes from this emergency device.

Make sure it is attached to your tow vehicle and is slightly shorter than the chains. That way itíll try to lock up the trailer brakes in an emergency, assuming their adjusted adequately.
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Old 08-08-2019, 03:30 PM   #4
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Old 08-08-2019, 04:32 PM   #5
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These posts got me thinking if i was hooking my break away cable up right. I was not. Found this video on the subject.
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:07 PM   #6
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The breakaway cable must be attached to a permanent location on the tow vehicle, such as the loops on the receiver that the safety chains hook to. Hooking to the safety chains or their hooks is a No.

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