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Old 06-09-2014, 11:56 AM   #1
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Safety brakes cable

How many of you do not hook up the safety brake "pull away" cable to the tow vehicle, and why?

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Old 06-09-2014, 12:17 PM   #2
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I hook it up every time. Just seems like a good idea.
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:19 PM   #3
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I have no idea why you wouldn't hook up the safety
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:27 PM   #4
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I hook it to the same place I hook the chains on the truck.
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:28 PM   #5
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It is actually a DOT SAFETY REQUIREMENT in every State I imagine if your trailer is equipped with electric brakes. It is also a DOT SAFETY REQUIREMENT for the Electric Brakes to be working with the trailer installed 12VDC power source as well.

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Old 06-09-2014, 01:26 PM   #6
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Not sure why you would not connect this. Its just part of my set up.
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I have no idea why you wouldn't hook up the safety
+1. What's to gain by NOT hooking up? It's just automatic along with the safety chains...
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I always hook it up, but did have it pull out on a hard turn in a parking lot and lock up the trailer. So perhaps those times when you would remove the friction sway bar, one might want to unhook the brake cable as well.
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:50 PM   #9
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Always hook it up. You want the trailer brakes to come on if it breaks away from the TV. It is also part of my hooking up routine
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The real question is, why wouldn't you?

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It is actually a DOT SAFETY REQUIREMENT in every State I imagine if your trailer is equipped with electric brakes. It is also a DOT SAFETY REQUIREMENT for the Electric Brakes to be working with the trailer installed 12VDC power source as well.

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Thank you. This is what I was going to post also!
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