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Old 08-01-2014, 04:19 PM   #11
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Not fond of that idea. there should be no interference or "weak link" when attaching the brake-away cable. I don't even like attaching it to the same safety chain hole on my TV receiver, less that hole tear out during an accident preventing brake actuation. unfortunatly I have limited attachment points on the hitch or bumper.
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Both times I've purchased a trailer from a dealer, the dealer attached the breakaway cable directly to the chain. They told me "this is how I've always seen it done".

That's the first thing I fix when I get away from the dealer.
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Both times I've purchased a trailer from a dealer, the dealer attached the breakaway cable directly to the chain. They told me "this is how I've always seen it done".

That's the first thing I fix when I get away from the dealer.
Why is it so many "dealers" (not all) are so lacking in procedures and their product knowledge?

I have experienced this with dealers as well. You learn quickly to take anything they tell you with a grain of salt. Do your own research.

I had one tell me to be sure and turn off the antenna amplifier (yes, you should) because it drew 10 amps and would kill the battery in a couple of hours. His knowledge from that point on carried little meaning.
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The chains on my 23mbh were just a little short. Luckily a bought two 10,000 lbs snap links that screw closed. That gave me the extension I needed. I just leave them attached the truck all the time. Of course they might eventually get fused together so removing might be impractical but I will worry about that when I upgrade trailer and truck

My dealer also did some strange stuff with the safety cable. I took control and hooked it up the the frame and a smaller snap link. From now on I hook up the safety chains and breakaway cable who I take it to the dealer
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