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Old 07-17-2015, 08:45 PM   #1
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Fastway zip break away cable?

Anyone replace there wire breakaway cable with one of these? pickes up but have not installed it yet. It is a 6' cable and just stretching it out by hand it appears will be a tight fit. Just concerned about the constant tension on the switch?
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:25 PM   #2
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That is what came with ours. Never had any issues, and it too feels tight.
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:29 PM   #3
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Mine is pretty snug too, but hasn't caused any problems. It takes a lot of force to pull the pin out of the switch.
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Old 07-18-2015, 01:37 PM   #4
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I replaced the original cable with a 4' Fastway. The cable was too long, and dragged on the ground unless wrapped up a bit. Never had the pin pull out in 3 years. I put a caribiner on the TV side to clip to the safety chain loop.
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Just keep in mind that the vehicle end of the cable should be attached to the VEHICLE not to some part of the hitch or chains. Think of it in a worst case scenario, not just if the trailer comes off the ball. What if the vehicle hitch breaks. I replaced one of the screws in my license plate with a screw eye and fasten the vehicle end of the break away cable to it.
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Good idea! Higher up and easier to get to than the hitch.
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Thanks all. Will give it a go.
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Old 07-21-2015, 07:24 AM   #8
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I replaced the regular cable with the Fastway 6'. I like it much better. I do not have to coil it with electrical tape like the old one to keep it from being too long and scraping on the ground.
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Old 07-21-2015, 08:04 AM   #9
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I replaced the original cable with a 4' Fastway. The cable was too long, and dragged on the ground unless wrapped up a bit. Never had the pin pull out in 3 years. I put a caribiner on the TV side to clip to the safety chain loop.
Same here. I replaced mine with the 4' version. Got it on Amazon. A lot better than constantly fiddling with the 8' of cable provided. My dealer put a zip tie on it after looping it a couple times, but always having to enlarge the loops!
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Old 07-23-2015, 02:00 PM   #10
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I replaced one of the screws in my license plate with a screw eye and fasten the vehicle end of the break away cable to it.
Like this idea...I'm currently running it to the other side of my tailgate...with a carabiner to keep it from sliding back through. (On my Ridgeline the tail gate swings open like a door or down like every other P/U truck...love it!)

Of course as soon as I put it in place, I think of some other reason to get into the trunk and I open the gate and it falls out.
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