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Old 05-19-2014, 11:34 PM   #1
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Brake away cord

Can any one tell me where this cord is supposed to attach to your truck?
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:43 PM   #2
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attaches to the same spot your chains are hooked at or at least that's where I was told to put it.
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Old 05-20-2014, 12:14 AM   #3
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Old 05-20-2014, 12:20 AM   #4
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Just make sure it is attached to the tow vehicle and not the chains.
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:49 AM   #5
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Find a spot on the frame of your TV to attach it to.
If the receiver fails and the safety chain loops come off, it won't do you any good to have the breakaway connected there


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Old 05-20-2014, 07:57 AM   #6
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Find a spot on the frame of your TV to attach it to.
If the receiver fails and the safety chain loops come off, it won't do you any good to have the breakaway connected there
Yes that is the standard safe answer but in reality- I don't have any
place any where near my hitch to connect it to other than the receiver.
I'd have to lengthen my break away cable and crawl underneath my
truck each time I connected or removed it. Not gonna happen.

If my receiver tears off my truck there will be so much sh-- flying around
back there the breakaway cable will likely be pulled out!
YMMV
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:02 AM   #7
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The receiver is fine. The ball would pop off the hitch before the receiver would let go.
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:28 AM   #8
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I use a caribiner and attach to where the chains go on the hitch.
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:38 AM   #9
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Many of us do that but you do need to make sure your brakeaway cable
is slightly shorter than your chains.
In the event of a ball/hitch failure
you NEED the brakeaway cable to pull out of the socket -before- the chains
get tight.
Annnnnnd you need the brakeaway cable to be long enough so it doesn't
pull out when you're maneuvering around a corner!
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I use a caribiner and attach to where the chains go on the hitch.
x2 but make sure its a heavy one not a cheap one you don't want it to break if it does get used also don't use the spring loaded type use the ones with the threaded nut closure. With any luck none of us will ever use this.
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