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Old 06-10-2014, 09:39 PM   #11
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When I towed a TT, I always threaded the brake cable thru' one of the chains and it was short enough that if the chain was pulled to it's max length, the cable would pull the emergency brake pin. Never had a problem with the cable getting tangled. That lesson was shown to me by a wise old man many years ago and worked for me for many years.
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:24 PM   #12
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When I towed a TT, I always threaded the brake cable thru' one of the chains and it was short enough that if the chain was pulled to it's max length, the cable would pull the emergency brake pin. Never had a problem with the cable getting tangled. That lesson was shown to me by a wise old man many years ago and worked for me for many years.
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...I don't have your kind of WD bars so I can't speak to that but it looks like the hitch is angled a little much. But I would try to get the safety cable away from all that to keep it from getting tangled up and accidentally getting pulled...
I don't have my hitch "fine tuned" right now with both the angle and height. I only put it on my truck today for the purpose of taking a couple of pictures to better illustrate my question about the chains. When I'm finally ready to go on the road later this month, the safety brake cable will be in a different position.
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Old 06-13-2014, 11:54 AM   #14
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I agree, that in the pictures you provided, were you to tow in that configuration, you would catch the chains on the shank in a turn.

But that's not how you will tow. When you insert and engage the WD bars, the coupler will be draw upward several inches, providing the clearance you need.

I've actually found that I can't easily attach my chains until after I engage the WDH bars for this very reason. Therefore, since you CAN attach your chains, you probably have more slack than I do.

This is also why I don't move thru the campground with the WD bars removed. Some people do this to avoid the somewhat subjectively-embarrassing creaking and groaning and popping. But my hitch will catch if I do this.
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