Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-11-2009, 07:07 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 27
Safety Chains or Cables

Bought a new tow vehicle and needed a new shank to level the trailer. Now my chains are too short. Any experience using cables over the traditional chains? As far as I can tell, looks like I can get either one with the same rating and price.

kphammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2009, 08:35 PM   #2
Senior Member
TulsaSteve's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Tulsa
Posts: 309
I'm a cable man. I run a 370XL with a Saturn VUE toad.

TulsaSteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2009, 08:43 PM   #3
Senior Member
NWJeeper's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Enumclaw, WA
Posts: 2,617
Our towbar came with cables and they coil around the arms, our boat trailer has cables and I have seen trailers with chains. Don't think it matters as long as they meet the requirements.
"I can fix it, and if I can't fix it, I can fix it so no one can fix it!"
Ed & Wendy
2009 Georgetown 378TS | 1998 Jeep Wrangler | 1998 Skeeter ZX202C
Nights camped in 2009: 53 | Nights camped in 2010: 55
NWJeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2009, 08:04 AM   #4
CLASS "A" Senior Member
cfsoistman's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Upperco, Maryland
Posts: 3,135
I believe all the towbars come with cables. Chains eventually rust but the cables are plastic coated. We had chains with our previous trailers. I'd take the cables any day before the chains again.

2007 Georgetown 370TS

Driver: Charlie
Navigator: Sheri
cfsoistman is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:07 PM.