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Old 10-11-2009, 07:07 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 10-11-2009, 08:35 PM   #2
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I'm a cable man. I run a 370XL with a Saturn VUE toad.

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Old 10-11-2009, 08:43 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:04 AM   #4
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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.

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