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Old 10-31-2013, 11:53 PM   #1
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Can someone suggest where the best place to hook up the brake tether to the truck? I can't seem to figure out how to connect the lasso looking cable. Do I need to use a biner?
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:26 AM   #2
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I would say anywhere that it won't get bound up and isn't connected to the hitch itself...the reason being that if the hitch failed for some reason the cable might not pull. Someplace attached directly to the truck frame is probably best and I used to have a clip fixed into my last TV for that purpose. I haven't done it to my new one yet, so I'm just tying it to my chain brackets on my hitch for the time being by unplugging it, then running the loop through the bracket then passing the other end through the loop and plugging it back in.
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:40 AM   #3
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Can someone suggest where the best place to hook up the brake tether to the truck? I can't seem to figure out how to connect the lasso looking cable. Do I need to use a biner?
Yes those work fine. The proper place too hook is the frame of T/V. Youroo!!
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:26 PM   #4
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I use a carabiner on the end of mine and hook it to the same holes that the chains do on my truck. Watch how much slack you have in the wire, it can/will drag the ground if you have too much and it will wear through the cable. I know this somehow.
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:02 PM   #5
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When I had the pop-up, I knew I was supposed to attach the breakaway cable to something it's than the hitch, but couldn't find anywhere convenient, so I just used the breakaway chains screw ends to secure it there.
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:10 PM   #6
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I just hook mine on the release handle.

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Hook it where your safety chain goes, just not to the chain.
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Put it over the hitch pin.....then put the clip on the pin.
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:53 PM   #8
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They should be hooked to something not related to the hitch itself. Truck bumper or a chain bolted to the truck chassis or bumper.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:20 PM   #9
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I clip mine to the not used slots in the mounting rails
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I clip mine to the not used slots in the mounting rails
For my fifth wheel, I use a lobster clip to one of the corner tie down points in the truck bed.
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