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Old 01-25-2010, 11:57 PM   #11
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Thank you very much. I am new and I feel like I am getting a 4 year degree in RV'g from the forum and from folks we meet in our travels.

I have to admit that I do not understand the locking of the cable. Can't someone still pull it anyway?

I do like the advice on backing up and checking the hitch. Sometimes the obvious escapes me, but you are right, there is someone who thinks it is funny or worse.


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Old 01-26-2010, 07:42 AM   #12
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Thank you very much. I am new and I feel like I am getting a 4 year degree in RV'g from the forum and from folks we meet in our travels.

I have to admit that I do not understand the locking of the cable. Can't someone still pull it anyway?

I do like the advice on backing up and checking the hitch. Sometimes the obvious escapes me, but you are right, there is someone who thinks it is funny or worse.


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Pretty sure they are locking the latch release handle, and using it as a point to attach the cable.

Locking your cable really won't make a difference since it pulls out of the electric brake accuator anyway.

It is a good idea to lock your latch handle so no one messes around with it....
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:39 AM   #13
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We used to tow a Montana and I used the release latch on our 18K Reese to secure the safety cable. It pulled out once when I was in a sharp turn backing up. Never did it again. And I also used a saftypin in the lock mech of the Reese so it would not come unlatched.
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:11 PM   #14
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I do lock the latch for the pull handle on the hitch. My Truck has a step built in the tail gate. I now attach the safety brake cable to the handle. I seems to work well and I have not pulled the cable out of the socket, or whatever you call it, since.

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