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Old 12-18-2009, 12:24 AM   #1
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Safety brake line from king pin to truck??

I just purchased my first RV, a 5th wheel Cardinal. When I picked it up the dealer was helpful, but when it came to a few things they just kind of looked at me with a blank expression. For example, they showed and explained to me the safety brake line and how important it is for stopping the trailer if it should separate from the truck. They said take care where I hook it on the truck and be sure it does not snag. I have a Reese 16K hitch and looped the line over the Reese release handle. Seemed close enough for turns and I did not see any obstructions. That is until I made my first sharp right turn and the safety clip came out of the holster. I figured this was a fluke until it happened again. Now, I need some help. Where in the H --- do I attach the line? I have a new F250 with the step option on the tail gate and I am thinking of looping it on the post for climbing up the step. Can anyone give me a better place or method of attaching the line?

I do not want the trailer locking up on me again.


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Old 12-18-2009, 03:36 AM   #2
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Not familiar with the Reese- I have a pullrite slider. I pull the pin in the rail on the drivers side, feed the loop in and put the pin back in thru the loop. Figure if the hitch goes anywhere. the bed rails will stay. I think you can also get longer cables at camp supply stores.
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Old 12-18-2009, 05:46 AM   #3
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I added a snap ring to mine, snap it through one of the holes in the hitch. It can be attached most anywhere as long as it stays out of the way.
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:42 AM   #4
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I added a snap ring to mine, snap it through one of the holes in the hitch. It can be attached most anywhere as long as it stays out of the way.
That is exactly what I did with mine also....
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:52 AM   #5
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I like MightyMike's idea of not pinning it to the hitch. In the one-in-a-million chance that the hitch comes loose you want the break-away to engage.
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:24 PM   #6
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Thanks,

I am a little surprised the trailer manufacturer, or the hitch manufacturer do not consider the cable and provide at least advice on how to connect. Goes to show that people who use them usually know more than the people who make them and the makers do not listen to the users.

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Old 01-24-2010, 11:24 AM   #7
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I use a pad lock and lock the cable and the hitch release at the same time
That way I do not have some A#$ H@#* pull the release while I'm in a parking lot or something.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:19 PM   #8
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I added a snap ring to mine, snap it through one of the holes in the hitch. It can be attached most anywhere as long as it stays out of the way.
+1
same thing here
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:31 AM   #9
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I use a pad lock and lock the cable and the hitch release at the same time
That way I do not have some A#$ H@#* pull the release while I'm in a parking lot or something.
So, I am not the only one that is supscious of someone throwing the latch on my trailer hitch while parked. I keep a padlock on mine, also.
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As an old semi driver told me once, if you leave your truck for any length of time, before you pull forward, hold trailer brakes and back up. This will re-latch your 5th wheel, in case somebody has been playing games. Good habit to get in to.
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