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Old 09-22-2017, 07:28 AM   #21
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Ok, sorry to keep asking now about brake cable, when I opened this tread about safety chains, but just went outside and I thought the brake cable had a hook on it, but it has a large loop at the end that is held in place by a small welded little sleeve. So no hook just a large loop. Wood walker suggested not to put on receiver hitch, so with just having a loop, where should I put it, or should I get a hook and hook to the eye where chain goes.


I am really trying also to understand the events that would lead up to the brake cable being pulled. Looks like the trailer tongue would come off first, then the brake cable would be pulled to stop the camper while the chains are keeping it following the truck until you pull off to the side of road. Is that about how it suppose to work?
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:37 AM   #22
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The trailer end of the cable is connected to a type of key plugged into a small black box, once the cable is pulled it pulls the key which SHOULD\MUST lock up the trailer brakes, you put the key back into the slot & brakes will unlock.
Add a hook or whatever necessary to attach it to the truck hitch, not any part of the trailer hitch that could fall away or come loose. Be sure cable is separate from the chains hangs freely. Some drop the loop over the ball which is not a good idea as the ball could come loose or break off.
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Ok, sorry to keep asking now about brake cable, when I opened this tread about safety chains, but just went outside and I thought the brake cable had a hook on it, but it has a large loop at the end that is held in place by a small welded little sleeve. So no hook just a large loop. Wood walker suggested not to put on receiver hitch, so with just having a loop, where should I put it, or should I get a hook and hook to the eye where chain goes.


I am really trying also to understand the events that would lead up to the brake cable being pulled. Looks like the trailer tongue would come off first, then the brake cable would be pulled to stop the camper while the chains are keeping it following the truck until you pull off to the side of road. Is that about how it suppose to work?
You can use a carabiner on the trucks hitch, and hook the loop into that. If the trailer comes off the hitch, the brake cable should activate the brakes. This should happen while the safety chains are still attached. But in either case, will activate when it reaches the end of the cable. Just be sure the cable has enough slack in it for turns, but is not hanging low enough to catch on anything on the ground.
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:14 PM   #24
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Thanks travelin and Steve. That's what Ill do , get a hook and hook it to truck hitch chain eye hanging by it self . Thanks for the advice. Cant believe all these times been pulling camper, and the cable was hooked up wrong as well as not crossing chains. Well that how you learn, by asking questions. Thanks yall
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I also used a carabiner when I had a TT.
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It's a good idea to test the e brake, pull the key out & see if you can pull the trailer, the wheels should be locked up.
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Its a good idea to check,the e brake, pull the key & try to pull the trailer, the wheels should be locked up. If they don't lock up you'll need the check brakes or battery power to the little box.
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Once the emergency cable pulled the brakes should've locked up, unless you didn't hook that up either.
Yes I hook the safety brake cable. That's what made the brakes lock up.

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I pull the cable everytime before we pull out to test them.
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