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Old 07-21-2010, 07:12 AM   #15
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I also have had the break-away cable to long that dragged the ground when I wasn't looking. I just went the Lowes and got a squeeze connector,cut the ends square,fed the newly cut squared ends into the cable connector and layed it on a piece of railroad iron and smacked it wiff a hammer. WALA cable repair.CAUTION///// PLEASE WEAR GLOVES.The cable strands are very fine and can stick into one's fingers and it HURTS!
I also agree with the crossed chains that will or supposed too catch a tongue if it come off the ball.I'd rather not test this. NEVER NEVER TWIST them to shorten. I recently replace my safety chains with heavier high tensel chain and new hooks and links.The links allow for adjust of the length of chain.All this is available at Lowe's.

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Old 07-21-2010, 07:56 AM   #16
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For those of us who want the breakaway cable long, the extra slack can be taken up by placing a loop in the cable several inches in diameter and securing it with a tie wrap or electrical tape.

It will keep the cable off the ground, but in the event of a break away situation will pull out full length with very little pull.

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Old 07-21-2010, 08:18 AM   #17
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I will change the way I hook up my chains, and check my breakaway cable as well.
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:46 AM   #18
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OK, the pin is REALLY hard to get out, should I lube it up with a little dielectric grease?
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:21 AM   #19
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I recently picked up one of these 'coiled' type cables - no more dragging - they are available in a couple of lengths - I bought the 4ft version...

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