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Old 05-08-2006, 05:02 PM   #1
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Curious on a Fifth-wheel hitch, where most people are connecting the break-away cable.
Had to relocate ours because the cable was wrapping around the slider arm and at times when making a hard turn activating the brakes.

Thanks for any info.
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Old 05-08-2006, 05:02 PM   #2
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Curious on a Fifth-wheel hitch, where most people are connecting the break-away cable.
Had to relocate ours because the cable was wrapping around the slider arm and at times when making a hard turn activating the brakes.

Thanks for any info.
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Old 05-09-2006, 03:37 AM   #3
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On my Reese fiver hitch there's a latch with holes for putting a padlock on. It's purpose is to keep the release mechanism closed.

I put a snap ring on the end of my breakaway lanyard and hook it to that latch. It also gives me 'peace of mind' knowing the latch is secured.
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Old 05-09-2006, 04:23 AM   #4
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That's exactly where I use to keep mind when I was having the problem. The 16K Reese slider hitch has a control arm sticking up that the cable would wrap around and cause the problem. With your truck being a long box, no need for the slider. Drilled and taped a hole in the rear hitch rail and put in an eye bolt, going to see how that works out.

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Old 05-09-2006, 04:42 AM   #5
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you guys do know you can flip the handle over so it points towards the bed .
plus it doenst stick up to get hooked on my legs or the cables..

I hook my break awya to to a caribiner i bolted to the hitch frame unused holes
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We're not using a slider, but just looping it over the handle is working OK for us.
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It's the control arm for the slider portion of the hitch that the cable was wraping around, not the release mechanism for the trailer. Now I use a caribiner through the cable loop and snap it on the eyebolt.

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Old 05-09-2006, 11:40 AM   #8
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Anyone ever get one of those cables pulled out. Talk about not going anywhere in a hurry. Especially with a hot battery. Something you only try once.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by charliez:
Anyone ever get one of those cables pulled out. Talk about not going anywhere in a hurry. Especially with a hot battery. Something you only try once. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Been there, done that!!

FIRST time was while pullng into a parking lot on a HARD turn. Cable got hooked on something and BAM. One quick stop with everything catty-wompus in a turn.

Second time a ice chest slid and hooked it going down the road. Again did not take long to stop from around 60 mph.......

No matter how hard you try Murphy will always seem to catch up to ya...
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