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Old 01-30-2015, 07:08 AM   #15
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Those are all logical places to fasten the breakaway cable, but the reason I asked is the tech at the dealership who walked me through hooking up (this is our first fiver) said the breakaway should not be attached to the hitch in the unlikely event the hitch would come loose from the bed of the truck. However, every video I have seen on hooking up and everyone I asked said they hooked it to the hitch somewhere.
That is a law in Indiana. Same for a bumper-hitch, breakaway cable must be attached to vehicle frame, NOT the hitch. Attach a small clevis or eye-bolt to your pickup wheel well (beside the release handle) in the bed where it's easily reached, clip the cable to it with a dog-chain snap.

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