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Old 02-21-2016, 03:43 PM   #1
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Electrical cable to toad

We are getting tears in the plastic covering of our blue ox electrical cable.

We are draping it into the slot on the top of the tow bar apex as instructed by the rv dealer that installed it. He said hang it in this slot at the fifth or sixth coil. Is this correct? If so, any ideas to remedy this would be appreciated.
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I don't have a Blue Ox system, but one of the things I do with any wiring I do in the RV or Jeep is wrap the wiring with silicone tape at potential wear/rub points. It can be purchased in almost any color to blend in and is self fusing so it hugs the wire tightly. Just a thought.
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We are getting tears in the plastic covering of our blue ox electrical cable.



We are draping it into the slot on the top of the tow bar apex as instructed by the rv dealer that installed it. He said hang it in this slot at the fifth or sixth coil. Is this correct? If so, any ideas to remedy this would be appreciated.

I have a Blue Ox set-up and I don't put the cable in the tow bar slot. Too abrasive. For a while I used a bungie-cord to secure it to the tow bar. Now it just rests on top. I should check it for abrasions. Thanks


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Not sure what cable or Blue Ox tow bar you have, but my 9 year old Blue Ox Aventa doesn't have a slot such as you describe. What tow bar do you have?

Does the wire have a protective sleeve over it? That's what I use - any auto parts store will have it. and its made just for that sort of thing. Here are some examples:
Wire Sleeve at AutoZone.com - Best Wire Sleeve Products for Cars, Trucks & SUVS
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We are getting tears in the plastic covering of our blue ox electrical cable.

We are draping it into the slot on the top of the tow bar apex as instructed by the rv dealer that installed it. He said hang it in this slot at the fifth or sixth coil. Is this correct? If so, any ideas to remedy this would be appreciated.
I just drape mine over the top of the tow bar and it's Happy. No Tears...
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Try slitting a piece of hose and placing it over the cable. Tape in place. It will take a lot longer to wear through than the original cable.

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WinkNJana,
Well, I'd like to see pics of the "tears" in your cable. We have a Blue Ox curly cue cable and, it's tearing all over the place. I've got a half mile of black electricians tape wrapped round much of it. I take care in placing my pig tail so it's not in harms way of any moving parts the tow bar or, anything else. But, it's still tearing here and there. I don't know if they made a few bad ones in a certain production run or what. But, the cord, as in all the wires are still just fine and conducting all the signals sent from the coach to the toad. It's just the outside insulation that is going to he... in a hand bag.
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