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jbird 07-07-2013 11:02 AM

Trailer safety cables...
I just towed, for the 1st time, with my new 2013 F150. I have a 2003 Sanger V230 on a VM trailer. The safety cable hooks would not fit through the hitch? Has anyone experienced this and what do you recommend? New safety cables, or just some S hooks to adapt them?

meathead65 07-07-2013 11:41 AM

pretty common issue on a lot of hitches, easiest fix is to use a set of 4 inch shackles. On my fords and my new tundra, I just leave them hanging there to make hooking the cable hooks quick and easy.

durty_curt 07-07-2013 1:55 PM

Plus One On Leaving Some Trailering Shackles

jaegermaster 07-07-2013 2:18 PM

Make sure your shackles are rated for the weight. If your trailer jumps off the ball or your hitch breaks there is a serious jolt to the cables or chains. If you go to Home Depot or some other hardware store and pick up shackles make sure they are strong enough.

markj 07-07-2013 11:42 PM

Trust me. You want those safety cables. Mine saved my rear end last month. Story and pics to follow.... Not sure when I want to relive it to post it though....

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