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Old 09 September 2012, 04:47   #1
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security chain thingy on unbraked trailer

Sorry don't know what it is called (it goes around the towball stem) - but looking at mine yesterday (after a trip to the IoW) it is very corroded and needs replacing. Anyone know where I can get a replacement - I have seached indespension site and ebay but can't find anything that looks the same
It is off an indespension coaster 3
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Old 09 September 2012, 04:52   #2
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Sorry don't know what it is called (it goes around the towball stem) - but looking at mine yesterday (after a trip to the IoW) it is very corroded and needs replacing. Anyone know where I can get a replacement - I have seached indespension site and ebay but can't find anything that looks the same
It is off an indespension coaster 3
thanks in advance
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its called a breakaway cable...
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Old 09 September 2012, 05:00   #3
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its called a breakaway cable...
Actually I think what he is looking for is known as a "Secondary Coupling". A breakaway cable is intended for use with a braked trailer, to apply the brakes before snapping and detaching for the car.
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Thanks both
Secondary coupling - stops the trailer becoming detached from ther car if the hitch comes off the towball.
I was going to PM Ben (Trailer Guy) but can't seem to attach photos to PMs so posted here.
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Sorry don't know what it is called (it goes around the towball stem) - but looking at mine yesterday (after a trip to the IoW) it is very corroded and needs replacing. Anyone know where I can get a replacement - I have seached indespension site and ebay but can't find anything that looks the same
It is off an indespension coaster 3
thanks in advance
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Just give indespension in your area a ring they will have one and post to you.
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I use a bit I'd chain and two shackles - iirc you can no-longer just loop it over tow ball needs to attached to another fixing point.
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I use a bit I'd chain and two shackles - iirc you can no-longer just loop it over tow ball needs to attached to another fixing point.
Incorrect Scott you can loop over tow ball and also safety chains on braked trailers can also be secured this way. A few years ago caravanner's were being nicked by the police for doing this and the police were proved wrong when someone won a court case. Also mine is a new indespension trailer which came with this fitting which is EU approved.

http://www.ukdrivers.com/Trailer_towing.asp
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