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Old 09 September 2012, 03:47   #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, 03:52   #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, 04:00   #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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Old 09 September 2012, 04:05   #4
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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.

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good - proves that I am human... lol although some will debate that still!
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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.

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Right or wrong, I've got a fancy detachable tow ball which I've never had 100% confidence in, it's just not right. I alway attach my breakaway cable to another bit of the car.
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Right or wrong, I've got a fancy detachable tow ball .
So what!! I've got a fancy detachable saddle
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So what!! I've got a fancy detachable saddle
'n look what happened to that
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Right or wrong, I've got a fancy detachable tow ball which I've never had 100% confidence in, it's just not right. I alway attach my breakaway cable to another bit of the car.
Don't like my detachable tow ball either Dave it's tight when I set off it works a bit loose much preferred the fixed one I had on the D3
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Don't like my detachable tow ball either Dave it's tight when I set off it works a bit loose much preferred the fixed one I had on the D3
Same here, solid as a rock when we set off, & always a bit of side to side play after a few miles. Dealer swears it's ok, I'm not convinced. Touch wood, it's not dropped off yet
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tight when I set off it works a bit loose

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They were saying on country file there is a shortage of moths in Yorkshire but plenty over the Pennines is that when you lads get your wallets out.
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They were saying on country file there is a shortage of moths in Yorkshire but plenty over the Pennines is that when you lads get your wallets out.
That's probably because you guy's won't open yours
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