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Old 03-25-2008, 04:02 PM   #1
brenkco
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Emergency brake cable catches

I was wondering if there are any suggestions to keep the emergency brake cable from catching on the pins of the hitch assembly. I loop the cable through the handle of the hitch.

I have a Pullrite Superglide 16k. When I make a sharp turn, the excess cable sometimes gets caught and I come to a sudden stop!

Any suggestions? Thanks,
Ken
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:24 PM   #2
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The cable on our 3000RK is plenty long to double. I always have a lock on my hitch release latch to keep anyone messing with it while we are on the road. I run the cable through the lock and double it back to an "I" bolt attached to the 5th wheel hitch. Never had a problem with it catching on anything. Did the same thing with our previous 5th wheel trailer (SOB).
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:01 PM   #3
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Ken,

I believe Glenn had a fix using a suction cup hanger for a teecup and stuck it to the underneath by the pin. It won't interfere if the cable is needed, as the suction cup hook will just let go.
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Old 03-26-2008, 12:39 AM   #4
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Works great...


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Old 03-26-2008, 03:36 AM   #5
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If it is too long why not cut it and crimp another loop at the correct length?
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Old 03-26-2008, 03:59 AM   #6
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Slide a piece of small rubber (I used clear) hose over the cable. This will keep it in place and it can not get tangled.
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:59 AM   #7
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Glenn, Very neat clean solution for the brake cable.
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:50 AM   #8
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Thanks guys...the cup holder looks like the ticket!
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