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Fastway Zip Coiled Trailer Breakaway Cable - 4' Long

Fastway Zip Coiled Trailer Breakaway Cable - 4' Long

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Replace the cable on your trailer breakaway device with this durable, coiled cord. No more dragging or fraying. No need to wrap cable around your trailer frame. Works with any pin-style breakaway device. Call 800-298-8924 to order Fastway accessories and parts part number FA80-01-2140 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Fastway products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Fastway Zip Coiled Trailer Breakaway Cable - 4' Long. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Fastway Accessories and Parts - FA80-01-2140

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Replace the cable on your trailer breakaway device with this durable, coiled cord. No more dragging or fraying. No need to wrap cable around your trailer frame. Works with any pin-style breakaway device.


Features:

  • Coiled design keeps breakaway cable from dragging on the ground
    • No frayed ends
    • No need to loop cable around trailer tongue
  • Universal fit - works as replacement cable for almost any pin-style trailer breakaway system
    • To replace, cut old cable off at the switch pin and thread the pin onto the Zip cable's integrated split ring
  • Included carabiner makes it easy to clip cable to your tow vehicle
  • High-strength cable is made of woven steel
  • UV-protective coating boosts durability and is scratch resistant


Specs:

  • Length: 4'
  • Limited 30-day warranty


80-01-2140 Fast Way Zip Trailer Break Away Cable - 4'

Installation Details FA80-01-2140 Installation instructions



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Video Transcript for Fastway Trailer Breakaway Kit FA80-01-2140 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Fastway Zip Coiled Trailer Break-Away Cable. The coiled design is going to keep the breakaway cable from dragging on the ground. You don't have to worry about any frayed ends and there's no need to loop the cable around the trailer tongue to keep it away from the ground.The coiled design also looks much cleaner when compared to a straight cable. This is a universal fit. It's going to work as a replacement cable for almost any pin-style trailer break-away system. In order to replace, all you got to do is cut the old cable off at the switch pin and then thread the pin onto the zip cables integrated split ring. That's all there is to it.

It's very easy to do. The unit's also going to come with the included carabiner. It's going to make it easy to clip the cable to your tow vehicle. This is a high strength cable. It's actually made out of woven steel. It's very strong and durable and it's going to have a UV protective coating that's going to boost durability.

It's also scratch resistant, so it won't scratch anything it comes into contact with. The overall stretched out length of this unit is going to measure 4 feet long. That's going to do it for today's look at the Fastway Zip Coiled Trailer Break-Away Cable.


Customer Reviews

Fastway Zip Coiled Trailer Breakaway Cable - 4' Long - FA80-01-2140

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (171 Customer Reviews)

Replace the cable on your trailer breakaway device with this durable, coiled cord. No more dragging or fraying. No need to wrap cable around your trailer frame. Works with any pin-style breakaway device.

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The breakaway cable was delivered fast and efficiently. It was easy to mount to the trailer and just have to test it by hooking the van to the trailer to see if I ordered the correct size. It comes in a 4 ft and 6 ft size. The new breakaway cable that is coiled should solve the dragging problem the old non coiled cable created. 389360



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Went with the 4' model. As with most things I am never near or around what I am trying to order for when I am in the ordering something mindset. I think this will work out. Line is close to tight when fully extended to where it needs to hook up, so we will see after the first outing if this length is good or I need the 6'. Install was easy. Just cut the old wire off and looped the keyring through the existing loop on the breakaway controller. 553131



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Just received my coil breakaway cable, I bought a new trailer in less than 4 months my cable snapped . The breakaway cable is perfect because it does not drag and will not get caught under trailer jack going up driveways. The only concern I have is the thickness of the breakaway cable seams awful thin, but I'm sure it has been thoroughly tested. 446454



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SNIFTY. Will replace and old aircraft cable that has frayed and cuts anyones hand who handles it. 448056


Comments
One year in and no issues to note. Still coils, still is not frayed.
Douglas - 11/01/2018

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We had a plastic coated aircraft cable that was OEM on our amusement trailer. Unfortunately, the cable was far too long, drug the roadway and eventually broke. As a prior customer of etrailer.com, I looked here first for just such a piece of safety equipment. It was exactly what we needed, stays up and out of the way when not attached to our tow vehicle. It was easier than trying to build a replacement cable! the cable is built solidly, the split ring is beefier than you'd think by looking at just the photos and the carabiner clip locks securely onto our tow vehicle. Shipping, as usual with etrailer.com, was lightning fast. My overall experience, with this and other purchases, has always been excellent. I even got to visit the warehouse for a pick-up on a trip in Feb, 2014! The folks are as nice in person as they are over the phone, through email or even online chat help. 265527



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If your' looking to buy something and need it quickly, etrailer is the place to get it. *** This is a great little device. I installed the Fastway Zip Coiled Breakaway Cable on a previous camper trailer and now, bought it for my present camper trailer. It's a simple installation and is out of the way(not dangling around) when not in use. Thanks etrailer!! 456995



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great product even after a year it still has a lot of spring left in the coil and no rust 381528



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Easy to install. Much better that having the cable hanging and getting caught on the hitch. The old one stopped me cold in a rest area once. Took me almost a minute to figure out what had happened. Seemed like an hour. No more worries. 479112



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Great replacement for the straight cable that can fray. 727176



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Great design and stays out of the way until you need it. Definitely buy again 722321



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Easy installation 719544



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Very nice product, no more dragging emergency brake cables on the pavement. 718020



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OUTSATNDING Products 716276



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OUTSATNDING products, even better customer service and communications. 10 out 10 I would order again 716274



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The brake cable seems very sturdy and well made. I have not had a chance to install it, but it is coiled and seems to be much better than the original. 714762



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Well made product. The coiled cable works well staying up out of the way of the safety chains and the electrical cable. I would feel better if it were more substantial, but all it has to do is pull out the plunger from the break-away switch, so it should work just fine. I hope I never put that to the test. 663295



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Good idea, will see. Fast delivery, good price, helpful website. Thanks! 655601



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Great for eliminating drooping breakaway cables. Speeds hook-up and disconnect operations. 649450



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A lot cleaner connection than the old 6+ foot long wire. 640370



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So far, so good. 635710



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Im ordering them again....nuff said! 635613



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Return purchase, always get these for any of the trailers I tow, these should already be on any trailer that’s sold and has electric brakes. Beats a bare cable that gets frayed and rips up you hands, easy to keep out of the way when not in use. 615255



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Purchased this as a replacement to one I previously owned. A cow chewed the previous one and ruined it. These little cables are far superior to the coiled up cable that is normally found on emergency trailer brakes. It's worth a purchase! 612187



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Works as it should. 593559



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Exactly as was described and just what I needed. 590866


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Ask the Experts about this Fastway Accessories and Parts

  • Should the Breakaway Cable be Shorter or Longer Than the Safety Chains
    I would recommend that the breakaway cable be cut shorter than the safety chains/cables that way if the trailer were to come uncoupled from the hitch ball it would come to a stop without slamming into the back of the tow vehicle. For a breakaway switch cable I really like the Fastway Zip Coiled Trailer Breakaway Cable part # FA80-01-2140 for 4' long or part # FA80-01-2160 for 6' long as the coiled design keeps it free from dragging or fraying. I have also attached a list of our safety...
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  • Should 4' Cable for Breakaway Kit be Cut Short to Match Length of Safety Chains
    The 4' of cable that comes with the Fastway Zip Coiled Trailer Breakaway Cable # FA80-01-2140 is actually standard for breakaway cables. If your trailer comes uncoupled then the chains should catch the coupler (which is why you criss-cross the chains). The only time you want your trailer brakes to lock up like that is if the trailer were to completely disconnect from your vehicle, safety chains and all. The 4' of cable is enough to let you tow normally without the pin being pulled and...
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  • Breakaway Cable for Hopkins Brake Buddy Classic
    For your Hopkins Brake Buddy braking system I recommend using the Roadmaster Coiled Cable # RM-8603. This can extend up to 8-feet, and the slack provided will allow for cornering without tripping the breakaway.
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  • 48 inch Long Breakaway Cable Recommendation for Trailer Breakaway Braking System
    For a 48 inch long breakaway cable the part # FA80-01-2140 would be perfect for you and would work well. This is a coiled breakaway cable that measures 48 inches in length.
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  • Recommended Fastway Coiled Cable Breakaway Cable for 5th Wheel Trailer
    You can use either a 4 foot cable like # FA80-01-2140 or a 6 foot cable like # FA80-01-2160. Either will work well on a 5th wheel trailer. Where you mount the breakaway on the trailer will dictate the best location for you to allow trailer turning and also a quick engagement if your trailer were to breakaway from your tow vehicle. If you don't have the entire assembly, you can use # FA80-00-2040 for the 4 foot cable or # FA80-00-2060 for the 6 foot cable. I've attached an article...
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  • Coiled Cable and Pin for Tekonsha 2010 Breakaway Switch
    The correct part for your Tekonsha 2010 Breakaway Switch is the Replacement Cable and Nylon Pin Assembly for 2010 Breakaway Switch # 2010-A. Though this pin and the Fastway # FA80-01-2204 are similar, the Fastway pin has ridges on top, so it is not a direct replacement. I've added a link to a video review of the Tekonsha for you to take a look at.
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  • Replacement Cable for Trailer Breakaway System
    Trailer breakaway cables are not specific to any given brand of system so you can refer to the linked page that shows many such replacement cables such as 4-foot # FA80-01-2140 and 6-foot # FA80-01-2160.
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  • How to Remove Trailer Break Away System Cable From Vehicle When Unhitching Trailer
    You won't want to remove the break away pin from the switch, as this would activate the trailer brakes and run down the break away system's battery. You'll want to remove the cable from the safety chain loop on the vehicle. The easiest way to do that would be to remove and discard the existing break away cable like # 34-285 and install the # FA80-01-2140 Fastway Zip Coiled Trailer Breakaway Cable. Attach the split ring to the break away pin and the carabiner to the safety chain loop...
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  • Could Coiled Breakaway Cable by Fastway Fit Puma Travel Trailer
    Yes, you could use the Fastway Zip Coiled Trailer Breakaway Cable # FA80-01-2140 that you referenced on your travel trailer. This is a universal design that can basically fit any breakaway kit as long as the length of the cable is adequate. The length of this is 4 feet. For 6 feet you'd instead want the part # FA80-01-2160.
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