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Blue Ox 7' Safety Cables - 7,500 lbs - Qty 2

Blue Ox 7' Safety Cables - 7,500 lbs - Qty 2

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Required in most states, safety cables add a little extra assurance that your towed vehicle won't become a runaway vehicle if breakaway occurs. Aircraft-grade steel ensures strength, and plastic coating keeps cable from scratching your tow bar. Great Prices for the best safety cables from Blue Ox. Blue Ox 7' Safety Cables - 7,500 lbs - Qty 2 part number BX88196 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Blue Ox Safety Cables - BX88196

  • 7500 lbs GTW
  • Coiled Cables
  • 84 Inch Long
  • S-Hooks
  • Blue Ox
  • Coated Cables

Required in most states, safety cables add a little extra assurance that your towed vehicle won't become a runaway vehicle if breakaway occurs. Aircraft-grade steel ensures strength, and plastic coating keeps cable from scratching your tow bar.


  • Safety cables offer extra security for your tow system
    • Connect to RV on one end, towed vehicle on the other
  • Aircraft-grade steel cable is strong and durable
  • Plastic coating prevents scratches on your tow bar
  • Metal keepers prevent unhooking
  • Made in the USA


  • Quantity: 2 cables
  • Length: 84"
  • Capacity: 7,500 lbs
  • 1-Year warranty

BX88196 Blue Ox Safety Cables - 7' Long - 7,500 lbs

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Video Transcript for Blue Ox Safety Chains and Cables - Safety Cables - BX88196 Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're taking a look at the Blue Ox seven-foot long safety cables.Now, safety cables offer extra security for your tow system. They're required in most states. They simply connect your RV to your towed vehicle. These are constructed of aircraft grade steel. It's very strong and durable, and it has a really nice plastic coating over the cable to prevent scratches to your tow bar or towing setup.I also want to point out that you'll notice that the hook is able to swivel or rotate here on the cable. What they did is they put a metal backing plate on that cable, so that prevents the hook from fraying or causing any type of damage to the actual steel cable, and then located on each hook is this metal safety latch system.

This prevents accidental disconnecting.The cables are coil design, so it keeps them from dragging on the ground. They're made in the USA. Two cables are included with this part number. Again, each one measures seven feet long, and they have a capacity of 7,500 pounds.That's going to do it for today's look at the Blue Ox Safety Cables.

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Blue Ox 7' Safety Cables - 7,500 lbs - Qty 2 - BX88196

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (133 Customer Reviews)

Required in most states, safety cables add a little extra assurance that your towed vehicle won't become a runaway vehicle if breakaway occurs. Aircraft-grade steel ensures strength, and plastic coating keeps cable from scratching your tow bar.


Critical product for safe towing in keeping towed vehicle behind towing vehicle in case the tow bar or hitch fails.


Much easier to store and handle than my previous 10k pound cables. End clip is firm and secure.


Had owned one of these for 9-10 years and had no major problems, but the rubberpads the bikes ride on did come loose after about 7 years so I had to glue and eventually tape them back on to get longer use out if it. The new one I have is performing as well as the older one but the pads are already coming loose after one year


A year later they have held up well, even with the winters salt and corrosion.


Love the cables! Way better than chains.


Cable seem good the outer coating seems to crack easily only used 2 times and already seem some cable showing.


Great product and easy to set up.


Very good product. Excellent service


The cables work as described however they are starting to rust on the clips.


I bought these for use with the Blue Ox Adventurer Tow Bar. I found through one of the etrailer [online] videos that I would need the Safety Cables. They arrivd with the other items I ordered in less than two Days. I was surprised at the speed of delivery.


I’ve used etrailer on several purchases and their products are superior but the knowledge of their sales people is the best. Very courteous and helpful in getting my equipment very swiftly and with wonderful expertise. Adam went way out of his way to make sure I had correct parts and they arrived even earlier than stated. That’s unusual in today’s world. Thanks etrailer!


Fast delivery ! Have not had a chance to install this item yet.


The coiled cables are great, as they don't drag or mar your equipment like chains would. They're also easy to install, and come with a helpful reminder to cross them under your tow-bar to support the bar should it ever fail.


Excellent quality.


These are just the right length.


Quick delivery and perfect product that is an exact replica of the ones I ruined.


I've used these for a year and have had not problem. But they are just cables and hooks, not that complex.


These are excellent. Just not cheap.


Product as described and delivered in a timely fashion.


Safety cables very good quality. Was very pleased with how they worked.


etrailer always delivers great service and a great product .


Product was great both times. After I learned to keep the cable from between the hitch and the ground the second set looked like new yesterday when I looked at them!

All is well with the Blue Ox equipment! Good equipment!
Nick S - 03/01/2018


Great price


These are perfect. I'm glad I chose etr


Safety pins a bit stiff, but excellent quality

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