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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. Lowest 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 etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Blue Ox Safety Cables

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

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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

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


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

Item # BX88196





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

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Video Transcript for Blue Ox Safety Cables Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Blue Ox 7' Safety Cables, with the 5,000 pound per cable capacity. Sold as a quantity of two. Part number is BX88196. Now here's what our cables are going to look like. As you can see, they've got that nice, coiled design. This is going to allow for expansion, so we can reach out, get both ends connected, but then it's going to pull back to keep these up off the ground. The cable itself is aircraft grade material.

See the nice reinforcements around there. Then the cables themselves rubber-coated, so we're not going to have to worry about that cable corroding or scuffing up the actual tow bar. Now these keepers are nice. Once we're hooked up, we won't have to worry about them accidentally coming unhooked. I'm going just going to go right around the safety chain connection points of our hitch there.

Slide those keepers on. Then we like to cross them. Come over here. The size is really going to allow us to connect on to just about any style safety chain connection point. These are great for replacement of already existing safety chains, or just to give yourself a little extra security when it comes to towing your vehicle behind your motor home. It's really all there is too it.

As you can see, plenty of room there. They're not hanging down like the chain style that you typically see where they'd be hitting the ground, making sparks, and anywhere that it might come in contact, we're not going to have to worry about any of that scuffing or anything like that. That's going to complete our look at the Blue Ox 7' Safety Cables with the 5,000 pound per cable capacity. Part number is BX88196.


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (51 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.

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perfect fit works well just the right s ize. 905910



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These are excellent quality cables with hooks on both ends. 904553



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Very professional and knowledgeable staff. Went above and beyond my expectations. Pleasure to do business with. Definitely recommend! 899374



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Very fast and efficient way to get part s. 868915



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Great product, fast delivery. Exactly as advertised. 858226



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Just as described and great quality. Happily surprised that the ends were already tinned! 853031



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Appears to be as described. 818067



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I have not used the item yet but it was as described on website. The order entry and process was great and smooth. Fast delivery and great communications. Thank you. 801286



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Quick service 739510



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Great product. I've towed the car behind my RV several times and have peace of mind that if something breaks, I've got great cables to prevent further damage to my car and other vehicles on the road. Thankfully I've haven't had to put them to the test, and I hope I never do. 711854



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Needed a replacement set of safety cables for my towbar and etrailer had just what I needed, at a fair price and with efficient delivery. 711566



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I have purchased from etrailer in the past. Easy ordering process and rapid delivery. Their products are well made and reliable. I won’t shop for my RV products anywhere else 688320



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Cables are heavy duty and well made. Springs on hook are strong and will not come apart. Coils will not drag like my old cables. 666990


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Great still like new and easy to use
Tom - 07/07/2020

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SOLID PRODUCT 666147



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Just the products I was looking for. 662618



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I use the safety chairs between my RV and mt tow vehicle. The coil design of the cable makes them easy to store and keeps them dragging when in use. They work as expected. 659506



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Product arrived on time and in good shape. Etrailer is my company of choice always. Etrailer has an outstanding customer service and lower price policy. Thank You! 653245



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cables are thinner than the original ones but they should work fine. 650906



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Got what I wanted, when I wanted it. Will look to etrailer next time I need something for the trailer or RV. 637661



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Great product. I love the self latching hooks. Sometimes coils up strange, but still compactly. 634876



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Needed replacement cables for Blue Ox tow bar. These are what I needed. 590710



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Just what I needed as my others were just too short! Great service as always. 563278



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Excellent product and just what I needed, I've bought multiple items from etrailer and they always ship fast, communicate very well and offer quality products. A great place to buy your trailer needs. Thank you. 563158


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  • Can Safety Cables be Wrapped Around Trailer Tongue
    Yes you can wrap your the Blue Ox 7' Safety Cables - 7,500 lbs # BX88196 or 10,000 lbs # BX88197 around the trailer tongue, though ideally you would use a mounting bracket like the Brophy Safety Chain Mounting Bracket - 6-1/8" Long x 1/2" Diameter # MB12 or 5/8" Diameter # MB58. I have added links to a couple video reviews for you to check out as well.
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  • Are the Blue Ox 7' Safety Cables # BX88196 Coiled
    Yes, the Blue Ox 7' Safety Cables # BX88196 that you referenced are coiled. I have attached a review video so that you can see how this keeps them off of the ground. For a complete flat towing setup you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, vehicle tow bar wiring, a supplemental braking system, and possibly a high-low adapter. If your flat towing setup is missing any of these parts just let me know what it is you are needing as well as the year/make/model of your vehicle...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL With BrakeBuddy Supplemental Braking System
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  • Recommended Flat Tow Setup for Blue Ox Tow Bar on 2008 Honda CR-V
    For your 2008 Honda CR-V, you will want to start with the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX2246 which will be directly compatible with your tow bar. The tow bar you are describing is likely the old alpha or avail model, either of which will work just fine. If you want to determine which model you have, you can find it printed on the driver's side leg under the latch handle according to my contact at Blue Ox. If you don't have the safety chains, you will also want # BX88196....
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    Thank you for the picture! Most tow bars are going to have some stickers on the shank of the tow bar that will give you a part number; sometimes they come off over time, and occasionally you have to rely on visually matching them up to determine which one you have. From the sticker on the shank, it looks like you have a Blue Ox Aventa II tow bar, which has been replaced by the Blue Ox Alpha # BX7365 . But the good news is that we still have replacement parts available. The Replacement...
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  • Cost Effective Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2004 GMC Envoy
    It sounds like you're looking for a cost-effective kit for flat towing your 2004 GMC Envoy. In addition to the Blue Ox Adventurer Tow Bar # BX7322 (which is rated high enough for your Envoy if you don't load it up with cargo) you'll need the following: Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - # BX1709 Blue Ox Safety Cables - # BX88196 Magnetic Tow Lights - # TL21RK Blue Ox Braking System - # BRK2016 This includes all of the equipment you need to flat tow your Envoy.
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  • Is Blue Ox Fixed Arm Base Plate kit for 2004 Jeep Wrangler Compatible with Ascent Tow Bar
    I reached out to my contact at Blue Ox who confirmed that the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1120 is compatible with your (discontinued) Ascent Tow Bar BX4370. I recommend just sticking with the same brand for tow bar and base plate kit. Please make sure that you also have safety cables like part # BX88196 as well. The Stay-IN-Play DUO # SM99251 is an excellent option when it comes to a braking system. You will need to install the Relay # RM-88400 if you plan on using something other than...
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  • Blue Ox Base Plate Tow Bar Compatibility and Parts Needed To Flat Tow 2005 Jeep Wrangler
    I have a few tow bar options for you, but I do not think the Blue Ox base plates will work with the tow bar you referenced. I spoke with my contact at Blue Ox and he was unable to confirm if the # BX1120 will work with the tow bar you referenced. I was able to find out that the Blue Ox base plates and tow bars use a 1/2 inch pin to secure the tow bar and base plate. Based on the differences in pin diameter, I do not believe that they will be compatible. The # BX1120 base plate is compatible...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2008 Jeep Liberty
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  • Blue Ox Base Plates for 2002 Jeep Wrangler
    The Roadmaster Base Plate to Blue Ox Tow Bar Adapter, part # RM-033 is not included with the Blue Ox Acclaim Tow Bar. You would only need the adapter if your Jeep is already equipped with the Roadmaster Base Plates. If you do not yet have the base plates for your Jeep, we now carry Blue Ox base plates. For a C-channel bumper, use base plate part # BX1118, or # BX1120 for a double-tube bumper. When possible, it is best to use a tow bar and base plate from the same manufacturer. To...
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  • Replacement Safety Cables for Blue Ox Tow Bar
    It sounds like you have the Blue Ox Acclaim Tow Bar # BX4330 that comes with safety cables that use the rubber clasp like you are describing. We don't have a replacement clasp that will offer better protection from damage, so your best option will be to simply switch to different safety chains. I recommend the Blue Ox 7 Foot Safety Cables # BX88196. This chains feature the same S-hook but they use the more standard metal keepers to ensure a secure connection. They have a capacity of...
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