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Blue Ox 7' Safety Cables - 10,000 lbs - Qty 2

Blue Ox 7' Safety Cables - 10,000 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 - 10,000 lbs - Qty 2 part number BX88197 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Blue Ox Safety Cables - BX88197

  • 10000 lbs GTW
  • Coiled Cables
  • 84 Inch Long
  • Snap 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
  • Made in the USA


  • Quantity: 2 cables
  • Length: 84"
  • Capacity: 10,000 lbs
  • 1-Year warranty

BX88197 Blue Ox Safety Cables - 7' Long - 10,000 lbs

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Video Transcript for Blue Ox Safety Cables Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Blue Ox 7-foot safety cables. These come as a quantity of two and offer and 10,000lb-per-cable weight rating. Part number is BX88197. These heavy duty safety cables are going to be be perfect solution for replacing old, worn out our even damaged safety cables. We have aircraft grade cable that's going to run through the center. That's what gives us that great 10,000lb-per-cable capacity, and then you'll see a nice rubberized coating over the cable.

That's going to prevent any scratching or abrasion of our tow bar. Got nice, wide hooks, should fit around any type of hitch you might have and any kind of safety chain connection you might have on your tow bar, and you'll see the keepers are going to keep them in place. That's spring loaded there. Where once it's in place, we won't have to worry about it coming off. You see we'll just connect that around our hitch. We like to cross them.

Bring it back, connect it there. You'll see that coiled design. That's going to allow us to extend these out to seven feet in total length, but it's going to coil up to keep it up off the ground so we can run them underneath our tow bar without having to worry about them hanging up or dragging them on the ground. Other side clipped in here. Now, we'll have plenty of room on the top where we can run our electrical coils, our air line or whatever other cables back to the vehicle that we need to without our safety cable interfering, and that's going to complete our look at the Blue Ox 7-foot safety cables with 10,000lb-per-cable weight rating.

Part number is BX88197.

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Blue Ox 7' Safety Cables - 10,000 lbs - Qty 2 - BX88197

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (90 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.


They work great, but I probably should have ordered the smaller size. They are a little tough to unhook after towing. They fit very snug on the base plate kit for my 1/2 Silverado. Most of the time I need to use a mallet to re-position them before I can remove them. So the problem is on me, not the product.


No nuts sent with hardware kit, otherwise everything looked good.


These cables look better than the original cables!


This set replaced a much older set…..the Blue-Ox quality is unmatched in the industry. I knew what I was buying and got exactly what I ordered….


Great for my RV!


What a great company !!! I ordered Blue Ox 7' safety cables (10,000 lbs.) and received the cables very quickly via their shipping policy. The cables were priced very well, and I'm pretty happy...all in all, it was great doing business with etrailer and I will be a repeat customer.


On one occasion I forgot to hook one cable and I dragged it a few miles before someone let me know. I ordered replacement cables immediately and had them shipped out to our next destination two days out and continued the trip with our damaged but still functional cable. The replacements arrived the same day I did! I really appreciate the great customer service.


This is my first order from ETRAILER I was very happy with my salesperson, KatieD. She made sure I was getting the right parts. I bought a Blueox base plate ,safety cables, and wireless tow lights. Katie followed on the order and confirmed the delivery. The lights are on back order , KatieD said she will let me know of the ship date.


These are fine - probably oversized for my Wrangler 4 door tow, the hooks are a bit thick so have to fiddle a bit to get them on to the hooks of my two bar mount, but that is what you get when oversizing. The tension is great, no issues.


Safety cables worked great. Towed my suburban behind our RV to Alaska and back last summer. It was reassuring to know I had cables that would control the suburban should something come disconnected.


Both the Safety Cables and Dual Hitch Receiver are excellent quality (vary well made). I plan on using the hitch so that I can carry my bikes on the back of the motor home while still towing a car.


This among other items ordered from for my Class A motorhome arrived according to my best expectations. Will certainly be ordering from them again in the future and I look forward to doing so. Thank You to the wonderful folks at


Never knew how important safety cables are until they kept my dinghy from becoming completely detached from my motor home at 70 mph!

Thanks etrailer!


Got the order in 2 working days great service. Best service I have got on line thanks


My purchase of BX88197 Blue Ox Safety Cables is to replace the first pair I purchased in 2005. I was pleased with the first set and happy to find replacements at Katherine at etrailer was exceptionally helpful in assisting me and the item was shipped quickly. Etrailer will be my "go to" place when looking for RV items.


Received my new safety cables, actually sooner than expected. Good pricing and fast service from etrailer, as always.


Excellent value. I was contacted that they put a rush on my order and upgraded my shipping free of charge. Couldn't be happier with product and service.


These are extremely well constructed safety cables. I unfortunately had a need for them to save my tow vehicle. They performed perfectly and held my 8000 lb vehicle attached to my motorhome


Everything that went with the Jeep tow set up was perfect! Good service good products will use etrailer again!


These were exactly as I expected!


We sent for these Safety Cables because, our old ones were giving us problems.
A friend had these as an extra set and let us borrow his.
We used them for one day and were sold and had to have our own set.
Can not wait to use them.


Great to order from and the product was here within days. Thank you etrailer


Cables are good length for motorhome to tow vehicle. One of the clips broke off from the clasps the first time used.


Items were as advertised with no problems or issues.


This is a heavy duty cable, nicely coated with very durable hooks to secure my tow vehicle to my RV.

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    We don't carry the exact replacement cables that are included with the Sterling tow bar. You can use the Blue Ox Safety Cables # BX88197 with your Blue Ox base plate kit.
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  • Do Safety Cables Attach to Base Plate of Towed Vehicle or Removable Arms
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  • Longer Coiled Safety Cables to Use with Demco Excali-Bar and High Low Adapter
    We do have longer safety cables like the Blue Ox 7 ft coiled cables part # BX88197 which will be much longer than what you have now but since they are coiled you wouldn't have to worry about them being so long that they'd drag since the coils pull them tight enough to prevent that.
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  • Replacement Blue Ox Safety Cable Recommendation for Tow Bar
    Sounds like you are looking for a new set of Blue Ox safety cables to be used when flat towing a vehicle with a tow bar. For that we have the Blue Ox cables part # BX88197 which are 7 feet long and have a 10,000 lb capacity. They are rubber coated too which prevents the steel cables from damaging any painted surfaces.
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  • Safety Cable Replacement Recommendation for Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar
    For your Blue Ox Alpha tow bar part # BX7380 Blue Ox recommends the use of the safety cables part # BX88197 which are 7 feet long and have 10k capacity.
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    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 7,500...
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  • What Comes With the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms, BX1735
    Safety cables, such as Blue Ox 7' Safety Cables, # BX88197, are a separate item from the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with removable arms, # BX1735. However, safety cables are sometimes packaged with tow bar options such as the Blue Ox Avail Non-Binding Tow Bar, # BX7420. A breakaway switch to apply towed vehicles brakes under emergency situation under separation from motorhome is an integrated component of the supplemental braking system.
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  • Quick Link Recommendation for 7,700 lb Safety Chain Application
    The Curt quick link part # C82932 has two ratings. 3,300 lbs where it is safe to be used at all the time without fatiguing it and the break strength which is 16.5k. Two of these would be good for 6,600 in a safe load limit. For a safety chain situation where it's going to be all the capacity at once plus some inertia I'd not recommend them. The part # BX88197 is a similar 1/2 inch diameter link that is designed for use with 10k safety cables so it would be the better option.
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  • Can Blue Ox Coiled Safety Cables be Used with Gooseneck Hitch
    There's no reason you could use the Blue Ox Coiled safety chains # BX88197 in your fifth wheel setup with the Andersen Ultimate # AM3200 as long as the trailer is for sure less than 10,000 lbs.
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  • Quick Links Needed for 10,000 lb Trailer
    Sounds like you're looking for the Blue Ox 1/2" Quick Link for Safety Chains # BX229-0512. This is designed for the Blue Ox Safety Cables # BX88197 and # BX88208 which are rated for 10,000 lbs, but it will work with any other type of chain or cable as well.
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  • Which Blue Ox Base Plates Fit a 2003 Jeep Liberty
    For the 2003 Jeep Liberty, you will need Blue Ox Base Plates, # BX1119, that you have referenced. These are compatible with the motor home mounted tow bar, # BX7420, that you have. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation. There are several other items you will need to flat tow your vehicle; safety cables, lighting, and a supplemental braking system. For safety cables, use # BX88197. These have coiled design that helps to keep them off of the ground. For lighting...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1997 Jeep Wrangler Behind an RV Using a Ready Brute Elite Tow Bar
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  • Availability of Base Plate to fit 1998 Chevy Tahoe Compatible with Blue Ox Tow Bar
    I spoke with my contact at Blue Ox and she said you can use Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1712 with your 1998 Chevy Tahoe 1500. If you need a lighting solution there are several options depending on your specific needs and how often you will be flat towing the Tahoe. I have included a link to an FAQ article that covers the various options for you. You will also need safety cables. Part # BX88197 has a weight capacity of 10,000 lbs, Most states now require a supplemental braking system on...
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  • Quick Link Needed for 7,600 lb Safety Chains
    The Blue Ox 1/2" Quick Link # BX229-0512 that you referenced is perfect for use with the 7,500 lb Blue Ox safety chains # BX88197 or # BX88208. This quick link has a 10,000 lb weight capacity so it will not limited the capacity of your safety chains. If you are needing a quick connect for a different application then I recommend the Safety Chain Quick Link # C82932 which is rated for 16,500 lbs and has a 3,300 lb safe working load limit. Both parts come in a quantity of 1 so you need...
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