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40" Vinyl Coated Safety Cables with Clevis Hook (Qty. 2) by Dutton-Lainson, 6,500 lbs.

40" Vinyl Coated Safety Cables with Clevis Hook (Qty. 2) by Dutton-Lainson, 6,500 lbs.

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Pair of 5/16 " vinyl-coated cables with safety hooks at one end. For use on trailers up to 6,500 lbs Coil tension eliminates dragging and rattles. Cables extend to 40" when straightened. Meets SAE and V-5 standards. Great Prices for the best safety cables from Dutton-Lainson. 40" Vinyl Coated Safety Cables with Clevis Hook (Qty. 2) by Dutton-Lainson, 6,500 lbs. part number DL20119 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Dutton-Lainson Safety Cables - DL20119

  • 6500 lbs GTW
  • Coiled Cables
  • 40 Inch Long
  • Snap Hooks
  • Dutton-Lainson
  • Coated Cables

Pair of 5/16 " vinyl-coated cables with safety hooks at one end. For use on trailers up to 6,500 lbs Coil tension eliminates dragging and rattles. Cables extend to 40" when straightened. Meets SAE and V-5 standards.


  • 5/16" vinyl coated
  • Clevis hook on end
  • Use on trailers up to 6,500 lbs
  • Extends 40" when straightened
  • Requires 5/8" diameter bolts and 5/8" flat washers and lock nuts (sold separately) for mounting
  • Meets SAE standards

20119 40" Vinyl Coated Safety Cables with Clevis Hooks (Qty 2) by Dutton-Lainson Model 6000

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Video Transcript for Dutton-Lainson Safety Chains and Cables - Safety Cables - DL20119 Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at Part Number DL20119. These are the 40 inch vinyl-coated safety cables. They're going to have the clevis hooks on one end. Then, exposed cable hook or a loop on the other end. It's got a nice plate going along the inside of the cable so it's going to prevent any type of damage or anything happening to the cable once you have it connected to the trailer. It's going to include two cables. They're going to measure 5/16th of an inch in diameter. They're going to have that nice vinyl coating right around the surfacing of the cable.

The vinyl coating is going to protect the cables from anything damaging them or unfraying. It's also going to protect any type of surface that the cables will make contact with, which is going to reduce scratches and abrasions. Nice coil design, so when they're not being used they're going to be coiled up just like this. Even when they are connected, they're only going to stretch to the length that's needed. So, it really does reduce and eliminate dragging and any types of sounds like rattling or jingling that you may hear as you go down the road. It's going to have the clevis hooks on one end. They're going to have the spring-loaded safety latch that's going to prevent accidental unhooking. You can use these on trailers up to 6,500 pounds.

When the cables are fully extended, they're going to measure 40 inches long. If you're going to mount this to your trailer using some hardware, your hardware is sold separately. It's going to require 5/8th inch diameter bolts and 5/8th inch flat washers and lock nuts. Again, those items are sold separately. If your trailer has a mounting stub with a hole in it, you can simple just add a quick link to the end of the cable. We offer those here on our website.

They're going to be sold separately as Part Number 49135. These cables meet SAE and V5 standards. That's going to do it for our review of Part Number DL20119. .

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40" Vinyl Coated Safety Cables with Clevis Hook (Qty. 2) by Dutton-Lainson, 6,500 lbs. - DL20119

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (72 Customer Reviews)

Pair of 5/16 " vinyl-coated cables with safety hooks at one end. For use on trailers up to 6,500 lbs Coil tension eliminates dragging and rattles. Cables extend to 40" when straightened. Meets SAE and V-5 standards.


Well made heavy duty product

love them
Michael - 06/24/2022


Can't say enough good Bout these guys!


Working great and great value for a versatile use product!


So far so good, I hooked them up to my camper and, I'm looking forward to not hearing the jingle of chains. Also my stock camper chains were too short for my Reese adjustable class V ball mount. You may want to figure out how to attach them before ordering. I simply used the hooks from my old chains as they have a removable pin, and shortened the chains so there is only one link between the chain and the hook that now clips into the eye on the cables.


Purchased to replace the original safety chains on the trailer that started rusting after a couple years. These cables are probably more than I need, but so much better than the chains. Since they are coiled, they stay up out of the way and don’t drag on the ground.
Worked out better than I expected.


I was under the impression these Clevis hooks with latch would hook to my truck (Silverado 3500 HD 2016). And found they are too small to fit I do know a 5/16 Clevis hooks with latch fit. I will pick up some 5/16 Clevis hooks with latch for the other end of the cables and use the smaller ones to hook to my trailer. (Small 5x8 in closed). Once I get the other Clevis hooks I will take a picture to attach. This is an upgrade from my rusted chains.


I was looking to replace my old un-coated cables as they began to fray. These were exactly what I needed, I just connected them to my trailer with "Blue Ox Quick Link For Safety Chains"


Absolutely the best order tracking I have ever seen, from beginning to end. And the video of the product I ordered was a nice touch.


I replaced the tow chains with tow cables and this turned out to be an excellent decision. Great product.


Very pleased with the quality of the safety cables. Asked a friend about these and he said that was an awesome price, so I quickly ordered them. A few minutes later I called and spoke with Christy B, very nice and helpful, she helped me add something else to the original order. Shipped out the same day, got it the very next day. Will definitely call her again.


The product is an excellent replacement for my 12 year old safety cables on my boat trailer. They are heavy duty and are a direct replacement for the old ones. They arrived quicker than expected and were exactly as advertised.

by: is all you need to know for ordering trailer supplies. Ordering was user friendly and entire order arrived ahead of schedule even though we chose ground shipping. All parts came "as advertised" products. Way to go!


Good quality. Coiled so they don’t drag on the ground. Cables enclosed in plastic.


Hooks are too small for the weight rating.....don't fit a Chevy 3500 HD hitch.


Was completely satisfied with product, good quality, made in U.S.A, product description was great, and received 3 days early just in time for an important trailer event. Thank god there are still old school company's like this around, Long Island New York , thanks.


I ordered these safety chains to replace the originals on my 2 horse bumper pull horse trailer. They installed easily and look great. One of the best features was that the packaging was NOT the typical clamshell package that you have to cut around all 4 sides to get open. Rather, the package was held together securely by a staple that opened easily. While I hope I don't need these again soon I'd order them again.


Product was just as advertised and worked perfectly on my trailer. Shipment arrived in a few days using regular shipping. Have used before and never been disappointed.


This is a good set of chains for a trailer. I like them, because I don't have to twist the chain to shorten it up for different trucks.


Cables as described. Hooks are cast, with weaker keeper gates than my previous set which used S-shaped bent rod and extra heavy duty spring gates. Less than an equivalent replacement for me.


well made just like the description


Came in a timely matter and in perfect shape.Our products were packed excellent and not damaged. They had everything we needed just a click away. We will Continue to do business here!!


Excellent service, thank you Emily, any thing that you offer that has to do with my motorhome, towing, etc. I will definitely check with you before purchasing.


Excellent products. Fast shipping and tracking. Superb customer service.
Very professional. I'll be back for future needs


well made, fits on trailer hitch well . Just what I wanted.


Two separate orders in the last month. Quality products, reasonable prices, fast shipping and excellent customer service. Thank you etrailer.

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