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RoadMaster 76" Single Hook, Straight Safety Cables - 8,000 lbs

RoadMaster 76" Single Hook, Straight Safety Cables - 8,000 lbs

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Get the strength of steel and the security of spring-loaded clasps with this pair of vinyl-coated safety cables. Each cable features a spring hook on one end and a quick-link on the other. Lowest Prices for the best safety cables from Roadmaster. RoadMaster 76" Single Hook, Straight Safety Cables - 8,000 lbs part number RM-645-76 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Roadmaster Safety Cables - RM-645-76

  • 8000 lbs GTW
  • Straight Cables
  • 76 Inch Long
  • Roadmaster
  • Snap Hooks
  • Coated Cables

Get the strength of steel and the security of spring-loaded clasps with this pair of vinyl-coated safety cables. Each cable features a spring hook on one end and a quick-link on the other.


Features:

  • Safety cables offer extra security for your tow system
  • Aircraft-type, galvanized steel construction offers superior strength
  • Heavy-duty, drop-forged steel hooks have spring-loaded latches for added security
  • Vinyl coating keeps the cables from scratching and chipping your tow bar
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


Specs:

  • Quantity: 2
  • Length: 76"
  • Capacity: 8,000 lbs


645-76 RoadMaster 76" Single Hook, Straight Safety Cables - 8,000 lbs





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Video Transcript for RoadMaster Single Hook Straight Safety Cables Installation - 2014 Ford Focus

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2014 Ford Focus, we're gonna be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Roadmaster 76" single hook straight safety cables. Part number RM-645-76. If you ever flat towed a vehicle before, you're gonna know that you gonna wanna have safety cables. They're just that extra bit of security in case anything we're to happen with out towing set up. They're gonna keep our vehicle attached to our motor home. Not only that, but they are required by law.The cables are made out of an aircraft-type galvanized steel construction, so they're gonna be extra durable and strong.

They're also gonna feature a heavy duty drop forged steel hook. It's gonna have a spring loaded clasp to give it extra security and making hooking them up a breeze. The cables are gonna feature a nice vinyl coating around the outside not only to prevent any kind of rust or corrosion on the cable themselves, but it's also gonna prevent any kind of scratched or chipping on our tow bar itself.On the other end where it's gonna attach to our motor home, we're gonna have some quick links. They're also made of steel. Trying to easily thread on.

We're gonna have that security, but also be able to take them off fairly easily. Our cables are gonna be 76" long. They come in a pair and they're gonna have a total weight capacity of 8000 pounds per pair.We already have our Focus hooked up and we have one our safety cables hooked up, so let's go ahead and put the second one on together. To start out, you're gonna notice that we're gonna have two different ends. We're gonna have one that's gonna have a hook on it, the spring loaded clasp, and one that's just gonna have the braided cable on it.

The end with the braided cable, we're gonna take the quick disconnect link and we're gonna slide it over the end of it.Then, we can move to our hitch and find the safety chain connection points. We're gonna find our safety chain connection point and we're gonna slide the quick link over and secure it in place. Now it's important to criss-cross the cables. We just connected it to the passenger side of our motor home, so we're gonna underneath out tow bar and come over to the driver side and cross over the top of our tow bar to take up some of the slack, and then we're gonna find the hook and find our safety cable attachment point on our baseplate.We're just gonna snap it into place. Now, if you're worried about the slack, it will have a little bit of slack taken up because our tow bar isn't in the fully extended position, but you just wanna go ahead and wrap it around your tow bar.

Just make sure that that final loop goes underneath the tow bar, the center section here where it pivots, and make sure that you do cross the cables.With our safety cables hooked up and everything else hooked up as well, we're ready to hit the road. That'll finish up your look at the Roadmaster 76" single hook straight safety cables. Part number RM-645-76 on our 2014 Ford Focus.


Customer Reviews

RoadMaster 76" Single Hook, Straight Safety Cables - 8,000 lbs - RM-645-76

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (34 Customer Reviews)

Get the strength of steel and the security of spring-loaded clasps with this pair of vinyl-coated safety cables. Each cable features a spring hook on one end and a quick-link on the other.

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Tow cables are as described fitting my toe bar. I prefer the straight cables versus the coiled ones thus am quite happy with your product



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Arrived quickly and performed as expect ed.



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Good quality cables and hardware. Very happy with this. Using for a 2014 Fleetwood Discovery 40G towing a 2018 GMC Yukon Denali w/ Roadmaster Blackhawk 2 and no towbar extension. These are probably a little longer than needed with this setup, but I figured a little long is better than a little short.



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very satisfied with product . delivered in a timely manner



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Good as expected. Originally had 64" but had to get 76" due to using a drop hitch with the Roadmaster tow bar.



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Right length for my new setup with the hi-low adapter extension.



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As advertised! I bought this set to replace the set that was damaged after I installed a receiver drop hitch and pulled out of a shallow driveway after fueling. They were the perfect replacement for my Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain tow bar. I used Velcro straps to allow the safety cables to move with the towbar, but not drop below the bar and be damaged.



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Exactly what I ordered. Tow bar safety cables will fulfill my needs to safely tow my jeep behind my motorhome.



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Quality product. Service and shipping was excellent. I'd ordered a different set of safety cables that turned out to be too short. I contacted etrailer and the folks there were excellent about coordinating a return and ordering a different product better suited to my setup.



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Received my safety cables. I was wondering about the delivery date so I emailed etrailer and they got right back to me with delivery specifics. Arrived as promised by Derick. Excellent customer service and the product is just as advertised.



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No issue with cables.



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Great products. Great teachers to explain the product after installation. All the qualities you want in a company you can trust.



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Nice cover and easy to use, have to use a wrench on the links though can't use your fingers.


Comments
After installing two hooks on the open end of the cable it is a lot easier to R
Mike M - 08/27/2017



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Looks good! 7000 lbs rated also.



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This was a great experience in purchasing a product. The website was easy to work with to find my product. The pricing was very competitive and it was shipped and arrived on time. I will definitely shop here again.



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Product looks great and should do the job if needed. However the package had been opened and taped closed but all is well with items inside.



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Exactly what I ordered, in a timely fashion, at the best net price. What else could one ask for?



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Quick delivery - as always. Good pricin g.



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Troy,you are 2 for 2 .On time and exactly what i ordered...Thanks



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Product was just what I ordered, fast free shipping, and price was great!



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RECIVED, FAST SERVICE THANK YOU



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Arrived promptly and in excellent shape.


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