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Roadmaster 80" Coiled Safety Cables - Double Hook - 10,000 lbs - Qty 2

Roadmaster 80" Coiled Safety Cables - Double Hook - 10,000 lbs - Qty 2

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Required in most states, safety cables help ensure that your towed vehicle won't become a runaway vehicle if a breakaway occurs. Aircraft-grade steel ensures strength, and the vinyl coating keeps the cables from scratching your tow bar. Lowest Prices for the best safety cables from Roadmaster. Roadmaster 80" Coiled Safety Cables - Double Hook - 10,000 lbs - Qty 2 part number RM-653 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Roadmaster Safety Cables - RM-653

  • 10000 lbs GTW
  • Coiled Cables
  • 80 Inch Long
  • Roadmaster
  • Snap Hooks
  • Coated Cables

Required in most states, safety cables help ensure that your towed vehicle won't become a runaway vehicle if a breakaway occurs. Aircraft-grade steel ensures strength, and the vinyl coating keeps the cables from scratching your tow bar.


  • Safety cables offer extra security for your tow system
    • Provide backup connection between tow vehicle and trailer
  • Aircraft-grade, galvanized steel cables are strong and durable
    • Coiled design helps prevent dragging and tangling
  • Vinyl coating prevents scratches on your tow bar
  • Hooks are constructed of drop-forged steel
    • Spring-loaded latches provide extra security
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


  • Quantity: 2 cables with 2 hooks each
  • Length: 80"
  • Capacity: 10,000 lbs

653 Road Master Coiled, Double Hook Safety Cables - 10,000 lbs

Video of Roadmaster 80" Coiled Safety Cables - Double Hook - 10,000 lbs - Qty 2

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Roadmaster 80 inch Coiled Safety Cables Review

Hi there flat towers. Today we're going to be taking a look at Roadmaster's 80 inch coiled safety cables. Your safety cables are one of five main components you'll need when flat towing your vehicle. In addition to the safety cables, which is a supplemental connection between your motor home and your vehicle, you'll also need your tow bar which is the main connection between your motor home and your vehicle. You'll need your base plate, which is the connection point installed on your vehicle for your tow bar to attach to. Your diode wiring or magnetic lights where you can transfer all of your lighting signals from your motor home back to your vehicles so people behind you will know your intentions when going down the road.

And lastly, your supplemental braking system which will help you stop your vehicle because the brakes will apply in the vehicle when you apply the brakes in your motor home.This ADM set of safety cables is a heavy duty set of safety cables with a weight capacity of up to 10,000 pounds. That makes these cables suitable for pretty much anything that you're planning on flat towing. Whether it be a small vehicle like our mini here or something large like a Ram truck. Coiled cables are a great option if you don't have any cable management on your flat tow setup because the coil will keep tension on the cable, keeping it up off the road. So this way as you're going down the road, your cables aren't dragging and wearing through the vinyl coating.

Our cables are constructed of a braided aircraft grade galvanized steel, and they're coated in a red vinyl that's going to protect them from any road debris or abrasions it might get occasionally bouncing up against your tow bar.The location on our cable where it connects to our hook has been reinforced, you can see how thick that steel is around there. And this also provides a good channel here for movement, so our cables can easily flex, which will extend the life of the cable cause we're not causing bends in the cable, we're allowing the metal to just slide and flex. The hooks located at the end of each safety cable are constructed of a drop forged steel and feature spring loaded latch that ensures your cable's not going to come disconnected.While we do have hooks on each end, the hooks are rather large because they're so heavy duty, so also included with your safety cables, you'll receive two of these C-shaped hooks that lock into place. So if you have real tight space like here, this is kind of difficult to get this large cable into this small hole here, but we can take our hook off and then to make it more accessible we can place the C-shaped hook on, tighten it down, and then connect our hook right onto that. And this makes it much easier to get these large hooks connected when you've got limited space.When you're connecting your safety cables, you want to make sure that you cross your cables side to side to create a cradle underneath your components.

So I've got them hooked up to our vehicle side here, this is the passenger side cable so I'm going to extend it out and I'm going to hook it to the driver's side on our hitch. And now we'll hook up our other cable, which is connected to the driver's side on the vehicle we'll attach it to the passenger side on our hitch and you can now see that this cross here has created that cradle. So in the event that we had a catastrophic disconnect, our components would be caught by these cables and keep them up off the road. Without that, it's possible that the components could fall down and dig into the concrete, which could result in further damage. And that completes our look at Roadmaster's 80 inch coiled safety cables..

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Roadmaster 80" Coiled Safety Cables - Double Hook - 10,000 lbs - Qty 2 - RM-653

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (46 Customer Reviews)

Required in most states, safety cables help ensure that your towed vehicle won't become a runaway vehicle if a breakaway occurs. Aircraft-grade steel ensures strength, and the vinyl coating keeps the cables from scratching your tow bar.


We needed longer coiled safety cables and found them on etrailer. They were shipped quickly and we received them a day before we left on vacation. They were exactly as advertised and packed nicely. Highly recommend


Pulled entire length of route 66 and then some. We had absolutely no issues with all of our etrailer equipment. Thanks for all of your help.


I changed to a different hitch which included safety chains. E-trailer made returning them simple and easy.


There were mechanical problems in the shipment but it still got to me on the promised delivery date. Product worked well with no issues.


INCREDIBLE. What is wrong with this company? One item in my order was on back order with the manufacturer so they called me and asked if I wanted the other items of my shipment to be shipped and the manufacturer would ship directly to me when it was available. I called them back with a concern after a couple of days and Craig communicated with me via email and actually took time to call me to inform the manufacturer actually had my item in stock and it was already shipped. If more companies would learn from etrailer on how to provide customer service, this world be a much better place. THANK YOU


Just as good as the original equipment and expeditious processing and delivery of the order.


I feel very secure with these safety cables. They hook up very easily.


After one year of use and multiple trips, I have had no issues at all. Works great in my 2020 Jeep Gladiator.


Hooks are large and coiled cable is much easier to use than straight cables. Would buy again.


Excellent, high-strength safety cables at cost competitive pricing. Very satisfied, thank you.


We use these Road master safety cables with our Class A RV and toads. They hold up well and are easy to deploy. Their natural coiling makes them easy to stow.


I asked a question about towing straps and my question was answered in a timely fashion. I subsequently ordered fro etrailer and have received my product when I was told it would arrive. It only took 3 days. My husband and I are very happy with our purchase. We would certainly recommend to our friends!!


Hooks are a little on the large side for the brackets on the car so it takes a bit of fusing with to attach them. Other than that, they work fine.


I’ve ordered from etrailer several times. Every single time the customer service is outstanding and the products are as expected. Fast delivery too!


Great product from etrailer and their customer service top notch.


Order was immediately processed according to the rapid email reply. The product was above my expectations, for the price, and the delivery was sooner than I had planned. Good on-line seller to deal with.

Still great. Easiest ever to attach and detach.
David W - 07/09/2017
Still great. Easiest ever to attach and detach.
David W - 07/09/2017


I received all of my parts from e-trailer. Very fast service, got them in about 3 days.


As always great company an employes to answer questions an help with the ordering of parts.


Speedy delivery and exactly as ordered.


fast service and delivery


Good product and solid and smooth transition while towing.


Great products - easy to order and delivered on time




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    The Roadmaster BlackHawk part # RM-422 is a 10k tow bar so for a set of safety cables rated for this and are the proper length you'd want the part # RM-653 which is what Roadmaster recommends.
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    The Roadmaster BlackHawk 2 All Terrain # RM-422 does not come with safety cables. You would need The Roadmaster 80 inch Coiled Safety Cables - Double Hook - 10,000 lbs - Qty 2 # RM-653. I have attached a review video link below.
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  • Would 68 inch Coiled Safety Cables be too Short If they Stretch Out When Installed
    As long as the cables have enough slack built into them so that you can make tight turns without issue the cables you have would work just fine. If they get so tight that the attachment points look strained or the cable is totally straightened (since it's coiled) it would be too short. Otherwise we have an 80 inch Roadmaster coiled cable, part # RM-653.
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    The Roadmaster Sterling # RM-576 is only available with the straight safety cables but we do have the similar Roadmaster Blackhawk # RM-422 which does not have cables so you could use coiled cables like the # RM-653.
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  • Weight Capacity of Roadmaster 80" Coiled Safety Cables RM-653
    The Roadmaster 80" Coiled Safety Cables - Double Hook part # RM-653 has a capacity of 10,000 lbs as a pair. They are designed for flat towing a vehicle. If you need more weight capacity in a cable, I recommend Demco coiled safety cables part # DM9523003 which can handle 14,000 lbs.
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  • Can the Sterling Tow Bar Safety Cables be Used with Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plates
    There is a way to use the safety cables that come with the Sterling tow bar # RM-576 with Roadmaster EZ5 base plates such as # RM-524431-5 for the 2017 Ford F-150. The Sterling cable anchors must be attached to the frame of the towed vehicle or welded to the receiver portion of the base plate brackets. A professional welder could perform this task for a nominal fee. The other option is to not use the included cables and instead use separate coiled cables such as # RM-653.
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    There really is not a big difference between the Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms # C19745 and Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar # 63180. Each have a 5,000 lb capacity, weigh just 31 lbs, are made of steel and attach to a 2" hitch ball. The Tow Ready does have arms that adjust from 24" to 41" while the Curt adjusts from 26" to 41" but that's really it; they even attach to brackets that have the same 5-1/2" long x 2" tall dimensions. I recommend going with the Curt for the price difference...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Setup for a 1997 Ford F-250 4x4
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    A smaller S-hook like the Curt # C81830 can indeed be too small for the sturdy safety chain loops on a Class V hitch like # C15860. You might prefer the Roadmaster 80" Coiled Safety Cables - Double Hook - 10,000 lbs - Qty 2 # RM-653. This cable set includes quick-links for flexibility. All safety cables and safety chains are linked for your review.
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