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

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

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  • Towing a Vehicle
  • 84 Inch Long
  • 7500 lbs GTW
  • S-Hooks
  • Blue Ox
  • Coated Cables
  • Coiled 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. Lowest Prices for the best safety chains and 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 Chains and Cables - BX88196

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







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


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




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:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (34 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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They cable are just as described. The only issue I have are the rubber anti rattle straps. They don't last very long, just a couple of months, and the UV destroys them. I would recommend making them out of a durable plastic that lasts longer. 328552



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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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These have worked great on our trailer for the past year. 554377



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Great job 553497



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like the product built well 551955



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Just what I needed to tow my Wrangler. Thanks etrailer 522186



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works as advertised 521662



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Great product 516999



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Very good quality. Spring clips on the hooks instead of rubber boots. As usual quick shipping and packaged well. 502845



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Safety cables are heavy duty and well made. Will order from etrailer again. 500262



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etrailer has always provided excellent service. Communication is outstanding! 498771



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fast delivery 493866



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Easy to use 415271



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Product was great both times. After I learned to keep the cable from between the hitch and the ground the second set looked like new yesterday when I looked at them! 347307


Comments

All is well with the Blue Ox equipment! Good equipment!

Nick S - 03/01/2018

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Rubber keepers wear out eventually, otherwise product is more than satisfactory. 331378



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This is silly a must have. Mine did break just the other day after a solid year of use. 317673



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Good quality cables at a fair price. 315938


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A year later Im sill impressed. Easy to store, easy to use, simply. Great, reliable set of cables.

Larry - 11/11/2017

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Does the job. 312670



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The safety cables are great. 274611


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The cables are great.

Carl K - 07/25/2017

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Merchandise came through as promised and in good condition. Product was as good as i had hoped for. 259379



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Product was as excepted, but the service was exceptional! 214588


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Still working great

Gary L - 07/25/2016

19653

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needed replacements. Nice product. 212530



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Products were as expected and were delivered in a timely manner. While there was an instruction sheet that came with the safety cables (which I didn't need), there was no instruction sheet that came with the latch handle springs (which I do need). Therefore, I don't have a clue how to install the springs and will have to take my Blue-Ox to a mechanic to have them installed 209919



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Very happy with product and service. 182861



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The cables sent were rated at 7500 lbs which was fine with me but one of the rubber clips that keep the "S" hooks from jumping off the hitch was torn and could not be used. I leave the cables on my RV hitch at all times so I used plastic cable ties cinched around the "S" hooks in place of he rubber clips at the RV. I should have spent the extra bucks and bought the 10,000 lb. with the attached spring loaded metal clips. 168339



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Got everything in a timely manner. Great customer service. 133075



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Excellent product, excellent services and delivery in time. Thank`s Claude 68387


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