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Curt Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables with S-Hooks - 42" Long - 7,500 lbs - Qty 2

Curt Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables with S-Hooks - 42" Long - 7,500 lbs - Qty 2

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Required in most states, safety cables act as a backup if your trailer becomes separated from your vehicle. Each coiled, nylon-coated steel cable has a corrosion-resistant S-hook with wire keeper on one end and a loop on the other. Lowest Prices for the best safety cables from Curt. Curt Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables with S-Hooks - 42" Long - 7,500 lbs - Qty 2 part number C80176 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Safety Cables - C80176

  • Curt
  • 42 Inch Long
  • S-Hooks
  • Coiled Cables
  • Coated Cables
  • 7500 lbs GTW

Required in most states, safety cables act as a backup if your trailer becomes separated from your vehicle. Each coiled, nylon-coated steel cable has a corrosion-resistant S-hook with wire keeper on one end and a loop on the other.


Features:

  • Safety cables help ensure safe towing
    • Provide backup connection between tow vehicle and trailer
  • S-hook at one end of each cable and a formed loop at the other end
  • Wire keepers help prevent S-hooks from accidentally unhooking
  • Coiled design eliminates slack - keeps cables from dragging on the ground
  • Braided steel construction is strong and durable
  • Nylon coating prevents cables from scratching your towing setup
  • Zinc coating on S-hooks resists corrosion


Specs:

  • Weight capacity: 7,500 lbs
  • Overall length (with hooks): 42"
  • Cable length: 40"
  • Quantity: 2 safety cables
  • 1-Year limited warranty


80176 7500 lb Safety Cables by Curt




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Video of Curt Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables with S-Hooks - 42" Long - 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 Curt Safety Chains and Cables - Safety Cables - C80176 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number C80176, this is the Curt single hook coiled safety cables with the S-hooks that have the keeper on them. The safety cables are going to help ensure a nice safe tow so it's going to provide that back up connection between your RV and your towed vehicle or between your towed vehicle and your trailer. On the cable itself you're going to have an S-hook at one end of each cable and then a formed braided loop at the other end. The wire keeper is going to help prevent the S-hooks from accidentally unhooking. It's going to feature that nice coil design, that's going to eliminate slack so it's going to keep the cables from dragging on the ground. These are made from a braided steel construction. It's going to be very strong and durable.

You can see the braided steel on here but it has that nice smooth edge on the inside. Each cable's going to have the nylon coating that's going to prevent the cables from scratching your towing set up. On the S-hook we have a nice zinc coated finish that is designed to stand up well against rust and corrosion. They're going to provide a weight capacity of 7500 pounds. The overall length, if you we're to extend this all the way out, with the hooks included in the length is going to measure 42". The cable itself is going to measure right at 40". Both cables are included and again these are the Curt single hook coiled safety cables. That's going to do it for part number C80176.

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Curt Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables with S-Hooks - 42" Long - 7,500 lbs - Qty 2 - C80176

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (76 Customer Reviews)

Required in most states, safety cables act as a backup if your trailer becomes separated from your vehicle. Each coiled, nylon-coated steel cable has a corrosion-resistant S-hook with wire keeper on one end and a loop on the other.

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I have been using "Coil Cables" for over 30 years. I always tell people about them and suggest over any chain set out there. The coil keeps the cables from dragging the ground and getting chewed up by the road. I suggest the use of 1/2 inch, Grade 8 hardware to attach to your trailer. If you do not have Grade 8 hardware then jump into your car and go get some. Nothing less is sufficient for the task. Do not sell yourself short on attachments. Remember this rule: Your wife and children may be coming from the other direction. Make sure you are safe. etrailer, my thoughts about this company are simple. Great people and great products. In the past I have contacted the Customer Service group twice. Yes only twice in 10+ years of business. My questions and issues were solved fast and we were all happy. In the picture, Get real when you build a Grill. 671629


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Another year has passed us and I have installed 5 more sets of Coil Cables. As long as Coil Cables are out there I will never go back to safety chains.
MICHAEL A - 07/20/2020

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Products were priced right. Delivery nailed the commitment date! Product videos made Iinstallation a breeze. 850663



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great item will buy again tks 836905



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Perfect safety cables. Easy to attach and disconnect. 829843



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I bought this to hook up my jeep to my RV this arrived early easy to wire and install 825410



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These are a nice pair of safety cables. Great replacement for my rusty original pair. 801771



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Awesome doesn't touch ground and rust. 800839



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I received my safety cables and I am installing them on my trailer to replace the heavy, bulky chains. Excellent product. 792892



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Worked great 783947



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Product was as described. Fast service. I’m impressed with the overall service 738879



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Look good, but I have not used them yet. 736082



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OUTSATNDING Products 715008



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Processed my order quickly and delivered exactly what I needed to make my trip to the coast a safe one. Thanks etrailer!! 672427



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All of the products I have purchased from etrailer have been very useful and quality products the videos of the products are excellent and assuring me of what I am purchasing is going to be right the first time 649902



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These cables work very well! 629662



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Great service. Fast delivery and accurate description. 616319



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Product is awesome holding up well. Son and I are building another trailer will definitely buy these again. 610254



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Easy to install and look really heafty great replacement product 607513



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I’ll never use straight cable or chains again. You never have to worry about it dragging on the ground while you tow. 606280



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These chain replacement cables are great. Very easy to connect and disconnect. They coil up when not in use for easy storage. They are also much lighter than the chains and they are coated. No rust issues! I will buy them again for my utility trailer (I borrow from my buddy) so he can benefit also. Great product. 606267



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These are awesome! They don’t hang down and drag on the ground when traveling on when unhooked and in storage. I really like them. 606222



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GOOD SAFETY CHAINS FOR TRAILER 574856



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Exactly what I envisioned. Explained very clearly. Love them. Received very quickly. Very cool. 558249



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I needed some safety cables for my project to flat tow my Jeep. The standard chains that came with the tow bar had quick links but those would not fit onto the Ridgeline Hitch which has a .6" diameter bar. These are lighter than chains and they fit onto the Hitch Bar easily! Very Nice quality and did I mention fantastic shipping and price? etrailer rocks! 548911



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The product has met my expectations but as anyone knows who uses them,you do not know how well safety chains work until there is an issue where you really need them 545632


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Safety Cables

  • Can I Use Safety Cables Instead of Safety Chains to Tow a 7300 lb Trailer
    You can use safety cables instead of chains if your trailer is under the weight rating of the cable. The safety cables are made from nylon coated steel. I do not recommend using the Curt 7500 lb rated safety cable part # C80176 because that would be cutting it pretty close with the weight of your trailer. I recommend Blue Ox Hook Safety cables part # BX88197 that are rated for 10,000 lbs. The higher up you go in weight rating with safety cables the longer the cables get. The Blue Ox...
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  • Are Safety Chains Needed When 7,000 lb Towing Trailer
    Safety chains are required by law in many different places, and in order to find out about the specific regulations you will need to contact your local DMV. I will say that no matter what the law may be, safety chains are a very good idea, no matter what speed you are travelling because they ensure your trailer isn't going to become disconnected and cause a potentially serious accident. When considering the cost and ease of use for safety chains relative to what could happen without...
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  • Which Way Do the S-Hooks Need To Face When Attaching To Trailer Hitch Safety Chain Hoops
    I have attached a photo for you below that shows which way the s-hooks should face when attached to the safety chain loops on a trailer hitch. The photo example is using the Curt Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables with S-Hooks part # C80176 for reference. That said, if the s-hooks have the keeper attached then it should not really matter which way they face.
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  • Can Bolt be Used to Attach Safety Chains to Trailer Frame
    Yes, it is perfectly fine to use a bolt to attach the safety chains of your trailer. I would recommend taking the chains to your local hardware store and getting the largest diameter Grade 8 bolt that will fit into the chain links.
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  • How Long Should My Safety Chains Be?
    This is a great question, and it really depends on your setup. If the safety chain loops on your tow vehicle are spaced far apart then you will need more slack to make a tight turn than if they were closer together. I recommend that you connect your trailer to your tow vehicle and back your trailer up into a near jack-knife position. You'll then want to use a rope to go from the safety chain attachment points of your trailer to your tow vehicle and then measure the length of rope that...
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  • Recommended Safety Chains for Curt Ball and Safety Chain Loops Kit # C60618
    The opening width of the S-Hook on the Curt Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables # C80176 referenced in your question is 3/4 inches and are not big enough to fit around the thicker side of the Curt Safety Chain Loops # C60618. These have a weight capacity of 7,500 pounds. For higher rated safety chains with clevis hooks that are compatible with the Curt Chain Loops, I recommend the Tow Ready Safety Chain Kit # 49150. These 44 inch chains have a weight capacity of 16,000 pounds. I recommend...
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  • How to Install Safety Chains on a Trailer that Never Had Them Before
    You would want to weld the Brophy Safety Chain Mounting Bracket part # MB38 to your trailer, then you would use the quick link part # 49135 to attach the safety chains part # C80176 to your trailer.
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  • Will Coiled Safety Cables Catch the Trailer Tongue Like Chains Would
    Using cables such as # C80176 in place of chains is no different than using chains. You would still cross the cables under the tongue so that they will catch the tongue should the trailer come off of the ball. The cables are steel underneath the coating and they are quite firm so the tongue weight of the trailer would not be able to overcome the tension of the cables when the trailer is pulled away from the vehicle in an off-the-ball event just like chains.
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  • Trailer Safety Cables Will Not Fit Factory Class V Trailer Hitch on 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD
    I am not sure what the gross trailer weight is on what you are towing with your 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 but I have some option that could work. We have quick link # 49135 which is rated for 10,000 pounds break strength and 3,300 pound safe working load limit and has a 1/2 inch diameter. We also have # C81830 with a 15/32 inch diameter rated for 7,600 pounds per hook. These items would allow you to use the chains you have but you would need to go by the capacity of the lowest rated component.
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  • How to Use the Curt Safety Chains # C80176 on a Trailer
    There's really no secret to it. You would just run the cable that is installed on the right side of your trailer to the safety chain loop on the left side of your tow vehicle and vice versa for the other side. The # C80176 would install on your trailer in the same way as the safety chains that were previously on the trailer.
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  • Are there Safety Cables that are Shorter than 42 Inches
    We have some 40 inch cables from Dutton-Lainson # DL20119. These are the shortest safety cables that we have. We do have shorter safety chains; the shortest is # 2118-605-04 at 27 inches. I have linked the safety chains and cables for you.
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  • How is the Load Rating for the Curt Safety Cables C80176 Determined
    As a pair the Curt Single Hook Safety Cables part # C80176 are rated for 7,500 lbs. This would be considered the "tow rating".
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  • Are the C80176 Safety Cables Rated for 7,500 lbs Together or Individually
    The 7,500 lbs rating is determined for the Curt Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables with S-Hooks # C80176 when they are used together.
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  • Diameter of Loops of Curt Safety Cables
    I had the end loops of the Curt safety cables, part # C80176, measured for you. At their widest points the inside measurement is 3/4 of an inch and the outside is 1-1/2 inches.
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  • Can 42 Inch Long Coiled Safety Cables be Used in Place of 30 Inch Long Chains
    Since the Curt safety cables # C80176 are coiled the extra length will not be a problem. The coiled design will keep them off of the ground! I have linked a video review below of these cables for you.
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  • Weight Capacity of Curt Single Hook Coiled Safety Cables
    The Curt Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables with S-Hooks # C80176 has the weight capacity of 7500 lbs rated on using both safety cables. Individually, they would logically be 1/2 that capacity but using only one cable is not recommended so they are not individually rated at all.
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  • Will Curt Safety Cables C80176 Work on a Trailer with 24 Inch Folding Tongue Extension
    It really depends on where the safety chain mounts are on the trailer. At 42 inches long safety cables # C80176 are good for at least 21 inches but ultimately it depends on where the safety chain mounts are on the trailer side. If they are right behind the hinge then a 24 inch length would not be an issue. If the mounts are off to the side or much further back then there could be issues when making turns.
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  • Will Curt Safety Chains/Cables Hold Up Well to Salt Spray for Snowmobile Trailer
    Curt safety cables # C80176 would do fairly well for applications subjected to salt spray since the cables are coated in nylon and the hooks are zinc-coated. They wouldn't be as good as 100% stainless steel, if anyone made any, but they also cost a fraction of the price stainless would!
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  • Can Curt Single Hook Safety Cables # C80176 Be Used with Factory Gooseneck Loops on 2016 Ram 3500
    The cast iron safety chain loops on the bed of your 2016 Ram 3500 should measure about a 1/2 inch x 1 inch. If this is the case then the Curt Single Hook Coiled Safety Cables # C80176 will work perfectly. The S-hook features a 7/8 inch opening and there is enough length for the keeper latch to fully engage when hooked up to the loops. These have a weight capacity of 7,500 pounds. I have attached a couple short video demonstrations on these cables that you can check out as well.
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  • Is the Weight Capacity of the RoadMaster Safety Cable Extensions Per Pair
    I spoke to my contact at Roadmaster about the RoadMaster 8" Safety Cable Extensions part # RM-910648-8 and they stated that each cable is rated for 8,000 lbs but that does not means it will give you 16,000 lbs in total as if one were to break, you will still only have a 8,000 lb capacity. This is going to be true for most safety cables and chains. If you need something higher then we have the Demco Safety Cable Extensions part # DM9523064 which are rated at 14,000 lbs and have a 12" extension....
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  • S-Hook Dimensions of the Curt Single Hook Coiled Safety Cables
    I have attached a dimensional photo of the Curt Single Hook Coiled Safety Cables with S-Hooks part # C80151 and the larger Curt Single Hook Coiled Safety Cables with S-Hooks part # C80176 for you as it would be a bit difficult to explain the dimensions via text. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask. One of these options should work with the safety chain loops on your 2019 Honda Ridgeline but if not you would want to use a clevis style type hook like the Long Safety Chain...
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  • Weight Rating of Roadmaster Coiled Safety Cables
    The 6,000 lb rating of the Coiled Safety Cables # RM-643 is for the set. Technically they are both rated for 6,000 lbs but since these are there in case of a worst-case scenario you don't want to exceed the 6,000 lbs (in case one were to break). If you like the look and function of the coiled safety cables then we do have the Curt # C80176 which are rated for 7,500 lbs. These are 42" long as opposed to the 62" long cables you referenced but if you are using them for towing a trailer...
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  • Is There a Speed Limit for the Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms C19745
    If you will be doing a one time only move from California to Texas then I suggest a cost effective tow bar like the Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms part # C19745. In order to install this towbar you will need to remove the bumper and attach it to the vehicle's core support somewhere. There are no speed restrictions for tow bars like the above. If a speed restriction is present, it will be from the owner's manual to protect the vehicle. The Curt Tow Bar will maintain its warranty...
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  • Size of S-Hooks on the Curt Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables Part # C80136 and Part # C80176
    The Curt Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables part # C80136 contain s-hooks that are 3/8" diameter and the Curt Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables part # C80176 contain s-hooks that are 1/2" diameter. The 3/8" diameter s-hooks would be much too small for the safety chain loops on your 2-1/2" trailer hitch but the 1/2" ones should work well for you. They have a 7,500 lb capacity and measure 42" long. I have attached a review video for you.
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  • Recommended Flat-Towing Components For 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    There are five items needed when flat towing a vehicle. You need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, wiring for the towed vehicle, and a supplemental brake system. For base plates I recommend the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, part # 1419-7. This kit has removable arms for a better appearance when not towing. The tow bar I recommend is the Roadmaster BlackHawk 2 All Terrain, part # RM-422. This tow bar is designed for hooking up and releasing your Jeep, even on uneven ground....
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  • Welding Safety Chain Mounting Brackets to Trailer for Coiled Safety Cables
    When using the Brophy Safety Chain Mounting Bracket # MB38 that you referenced, you will want to weld one to the trailer for each safety chain, for a total of two for the two chains. The bracket itself measures 4 inches long and 3/8 inch in diameter. These will work very nicely with the Curt Single Hook Coiled Safety Cables # C80176 that you mentioned and Quick Links like the Fulton # 49135.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2007 Chevy Express Van Behind an RV
    More than likely you will need to reinforce the bumper on the vehicle tow bar # 63180 is going to be used on. Take a look at the instructions I have linked for you. This tow bar is only rated for 45 miles per hour and 5,000 pounds so for larger vehicles like your 2007 Chevy Express van it is not a great option. At the minimum the curb weight of the van is nearly 4,900 pounds and can be as much as 6,300 pounds or more. To flat tow the van safely I recommend using custom base plates...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2001 Saturn SC1 Coupe Behind an RV
    First, while you might not be able to find a digital copy of the manual you can find paper copies out there. One thing you might try is to find someone near you selling the same car and go look at their manual for the flat towing procedures. From what I could find you can flat tow your 2001 Saturn SC1. It is not recommended to tow it over 65 miles per hour. Additional information is available once you locate an owner's manual. To flat tow the vehicle there are 5 main parts you will...
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  • Dimensions of S-Hooks on the Curt # C80151 Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables
    The S-Hooks on the Curt Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables # C80151 have an opening of 13/16" so they will be slightly larger than the 3/4" diameter retention features on your OEM hitch. If you would like one that is a little larger than that we have the Curt # C80176 which has an opening of 7/8" (see attached photos).
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