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RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables - 6,000 lbs

RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables - 6,000 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 chains and cables from Roadmaster. RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables - 6,000 lbs part number RM-643 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Roadmaster Safety Chains and Cables - RM-643

  • Safety Cables
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • 68 Inch Long
  • Towing a Trailer
  • Snap Hooks
  • Roadmaster
  • Coiled Cables
  • 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
  • Products made in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


Specs:

  • Quantity: 2
  • Length: 68"
  • Capacity: 6,000 lbs


643 RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables - 6,000 lbs





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




Video Transcript for RoadMaster Coiled Safety Cables Installation - 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler

Today, in our 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK, we're gonna be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Roadmaster 68-inch Single Hook Coiled Safety Cables, part number RM-643.If you're looking to flat tow your Jeep, there are going to be several components for a complete setup so we can safely get it down the road. So, we need a base plate. We have our Roadmaster EZ4 base plate. You'll need a tow bar to hook everything up. We have our Roadmaster StowMaster. You'll need wiring, we have the Roadmaster Diode Kit with the included plug and cable.

You'll need a set of safety cables, we have the Roadmaster Coiled Safety Cables. Finally, you'll need a braking system. We're using the Stay and Play Duo.Once you have all of these components in place, you're ready to load up your motor home and hit the road.Whenever we're towing our Jeep and our motor home, safety cables are going to be a very important piece of the equation. The safety cables are going to provide us an extra security because they're going to attach directly to our base plate and they're also going to attach directly to the hitch that's on our motor home.The cables themselves are going to be made out of steel with a vinyl coating on them to prevent from scratching our tow bar or anything else. The hooks are going to be heavy duty, drop forged steel and they're going to have a spring loaded latch that's going to add extra security and make it easy to hook up.The cables are going to be coiled so they are going to have a natural spring to them which means they're going to take up some of that flack and we don't have to worry about them dragging to the ground.Our cables are going to be a total of 60 inches long and have a weight capacity of 6,000 pounds.Our cables are going to come as a set, so we'll get a total of two of them as well as two quick links to get everything hooked up.

Let's show you how to do that now.To hook up our safety cables, I'm going to take the snap hook end and I'm going to hook it directly to the anchor point that's on our base plate and we'll do that on both sides. So now we can take the end of our safety cable and I'm going to route it toward the center of my tow bar. On our tow bar, we have a spot that they want us to pass our cables through so we'll pass it through the channel and since this cable came from the drivers side, we're going to pass it over to the passenger side on the motor home.Then we can take one of our quick links, we'll open it up, make sure it goes around the safety chain loop, pass our cable through and then we can tighten it up. Then we'll hook up the other side the same way.Once you have your cables hooked up, you want to make sure the quick links are nice and tight and that everything else is hooked up.That'll finish up your look at the Roadmaster Single Hook Coiled Safety Cables, part number RM-643 on our 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK.


Customer Reviews

RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables - 6,000 lbs - RM-643

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (276 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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Love these coils has a hook up and don't drag the ground and when I added him with the bigger hooks made a quick and easy to attach and detach and since a coil they are pretty much roll back up easy to pick up and throw in store in the back of the vehicle 634121



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I have never been involved with this type of application prior in my life until now. I received the shipment as scheduled. Everything I ordered came to me within a two days of each other. The packing of the equipment was well conducted. The instructions were well received and clearly understood. The modification instruction for my vehicle, for this install was appreciated due to I did not want anymore alterations than necessary. The equipment easily went together as planned which was greatly appreciate due to the fact I was installing this in -20 degree weather. After the install it I hooked up my truck to a Uhaul truck and pulled it over 1200 miles from Wisconsin to Texas and found the reliability to be as stated by the manufacturer. I would never hesitate to use it again or purchase similar products from etrailer. 721057



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Only thing is, I wish these cables came with hooks on both ends. 227358


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The safety cables are still working just fine. Thank you for the follow up.
Curt - 09/23/2016

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I have used these constantly this past year and am well pleased. Mine have become a little "dinged up" so I will look to replace them, but only for cosmetic reasons. 824647



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Works great. 817443



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Good enough 809544



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Excellent product. The quality and design is great. I highly recommend the Hopkins wiring components to match the Falcon2 tower, it is so simple to connect. 809526



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Works as expected 811580



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Product works as it should. Easy install. Videos are a great help. 807718



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Great product and value 808209



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Great product, easy instructions. Works as advertised 808202



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Good quality, easy to use. Would prefer snap hooks on both ends, but minor detail! 803797



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A few people told me to get blue ox but I went with Roadmaster and I am very pleased with the product and the service at etrailer!!!! 801060



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Perfect no problems love our product! 796213



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They speak for themselves 794523



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Small drill out on the bumper and these work well. Good length to reach our Jeep Wrangler and just disconnect and wrap around the bumper and connect to each other. Keeps them on the bumper and out of the way. 792959



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Great towbar, no issues. 790596



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We received the item just as pictured and described in a timely delivery. 791628



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The parts we received were of good quality. Customer service was excellent. We are very satisfied 786014



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Looks great price was right A PLUS+++++ +++ 783888



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Great product, When i called to order the tow bar for my car, this was recommend. Best choice i made. 779660



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Good product. Has held up well for the past year. Also, etrailer is always great with every purchase. 777321



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Great product, easy to use, well made 772508



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The coil's keep the cables off the ground and wrap around the tow bar for a clean look. 771790



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I just received my order today,everything looks fine.the shipping was faster than I expected.Jesse was great to deal with I was really lost and needed help,he was very patient and made the correct suggestions for me . Once I have installed the tow bars, bracket, and braking system I will send in another review,thanks again Jesse 767790


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Ask the Experts about this Roadmaster Safety Chains and Cables

  • 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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  • Length of Roadmaster Safety Cables part # RM-643
    When fully stretched out the safety cables part # RM-643 are 68 inches. There really isn't a minimum distance needed with these, but they are intended for use with a tow bar which will be around 50 inches or so.
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  • Where to Measure to Determine How Much Rise/Drop Is Needed for Ball Mount
    I attached an FAQ that details how to pick out the correct ball mount. Picking out the correct ball mount will allow your trailer to sit as level as possible. Basically you will first measure the height from the ground to the top of the receiver opening on the hitch while on level ground. Next, you will measure the coupler height from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler when the trailer is on level ground. Next, you will need to compute the difference. If the hitch height...
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  • Does the Falcon 2 Tow Bar Come with a Base Plate Kit for the Vehicle
    Towing a vehicle requires a tow bar, base plate kit, wiring for taillights and safety cables. You should start with the base plate kit for the vehicle you will be towing. This is a custom fit bracket kit that attaches to the front of the towed vehicle. The tow bar does not include the base plate kit. You can use your vehicle year, make and model and by selecting Tow Bars on the left hand side of our home page, and then, Find Custom Base Plate Kits, at the top of the Tow Bars page. You will...
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  • Can a Coiled Safety Cable Be Threaded Through The Guides of a Roadmaster Falcon Tow Bar
    You are half right. I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and you can run coiled safety cables like the part # RM-643 through the safety cable guides of a Roadmaster Falcon tow bar part # RM-522, it is just more difficult and not the recommended way. However, you are totally right and the cables should cross right behind the tow vehicle for if the tow bar was to become unattached.
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  • Attaching Roadmaster Safety Chains to 2016 Chevy Sonic
    I strongly recommend following the directions to install the safety cables. Roadmaster states safety cables # RM-643 must connect the towing vehicle to the towed vehicle (your 2016 Chevy Sonic) with the RV being the anchor. I have added a photo from the directions showing how the cables should be set up for you to take a look at.
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  • Recommended Flat-Towing Components For 2014 Scion xB
    We do offer base plates designed to fit your 2014 Scion xB if it has no foglights. I do recommend you contact your dealership to see if flat-towing your Scion is allowed or what restrictions there are when towing. I actually pulled up a copy of the owner's manual and there is a second printing as of March 2014. From what I can tell the manual transmission xB can be flat-towed with all 4 wheels down. If you find you can flat-tow your xB, there are 5 items you need to properly tow a vehicle....
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  • What Comes With Roadmaster Falcon/Blackhawk 2 All Terrain Towing Combo Kit?
    Yes, you can get everything in the Roadmaster Falcon/Blackhawk 2 All Terrain Towing Combo Kit RM-9243-2 except for the 7-Wire to 4-Wire Flexco-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15247 it comes with. Here are the other parts in the kit: - 6,000 lb safety cables # RM-643 - Quick-Disconnect Padlocks # RM-302 - Tow Bar Cover # RM-055-3 - Storage Bag # RM-056
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  • Can Safety Cables be Used in Place of Safety Chains when Towing a Trailer
    Yes, you could use the coiled safety cables # RM-643 in place of safety chains when towing your trailer. Just make sure that the trailer is under the 6,000 pound capacity of the cables.
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  • What is the Difference Between Coiled Safety Cables and Straight Safety Cables
    The difference between coiled safety cables like # RM-643, and straight cables like # RM-645, other than the design, is the applications for which you would use each. For example, some tow bars, like # RM-422, have built in safety cable channels which would ideally work with straight cables. The channels hold the coils up so that they do not get caught on anything or drag on the ground. So for a tow bar with built-in channels, I recommend straight cables. Coiled safety cables are best...
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  • What Is Needed To Flat-Tow 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer
    When you are flat-towing any vehicle there are 5 things needed to complete the setup. You need the base plates mounted on the front of the towed vehicle, the tow bar that is compatible with the base plates, safety chains, wiring for lights on the towed vehicle, and most states not require a supplemental brake system. We offer two base plate systems for a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. If you let me know who the manufacturer is of the base plates you have for your Trailblazer, I can recommend...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2004 Saturn Vue Behind Motorhome
    Flat towing a vehicle requires a number of components that include a tow bar, safety cables, a high/low hitch adapter, a wiring or lighting solution of some kind and on the towed car a set of base plates and a supplemental braking system. Each of these is covered in the linked overview article on flat towing. Other item-specific articles are linked for you too. Starting with base plates, you can use the linked page to select the version of the Vue you have. Use the drop-down menu tool...
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  • Replacement Arms for 1424-1 Base Plates on 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
    First let's start with the arms, and to get replacement arms for your 1424-1 you will need the Roadmaster Replacement Arms for Base Plate Kits # RM-ARMS. Since you already have a tow bar and tow bar wiring there are just a few other parts you need: - Safety Chains: Roadmaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables # RM-643 - Supplemental Braking System: Roadmaster InvisiBrake Supplemental Braking System # RM-8700 - Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay Kit for Towed Vehicles # RM-88400 You...
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  • Where Do Safety Chains Get Run to on a Vehicle that is getting Flat Towed
    Typically we recommend you run tow bar safety cables to the frame of the vehicle that is being flat towed. Without knowing what vehicle you have it would be hard for me to make a more specific recommendation than that. I attached an FAQ on flat towing that you may find informative to the right as well.
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  • Is There An Adapter For a Blue Ox Aventa II Tow Bar To Roadmaster Base Plate For 2005 Jeep Wrangler
    Yes, to mount your Blue Ox Aventa II Tow Bar to a Roadmaster baseplate, you will need the RoadMaster Base Plate to Blue Ox and Demco Tow Bar Adapter, part # RM-033. The Roadmaster Base Plate that will fit your vehicle is the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, part # 1424-1 and is compatible with Roadmaster Base Plate Tow Bar Adapater, part # RM-033. In addition to part # RM-033, I would recommend the Roadmaster Tow Bar Quick Disconnect Kit, part # RM-201 for quick attachment and disconnection...
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  • How Long are the Roadmaster Safety Cables RM-643
    When stretched out each cable in safety cable set # RM-643 is 68 inches long. Let me know if you are looking for a specific length.
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  • Recommended Safety Cables for a 2004 Jeep Liberty
    The safety cables that I recommend for your 2004 Jeep Liberty are the RoadMaster 68" Single Hook Coiled Safety Cables part # RM-643 because they have a coiled design so they won't drag the ground while in tow. They also have easy to use clevis hooks as well as a suitable weight capacity for your Jeep.
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  • Weight Rating of Roadmaster 68 Safety Cables
    I'm not 100 percent certain if you are asking what the rating is or stating what the rating is for a cable, but the bottom line is that the Roadmaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables # RM-643 are rated for 6,000 lbs each, but that does not mean two of them give you a 12,000 lb capacity because if one were to break the capacity is 6,000 lbs and that is what the rating is for. I have added a link to a video review of these cables for you as well as a link to our entire selection...
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    The 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk models are all flat towable. They all include the 4x4 with 2 speed transfer case required to have the neutral for flat towing safely. The Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-521451-5 is what I recommend starting with and then the using the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520. This is a very reliable system that will work very well for you. Then you will need safety cables like # RM-643. You may also be interested in tow...
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    I am happy to help you get the parts you need to flat tow the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Austin. First you need a base plate on the Jeep. I recommend the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms part # RM-521453-5 because it is the cleanest and more streamlined base plate available due to it's hidden brackets that sit farther back then standard base plate brackets. It also does not require a crossbar. Next you will need a tow bar, I recommend the Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain,...
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    In order to flat-tow a 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk you are going to need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety chains, flat-tow wiring, a supplemental braking system, and a possible high-low adapter. I have attached my recommendation on the following parts for you below. Base Plate Kit: Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit part # RM-521451-4 - This kit has removable arms for a clean look while unhooked from the RV. As long as you do not have the active air shutter system it will work for you....
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    There are a number of parts you're going to need in order to flat tow your 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited and I'll list the parts you need below: - Base Plate Kit: Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-521453-5 - Tow Bar: Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-522 - Safety Chains: RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables # RM-643 - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 - Supplemental Braking System: SMI Stay-IN-Play...
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    When using D-ring adapters, like part # BX88357, to flat tow your Jeep you generally need to connect the safety cables to the Jeep's frame. One way to connect to the frame using cables like # RM-643 is to add extensions # RM-910648-20.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Chevy Spark
    If you are getting the manual transmission 2018 Chevy Spark, and it does not have the Active Air Shutters, then I recommend the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-523185-5. These base plates are confirmed to fit this vehicle and feature brackets that are virtually invisible, which allows for a clean look when you aren't towing. For a compatible tow bar that will work great with the Chevy Spark, I recommend the 2018 Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain # RM-522. This is an excellent, 6,000...
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  • Blue Ox Baseplate Kit to Flat Tow a 2020 Jeep Gladiator
    Blue Ox does have a base plate kit that fits your 2020 Jeep Gladiator, it's part # BX1142. It fits regardless of which model Gladiator you have. It sounds like you probably already have a tow bar. If you don't have safety cables use # RM-643 for a set that's coiled. This way they don't drag on the ground. You also need wiring and a braking system to flat tow the Jeep. I recommend the diode kit # RM-15267 and Stay-IN-Play DUO # SM99251. Both get installed onto the Gladiator so you...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Behind Motor Home
    To flat tow your 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk behind your motor home, you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, a lighting solution and a supplemental braking system. Starting with the base plate kit, I recommend the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-521446-5. I checked with Roadmaster and confirmed that these will fit your 2018 Cherokee Trailhawk. The EZ5 brackets are virtually invisible and easy to mount and remove. Then for a compatible tow bar, I recommend the Roadmaster...
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    The front bumper on your 2005 Jeep Wrangler does resemble the Smittybilt XRC. If that is what you have then you actually won't need a base plate kit as you can use D-Ring adapters to flat tow your Wrangler. We have verified this with Smittybilt in the past. What you will need is either the Roadmaster 1" D-Ring Bumper Mounts # RM-035-1 or the 3/4" D-Ring Bumper Mounts # RM-035 and then a compatible tow bar like the Falcon 2 # RM-520. If you don't already have safety cables then I recommend...
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