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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 chains and cables from Roadmaster. Roadmaster 80" Coiled Safety Cables - Double Hook - 10,000 lbs - Qty 2 part number RM-653 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-653

  • Safety Cables
  • Towing a Vehicle
  • 10000 lbs GTW
  • 80 Inch Long
  • Snap Hooks
  • Roadmaster
  • Coiled Cables
  • 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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • 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 Safety Chains and Cables - Safety Cables - RM-653 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Roadmaster 80" coiled safety cables. Now, these safety cables offer extra security for your tow system that provide the backup connection needed between your towed vehicle and the towed unit, whether you're towing a trailer or whether you're towing a vehicle behind an RV. They are required in most states so in the event that your trailer or vehicle disconnects from the towing vehicle, the safety cables will keep your towed unit connected. That way you can safely pull over and address the issue.Now, this unit's made from aircraft-grade galvanized steel. When it comes to the cables, they're very strong and durable and the coil design is a really neat feature. It helps prevent dragging on the ground and also helps prevent them from becoming tangled up.

You'll notice that the cables have a really nice vinyl coating that's red in color, so that's going to prevent scratches to your tow bar, to your trailer, to whatever it is that it may make contact with. And then the hooks are a nice, large, durable design. These are constructed of drop-forged steel, and they have the spring loaded latches that provide extra security to prevent accidental disconnection and each cable has one hook located on each end.So with this part number you're going to get two cables, you're going to get a total of four hooks, which are already preattached. And as that hook moves around, it has this metal protector plate in here to keep the hooks from damaging the coating and from damaging the actual cable. It also comes with two quick links for easy connecting.

So if you run into a situation where you have a connection point where these hooks actually won't fit around, you can attach a quick link and connect the hook directly to the quick link. The length of each cable is 80" long, and the rated capacity is 10,000 pounds. That's going to do it for today's look at the Roadmaster 80" 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   (11 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.

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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. 330681



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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 etrailer.com to our friends!! 400651



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received and preformed as expected 336021



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I’ve ordered from etrailer several times. Every single time the customer service is outstanding and the products are as expected. Fast delivery too! 523793



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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. 601730



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Excellent, high-strength safety cables at cost competitive pricing. Very satisfied, thank you. 581883



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Great products - easy to order and delivered on time 547145



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Easy to order online and fast shipping. 543242



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As always great company an employes to answer questions an help with the ordering of parts. 458265



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GOOD FIT FOR MY NEED. 304569



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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. 269849


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

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

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