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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 or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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CURT Safety Cables - C80176

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

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.


  • 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


  • 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

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Video Transcript for Curt Single Hook Coiled Safety Cables Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Curt single-hook coiled safety cables with S-hooks. Part number C80176. These safety cables are going to be a great replacement for your old, rusty or broken safety chains. Here you can see on our test drive the safety cables are not dragging or clanging around. They're perfectly tracking our tow vehicle. This will help them remain smooth and quiet.

One of our customers said they don't have to worry about pulling up on the campsite super early and waking everybody up. These are nice and quiet compared to noisy chains. They're a braided steel construction with a nylon coating, so we're not going to have any rust and corrosion. Like safety chains, these safety cables are going to act as a backup should your trailer become uncoupled from your tow vehicle.What's nice about these cables is the coil design is going to prevent any dragging when connected like you would see with most link styled chains. The same goes for when they're not in use.

They're not going to be resting in the mud or the moist grass furthermore causing corrosion. On one end, we have a large S type hook, so it's going to work with most safety chain connections. It even features a gate so it won't accidental become disconnected. On the other end, we have a loop so we can connect it to our trailer. Here you can see on this application, we have a welded on bracket with a bolt going through.

Now, you will have to provide your own hardware. Now, in connecting them to your tow loops on your hitch, it's a good idea to cross them just like you would your standard safety chains. This is going to create a cradle so it catches your coupler should it come disconnected from your tow vehicle.They feature a 7500 pound weight rating. The overall length from hook to hook is 42 inches long. Another great thing about the nylon coating is it's not going to harm or scratch your towing setup, and I personally like that it's not going to tear up my hands.

That's going to complete our look at the Curt single hook coiled safety cables with S-hooks. 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:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (121 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.

- C80176

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.

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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Product was well made, but didn’t mention that the 42 inches included the cable that formed the loop. 36 inches would have been a more accurate length.

Yes, the 42 inch length is with the included hooks. The length of the cable itself is 40 inches.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 11/01/2021

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The cables are curled and will not straighten out. These were suppose to be safety cables for my tow vehicle behind ny RV. I have tried to straighten them with no success.

I do have another solution for you. These cables are designed to be coiled so that they will not drag on the ground while in use. We do have a set of straight cables that are 64 inches in length rated for 8000 pounds, part # RM-646
RoadMaster 64" Double Hook, Straight Safety Cables - 8,000 lbs
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 10/26/2021

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Every order from etrailer has been perfect. Everything fits, everything works. Always fast delivery.

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I should have purchased these cables first. They work great. The other cables I purchased got both the latches scraped off pulling out of a parking lot followed by falling off. These get ground into the same spot and keep on going with only a few minor scrapes to show. Latches still intact.

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Perfect part, much nicer than the chains that were on it. Easy to install, would highly recommend it.

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The cables are far superior to chains. Quiet and strong.

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Used these safety cables to replace the old chains on the camper. It was an easy swap and they look good.

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Excellent quality. Perfect replacement of old cables

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After a year holding & still performing well!

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needed to replace rusted cables on a 22 foot 6,000 lb trailer. Looked at these cables and the reviews and decided to try them. Placing the order was simple at eTrailer, they arrived in a few days. Put them on the trailer and everything fit perfectly, exactly as described. Using the trailer this weekend and don't anticipate any issues. I always shop at eTrailer for my trailer and towing needs - best prices, great service and fast shipping - can't be beat!!

the cables are working fine, have used that trailer a half a dozen times since installing them no problems at all, they are a great product at a great value. Its my pleasure to write the review, and has always been a pleasure to do business with eTrailer! Thank you for the follow up.
Jeff - 06/17/2016

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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!

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Took my bolt cutters and removed the old rusty safety chains from my trailer. I then installed these new cables where the old chains used to be, and these cables work great !!! Nothing to drag on the road surface because these cables are coiled just the right amount to stretch out when needed. A great high-quality product that will last a long time.

They are still doing a great job for me. Thanks for checking in with me.
Gary - 03/09/2019

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I tow an older small utility trailer and replaced the rusted chains with these. I personally like how they recoil up when not in use. No issues with installation or use.

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These cables are great, no more dragging chains! I put them on both of my trailers and I couldn't be happier with my purchase.

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The cables are a perfect fit for my truck and boat trailer

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Very pleased with the new safety cables, much better than dragging the chains down the road.

i would recommend these safety cables to EVERYONE!!
B.S. - 09/10/2015

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Coiled Safety Cables (42" long) - Safety chains or cables are required on travel trailers in most states, and besides, they make a lot of sense. The chains that come with the trailer eventually rust, which initially is more of an eyesore than a safety risk. But they are bulky; and to ensure there is enough length to enable sharp turns, the chains tend to ride pretty close to the road if nothing is done to elevate them in a way that still allows them to function during sharp turns. So these coiled safety cable are a perfect alternative to the bulky chains. The coil allows the cables to extend as needed, while keeping them off the road during normal use. The 7500 pound rating is slightly more than I need, but better safe than sorry. Of course, this is a product one hopes never to have to use, and one never truly knows how well they'll work unless they are needed. But on paper at least, these are perfect. The included hooks work as they should to connect the cables to the hitch. And the vinyl coating should keep the steel cables free of rust. The length was just right for my rig, but be sure to measure the current set-up before buying. These cables are a great replacement for the bulky chains, yet are rated at a higher capacity than the chains that came with my RV.

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These work great!

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Very simple item all trailers should have - complements FA80-01-2204 Fastway Zip Coiled Trailer Break-Away Cable - Replaced both the original safety chains and breakaway cables on two new trailers. The convenience is well worth it.........

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These were a bit beefy for my application, but it's nice to have the peace of mind. I bought these to reach beyond the fold away tongue. They were the perfect length- not too loose but enough to reach the hitch. Used two 5/8" stainless bolts with fender washers and nyloc nuts to attach to the frame.

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I have been using etrailer for all my trailer needs as always fast shipping, excellent product and most of all great support.

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Safety Cables were too short to be used

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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.

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The safety cables I ordered arrived in a timely manner (within a week) and were just as described in the product info. The cable is very stout and covered in a heavy PVC so it won't rust or abrade where it is connected to the trailer. The cable loop at each end is protected from wear by a steel sleeve. These look much better than chain and they don't hang down and drag on the pavement like chain does. When I get them bolted to the trailer I'll include a photo of the installation.

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