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Posted: 12/23/19 07:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well not really broke, was apparently dragging on the ground.

Suggestions for repair? I was thinking cable clamps, creating loops of the two ends.

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Posted: 12/23/19 07:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Get a shorter cable?


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I have one of these that I really like. Never touches the ground.
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Posted: 12/23/19 08:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

X2 what SCOTTG says...

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ScottG wrote:

I have one of these that I really like. Never touches the ground.
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Ditto. I have the 6 footer as well, on all my trailers.


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Cable is a common hardware store item. Ues. I'd go with thimbles (optional) and cable clamps... I would not SPLICE that cable I'd replace it with one cut the proper length.


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deltabravo wrote:

ScottG wrote:

I have one of these that I really like. Never touches the ground.
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Ditto. I have the 6 footer as well, on all my trailers.


X4 and the others are correct. Get the 6 ft. version


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I put one of those on my old trailer, great idea.

Need to fix this for the trip home.

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Posted: 12/24/19 08:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You could get a small electrical split bolt to shorten cable. Double cable back leaving appropriate slack. Secure loop with split bolt.


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