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How Long Should a Trailer Breakaway Cable Be

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how long does this need to be? how do you figure this distance out?

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The best length for the cable of a breakaway system like the Tow Ready Trailer Break Away Kit # 50-85-313 that you referenced will be just a bit longer than the safety chains.

The breakaway cable should be longer than the safety chains according to RVIA Recreational Vehicle Industry Association. This will activate the brakes in the event you lose the trailer connection and the safety chains fail which will bring the trailer to a stop.

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