RV With The Tanners' Better RV Breakaway Cable Setup

By:  Jim & Melinda Tanner

14th Jun, 18


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We can connect to our 5th wheel hitch and the King Ping with ease. Easy....breezy. However, attaching that DARN emergency brake cable from the King Pin to our truck/hitch...NOT FUN. It's the one step that I don't look forward to. You have be 7 feet tall to reach over the wheel well and get the cable!!! For the record....I'm not 7 foot tall. To complete this task, I have to step up on the tire, pull myself up and then quickly reach under the nose of the 5th wheel to grab the brake cable. Then attach it to the hitch...and end with a fantastic jump off the side of the truck. Side note: need to repeat this once you arrive to camp, in order to disconnect the cable before unhitching. Uhhggg.... there has to be a better way.

I came up with this idea when I was talking to a buddy about adding a "Bull Ring" to his truck to add another location to tie off his motorcycle. I thought, I can use that same device on my truck, but attach my emergency brake cable to it. Perfect!!!

The pictures give you the idea of the set up....yet, see our YouTube video (linked below) to see exactly how it works and how easy it is to install. Total install time is well under 30 mins....

Product Links on Amazon:

Fastway Zip 6 Foot Breakaway Cable

Bull Ring 4001-XT Truck Bed Tie Downs

*A version of this article was originally published on www.rvwiththetanners.com. It is published here with permission. All opinions expressed are solely those of the author.*


Jim & Melinda Tanner

Jim & Melinda Tanner


www.rvwiththetanners.com

About Melinda and Jim......


We met at Oregon State University. Jim currently works in the high technology industry while Melinda works in Education. 


We have 2 boys and enjoy camping as a family and being in the outdoors.


Jim grew up in Oregon and Melinda, having moved from Virginia, has come to love the Pacific Northwest's vast outdoor/camping opportunities.