So I've got my Blue Ox Tow bar and I've installed the plate on the tow vehicle. Aside from keeping the law officers appeased, what good do the safety cables do if the tow bar, in fact came unattached? If the only thing attaching the toad to the newell is two cables, Wouldn't the toad whip around back there and land on its roof skidding down the highway?
The castor in the steering of the toad is going to keep it going straight behind your newell. It won't whip around, unless it whips around when you are driving it normally. Shorter cables are better than longer cables in my opinion.
I would much rather that it was still attached. If for no other reason than I would not negatively effect someone else! Think about it.
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Your cables should go back and fasten to the frame of your toad. I learned the hard way. I had mine installed by a so called expert and he hooked them on to the tow bar. It was OK for a long time until the tow bar cracked and the toad came loose. Lucky I was just pulling in to a parking spot so I got by with no damage.
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According to the Blue Ox website you're supposed to wrap a cable around the base plate and attach it to the frame of the toad. I think they show it wrapping around the frame, and around the base plate in a figure eight loop.
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