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dpgllg

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Posted: 07/15/20 09:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just had a B & W Patriot hitch installed yesterday. It is replacing a R & W little rocker hitch.

I used a Carabiner to connect my break away cable to multiple holes in the little rocker. The Patriot has no holes anywhere in it.

For those of you that have the B & W Patriot where do you connect the break away cable?

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Theoritically it's best to have the break away connected to the truck not the hitch. I got another cable and looped it through a stake hole and connected to the other cable with a carabiner. Easy to reach and connect too.


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I hook mine on a tie down just inside rear bed corner. I never hook to hitch.


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Never hook to the hitch.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Never hook to the hitch.


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Why shouldn't you hook to the hitch?

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It is almost impossible for a hitch to carry away, but IF IT SHOULD, hook the breakaway to something in the bed of the truck.


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In the bed of the truck? Why not the bumper, or the bumber could pull off also?


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OK, attach the breakaway cable to something that won’t breakaway...isn’t helping pull the load, isn’t near something helping to pull the load.


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dpgllg wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Never hook to the hitch.


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Why shouldn't you hook to the hitch?

Dave


Hitch can come loose, hook to bed as many have a "D" hook by the tailgate.

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LOL...bed can come of about like the hitch can come off or the bumper can come off.
A thread like this was on another brand rv forum. Everyone decided to hook it where it was the easiest for them. Works fine


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