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Old 03-15-2012, 12:18 PM
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The cables look like about 1/4" although I didn't mic them.
I looked up the strength for regular wire rope of that size. It is good for 3 tons.
If it is aircraft cable, even more.
I don't think we have to worry about the cables themseves. The end fittings are probably the weak points.
I can't imagine what someone would be thinking of putting on his tailgate that would cause a problem.
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Looks like the question was an excellent question! Means there is no real answer. I had a look to the web site links posted and in summary it says we have to keep an eye on the cables and check for their integrity.
Thanks for all the replies, Denis.
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