Eyelet breakaway rope, safety clip (Dutch eyelet)
Eyelet breakaway rope (Dutch Eyelet)
Heavy-duty holder with eyelet for retrofitting to the removable or rigid trailer towing device (ball head bar) for the breakaway rope.
The carabiner of the breakaway rope can be attached directly to the eye. (e.g. art. no. 01-001-003)
Mandatory in the Netherlands, among other countries.
Weight: 0,72 kg
Eyelet tear-off rope (Dutch eyelet) - Universal safety clamp
Holder with eye for the breakaway rope for retrofitting to the removable or rigid trailer coupling (ball head rod).
Eyelet in wide V-shape for passing through the spring hook or the breakaway rope loop by pushing back the locking bolt.
The safety clip with eyelet is mounted on the towing vehicle's trailer towing device.
Breakaway ropes with carabiner (such as (e.g. Art. No. 01-001-003) can also be attached directly to the eye with the carabiner of the breakaway rope.
In contrast to the open spring hook usually used in series production, a carabiner according to DIN 5299 allows direct latching into the safety clip "eyelet breakaway rope" offered here.
Mandatory in the Netherlands and Switzerland:
For caravans in the Netherlands a so called "losbreekreminrichting" is mandatory.
If there is no eyelet on the vehicle or the spring hook does not fit through, this retrofittable universal safety clamp for breakaway ropes of braked trailers helps.
The legal situation in the Netherlands is clearer and stricter than in the EU directive:
The cable (breakaway rope) or chain must be firmly and directly connected to the towing vehicle via a bracket or eyelet. For this purpose, the vehicle manufacturer must either install its own devices or the owner must retrofit them.
Among campers these devices also carry the flapsy name "Holland-Öse".
According to EU Directive 71/320/EEC, M7, the passage sounds as follows:
22.214.171.124 - The braking systems must be such that the trailer brakes automatically when the coupling device is broken while the trailer is in motion.
However, this requirement shall not apply to uniaxial trailers whose total mass does not exceed 1,5 tonnes, provided that, in addition to the coupling device, these trailers have a safety connection (chain, rope, etc.) which, in the event of breakage of the coupling device, prevents the trailer drawbar from touching the ground and gives the trailer some guidance.
This safety clamp, the "eyelet for the breakaway rope", enables you to comply with the stricter Dutch regulations and avoid high fines, even if your vehicle was not previously equipped with an eyelet for the breakaway rope of your caravan ex works.
The police there even describe the detachable ball neck as a component firmly attached to the car.
(Image rights and further information on Dutch legislation courtesy of
Caravan en de Wet)
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