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Old 12-04-2015, 04:54 PM   #11
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Chevy made a change to there receivers why I do not know as most hooks will not fit without a slight mod. My hooks on my trailer had little safety snaps that made it so the hook would not go around in the slot of the receiver. I just removed them and all is good. Later RJD
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Old 12-04-2015, 05:11 PM   #12
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Use D-rings that exceed chain capacity. Fits fine, Purchased at local trailer supply house.
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Old 12-04-2015, 08:42 PM   #13
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I bought 3/8" Curt safety hooks at Amazon for my Chevy 3500HD. They are the perfect fit, and they will fit onto your chain.

Here's a link to what I am using:


http://www.amazon.com/CURT-81960-Saf...t+safety+hooks

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I use these too on my safety cables on my boat trailer.
The normal S type hooks that are on my car hauler will slide onto the hole on the side of the hitch on my gmc and seem to work well, they just dont go through the side and front....side only.
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Heres my car trailer hooked up and boat trailer hooks. I guess my S hooks will go thru both holes. But a big clevis would work to go thru the hitch
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I had the same problem on my 2015 2500HD...undoubtedly the same hitch. I bought two clevis's and two chain-repair-quick-links at Tractor Supply. Here is a picture of my set-up. Works great! (ooops...picture posted sideways, but you get the idea.)
I like that idea, what size shackle is that in there? 2" 3"?
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Old 12-05-2015, 01:48 AM   #16
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I bought 3/8" Curt safety hooks at Amazon for my Chevy 3500HD. They are the perfect fit, and they will fit onto your chain.

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http://www.amazon.com/CURT-81960-Saf...t+safety+hooks

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I like that idea, what size shackle is that in there? 2" 3"?
Doc, that is, I believe, a 2"shackle. It may be 2 /12 inches, but I know it isn't as big as a 3". The pin wont fit in from the top side. It has to go in from the bottom, but I just tightened the hell out of it and it isn't going to back itself out. Still, probably a good idea to check it every once in a while. All of those pieces came from Tractor Supply, and they let me take various pieces out into the parking lot to make sure everything fit before I bought anything...in fact, one of their salesmen came out to offer advice.
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Doc, that is, I believe, a 2"shackle. It may be 2 /12 inches, but I know it isn't as big as a 3". The pin wont fit in from the top side. It has to go in from the bottom, but I just tightened the hell out of it and it isn't going to back itself out. Still, probably a good idea to check it every once in a while. All of those pieces came from Tractor Supply, and they let me take various pieces out into the parking lot to make sure everything fit before I bought anything...in fact, one of their salesmen came out to offer advice.
Thanks, I will hit them up this week.

I used to use zip ties or bailing wire to keep the shackles from backing off on my jeep.

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I bought 3/8" Curt safety hooks at Amazon for my Chevy 3500HD. They are the perfect fit, and they will fit onto your chain.

Here's a link to what I am using:


http://www.amazon.com/CURT-81960-Saf...t+safety+hooks

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I did this, cut off old hook and installed these, nice clean solution.
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