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Old 12-21-2015, 09:49 PM   #11
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anything wider showing the chains attached to the truck and the amount of slack under the hitch?
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Old 12-21-2015, 09:51 PM   #12
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it is weird that you have so much metal out around the area directly below the ball. I can see how a chain could get pinched in that.
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Old 12-21-2015, 10:07 PM   #13
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The hitch is as close to the TV as it can. I will be relocating chains further back.
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Old 12-21-2015, 10:21 PM   #14
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Even if chains went straight down the hitch would still pinch.
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Old 12-21-2015, 11:53 PM   #15
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Yeah nothing about the slack will change a thing. The chains just should not be there period... The point of SAFETY chains and CROSSING the chains is to "catch" the trailer if it comes loose. Riddle me this Batman... How can a chain catch a trailer when they are only 1" apart... There is no "X" cradle and more than likely the trailer will miss and be "cradled" by the highway at 65mph.. 60 on china bombs. The chains should be mounted at least a foot apart IMO to be worth their purpose.
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Old 12-22-2015, 06:16 AM   #16
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I agree
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Old 12-22-2015, 01:34 PM   #17
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How difficult is it to relocate the chains? Picking my new grey wolf 26rr in early spring from the dealer and was going to have him install an equalizer WDH. Heard really good things about the hitch but not heard the chain pinching issue before.
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Old 12-22-2015, 01:45 PM   #18
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Chains or no chains in the way, have to think you would hit the frame tongue.

On my unit, if I make a near 90 deg (street to driveway) turn I will at times kiss the frame tongue with the hitch head.
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Old 12-22-2015, 03:15 PM   #19
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Equalizer & safety chain problem w/ grey wolf trailer

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How difficult is it to relocate the chains? Picking my new grey wolf 26rr in early spring from the dealer and was going to have him install an equalizer WDH. Heard really good things about the hitch but not heard the chain pinching issue before.

I have changed to Husky centerline TS. Just switched out do not know yet but just by looking at it the ball sits higher and not as much girth around ball. Looks like it would miss frame. Once I get all set up will post pics. You can have chains moved back. Maybe your dealer will do it for you? I have had issue trying to get chains moved. Will be relocating shortly since they got snapped.
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Old 12-22-2015, 03:27 PM   #20
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I tried letting the Equilizer hitch manufacturer and forest River know but they seem to think mine is an isolated incident, even though I have seen a few on here also have issues. Io showed them riderblokes pictures and the other thread on the 26rr grey wolf chains. I believe riderbloke also let them know. If you have problems let them know maybe if they hear from enough people they will make Lippert go back to setting the chains back like they use to be.
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