Originally Posted by TheOrrs
No chains just the brake safety cable.
Originally Posted by ependydad
Interesting. I think I ask this same question- mostly from ignorance. I didn't know they weren't required. And I think they'd be the single biggest reason I wouldn't go to a G/N.
Correct. This goosebox follows the same guidlines as a standard 5th wheel hitch. No chaines needed.
My thought is that the way a 5th wheel hitch moves, if you needed chaines, they would have to be REALLY long. Same with the Reese Goosebox as it is the same design. On a gooseneck or gooseneck adapter, the chains are very short as the pivit point is very close to the ball.
I checked with etrailer.com and also Reese themselves and Reese says "no chains needed for RV use." It is not an adapter, it is the actual pinbox and also a Lippert approved unit.
etrailer repeats Reese's comments but they also take the side of "check you local laws just in case, and we can sell you the chains if needed." That is the CYA answer.
I have chains from my previous adapter but there is no easy place to attach but you can always find a spot if needed. I'll keep them in the truck as a "just in case."
Florida laws on chains does not specify bumper pull, gooseneck, or 5th wheel. It just says: Safety Chains=yes. So based on this crappy explanation, the 5th wheel guys need them too. With Florida, who knows... LOL