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Old 03-27-2016, 01:04 PM   #11
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That's what I used..
I also got a 2.5" shank. The adapter was to sloppy for me.

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Old 03-27-2016, 01:08 PM   #12
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Who doesn't use safety chains? Cannot say in all my years of camping that I ever saw anyone without safety chains.
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Old 03-27-2016, 01:11 PM   #13
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Someone hinted at not using them. They sound like they do however, they just do not think they are a good idea

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Old 03-27-2016, 01:13 PM   #14
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I had the same problem but with my 5th wheel & the breakaway switch. I use to lock it onto the jaw lever until I read how one 5th wheel took the hitch right out of the truck box. The bolts rusted off so now I use 2 of the quick links hooked to the breakaway lanard & I hook this to the base rail.
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Old 03-27-2016, 01:14 PM   #15
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Yes. Chevy HD's now use Class IV receiver. You will have to get either a 2 1/2 inch Ball Mount, or use an adapter. Then, the HD Hitch itself won't allow safety chains. You can do what is mentioned above, or do what I did. I got two Grade 5 Eye bolts, and washers and nuts. I bolted them onto the receiver holes, upside down. Now I have eye bolts to connect to.

Not sure safety chains are a good idea to start with.....if I lose my trailer, I don't want to lose my truck also, and I would via 'accordian' type movement if hitch comes loose. Plus, I have never heard of a hitch coming loose but the safety chains NOT coming loose. Yet every hitch uses them. Maybe I just don't get out enough, dunno.
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I have a HD2500 and I use SS Shakles that I got at home depot;

Everbilt 5/16 in. Stainless Steel Anchor Shackle-43954 - The Home Depot
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Old 03-27-2016, 01:51 PM   #17
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That's what I used..
I also got a 2.5" shank. The adapter was to sloppy for me.

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Ditto
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I had the same problem and use these from Reese.

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We were recently told by the OPP in our area that these type of hooks are no longer acceptable. They want the s type hook or the type with the spring latch. Seems silly but I guess they don't have to make sense - we only have to pay their wages.
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I talked with a concrete contractor once whose worker did not want to bother with safety chains. The trailer mounted concrete pump came loose and crossed into opposing traffic, killing someone. When you tow you are responsible for your trailer, whether on the hitch ball or whipping around on the end of the safety chains.
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Old 03-27-2016, 02:50 PM   #20
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Those stainless steel shackles look like they would work quite well, and only 10 bucks for a pair. Yes crazy people do crazy stuff that kills others all the time. Just look at all the stupid drivers on the road. They oblivious to endangering others as they text, eat, read books, play with their tablet or phone. I had a woman fly by me on the interstate in a huge SUV at about 90 MPH. I looked at her as she went by and she was putting on her makeup looking in the rear view mirror to do it. Now that is insane.


REVISION: I just looked at the rating on those SS shackles, only rated at 1400 lbs, I don't think they would be heavy enough. Just my opinion.
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