Originally Posted by youroo
Real Bad way to think,"Your Truck or Someones LIFE" ?
Because of that, my chains are always attached. Chevy screwed up the attachment method by making the Class IV hitch that they did, so folks are putting 3500 lb rated add-ons on there to have something to attach to. The problem is that Chevy didn't consider the design of the hook most trailer chains use.
My point, apparently badly made, was that I don't think the chains would do much to salvage whatever trailer I'm towing should they be retained while the hitch broke..........and that I also have a hard time imagining the hitch/ball breaking but the chains not breaking, though of course it's possible. I wasn't suggesting not using them or harming anything I share the road with. When I said "not a good idea to start with" I was referring only to my equipment........and should have said so.
I never made any comparison to 'my equipment vs. someone's life'.....nor would I.