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Old 03-27-2016, 10:39 PM   #31
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I also have a Chevy 2500 HD ( 2015 ). Although it is a very tight fit, I am able to get my safety chains thru the holes on the receiver. Is this something new on a 2016 model?
I think our hitches are the same, its just that the S hooks on my safety chains are too small to make it through the holes on the hitch.
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Old 03-27-2016, 11:21 PM   #32
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Tractor Supply, I picked up two blue hooks with round ends, the added the coupler on the end... Works great! Rated to 6000 lbs.


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Old 03-27-2016, 11:30 PM   #33
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Tractor Supply, I picked up two blue hooks with round ends, the added the coupler on the end... Works great!Attachment 103079
That 'coupler' is probably only good for a few hundred pounds, not several thousand
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Old 03-27-2016, 11:38 PM   #34
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Had the same issue with my Ford, you can get the hooks on if you screw with them for a while getting them off will test your patients.
Thought about making the holes bigger but did not seam like a good ides to thin the area around the hooks. Found several larger forged clevis hooks at Home Depot and other places that are all stamped "Forged China" I'm not bashing products made in China, I have a metal lathe from there that I love. Just did not want to bet mine or someone else's life on $10 hooks. I ended up buying a couple of way over rated US Forged winch clevis hooks from an off-road supply company at $45 each.
Like some others have said you are responsible for what you are towing, if it gets loose consider what could happen.
Also make sure you cross your chains so they form a X under the tongue, this makes a cradle to support the tongue it it comes loose so it wont get buried in the asphalt and take you tow vehicle apart.
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Old 03-27-2016, 11:45 PM   #35
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E-trailer sells a Roadmaster setup using them and it's rated at 6000 lbs.
Roadmaster Accessories and Parts - RM-910022

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Set of two Roadmaster Replacement Cable Connector

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Weight capacity: 6,000 lbs
Dimensions: 3-3/16" long x 1-1/2" wide
Connector thickness: 3/8"
Quantity: 2 connectors

910022 Roadmaster Replacement Cable Connectors
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:30 AM   #36
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I have a 5'er but also a 20' boat that had the same problem. The replacement hooks from Lowes work great for me. I attach front to back. It's easy on easy off.
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:16 AM   #37
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I've got a 2500 with the 2 1/2" receiver too. I found that I can get the chains of my trailer hooked if I go at it from the SIDE of the holes, not the back. Give that a try before you go crazy with adapters or new hooks.
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:29 AM   #38
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All you need is a Reese or Curt 3/8" safety clevis hook. That's it!

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Old 03-28-2016, 10:38 AM   #39
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I have tried the front, side, back and bottoms holes with my safety chain S hooks. I tried it for several days and many ways. That's how I came to the conclusion that my hooks need changed or another attaching method was needed. Rest assured what ever method I go with will exceed the max weight of my TT. Again I thank everyone for their input.
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:46 AM   #40
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I picked new hooks for my ram 2500.
Under 10 bucks for 2.
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