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Old 02-10-2011, 04:51 PM   #1
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safety chains

I was wondering if there is any states out there that require safety chains on a 5er. My believe is that some people may opt for this it is not legally required, as I do not see big rigs with them either. I just know that the slider latch must be locked here in the north east.
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:52 PM   #2
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The slide-rite latch mechanism has no means to lock it. What reference are you using for the NE? I am from PA and this is the first I have heard of it.
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:33 AM   #3
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No requirement for safety chains with a fifth wheel hitch. If you want peace of mind (mostly for starting up after hitching and not having locked the latch, rather than driving down the road and having a failure), then consider a bedsaver/pin latch device:

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