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Old 06-25-2013, 01:09 PM   #21
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How about one of these??

http://www.fastenal.com/web/products...attr03:^100$|~

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Old 06-25-2013, 01:10 PM   #22
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much better choice than quick links.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:13 PM   #23
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If it all worked on a different truck and on your Ford it's too short... perhaps your ball mount trailer tongue is the culprit? Is it rather long?

Just like the weight police, we don't need a conversation on whose is longest haha
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:25 PM   #24
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for a nearly 10K gross weight trailer, you would need 1/2 inch chain with carries a sheer strength of 27,000 pounds. The largest quick link made is 1/2 inch but has a max strength of 10,000 pounds.

No offense, but why would you put in a link that has nearly 60% less strength than the chain you are attaching?
Just to clarify. I used a quick link (and extra links) that had a higher safety rating than the chain used for MY trailer (not a 10K gross weight trailer). Not your figures.
Trying to help the OP with an alternate way to avoid going back to the dealer 3 hours away. The components are just hard to find.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:35 PM   #25
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for a nearly 10K gross weight trailer, you would need 1/2 inch chain with carries a sheer strength of 27,000 pounds. The largest quick link made is 1/2 inch but has a max strength of 10,000 pounds.

No offense, but why would you put in a link that has nearly 60% less strength than the chain you are attaching?
Have never seen a safety chain on an rv trailer that was 1/2". His link and chain do not need to be any stronger than the original factory chain. I think you are going just a bit overboard wanting a chain with a lr of over 3x the original chain.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:49 PM   #26
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Yeah..yeah...yeah...I didn't post on here for the weight police. If you notice the title of my post it has nothing to do with weight. I know that the camper is maxing my truck but it is within its capabilites. I did a ton of research on this. So, no more weight police please.
Thanks so far for the ideas and the kit. That should give my wife some piece of mind knowing that there is an easy fix out there. Any additional ideas are appreciated.
Visit E-trailer website. etrailer.com - Products safety chains

You need a clevis hook, quick link & a piece of chain. You can buy from E-trailer with a shipping charge OR go to a Lowes or Home Depot. Lowes has a large selection of bulk chain they will cut to length. Just make sure your wife buys heavy duty items. You indicate the seven blade cable issue is resolved. If needed, I have a simple solution for that as well. Enjoy the new trailer and thanks for serving in the military and protecting our country!
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:03 PM   #27
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Instead of being weight police, why not help the guy out.
Because the public safety is "everybody's business"?

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Old 06-25-2013, 04:52 PM   #28
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Because the public safety is "everybody's business"?

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I would love to hear the comments on my setup....
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I would love to hear the comments on my setup....
Back to the subject at hand.
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