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Old 07-19-2010, 07:40 PM   #1
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How Long Are The Chain Suppost To Be?

I order to be effective and do the proper job, how long are the safety chains suppost to be and how should they be attached to the camper?
I have seen chains dragging the ground while camper are in tow.

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Old 07-19-2010, 08:47 PM   #2
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They should be long enough for you to make the tightest tum with your rig without doing damage to the attaching points. When the tow vehicle and trailer are in a straight line, they should not drag the ground. The chains should be bolted or welded to the trailer frame.
On my last two travel trailers, they were a one piece chain, routed around the back side of the tongue jack and bolted the the frame at two points.

Below is a photo of a welded attaching point.


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Old 07-20-2010, 04:06 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I thought I would ask because this is a subject that I don't remember seeing on the forum and it's part of the safety feature of the hitch and this is something we all should know and to help the newbies.
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