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Old 10-18-2015, 05:40 PM   #11
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My FR contact said she never heard about any issues. She is sending my pics to manufacturer.
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Old 10-18-2015, 05:41 PM   #12
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Something I read in the Texas towing laws:

Safety chains can't be welded to the frame of the trailer. If interested, YOU can look it up.

Just a thought, here.

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If they are not welded to frame where are they placed?
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Old 10-18-2015, 06:18 PM   #13
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If they are not welded to frame where are they placed?
You can bolt them or put them on a steel loop like LCI did. You just are not suppose to weld a chain link itself.
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Old 10-18-2015, 06:20 PM   #14
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I'm sorry but I no longer have the papers from the fix at Lippert on Fri 14th Aug this year at their College Rd site at the end of the FROG Rally. It was authorized by a Forest River rep who looked at the chains and made out the order sheet. I'm sorry I can't find the paperwork and post it. It ticks me off when they seem to brush off such issues and fail to keep track. It's almost an issue for NHTSA I thought at the time. Let your rep know about mine and ask her to chase it up.
It's a small matter for a dealer to check out by hitching up one of their units to their truck with an equalizer installed and watch what happens. I told my dealer on return and suggested they check each unit when it comes in for service and I have repeated that since this forum's posts.
Keep at them - it's a safety issue.


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You can bolt them or put them on a steel loop like LCI did. You just are not suppose to weld the a chain link itself.
Welding likely causes the welded link to lose it's tempered strength.
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Ok miss understood statement
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If anything I told the warrantee person to send me new chains and I would get them welded on.
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Old 10-18-2015, 07:34 PM   #18
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Based on the welding on mine probably a good move but FR warranty and liability issues may prevent them doing that. Just me thinking like a corporate lawyer.


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Wondered if anyone else had issue with placement of chains on trailer with using an equalizer WDH or any other WDH? Spoke with the warranty department about the bad design and placement of chains. My chains get pinched and almost broken links. Have not turned any sharp turns. Warranty dept does not see problem with placement even with sending pics. Attachment 91642Attachment 91643
Question/Observation: Looks like your electric brake away cable is woven through your safety chain. Always heard that was a no no... Should go straight to your TV.
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:45 PM   #20
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Yeah need to change that. Came that way haven't tAken time to change it. Good eye.
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