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Old 10-15-2015, 04:15 PM   #1
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Safety chains on FR TT

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. Click image for larger version

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Old 10-18-2015, 09:15 AM   #2
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Safety chains on FR TT

Yes I did. At the FROG Rally I noticed both top links worn through and FR arranged for Lippert to replace them under warranty. The anchor point was moved also.
Lippert claimed its never happened before but I have been trying to warn any Grey Wolf 26RR owners esp if they have an Equalizer hitch.
Let FR know and get it fixed under warranty. The FR person I was directed to at the Rally was named Leo. You can use my case as support.


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Old 10-18-2015, 10:25 AM   #3
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Happened to ours as well. I cut off the chains and replaced with quick links (2500 hitch made the chains to short) but they still get pinched. Did seem like a terrible design, and if the hitch failed the chains would never "catch" the tongue. Chains should have been mounted out apart so they can actually be crossed to do their intended job..

Riderbloke, where they they move them too?
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Old 10-18-2015, 10:36 AM   #4
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From the pictures, looks like they need to be moved back at least 3" and lengthened accordingly.
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:24 PM   #5
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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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Old 10-18-2015, 04:13 PM   #6
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Here they are. Seeing them made me get out the spray can after I took the photo.
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Sorry to say it Rider Bloke, but IMO, not a very good weld job. I would take it to a reputable welder and have it re-welded.
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Looks like they Cut/Nipped the old CRS bar off and welded the remaining piece farther back! Youroo!!
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Old 10-18-2015, 04:21 PM   #9
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Yeah, that's a good idea. When you consider the purpose and the stress the mount gets it's less than stellar. Done by Lippert.
That's the problem with this design fault - how many of us lie under the tongue to see the top link?


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Old 10-18-2015, 04:25 PM   #10
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I think they just got a new bar as the old one would have been much smaller when cut off. Lippert was a bit reluctant about doing this to start with but FR sent the work order in from the Rally and that was that.


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