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Old 10-08-2018, 12:51 PM   #1
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2017 Work and Play Safety Chain

I was checking my toy hauler for a weekend trip coming up and happened to look at my safety chains. The photos show what I found--the attachment to the trailer frame is broken, one side completely, the other over half way. The chains have never had any tension on them, this is from the factory, I've only been on four trips so far. Check your chains to make sure you are as safe as possible.
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Old 10-08-2018, 01:43 PM   #2
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Have you tried to contact LCI? I think they are the ones that built that frame. Worst thing they can say is no.
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Old 10-08-2018, 02:08 PM   #3
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As far as you know the chains have never tension on them. I've seen dealers move them by hooking the chains to a forklift and raising the tongue up without using a ball adapter for the coupler.
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:28 PM   #4
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Made me go look !! Chains on mine are secured in a different way and are still tight without any issues. Thanks for posting pictures so we can compare.
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:59 PM   #5
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Scrapper is correct. There is no way that could have broke without blunt force trauma. Somewhere, somehow it was hit hard enough to crack the steel. Cold rolled welded steel will never crack like that without getting whacked -
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:01 PM   #6
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Looks to me like they rusted out you can't let hitch get rusted like that have you ever heard of paint I never let my hitch rust always keep it painted
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:06 PM   #7
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Looks to me like they rusted out you can't let hitch get rusted like that have you ever heard of paint I never let my hitch rust always keep it painted
Thatís just mean 😞
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:44 PM   #8
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That looks like the piece welded to the frame suffered an tremendous downward force somehow. IMO: The little bit of rust on there appears to have been started by the damage.
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:32 PM   #9
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Looks to me like they rusted out you can't let hitch get rusted like that have you ever heard of paint I never let my hitch rust always keep it painted
That's pretty harsh, and you obviously know nothing about metallurgy. That's strictly a impact stress fracture and has nothing to do with the rust. The rusting is a secondary effect after the fracture happened.
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:33 PM   #10
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What type of hitch do you have? My equalizer would pinch my chains and bend the mount when I turned to a specific angle. It would literally look like a set of bolt cutters were used on the chain.
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