I don't trust those wimpy bumpers that will rust out. I don't think smaller hooks would be an option on this hitch. For my boat, I'm thinking this is a good solution as well. The hitch pin pretty much blocks the rear facing set of holes. I apologize if this post is a repeat.
I purchased a couple of new chains today from Harbor Freight, expecting the same configuration. In the case of an extendible draw bar or reach, if a separate safety device s is used for the front and rear of the drawbar, a means must be provided to ensure that the draw bar will not separate at the movable portion of the drawbar. My goal is to hide as much of this aftermarket install as I can, minus the display and third button. There nice cause we got 4 different trailers and it fits all the hooks. I had a winch stand break once.
At age 17, Kirby started his first auto body shop in South Dakota, which he owned and operated for eight years. I know Chinese steel had a bad rep some years back. It's a 600 boat, Captain Overkill. Put a turnbuckle in between and use it to tie down the boat securely. No, I don't use a turnbuckle or chain binder or steamboat clamp. As you can see in the pics, the hooks are too big for the rather odd hitch hole arrangement.
I added a ratcheting strap that i pass through two forward cleats and secure to the trailer. I really don't want to drill more holes or grind on the existing ones. They will cut it for you or go to a local hardware store. All U-Haul trailers are equipped with safety chains as a precaution. Also find clevis, grab, J-style hooks and many more options.
The winch strap has a big hook for the bow eye - doesn't leave much room for another big hook attached to the safety chain. Self-coiling vinyl coated Hitch Cables use durable galvanized aircraft cable construction. You can be ticketed for improper hitching. Grade 8 has a higher resistance to stretch and you're not worried about that. U-Haul offers more than 581,000 rooms and more than 51 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. Never will trust their hitch pins again.
Since your hooks are easily removed from the chain, why not get different hooks? How do you guys hook the trailer safety chains to your 2500? When towing my trailer with 900lbs of tongue weight I sag roughly 3. With the hook upside down enter the hook into the oblong hole on the bottom side and roll the point of the hook up through the round hole on the hitch next to the pin. It should be noted that some States may have more stringent requirements for safety chains. The one thing that interferes with setup is the locking pin that I have for the receiver, This specific locking pin interferes with the hook. The safety device must be connected to the towed and towing vehicles and to the tow-bar in a manner which prevents the tow-bar from dropping to the ground in the event it fails or becomes disconnected. Seems Crankman has the simple solution I was looking for.
It happens when I take my foot off the brake pedal and resets when I restart the engine. Me being commercial could see myself getting two tickets with that set up. Can I hook the safety chain into the eye of the winch strap hook? Too much slack may prevent chains from maintaining control if other connections separate. Check out the huge selection of chain and cable hooks at Grainger. Your not hauling a load of steel down the road.
I will post pics when I hook up my camper this Wednesday but in the mean time I will try to explain. I just think you are lucky your not a commercial vehicle. To view the regulations text, use the link below. So I changed my safety chain to attach to the trailer tongue. A hook and chain rated for the load being hauled is just fine. My trailer uses coiled braided steel cables for safety chains.
Is the chain and hook rated for the load. That is nearly impossible to do, doesn't matter how well you beef up the chain, the fiberglass will simply rip out the instant there is a good shock load put on it. See attached front end of my trailer and boat. The safety chains are to be attached in a criss-cross fashion so if the trailer does come lose, the chains will hold the trailer hitch elevated and prevent it from digging into the pavement, possibly flipping. Can really feel and hear the impact with 1. Guidance: If the ultimate combined breaking strength of the two chains is equal to the gross weight of the towed vehicle s , the requirements of are satisfied.