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Re: Where to place safety chain hooks for GN trailer???

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04-09-2012 19:11:30

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I have a home-made hitch also. I just use a short chain with a ring in one end and a hook in the other. My Ford has tie-downs in the front bed corners. I hook the chain to one of them. then hook breakaway cable and safety chains to the ring. Has passed road side safety inspection. The spring loaded U bolts are neatest. Vic

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Ralph Bauer

04-10-2012 20:41:41

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 Re: Where to place safety chain hooks for GN trailer??? in reply to VicS, 04-09-2012 19:11:30  
Hmmm, sure would safe a lot of trouble drilling... I know that if the trailer comes off the ball, you really want the whole dan. thing to go and not to start dangling from safeties...., might put a chain from the left to the right hook, with ring in the middle and hook both safeties to that ring. Might have to take out the deep aluminum toolbox, I think it is a bit in the way.
Still looking at the spring loaded U bolts to put in the deck, too.
My wife is friends with wife of a trooper that's W&B with OHP, could always ask him, but then the cat's out of the to

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willie in mn

04-11-2012 02:14:32

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 Re: Where to place safety chain hooks for GN trailer??? in reply to Ralph Bauer, 04-10-2012 20:41:41  
I sure hope you didn't mean what it says when you stated that you wanted the whole thing to go & not dangle from the safeties. Maybe I read it wrong. If I read it wrong, my sincere apology.
Chains aren't just to look fancy. When properly secured & of the correct length, chains will prevent the gooseneck from touching the sides, front, or tailgate of the truck. In case of coming off the ball, a properly attached break-away lanyard will activate the trailer brakes before the chains take over.
You definitely don't want the trailer to come loose, cross into oncoming traffic & kill a bunch of people. A few dents in truck box is a lot cheaper.
I have seen too many trailers get away because of improper hitches, weak chains, & no brake controls. Several years ago a friend hit an oncoming trailer that broke away. Killed his wife & put him in hospital for over 6 months.
Again, if I read your comment wrong, I apologize.
End of rant.

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Ralph Bauer

04-11-2012 05:47:09

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 Re: Where to place safety chain hooks for GN trailer??? in reply to willie in mn, 04-11-2012 02:14:32  
Red my post again,Willie, yes, forgot the "smiley/roll".... Sorry, it sure does sound like I WANT the GN to just go... Was pretty tired last nite and should have gone to bed way earlier (20:41 WDT, am in CDT which makes it 22:41....)
Thanks for the reply. Ralph in OK.

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