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Old 09-01-2016, 09:24 PM   #11
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A new g.m well solve that for you.
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Old 09-02-2016, 12:56 PM   #12
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A new g.m well solve that for you.
And open up so many more issues that you'll have forgotten about any issues you may have with your trailer at all....

Seriously though, all of you guys are better off replacing the entire safety chain in one assembly, rather than adding quick links.
The reason I say this, is that the quick links are OFTEN not a rated chain link, and as such may fail if that dark day comes where you actually need your safety chains.
Safety chains are supposed to be rated to hold the weight (loaded) of your trailer, and being a rather anal retentive person, I would double that.
(8,000lb trailer, minimum 2 chains rated at 4,000lb each, personally Id have two chains rated at 8,000lb each)
The platform hitch might rip out from under the truck, but then that becomes manufacturer liability in the event of a lawsuit, rather than personal liability or your insurance company denying coverage due to negligence.
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Old 09-02-2016, 02:16 PM   #13
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Yes, but you can buy good quality quick links that are rated, and at fairly high working loads. Just check the package when purchasing to ensure that they are sufficiently stout.


On my last TT I replaced the chain hooks with quick links after breaking one of the hook retainer springs. A well secured link will not come undone and pop off the attachment point.
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Old 09-02-2016, 02:29 PM   #14
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We have a 2010 F150 and the chains on our Whitehawk are fine. Weird!
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Old 09-02-2016, 03:27 PM   #15
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you have asked about the truck never about the trailer....everybody know that the chain are too short on the trailer ����
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:01 PM   #16
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That's why I tow a 5th wheel with mine :-).
Wow!
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:19 PM   #17
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We have a 2010 F150 and the chains on our Whitehawk are fine. Weird!
X2...have the same truck with a White Hawk, no issues!

Sorry, Murff!
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Old 09-04-2016, 06:44 PM   #18
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I did the same thing as Geoff and Jill did and bought a big I think 2" connector and it works great.
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