Originally Posted by culleokapapa
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.