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Old 08-30-2016, 03:59 PM   #1
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F150 You Guys Didn't Tell Me...

... that the F150 I recently purchased that the safety chains would be too short from my White Hawk as Ford put the safety chain loops WAY under the bumper!

Oh, well. Down to the hardware store for 5 (x2) links of chain and new hooks!

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Old 08-30-2016, 05:49 PM   #2
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Those likely were Chinese made chains, they are known to shrink. Have you checked the trailers wire harness?
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Old 08-30-2016, 06:18 PM   #3
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same problem with the Expedition. I went to the Hardware store and got 2 links and put them on.
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That's why I tow a 5th wheel with mine :-).
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Those likely were Chinese made chains, they are known to shrink. Have you checked the trailers wire harness?
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:17 PM   #6
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Wish mine would shrink a little bit. My old F150 must have the chain connections mounted closer than the newer ones. Lucky me.
BTW...how do you get them to shrink?

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Wish mine would shrink a little bit. My old F150 must have the chain connections mounted closer than the newer ones. Lucky me.
BTW...how do you get them to shrink?

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Same here. 2013 Expedition and the chains are a little long if anything.
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BTW...how do you get them to shrink?

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Give them to my DW and ask her to wash them. She shrinks everything in the dryer...
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Give them to my DW and ask her to wash them. She shrinks everything in the dryer...
This is true. I have shirts that look like they may fit a G.I. Joe instead of me. So not only does it have Kung Fu grip, but it also looks better than me.
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I noticed too that the chains were too short the first time we were taking our new-to-us out for the first camping trip. Fortunately I already had some heavy duty threaded quick-links that now live permanently on the truck. That adds enough length that the chains reach and don't bind.

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