No I am NOT retired. I work full time.:D
Tracy from Central PA
2010 Jayco 17Z Ex-Port
2004 Ford Explorer V8 with the tow package
2010 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 132 - Nights Camping in My Z 102
2011 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 107
2012 Camping Stats
Nights camping 133 - Nights camping in my Z 128
2013 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 66 Nights
Crossing them, I was a uhaul dealer and we were trained to always gross the chains. This creates a cradle for the tongue to drop into in case the trailer ever disconnects from the tv like it happened to me once.
As others have already stated...CROSSED. But I have noticed that many people have so much slack in the chains that the purpose of crossing them will have zero effect. They should only have enough slack so as not to bind when approaching a jackknife condition.
Just an additional note I have also seen many people have their break-away switch cable attached to one of the safety chains. This makes the break-away system almost useless. The cable should be attached to a part of the TV that is not part of the detachable portion of the hitch system.
__________________ Chuck - Sparta, TN
2012 Jay Flight 22FB, 2 x Honda EU2000i
2013 GMC Yukon XL Denali AWD
EDUCATION is what you get when you read the fine print.....
EXPERIENCE is what you get when you don't.