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Old 09-02-2016, 10:12 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Camper_bob View Post
snip..... So how did you "lengthen" them?......snip
I decided against adding additional chain links and hardware to make up the added chain required, so I purchased a total new length of safety chain & attached two new slip hooks (expensive route). I did initially look into adding to the existing chain(s) but couldn't find similar rated connecting hardware (off the shelf), which of course would have been the less expense approach.

I measured how much total added length of chain I needed and went to a local commercial trailer builder/retailer who also sold RV accessories Home - Richfield Trailer Supply. I purchased the "total length of chain" I needed (packaged length) and two new slip hooks...., similar chain/hooks represented in the following pic except long enough to attach two slip hooks at each end:

The chain/hooks I purchased have a much higher weight rating then the standard Jayco safety chain(s). Jayco's two existing chains were attached to the A-frame with two separate bolts..., I attached the new "single length of chain" using the same two bolts bolted through two individual links within the single length chain.

Note: If you should change the style of safety "hooks" make sure they are compatible with your style/size of TV receiver hook openings.



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