Interesting question. Here's my thoughts...
Originally Posted by Cheaperrooter
Shouldn't the chain for the trailer brakes go before the safety chains? ...snip
I would think if the hitch broke and the trailer came loose, brakes should go right then and there in conjunction with safety chains?
If the hitch breaks and the chains hold the TT behind the TV and it is still plugged in, you stand a chance of staying in control and stopping the TV and TT.
If the hitch breaks and the brakes on the TT lock up with the chains still attached, the TT might slide sideways and pull the TV sideways, too.
If the hitch breaks and the chains break, then you want the TT to travel the shortest distance possible; straight or sideways.
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