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Old 05-06-2015, 09:23 AM   #1
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Safety Chain Hooks Too Small

I tried to hook up my TT to the new TV yesterday and discovered that the TT hooks on the safety chains won't connect to the heavy duty towing platform on my 2015 GMC 2500 HD Duramax.

I don't want to modify the chains on the new trailer and am looking for a connector that will pass through the platform holes that I can then hook the safety chain into.

All suggestions are welcome (with a URL and/or a photo).

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Ken
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I used these on my previous TT
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I was thinking of using a link like that but couldn't find one big enough at the local hardware stores to pass through the holes in the platform. Plus I want to make sure it is rated high enough to hold the TT in case (God forbid) it breaks loose.
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I used what Jmooney posted. I found the large size I use at a 'Tractor Supply' store (Farm and Fleet).
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I went to the local hardware store and purchased the next bigger hook size for my 2500. They clip on easily and work great. Easy to swap out. Only thing I still want to do is extend the chain a little. Not sure of the best way to do this. It works, but is a little snug for my liking.
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I also used what was shown above...but don't leave these on the tow vehicle...they WILL rust and it can be a pita to remove them
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Thanks guys. I'll try to find a local tractor supply store.

ddrueckh, could you use 2 links on each chain to lengthen it?

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try this site - lots of sizes and load ranges


Quick Link - from Tulsa Chain, Inc.
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Thanks guys. I'll try to find a local tractor supply store.

ddrueckh, could you use 2 links on each chain to lengthen it?

Ken
I use 2 on each side. I have an extended shank and required the added length to be able to connect.
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I went to the local hardware store and purchased the next bigger hook size for my 2500. They clip on easily and work great. Easy to swap out. Only thing I still want to do is extend the chain a little. Not sure of the best way to do this. It works, but is a little snug for my liking.
IF yours is like every other one I have ever seen it is simply bolted under the A-frame. I took mine off and added a longer single piece of grade 8 chain. Sure glad I had the grade 8 when my hitch shattered on the way home from California this spring.
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