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Old 11-09-2011, 12:32 PM   #1
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Question Safety Chain

Are any of you more experienced 5ers useing safety chains?my pin box has holes to add and I do use a gooseneck adapter.Dealer didnt provide them and it just goes against my trailer towing habits .A concern or just dont worry about it?

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Old 11-09-2011, 04:58 PM   #2
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I installed them on mine, it does not hurt to have a backup. I just made mine up so that I could remove them with ease once at the campground.

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Old 11-09-2011, 06:34 PM   #3
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I thought that the tailgate was supposed to take care off that. Just kidding, I never used one when we had a 5er.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:36 PM   #4
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I have seen one fifth wheel equipped with chains in many years of traveling with fifth wheels. I don't use them because they are not commonly used and I see why.
The safety brake should stop the rig if it comes loose and I think it would be a catastrophe if you were lashed to a disconnected fifth wheel by a set of chains at highway speeds.

I have a Blue Ox trailer saver on my set up and I feel it is a safer alternative.
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