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Old 06-21-2014, 05:05 PM   #1
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Need some longer safety chains

What is the best way to do this. Only need about 4 more inches. Should I buy all new chains or extensions. Camper is 5400 lbs dry. What type of chains should I get menards heaviest chains are like $30 and only 6000 lbs. And that is just a bag of chain then I need to add hooks

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Old 06-21-2014, 05:22 PM   #2
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Get a couple threaded chain links. That's what I did.

Recall the chain duty rating doesn't need to match the TT GVWR, rather the tongue weight plus some margin. Those chains don't need to support the entire weight of a trailer, rather catch the tongue should it become uncoupled.
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Old 06-21-2014, 06:55 PM   #3
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Well I guess the 10,000 lb chains I bought to extend mine might be a little overkill.

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Old 06-21-2014, 07:18 PM   #4
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Thanks for straightening me out. Will by some extensions tomorrow

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Old 06-21-2014, 09:18 PM   #5
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x2 on the threaded chain links. Only needed 1 for each chain and they just stay on my truck. I attach the hooks to those.
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Old 06-21-2014, 09:38 PM   #6
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The following product may be something to consider, DOT approved:



http://thetrailershoppe.com/store/sa...-6600-wll.html

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