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Blue Ox 1/2" Quick Link for Safety Chains

Blue Ox 1/2" Quick Link for Safety Chains

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Blue Ox Accessories and Parts - BX229-0512

  • Trailer Safety Chains
  • Tow Bar
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  • Safety Chain Parts
  • Quick Links
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This threaded, 1/2" link makes it simple to attach a safety chain or repair a broken chain.


Features:

  • Sturdy link lets you quickly attach a safety chain to your vehicle or base plate
  • Threaded keeper screws shut - no tools required


Specs:

  • Application: Blue Ox 10,000-lb safety chains (BX88197 and BX88208)
  • Diameter: 1/2"
  • Working load limit: 3,250 lbs
  • Break strength: 15,000 lbs
  • Quantity: 1 quick link


BX229-0512 Blue Ox Quick Link





Video of Blue Ox 1/2" Quick Link for Safety Chains

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Blue Ox Safety Chains and Cables BX229-0512 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Blue Ox threaded quick link for safety chains. The sturdy link is going to let you quickly attach a safety chain to your vehicle or base plate. It's got the threaded keeper right here. It just simply screws shut. It's very easy to operate when it comes to opening and closing. No tools are required, but if you would like to use a wrench to tighten and loosen, a 3/4 inch or a 19 millimeter wrench would work well for this unit.

It's made from a steel construction. It's going to have a zinc coating which is going to protect it from rusting corrosion. It's going to offer a maximum capacity of 10,000 lbs. The diameter, right here, is going to measure a half of an inch. The opening, if we take a measurement of this gap right here, that opening measures about 9/16 of an inch. I do want to point out that the threaded portion right here has a collar at the top of it that's a little bit larger in diameter then compared to the actual link.

Again, the link is a half inch diameter. The threaded portion, that collar at the top is going to have a diameter of about 9/16 of an inch. We're going to go ahead and go over the internal and external measurements. Do the internal link measurement first. That's going to give us a measurement of about 3 1/4 inches.

Measuring from here to here, that's going to be about 15/16 of an inch, then measuring from the flat side of that barrel. This is the barrel right here, measuring from that flat side to this point here, that's going to give us a measurement of about 13/16 of an inch. The external measurements, outside edge to outside edge, we're looking at about 4 1/4. Outside edge to outside edge going this way, we're looking at about 2-2 1/16 of an inch. That's going to do it for today's look at the Blue Ox threaded quick link for safety chains..


Customer Reviews

Blue Ox 1/2" Quick Link for Safety Chains - BX229-0512

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (105 Customer Reviews)

This threaded, 1/2" link makes it simple to attach a safety chain or repair a broken chain.

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Very heavy duty quick connect for my tow dolly safety chains. Great price, prompt shipping and well above average communication. I’ll definitely be back.


Comments
The quick connectors are still working great a year later even though they have always been stored outside in the elements. Very high quality item.
Dean - 04/26/2019



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Blue Ox quick links are the only way go especially if you have a F150. Product was shipped hassle free and super easy checkout!



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Don't waste your money, E- trailer and Blue-Ox claim these have a safety rating of 10,000 lbs. The product that comes has no brand or rating on it so the Department of Transportation or the Highway Patrol will not accept the use of these for safety chains. The average 1/2" quick link that has a rating stamped on it is only good for 3500 lbs.



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Just threaded these links on and now I don't have to worry about chains being able to fit on my OEM hitch. These are over-rated at 10k lbs which is more than I'd be towing and I feel really secure with that extra as not the weak link.



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Product (BX229-0512) did just what it was suppose to Not much on writing but everything I have order form you guys has been great. Thanks J W Smoak


Comments
Super, Like I have written before you guys have been great.
James - 05/12/2021


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e-trailer easy to deal with. Ordering process and delivery are great.



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Makes connections easy and FAST



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Works perfect on 2020 f350 to help with small hooks on trailers not fitting on the receiver



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Received in good condition and performed as expected.



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eTrailer helped to get my shipped to me quicker than I had selected in my order.



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Works great on any safety chains , utility, boat, or the travel trailer. They still look like the day they where installed on the 2 1/2 receivers .


Comments
This is the go to product with the 15k receivers coming on heavy duty pickups. No rust after a year of use and works great for my travel trailer.
Kenneth - 02/27/2020



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Well made and built to handle 10,0000 lbs. . One of the few offered to handle that kind of weight. Using to connect emergency tow cables on toad to Motorcoach.



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This pin is certainly heavier duty than ones I’ve bought in the past. I have no doubt based on the quality of this pin that it will last a very long time. The only gripe I’d have is that you have to hold the lock cylinder while trying to turn the key. These things aren’t in an area with the most space. Then, after you’ve added some lithium grease or anti-seize, it is a little hard to hold still while you turn the key. Other than that, this pin is top quality.



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I think that I over did it but am happy with the product.



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It was the best product for securing my trailer chins to my vehicle.



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Exactly what i needed. Our new hitch made the safety chains on the trailer one link to short to be able to cross and hook to the receiver. etrailer had them in stock and shipped to me right away.



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etrailer is fast and easy. They have excellent products and prices. The quick links will be used to attach my hitch to my Roadmaster hitch spare tire carrier on my Rv



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work great to extend my trailer safety chain



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I have a GMC 2500HD pick up truck that gave me trouble attaching the safety chains for my trailer. The opening of the hitch receiver points of attachment for the chain's hooks do not permit an easy connection. These quick links fit perfectly in the cutout in the box of the receiver and the chains hook easily and securely to the links. The 10,000 pound rating gives me confidence that the links will not be be the "weak link"! The



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Great product. Super strong.



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Exactly as described - Very heavy duty. Rated at 10,000 pounds and I don't question that. Makes hooking up the safety chains on my travel trailer much easier on my GMC Sierra factory installed hitch. Easy to install - took longer to find the wrench in my tool chest than it did to install. You could install with no tools but I chose to tighten with a wrench to insure it does not come loose. Also can be easily removed at the end of the camping season. Much better than other options I considered which would have been more difficult to if not impossible to remove.



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Awesome product! Fast shipping! Thank y ou!!



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Worked great , solved the problem. My trailer chains were just to short for the hitch on my 2017 GMC 2500HD. Perfect solution , I leave them on the hitch and connect the chains to them 10,000 lbs strong



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High quality and heavy duty! Hoping that I never really need to test them, but confident that they will hold up.



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Heavy duty, 10,000 lb rated!!! I purchased two of these to extend the chains on my safety chains of our new RV travel trailer, due to the fact that when the new anti-sway bar system was installed the chains were too short. These are life savers... LITERALLY! The linkage give us the extra 3" we needed to safely cross the safety chains without having to take the unit to a welding shop and have the current chains cut of and new ones re-welded on. Great service! Great product! We will definitely use etrailer.com for future needs! Paul P.


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Ask the Experts about this Blue Ox Accessories and Parts

  • Safety Chain and Quick Link for Travel Trailer that Weighs 6,500 lbs
    The two items you mentioned of safety chain # 337B03835SC and Blue Ox Quick Link # BX229-0512 are a really excellent choice for safety chains for your trailer. These have more than enough capacity and are well made so they will last a long time and be easy to use as well. if needed you could cut links off to shorten too.
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  • Quick Links Needed for 10,000 lb Trailer
    Sounds like you're looking for the Blue Ox 1/2" Quick Link for Safety Chains # BX229-0512. This is designed for the Blue Ox Safety Cables # BX88197 and # BX88208 which are rated for 10,000 lbs, but it will work with any other type of chain or cable as well.
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  • Which D-Ring Can I Use on Factory Hitch of 2019 GMC Sierra 2500
    Assuming that the safety chain loops have an opening greater than 1/2" in diameter, you could likely use something like the Blue Ox 1/2" Quick Link for Safety Chains # BX229-0512 to give yourself something larger to hook into. If your safety chain loops are smaller than that, let me know and I can see if there is another solution we can come up with. You can also provide a photo of the chain loops, which might be helpful in locating a solution.
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  • Will Blue Ox 1/2 Quick Link # BX229-0512 Fit 2017 Ford F-350 with Factory Hitch
    We've never had the chance to test fit the # BX229-0512 on a Ford truck like your 2017 F-350 so all we can do is go by it's dimensions and have you compare them to what you have.
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  • Quick Link Needed for 7,600 lb Safety Chains
    The Blue Ox 1/2" Quick Link # BX229-0512 that you referenced is perfect for use with the 7,500 lb Blue Ox safety chains # BX88197 or # BX88208. This quick link has a 10,000 lb weight capacity so it will not limited the capacity of your safety chains. If you are needing a quick connect for a different application then I recommend the Safety Chain Quick Link # 49135 which is rated for 10,000 lbs and has a 3,300 lb safe working load limit. Both parts come in a quantity of 1 so you need...
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  • Trailer Safety Chain Connection to 2015 GMC 2500 with the 2.5" Hitch
    That is becoming a problem with more and more trucks these days. Some folks like to add the Blue Ox 1/2" Quick Link for Safety Chains part # BX229-0512 to the factory connection point to attach the safety chains to or you can add new hooks to the trailers like the Buyers Products 3/8" x 35" Class 4 Trailer Safety Chain w/ 1 Clevis Hook part # 337BSC3835 which allows you to connect to the factory connection points. For trailers under 10k the first option works once you get over it is...
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  • Recommended Safety Cable Quick Connect Links for 7000-lbs Trailer
    You can use quick connect links, but the Tow Ready # 348749M aren't the best choice since they have a 5000-lbs break strength. Since you're likely using 10k chains, I recommend using the Blue Ox 1/2" Quick Link for Safety Chains # BX229-0512 which are rated for 10k and will provide you with a solution that you don't have to sweat being close to capacity on.
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  • Recommended Safety Chain Quick Link Rated for 10,000 lb Break Strength
    The Fulton Safety Chain Quick Link, 1/2" 10K # 49135 have the 10,000 lbs break strength and 3,300 lbs working load limit but are not available in stainless steel. They are zinc coated to prevent corrosion. The Quick Link I recommend is the Blue Ox 1/2" Quick Link for Safety Chains # BX229-0512 which is also zinc plated to prevent corrosion and have that 10,000 lb capacity. Blue Ox is well known for safety cables and links as they specialize in the flat towing market
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  • Replacement S-Hooks for Trailer Safety Chains
    We can offer you replacement S-hooks with keepers for your trailer's safety chains. You'll just need to find a suitable saw (or helper who can bend the S hook open) to remove the old ones. We have S-hooks in 7/16-inch size # C81820, 17/32-inch # C81830 and 3/8-inch # C81810. You can certainly use a clevis hook like # 6495-301-04 or a Quick Link such as # BX229-0512 if you prefer these over the S-hooks. Cutting your chains down to the correct length will not reduce their capacity so...
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  • What Quick Links Are Supplied with Curt Single Hook Coiled Safety Cables # C80136
    The quick link included with Curt Single Hook Coiled Safety Cables # C80136 is their part # C81840. This it rated for 3500-lbs. This item is sold individually so you'll need to order two for a set of safety cables. Curt also offer a higher-rated item, part # C81830, rated for 7600-lbs. We also offer links like # BX229-0512 from Blue Ox and # 49135 from Hidden Hitch.
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  • Length of Curt Safety Chain with S-Hooks # C80031
    Thank you for your recent purchase from etrailer. The Curt Safety Chain with S-Hooks # C80031 that you purchased has an overall length of 48-inches (including the two hooks) and an actual chain length of 40-inches as noted on the product page. Since I do not know how much additional length you require I suggest you take a look at TowReady # TR63035 which has an overall length of 72-inches. Or if you need only another inch or two you could add on Curt S-Hook with Wire Keeper # C81820...
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