48" Long Safety Chain with 7/16" Hooks, 5,000 lbs.

48" Long Safety Chain with 7/16" Hooks, 5,000 lbs.

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Laclede Chain Safety Chains and Cables - 2118-348-04

  • Safety Chains
  • Towing a Trailer
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • 48 Inch Long
  • S-Hooks
  • Laclede Chain
  • Single Chain
  • Standard Chains


Safety Chains are required in most states to secure the trailer to the tow vehicle in the event the trailer coupler comes off of the ball.

  • Chain Diameter: 1/4"
  • Overall Length: 48"
  • 7/16" S-Hook on one end of chain
    • Hook opening: 11/16"
  • Rated: Class III
  • 5,000 lbs. Min. Breaking Strength
  • Made in the USA
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2118-348-04 48" Long Safety Chain with 7/16" Hooks, 5,000 lbs.







Video of 48" Long Safety Chain with 7/16" Hooks, 5,000 lbs.


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Video Transcript for Laclede Chain Safety Chains and Cables - Safety Chains - 2118-348-04 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number 2118-348-04, this is the 48 inch long safety chain from Laclede Chain Accessories and Parts. Now safety chains are going to be required in most states. Very simple explanation; they're simply designed to secure the trailer to the tow vehicle in the event that the trailer coupler comes of of your hitch-ball. One end of the chain is going to connect to the trailer. Now the chain can be bolted to the trailer tongue, or you can connect them using a safety chain loop. If you're trailers not equipped with the safety chain loop we do sell those here on our website, they are going to be sold separately, and that would be welded to the trailer tongue.

We do recommend that that be welded by a professional. The other end of the chain is going to connect to the tow vehicle. Now they chain diameter on this units going to measure a quarter of an inch. The diameter of our hooks are going to measure seven sixteenths of an inch. Steel construction; these are going to be very strong and durable when it comes to the hooks, and when it comes to the chain. The chains going to feature a class three rating with a minimum breaking strength of five thousand pounds, and this product is made right here in the USA.

That's going to do it for our review of part number 2118-348-04, this is the 48 inch long safety chain from Laclede Chain Accessories and Parts.


Customer Reviews

48" Long Safety Chain with 7/16" Hooks, 5,000 lbs. - 2118-348-04

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (78 Customer Reviews)


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Chain seems fine. 481949



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This is a great product, chain and hooks all in one. Didn't realize at the time is was such a heavy chain. My small trailer is only 500 Lbs and could of got by with a lot smaller of a chain. It's now 510 lbs haha but it worked great. 547697



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I got two of these to replace the ones I have destroyed over time using them with my tractor. These are heavier than my old ones and I expect they’ll outlast me. They appear to be great quality chains and were delivered quickly. 674473



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Fast delivery, seems to be good quality 663953



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Just as described 614964



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These were great to replace the rusty chain that came on my 1981 coachmen pop up. Length is perfect. 607852



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Just right. 606732



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Came quick. No complaints. 546460



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Worked well still using today 512491



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good quality chains for the price 510726



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Rec'd and all in good order. 501735



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good products and great service. 496012



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Great product, made well. Shipped quickly. Great customer service. 494952



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Durable, hefty chain at a great price 494350



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Works fine. 493001



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Exactly as it was described! Exactly what I needed! Great product, Great prices, Great shipping & service. I would give etrailer.com more stars if I could! 478474


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Everything is still just as great as it was a year ago! No complaints from me. I hope to build myself another trailer in the near future, etrailer.com will be getting my business for what I need to complete that project once its time comes.Thanks, again.

Jeff - 02/25/2019

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This tow chain hook up for my pop-up is just what i needed and the delivery was quick. 477100


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Great chain, holding up better than the originals.

Richard - 02/19/2019

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excellent. way nicer and better chain than I had. 442724



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Safety chains for my car hauler were too small. etrailer had a good price on heavy duty ones. 424233



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Heavier, and much stronger than the chain system I replaced. I would recommend this safety chain to anyone who values their trailer. 423002



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Very happy thanks 397229



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Great service, great pricing and product ships same day (most cases) and complete every time! 381479



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Product is as described and delivery was prompt. 372221



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Not much to say about a chain. It's a c hain. 363344



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Great products and price 360810



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Web site is great easy to find what I need . The chains I ordered came yesterday exactly what I needed to replace old chains . Quality is good price is good shipping was fast great service . I will keep coming back 356289



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High Quality chains for safety use, used to retrofit trailers that did not have safety chains on them. We weld these on but they could be bolted. 348014



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safety chains worked excellent, just wish they has an option for about a foot or 2 longer, 48" is longest size. 347781



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Excellent product and super fast shipping. Everything arrived in excellent condition and was exactly as described 343698



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Fast free shipping and a nice heavy duty chain 339222



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Ordered on Sunday arrived on Wednesday. Fast service getting you parts ASAP. And it was free shipping. Highly recommend etrailer for all your parts 335743



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5 Stars for customer service, quick shipping, online catalog and prices! 326640



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etrailer is always great to work with!!! 326483



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Good product, installed today. Nothing fancy, but does it really need to be? I do wish it were sliiigghhtly longer. But I knew when I bought it how long it was. Thanks 322009



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All the products I ordered were top notch and the people I delt with on the phone were supper nice and very helpful 308788



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Nice chain, ended up being too short for my application but that isn't the chains fault. 283635



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excellent 278837



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excellent safety chains 274913



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Just what I needed to spruce up my boat trailer. Great quality at the very best price. 274251


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have not used these chains yet . I have them stored in my shop till I am ready to use them.

gary r - 07/20/2017

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Good quality chain at a good price. Old chains were getting very rusty. These should last for a long while. 264808



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Great service and product quality for the price. I did order the wrong size channel width on the Coupler, so have reordered the correct size. I'll find someone who wants the larger Coupler, as it would cost too much to return it. Safety chain is good and strong. 264484



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There's not much I can say about safety chains other than they look strong enough to be safe. Thank God I haven't had a trailer break away from the truck but I am confident these chains would perform as well as any of the situation should arise. 264472



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Works - what can you say it's chain 249804



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The item is good. I wish a longer chain was available I am having to work around the length in order to make it useful. But it is a good quality piece. Thanks 237828



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Good quality chain...great replacement for my rusted one. 224016



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Great quality and price. Would also like to tip my hat for Etrailer's excellent customer service and execution on orders.! 215302



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Excellent, inexpensive, easy to install to get a 1958 Arrowhead trailer back into action! 209862



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Much heavier than the safety chain I replaced. Only problem was that hooks would not fit through trailer loop. It was an effort, and required my large vice and sledge to open the hook end enough to remove chain. I used the sledge to tighten it up again. Excellent product. 199191



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Great product and fast shipping..!! Thank you.... 199122



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Needed trailer chains , The chain does not fit the new bolts on the Atwood Actuator so I will purchase a different bolt. Overall exactly what I needed to get my trailer working again. 191966


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