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  • Attaching Trailer Safety Chains to Large Chain Loops on 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 Factory Hitch
  • That 2015 Silverado hitch and its safety chains loops have caused more than a few headaches but I do have a solution that has worked for others. A clevis such as # 6495-401-04 won't work but what I have recommended before is to route some safety cables through each loop and secure the 2 ends together with quick links such as in kit # RM-910648-12. Then you can attach the safety chains from the trailer to the quick links. Wear would not be an issue since the cables are more or less just...
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  • How to Choose Correct Capacity for Trailer Safety Chains
  • I definitely understand how safety chain capacities and determining exactly what chain rating you need for your trailer can be a bit confusing. To keep it as simple as possible, safety chain requirements state that the breaking strength of EACH chain, not the working load limit (WLL), should be equal to or exceed the gross trailer weight.A 5,000 pound trailer needs safety chains that each have a break strength of at least 5,000 pounds. A chain's working load limit comes more into play...
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  • USA Made Safety Chain for Trailer Recommendation
  • The Laclede safety chains part # 1483-535-04 are made in the USA and have a 5,400 lb capacity per chain. These also have a clevis style hook. Check out the review video I attached for more info as well.
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  • Installing Safety Chain Connection Point to Factory Hitch on 1998 Toyota Tacoma
  • As long as a qualified welder is used, a Safety Chain Attachment Loop like part # E950 could be welded to the receiver as shown in the photo I provided. Having an amateur welder weld it could result in the hitch being weakened. This would be the best and easiest solution for you. .
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  • Best Way to Get Longer Safety Chains on a Trailer
  • You can try using quick-links to add length to your safety chains, but your best option is going to be to use a different set of chains that are longer. For a 27 inch long chain rated at 5K, go with the # 2118-605-04. For a 48 inch chain with the same capacity, use part # 2118-348-04.
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  • How Does Chain Working Load Limit Relate to Break Strength Rating
  • A safety chain's working load limit (WLL) is always 1/3 of the chain's break strength and it is the limit you want to stay within in normal use. If your chains have a rated break strength of 11,700-lbs then the correct clevis slip hook you can use is # TCSLIP-G70-8-L which has a WLL of 4700-lbs. This hook fits chains links that are 5/16-inch like your existing hook.
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  • Safety Chain and Turnbuckles for a Trailer Extension
  • The safety chains are not included with the extension but are needed. the recommended saftey chains for this application are the 48 inch Long Safety Chain with 7/16 inch Hooks, 5,000 pounds, item # 2118-348-04. By turnbuckles, I am assuming you are referring to what we call Quick Links. The Safety Chain Quick Link, 1/2 inch, item # 49135, can be used to attach the safety chains.
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  • Clevis Hook Recommendation to Fit Safety Chain Loops of 2017 Ford F-250
  • The Clevis hook part # 6495-401-04 that you referenced is standard enough size that it would work well on the hitch of your 2017 Ford F-250. I attached a picture for you to check out that shows the dimensions of the opening. The post that fits through the links of the chain is 7/16 inch in diameter.
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  • Are Two Safety Chains Required By Law?
  • There is no one Federal law that all states have to go by in regards to size and weight rating on safety chains. You will need to check with your local DMV office for the requirements in your state. When two safety chains, # 2118-605-04, are attached to the tow vehicle, they should be crossed below the coupler in an X pattern. This is done so that if the coupler should come off of the trailer ball, the crossed safety chains can provide a cradle for the coupler to land in. This will keep...
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  • Replacement Clevis Hook For Trailer Safety Chains
  • When you say your chains don't fit the new hitch, I assume you are stating that the safety chain hooks will not fit. It sounds like you need a new clevis hook like # 6495-401-04 for your trailer . Let me know what your trailer safety chain measurements are and I'd be happy to help further. I've linked the page to your options for your convenience.
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  • Safety Chain Hook Availability for Class V Curt Hitch
  • Take a look at part # 6495-401-04. This hook has a working load limit up to 5,400 lbs and the pin that connects through the chain is 7/16 of an inch in diameter. The Curt Clevis Hook, # C81970, has a 40,000 lb weight capacity and the pin that connects through the chain is just over half of an inch (.52 inches) in diameter. This hook was designed for heavy-duty applications such as gooseneck trailers, but it may work with your trailer if the chains are large enough. The width of the...
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  • Recommended Safety Chains for 500 lbs Boat Trailer
  • For a 500 lbs boat trailer I recommend a 27 inch long chain rated at 5K, part # 2118-605-04. For a 48 inch chain with the same capacity, use part # 2118-348-04. One way to determine the length you will need is to connect your trailer to your tow vehicle, back your trailer up into a near jack-knife position and then use a rope to go from the safety chain attachment points of your trailer to your tow vehicle. Then measure the length of rope used and that will be the correct length of chain...
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  • Safety Chains that can Accommodate 3/8" Bolt
  • The chain links on safety chain # 1483-535-04 are 3/8 of an inch in diameter. This chain has a 5,400 lbs. Working Load Limit. For a quick link use # 6590-044-04. Its working load limit is 2,200 pounds. Since the safety chain is rated higher using a 3/8 inch quick link will reduce the capacity.
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  • What is the Inside Width of the Links of Laclede Safety Chain
  • I went out to the warehouse and measured the inside width of the Laclede 27" Long Safety Chain with 7/16" Hook, part # 2118-605-04, that you referenced. The link's inside width is 1/2". I also tried to put a 1/2" bolt through it and found you cannot. Check out the picture I made at right. For a safety chain with links with an inside width of 9/16" that will accommodate a 1/2" bolt you can use # 1483-535-04.
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  • Availability of Longer Trailer Safety Chain with 5/16 inch Diameter
  • For a safety chain with a 5/16 inch diameter that is 42 inches long the part # FCHA0050324 would be a great option. These use clevis style hooks instead of S-hooks as this is a higher capacity chain where this style of connector is typically seen. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Thickness of Hook and Chain on 28 Inch Safety Chain # 2118-605-04
  • The hook on the # 2118-605-04 is constructed of round stock that is 7/16 inch in diameter. The chain links are constructed of stock that is 1/4 inch in diameter.
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  • Can One Long Safety Chain be Safely Cut in Half to Make 2 Safety Chains
  • That should work provided that in the process of shortening the chain to make 2 chains and when bending or flexing you do not stress the metal. If the metal is heated up or you see stress marks in the metal, fractures or discolored areas these are signs that the metal is fatigued and should not be used for this application. Of course the ideal solution is to just go ahead and use a new chain such as 2 of # 1483-535-04. Then you know you will have nothing to worry about. And of course,...
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  • Determining Best Safety Chain Replacement for Keystone Trailer
  • The length of chains you will need for your trailer will really depend on your particular setup. For example if the safety chain loops on your tow vehicle are spaced far apart, then you will want to make sure you have a bit more slack for making tight turns. Also keep in mind that you will need enough length to criss-cross them under the coupler. The easiest solution will be to simply take a quick measurement on your existing safety chains and go with a matching length for a replacement....
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  • Can Safety Chains On 36 Ft Keystone Outback Camper Be Extended Using Quick Links
  • You can add links to your existing safety chains. My recommendation is to make sure the links you add are correctly installed, and have sufficient strength. Many of the quick links we offer may not have the weight capacity you are looking for on your 36 ft Keystone Outback Camper. If you decide to replace your existing safety chains I recommend the Laclede 35 inch Long Safety Chain with Clevis Slip Hook, part # 1483-535-04, that you mentioned. Two of these chains are rated for 10,800...
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  • Trailer Hitch-Ball Mount-Ball and Safety Chain for Towing a Camper Trailer with a 2001 Tacoma
  • The replacement safety chain you will need depends on the weight of your camper trailer. The 48 inch long safety chain, # 2114-553-04, would be a good choice as long as the loaded gross weight of your trailer does not exceed 6,000 lbs. and you use the safety chain as 2 chains. If the clevis style hooks will not work on your vehicle, that S-hooks on the safety chains mentioned should work well. If you are worried about the chains coming loose, you could use a quick link, # 6590-044-04,...
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  • Quick Link Recommendations for Safety Chain with Clevis Slip Hook
  • The chain links on safety chain # 1483-535-04 are 3/8 of an inch in diameter so to match that use # 6590-044-04 but its working load limit is 2,200 pounds. Since the safety chain is rated higher using a 3/8 quick link would reduce the capacity. To maintain the capacity you can use a 1/2 inch quick link # 49135 which has a 3,300 pound safe working load limit. As far as dimensional or CAD drawings it really depends on what you want and the specific parts in question. CAD drawings are going...
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  • Can the Laclede Chain Safety Chains # 1483-535-04 be Used on a Boat Trailer
  • You will easily be able to use the Laclede Chain Safety Chains # 1483-535-04 that you mentioned on a boat trailer. The price and quantity are for a single chain. Each USA-made chain has a 5,400 lb capacity.
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  • Safety Chain Recommendation for Boat Trailer that Weighs 3,000 lbs
  • The Laclede Chain part # 2118-605-04 would be a great option. This has more capacity than you would need at 5,000 lbs and is 27 inches long. You'd need to order two of these.
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  • Safety Chain Capacity and Requirements for a 6-Ton Triple Axle Trailer
  • The highest rated safety chains we carry at this time are the 35 inch Long Safety Chain with Clevis Slip Hook, 5,400 lbs., item # 1483-535-04, that you mentioned. Two of these chains are rated for 10,800 pounds working load limit and 32,400 (16,200 lbs each) breaking strength, and should be sufficient for your towing limit of 10,000 lbs. Safety chain requirements state that the breaking strength of each chain, not the working load limit of the chain, should be equal to or exceed the...
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  • Are Two Trailer Safety Chains Really Necessary
  • You do indeed need two safety chains. When the safety chains are attached to the tow vehicle, they should be crossed below the coupler in an X pattern. This is done so that if the coupler should come off of the trailer ball, the crossed safety chains can provide a cradle for the coupler to land in. This will keep the coupler from hitting the ground and possibly getting snagged in a pothole, which would be a very very bad thing.
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  • CURT S-Hook Recommendation for a Safety Chain
  • We do not carry just the clasp, but I believe I do have a solution for you. I would recommend you get a S-Hook with Safety Latch # C81277. You could replace the hook that is on your current chain with this and you would be ready to go. The # C81277 is Class II and has a capacity of 5,000 lbs.
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  • Is the 35" Long Safety Chain # 1483-535-04 Corrosion Resistant
  • Yes, the safety chains part # 1483-535-04 are zinc coated to prevent corrosion.
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  • Safety Chain Clevis Hooks Available in Various Sizes to fit Touareg Safety Chain Eyelet
  • I have a few options for you to consider, but I do not have the exact specs of the safety chain loops on your Touareg so you would need to pick from the following to see which would be the best solution. We have Clevis hooks in various diameters that will attach to your safety chains. Here they all are: For a 3/8 inch hook we have the # 6495-401-04 For a 5/16 inch hook we have the # 6495-301-04 For a 7/16 inch hook we have the part # C81970 For a 5/8 inch hook part # C81920
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  • Recommended Safety Chain Clevis Hooks for 6,500 Pound Trailer
  • I recommend taking a look at the Clevis Hook with Latch # 6495-401-04. This 3/8 inch clevis hook has a working load limit of 5,400 pounds, which will give you a combined capacity of 10,800 pounds when using two. The capacity refers to the overall weight of the trailer (or whatever it is being used to pull). This will work very nicely for your trailer to provide hooks for your existing safety chains. I have attached a short video demonstration on this product that you can also check out.
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  • How to Attach a Safety Chain to the Safety Chain S-Hook # 6495-716-33
  • With the Safety Chain S-Hook, # 6495-716-33, the chain will attach to the smaller end of the hook, then you will close the small end around the chain. The hook will attach to the safety hook loops on your trailer hitch and opposite end of the chain is typically welded or bolted to the trailer frame or coupler. Check out the photo that I have attached showing which end to clamp around the chain.
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