Trailer Coupler Install Video Request

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Can you tell me if you have any videos of this couplers installation on a boat trailer/ Specifically what grade of bolts are used to bolt it to a boat trailer. Some day grade 5 or higher are needed for bolting the coupler to tongue as well as grade 5 or higher such as grade 8 for fastening safety chains. Also do you suggest a single bolt for the safety chains or two shorter bolts? Either way do you have nay pictures or a review that shows what washers nuts and or lock washers are used to fasten end of safety chains to coupler and tongue? Thanks for any info you can provide on this topic.

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I have a video of a very similar coupler as the Coupler part # DL23870 being installed on a trailer that I attached for you to check out. The process will be identical basically.

Grade 5 or higher bolts will be all that is needed for installation hardware for the coupler. Grade 8 would also work.

I would have a qualified weldor, weld a Safety Chain Loop, # E950, to the bottom of the trailer frame, and then attach safety chains, like part # 2118-348-04, with Safety Chain Quick Links, # 2114-553-04. You may also need to extend the original chains with quick links and added chain, like part # TR63035, which has 6 feet of chain.

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