How to Extend Trailer Safety Chains that are Too Short to Reach Loops in Hitch Receiver

Question:

The chains on my trailer are about 1 link too short of reaching the holes in the trailer hitch on my truck. What do you have that I can hook in the hitch holes so that the chain will reach?

Expert Reply:

If you want to just add on some sort of extension you can use Safety Chain Quick Link # 49135 which has a working load limit of 3300-lbs. This will give you about 3-inches additional length.

Ideally trailer safety chains will be one continuous chain, without additional connection points or extenders. The best solution is to replace your safety chains with new ones of the appropriate rating and length, such as TowReady # TR63035 (sold as a single piece) which is 72-inches long and that has a 1650-lb safe working load limit.

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