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Safety Chains with Stock Hitch


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I posted a pic of quicklinks in post #6 above. Same or similar to what crankman posted better pics of.
Mine are 3/8 inch wide jaw from any hardware store that sells chain.

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1 hour ago, dplarson said:

I posted a pic of quicklinks in post #6 above. Same or similar to what crankman posted better pics of.
Mine are 3/8 inch wide jaw from any hardware store that sells chain.

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Cool, thanks for the dimensions...do you leave them on when not trailering and do they rattle around loudly when not being used?

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I only leave them on if I'm hooking back up within a couple days. Normally I take them off. I have never heard them making noise, with or without chains attached.

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I opted for a pin and cotter key version to avoid threads rusting and create a situation where it could be extremely difficult to remove the clevis’ If I needed to.

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Thanks for all the input guys, I picked up the Rhino shackles that I posted an Amazon link to earlier in the thread and they work perfectly!  

 

I did have to put them in the rear side of the hitch though because they stuck out a little far and interfered with my locking hitch pin, but worked out great!  

 

I should have taken a pic, maybe later tonight but the quality for the price of the Rhino shackles was awesome, at least out of the box.  Super thick coating it seems like so hopefully no rust issues for a while. 

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On 8/8/2019 at 10:14 AM, DaBomb6988 said:

 

 


X2. I did the same thing. I keep an extra set in the toolbox in case I borrow a different trailer.


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X3.  I did the same thing.  Relatively inexpensive way to solve the problem.

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On 8/21/2019 at 11:09 PM, Dans Denali said:

Ok My new truck has the new hitch and I'm wondering who the genius is that designed it, he obviously doesn't own a trailer. None of my 3 trailers work without adaptors. 

 

Dan

SO YOUR 19 HAS THE SAME HITCH AS THE 2020'S RUMOR HAS IT THE 2020'S ARE FIXED...?

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I used 1/2 clevis.  Lot stronger than quick links.



The bad thing about this is the clevis is so big if your chains pull hard it will bend your hitch pin and you will have to cut it off. Especially if you have the factory hitch pin that keyed to your truck, because it’s pretty bulky. Of course if you double check your hitch and don’t trust the idiot hooking it up for you... you probably won’t have an issue.


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