Originally Posted by ALANSD
question relating to the Reese srping bars and their set up, the part you attach the chains to and flip up...they have holes thru them for a pin...linch pin I guess? Is this necessary to keep these secured at the top of the tongue bars...I went looking for some 1/4" by 2 1/2 or so today to fit but have not yet gotten any.
The answer is yes. When turning tightly, one chain pulls outward on the tip-up and, without a keeper, it would be very easy for it to spring loose.
Virtually any hardware store should have the spring pins. You don't need a heavy pin ... the lighter the pin, the easier to snap in and out.