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Old 07-15-2018, 08:00 AM   #1
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:02 AM   #2
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:06 AM   #3
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:07 AM   #4
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:14 AM   #5
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The safety chains should be under the hitch, not on top. The idea here is that when properly installed, the safety chains would "catch" the trailer tongue if it ever disengages from the hitch ball.
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:20 AM   #6
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The safety chains should be under the hitch, not on top. The idea here is that when properly installed, the safety chains would "catch" the trailer tongue if it ever disengages from the hitch ball.
See anything else?
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A coupe of things: I don't see the cable from the emergency brake switch attached anywhere; I would recommend putting a pin or a lock in your hitch lever for safety and/or security.
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How are the chains connected to the snap-up brackets?
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:54 AM   #9
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Looks like they are from my state too....it's not me
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How are the chains connected to the snap-up brackets?
It doesn’t look like the WD chain bracket is lifted and snapped in to place (but it is hard to tell from the picture.)
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:24 AM   #12
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It could be the camera angle, but it looks like the neck of the trailer hitch is angled upwards almost bent. And hard to tell if the brake cable is connected.
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:46 AM   #13
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In the second picture some things are more evident.

The brake away cable is there but it looks like the excess length is gathered up on top of the hitch. That cable should be cut to a length that the brakes would be activated before the safety chains reach full extension. This insures the brakes are fully on while the trailer remains behind the TV.

The tension chain on the drivers side appears to be hooked on the leverage point of the hanger rather than the Hook provided for it. If the chain is not connected correctly the natural toggling effect of the hanger, that keeps the chain from popping off the hanger, is lost.

I like to route the umbilical cord and the brake away cable across the top of the cup of the hitch. This ensures they can not get caught in the system and actuated accidentally. Your coupler lacks the point of attachment, common to older couplers, that makes this possible. But you could make something to provide this function.

Yes the safety chains should be under the hitch and crossed to prevent binding when turning. Unfortunately many trailer manufactures have no idea of what the chains are for and thus no longer mount the correctly to the trailer tongue. Then tend to mount them to a single point centered on the tongue. If crossed the chains provide a cradle to catch the trailer tongue if it disconnects from the ball. The chains should be cut as short as possible to form this cradle while not allowing any binding with the bottom of the hitch when turning.
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