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Old 04-28-2017, 10:01 PM   #15
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Glad you like it! Considering the numeric value of the TT and TV it helps protect, and the intrinsic value of a softer and more comfortable trip, I've felt ours was well worth the investment! Happy streaming!
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Old 07-30-2017, 07:37 PM   #16
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I have the airsafe and am very pleased with it. This weekend I replaced the breakaway switch and the cable is way long but I have that figured out. The more I looked at the set up This weekend I got to wondering about the safety chains with the hitch being so long. I see no way for the chains to catch the tongue before it hits the ground because they are so long. Have searched for solutions but found none. Any useful hints out there??
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Old 07-30-2017, 08:16 PM   #17
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I have the airsafe and am very pleased with it. This weekend I replaced the breakaway switch and the cable is way long but I have that figured out. The more I looked at the set up This weekend I got to wondering about the safety chains with the hitch being so long. I see no way for the chains to catch the tongue before it hits the ground because they are so long. Have searched for solutions but found none. Any useful hints out there??
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Safety chains should never be in the act if the hitch is intact. That *includes* things like the trailer tumbling left or right. There are YouTube videos of crashes showing what I mean. That can use a lot of chain. They are there to keep the trailer behind the TV.

The breakaway does not come into play if the chains are intact. It should only activate after the chains have broken. It's there to stop the trailer rolling on the wheels. The trailer may still roll other ways It should be longer than the chains by a pretty good margin.

The whole idea of crossing chains to support the tongue is an afterthought. It's a "might help / can't hurt" sort of thing. If it helps, fine. If not, the chains still can perform their main intended function.

Could your chains be shorter? They probably could. Can you be *sure* you have not shortened them to much if you chop out a link or four? That's not quite as easy. If they are not dragging on the pavement, I would not worry about it.

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Old 07-30-2017, 09:14 PM   #18
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Has anyone thought about lifting it with one of these? With the tail gate in place it would probably involve some sort of balance beam and maybe two people.

https://www.harborfreight.com/12-ton...ane-60732.html
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