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Old 06-14-2009, 08:37 PM   #15
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While playing with your hooks make sure they are sufficiently rated! I have managed to straighten out a few in my day!

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Old 06-14-2009, 11:43 PM   #16
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Hi, borrowed picture from this sight, same type as on my trailer.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:25 AM   #17
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I also have this type hook that Bob has posted. Mine has no pin.The PO did it correctly,not saying that the pin is not fine, but he used a chain repair link and welded it.My chains happen to be the correct length for my TV.
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:05 AM   #18
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I cross my chains and the X is right under the hitch. How would it be possible to go over, under, or through the bars? I am confused. Can some show me how that is possible?
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:49 PM   #19
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Thanks, Overlander 63: I picked up a pair of quick links, and added them to the hooks and replaced the original cotter pins with removable pins. No more twisting chains to shorten them! And thanks for the advice from the rest of you streamers!

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Old 06-27-2009, 01:18 PM   #20
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make sure you use the proper rated chain, and cuplers.

also the D.O.T. has ruled and reccomends "not" crossing chains.

I dont buy there reasoning, and I still do cross them, when pulling doubles, triples, or my camper or race car trailer.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:04 AM   #21
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I do have the clevis type of hook ( pictured in Robertsunrus' posting) on our AS and was wondering, does it matter if the opening in the hook faces up or down, which method is the best?
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Thanks, Overlander 63: I picked up a pair of quick links, and added them to the hooks and replaced the original cotter pins with removable pins. No more twisting chains to shorten them! And thanks for the advice from the rest of you streamers!

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One more thing: On the pins, use a cable tie to safety-wire the pins in place so they can't come out accidentally. Put the cable tie through the "eye" end of the pin, and around the shank of the hook, pull it tight, and cut off the excess.

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I do have the clevis type of hook ( pictured in Robertsunrus' posting) on our AS and was wondering, does it matter if the opening in the hook faces up or down, which method is the best?
Opening in the hook always faces down. You want the thickest part of the hook to be load-bearing. If the opening faces up, the sudden shock load could break off the tip of the hook because it's not as strong as the "throat" of the hook.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:39 PM   #23
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I just got back from inspecting my 2013 25 FB International built 19 June 2012. There is a piece of what appears to be rebar welded in a "V" just behind the ball socket with the last link of both safety chains hanging from the bar. There is NO way to get a cross over when the trailer ends of the chains are touching each other.

There are chain extensions from Hensley. I unwound the chains and found that the middle link of the 11 in the extension chain was the correct place. I attached the splice fitting there and then took ty-wraps to fasten the loose end to the operational side to keep it from swinging around. Now the chain hangs in a catenary with no twists between the TV and TT.

One would have to put several cross links between the two long chains to build a "nest" for the tongue to fall into. Hensley wants the chains to come between the two spring arms to preclude binding their control head in a turn.

Now what, sports fans?
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Safety Chains vs. Cables

Much more to this thread than the title might suggest. IOW, it's been covered before.

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