Originally posted by Pick
I got the chains hooked up correctly and explained why I did what I did, and why it is important to cross the chains UNDER the hitch, to keep the hitch from digging into the ground or pavement. She thanked me and explained that a Metro Parks Mounted Ranger had instructed her to run the chains up OVER the hitch.
Not only the right way, but also the only legal
way to run the chains in many jurisdictions.
Not only will the chains cradle the tongue, but they also allow turning the trailer without excessive tightening and slacking.