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I have 2018 3500 with the factory class 5 hitch. What are you guys using for hooks on the
trailer safety chains that will fit in the holes on the hitch?
 

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Most folks install the quick links to hook to.
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All my trailers came with hooks that work in any receiver.
 

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Some of the hooks that come on the trailers look too big but if you angle or turn them just right you can get them hooked. Takes a little time and practice but most of them will work as is.
 

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Ive always used these.............


The short end is hooked to the chain by bending the hook and then the long end is installed from the bottom upwards, so the weight of the chain pulls the hook down keepingj it from "jumping" off the hole.

Ive also used slots, cut in 1/4 plate steel and a hole to let the chain hook itself without the use of a hook.


I like these they very best, because the length of the chain is infinitely variable and does not require twisting the chain (which actually weakens it) to get it to the proper length.
 

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Been a while since I looked at dads 2017...I think on those new trucks you come in from the back and out the side of the receiver...
 

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I use a 1" clevis rated for 6500 lbs or 13,000 for the two of them and should the chains be needed to keep the trailer with the truck I want to be sure they stay attached.

I was towing a horse trailer with two horses inside when the hitch released and all the kept the trailer from flipping and my having to deal with two badly injured horses was the safety chains. The owner of the horses had loaded them into the trailer and push down the latch but had not put a pin to insure it stayed down. Learned a couple of lessons with that incident.
 

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This is what came on my trailer and they work well. The one on the right is not easy to get on or off but it works out.



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Our trailers have the same as the post above and they work well. Just have to angle them in just right and they work slick!
 

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My trailer has those same hooks but the chain's are two short. I would like to use those kind of hooks on a new chain but I understand it is impossible to bend hook end were the chain goes.
 

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Those are what came on all my trailers.

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My trailer has those same hooks but the chain's are two short. I would like to use those kind of hooks on a new chain but I understand it is impossible to bend hook end were the chain goes.
not impossible at all, use a larger hammer and it will bend just fine.
 

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My trailer has those same hooks but the chain's are two short. I would like to use those kind of hooks on a new chain but I understand it is impossible to bend hook end were the chain goes.
If you have a big punch you drive that through it and it wil spread it enough to get the chain off. Done it many times. Hope this helps.
 
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