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Old 03-17-2021, 08:33 PM   #1
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Default Trailer safety chains work

Just saw this posted, quite a shock load those chains took. The facebook pictures really give a good perspective.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news...?ocid=msedgntp




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Old 03-17-2021, 08:50 PM   #2
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That is insane
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Old 03-17-2021, 08:56 PM   #3
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Use the chains every-time I pulled the camper and when I pull the utility trailer or boat.
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Old 03-17-2021, 08:57 PM   #4
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They are very lucky.
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Old 03-17-2021, 09:04 PM   #5
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ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS cross your safety chains, it will save a life.


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Old 03-17-2021, 09:12 PM   #6
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Wow!
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Old 03-17-2021, 09:14 PM   #7
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Holly smokes! They better be thanking the man upstairs......
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Old 03-17-2021, 09:28 PM   #8
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ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS cross your safety chains, it will save a life.


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Or pull you over the cliff with the trailer

Sorry , I agree but could go either way

I had a brand new , right off the lot pontoon boat come off my hitch running 75 down the hardy toll way and if not for the chains it would have been interesting to see how far that thing would have gone when it popped loose.


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Old 03-17-2021, 10:10 PM   #9
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Dang

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Old 03-17-2021, 11:38 PM   #10
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Wow! Thatís nuts. I can vouch for the chains. I had a popup camper come unhitched from my truck on a pretty busy highway. I lost the battery that was mounted on the trailer tongue, and it beat up my bumper a little. The chains stayed attached till I got stopped. I bet there wasnít 1/16Ē of meter left in the link that was rubbing on the asphalt.

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Old 03-17-2021, 11:44 PM   #11
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Dang. Did they say how they got in that position.
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Old 03-18-2021, 12:07 AM   #12
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Dang. Did they say how they got in that position.
Check out the link pics...some dudes rappelled down to get them.
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Old 03-18-2021, 06:37 AM   #13
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Remember seeing ropes tied onto a trailer in DFW once
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Old 03-18-2021, 06:52 AM   #14
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Those chains and a tow truck driver that happened to be there and quickly hooked his rig up to the hanging truck to stabilize it. Very lucky couple for sure.
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Old 03-18-2021, 07:13 AM   #15
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Or pull you over the cliff with the trailer

Sorry , I agree but could go either way

I had a brand new , right off the lot pontoon boat come off my hitch running 75 down the hardy toll way and if not for the chains it would have been interesting to see how far that thing would have gone when it popped loose.


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Pulling a pontoon at 75 mph in city traffic......

nuff said
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Old 03-18-2021, 07:20 AM   #16
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Old 03-18-2021, 07:26 AM   #17
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Yikes! Who in their right mind wouldn't use safety chains?!?!

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Old 03-18-2021, 07:30 AM   #18
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Glad he had um CROSSED. (Inside joke. Got pulled over with a WARNING because I didn't have my chains CROSSED)....LOL
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Old 03-18-2021, 05:11 PM   #19
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Glad he had um CROSSED. (Inside joke. Got pulled over with a WARNING because I didn't have my chains CROSSED)....LOL

The reason for crossing them is that when a trailer comes loose the tongue will fall and rest on the chains instead of hitting the road.
Trust me Iíve tested that theory twice and Iím a believer.


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Old 03-18-2021, 05:17 PM   #20
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The reason for crossing them is that when a trailer comes loose the tongue will fall and rest on the chains instead of hitting the road.
Trust me Iíve tested that theory twice and Iím a believer.


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that would depend on the chain lengths...
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Old 03-18-2021, 05:33 PM   #21
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that would depend on the chain lengths...
If you have your chain lengths properly set, it works. If too long, add a couple twists and shorten them up.
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