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Tow Chains

Unread postby ShamRocker on Wed May 28, 2008 9:11 am

Our new TT has large Clevis Slip Hooks (similar to this)

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that make it very difficult to attach to the TV. Has anyone else experieced problems such as this?

I'm thinking of getting a Safety Chain Quick Link (like this)

Safety chain quick hook.jpg


for each side to make hook up easier and less time consuming.

Just looking for feedback.
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Re: Tow Chains

Unread postby MCBOWERS on Wed May 28, 2008 5:10 pm

ShamRocker wrote: Clevis Slip Hooks that make it very difficult to attach to the TV.

Has anyone else experieced problems such as this?



The last thing i want to have too do is lay on my back on the ground to hook & unhook my chains.To me its a dextarity thing.
My trick is, left hand on the bumper,[to keep from falling over] right knee on the ground,grab hook w/ 4 fingers of right hand, use thumb to open tang on hook as u insert hook.Same goes for disconnect.

Practice makes perfect.
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Re: Tow Chains

Unread postby Limey on Wed May 28, 2008 6:08 pm

MCBOWERS wrote:
ShamRocker wrote: Clevis Slip Hooks that make it very difficult to attach to the TV.

Has anyone else experieced problems such as this?



The last thing i want to have too do is lay on my back on the ground to hook & unhook my chains.To me its a dextarity thing.
My trick is, left hand on the bumper,[to keep from falling over] right knee on the ground,grab hook w/ 4 fingers of right hand, use thumb to open tang on hook as u insert hook.Same goes for disconnect.

Practice makes perfect.


Me too. I much prefer the ones with the spring loaded tangs. I have the ones with the screw closures on my horse trailer and they are a PITA!
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Re: Tow Chains

Unread postby The Wood Tinker on Thu May 29, 2008 5:34 pm

ShamRocker wrote:Our new TT has large Clevis Slip Hooks (similar to this)

Clevis slip hook.jpg


that make it very difficult to attach to the TV. Has anyone else experieced problems such as this?

I'm thinking of getting a Safety Chain Quick Link (like this)

Safety chain quick hook.jpg


for each side to make hook up easier and less time consuming.

Just looking for feedback.


I used those on my F150, the chains were a link to short. They work great!
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