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Those are too big, and will not fit in my experience.
 
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Old 02-04-2019, 05:59 PM
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Those are too big, and will not fit in my experience.
They fit on my 2019 F250
 
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Originally Posted by catrasca View Post


They fit on my 2019 F250
But will a typical safety chain that is attached to the trailer fit the 3/4" size of those shackles?
 
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by ccie7879 View Post
But will a typical safety chain that is attached to the trailer fit the 3/4" size of those shackles?
That is a very good question...

Our Tow Trailer is in storage for the Winter. I'll have to go check tomorrow.
 
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Originally Posted by minke View Post
Some of the shackles suggested have load limits <7,000 pounds. Assume we are towing 10,000 pounds. Since one chain will be shorter than the other there will be 10,000 pounds on one shackle rated for 7,000 pounds.

Is there something I don't get?

2x7,000 is 14,000 pounds. Two chains the weight is distributed between the two
 
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The reason I stick with the hsackle is you can ALWAYS use a shackle when you're not towing to perhaps pull sommeone out with a tow rope or chain. It's a great place to store two shackels when you need the - big hook or small hooks I'm always using shackles.
I use 3/4" rated at 8-3/4 tons EACH. I'm covered for 16,000 pounds.
 
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Originally Posted by kendall69 View Post
2x7,000 is 14,000 pounds. Two chains the weight is distributed between the two
That isn't how I view it. If one chain is somewhat shorter than the other chain then all the weight is on the shorter chain.
 
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:42 PM
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Went back and forth and wanted to get something sooner than later. Ordered these and they fit just barely. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Will be keeping my eye out for some with higher rating but for what I'm normally towing, it shouldn't be a big deal. Only towing the travel trailer occasionally. I just wish the hitch was designed differently and this wouldn't be an issue. On the other hand, the shackles look kind of cool.
 
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Originally Posted by minke View Post
That isn't how I view it. If one chain is somewhat shorter than the other chain then all the weight is on the shorter chain.
Here you go:

BTW, the most common chain for equipment trailers, is a G70 3/8 chain that is rated for 6,600lbs. Less than the 7k shackle you are worried about.

https://www.hoistsdirect.com/shop/cm...MaAqCKEALw_wcB

https://www.cmworks.com/Rigging/Shackles


I do not know if these will fit our hitches.
 
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They fit on my 2019 F250
They donít fit my 2017 F250. Ford must have changed the design or hitch vendors in between years.
 
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by ccie7879 View Post
But will a typical safety chain that is attached to the trailer fit the 3/4" size of those shackles?
Tried it out yesterday and the hooks fit but the spring-clip can't close. I ordered 5/8" shackles today. I'll report back once they get here.
These These
are what I ordered.
 
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Originally Posted by minke View Post
That isn't how I view it. If one chain is somewhat shorter than the other chain then all the weight is on the shorter chain.

If the trailer become detached from the hitch then the chains will equalize automatically. The entire trailer will swing towards the shorter chain at that angle at that point both chains will pull equally albeit at an angle that will cause more problems than the strenglth of the shackle. IF the trailers come ungooked and the trailer equalizes to that seere angle the trailer might flip, but you will still be attached by two 7,000 pound shackles. My advcie, don't have a shorter chain but DO HAVE shackes that can accomodate for the sheer force of the weight of the trailer.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shear_force
 
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:26 PM
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Following. I bought these from Amazon but they do not work. The eyelet end is too tall to fit up inside the receiver cavity and the bolt won't align.
I had these but they fell off.
 
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I used two 1/2" Grade 80 Hammerlocks
Just ordered these. I hear they are a pain to install. Any tricks or hints on getting them installed?
 

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