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Old 02-07-2019, 11:39 AM
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Safty Chains on New F250

We just bought a new to us 2018 F 250 6.2 Gasser, I just love the truck and can't wait to hook on to the camper and see how it tow's. What are you guys doing with your safty chains?? I'm not sure how easy if at all the safty chains will hook on the hitch. I did order a 2 1/2" shank with an 11" drop so I should be good to get get the Equilizer hitch all set back up.

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Old 02-07-2019, 04:50 PM
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I ordered blue ox carabiner; probably spelled it wrong, 10k hooks and just leave them in the inlets. I found them at etrailer. I also order the 2 1/2 shank for my equalizer, a good tight fit with no slop. It will tow great.
 
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:51 PM
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Recommend checking out this thread on the MY2017+ Super Duty forum:

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...you-using.html

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Old 02-11-2019, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Krygo View Post
We just bought a new to us 2018 F 250 6.2 Gasser, I just love the truck and can't wait to hook on to the camper and see how it tow's. What are you guys doing with your safty chains?? I'm not sure how easy if at all the safty chains will hook on the hitch. I did order a 2 1/2" shank with an 11" drop so I should be good to get get the Equilizer hitch all set back up.

Thank you Guys!!
Both my trailers' hooks fit in without issue, but I do need to trim down the locking tab so they can close completely.
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:58 PM
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Thank you,
I did pull a hook yesterday and yes it does fit, it is a little tight and yes the locking tab is hard to get closed. Good idea on trimming the colcking tab.
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:40 AM
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I use a twisted clevis like this:
https://www.ruralking.com/country-wa...0%7C%20%248.99

easy on/off and the twist orients the pin for quick hook-up.
 
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:23 AM
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I stopped by a local trailer shop and just tried different size hooks until I found some to fit...then put them on the chains of my trailer.
 
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by FastTaurusSHO View Post
Both my trailers' hooks fit in without issue, but I do need to trim down the locking tab so they can close completely.
I ended up upgrading hooks on my trailers but had to trim the tabs as well. The right size hooks and they fit fine. Much better solution than the clevis or shackles some are using.

 
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Old 02-16-2019, 08:29 AM
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Lots of folks add hammerlock coupling links to each side and hook the chain to those.

https://www.riggingwarehouse.com/[email protected]@2e14.aspx
 
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I ended up upgrading hooks on my trailers but had to trim the tabs as well. The right size hooks and they fit fine. Much better solution than the clevis or shackles some are using.
5/8" shackles are what I use...cheaper than replacing 4-6 hooks too. That way I'm good to tow any trailer...even those that aren't mine. I can also run my trailer winch to them as an anchor while using a snatchblock.
That is a better solution for me
 
 


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