bing tracking image
Q & A Icon

Solution for Attaching Safety Chains to Loops on 2018 Ford Truck Factory Hitch

Question:

RE: Safety Chain Quick Link, 1/210K Item # 49135 For 2018 Ford Superduty. Please let me know whether the above product will fit through the hitch chain slots. I am finding the OEM hitch design has access limitations for attaching tow hooks and chain attachment tackle. Hopefully the Fulton link will work.

0

Expert Reply:

You are not the first customer to have issues with the safety chain hooks on the OEM trailer hitch for your 2018 Ford truck. Using a quick link like the Fulton # 49135 that you referenced might be a good option, as long as the gap on the link is large enough to fit around the loops. When opened, the Quick Link has a gap that measures 9/16 of an inch and the inside length is 3-1/4 inches. I have attached a couple images to clarify these dimensions.

If this is not large enough, another solution we have found is to use the Roadmaster Safety Cable Extensions # RM-910648-12. What you can do is loop a cable extension through each of the safety cable loops on the hitch (this product includes two extensions) and then secure the two ends together on each extension with the quick links. You can then attach the safety chains from the trailer to the quick links.

click to enlarge
click to enlarge
expert reply by:
0
Chris R

Products Referenced in This Question



Video/Article/FAQ this Question was Asked From

Article or Video
Q & A Icon

Similar Expert Q&A Pages