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Can Quick Links be Used to Attach Safety Chains to Trailer  


can you use a quick link to attach safety chain to a 36 ft. 24,000 lb. capacity trailer


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When using safety chains, each component, including the quick links, must meet or exceed the GVWR of your trailer. So if you used a pair of safety chains that were rated for 12,000 lbs - to meet the 24,000 lb GVWR of your trailer - you would need to use quick links that were also rated for 12,000 lbs.

The highest-rated quick links we carry are the Curt Safety Chain Quick Link # C82932 which is rated for 16,500 lbs and would not be enough for your 24,000 lb trailer. If you are unable to find quick links rated for that much you would be better off using something like a pair of the Buyers Products 3/8" x 42" Class 4 Trailer Safety Chain with 1 Clevis Hook # 337BSC3842 which are rated for 15,000 lbs each with a pair of the Weld-On Safety Chain Retainers # 3375471001.

I have added links to video reviews of these parts for you to take a look at.

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Kyle S

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