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Safety Chain Configuration When Using Hitch Extender to Tow Trailer

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ha ve an f250 truck with hang over camper going to pull an 18 foot jet boat. bought a recieiver extension that measures from pin hole to pin hole 18. I bought weldable D rings to weld onto extension receiver. cant find any info on chains from truck to receiver and then chains from receiver to boat. can i just runs chains crossed from truck to receiver and then chains crossed from receiver to boat?

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When using an 18 inch long hitch extender like the Curt # C45796 you can certainly use two sets of chains like you mentioned, one set from the truck to the extender's receiver and one from the receiver to the trailer. Technically only the chains from the receiver to the boat trailer would need to be crossed to create that cradle for the coupler in the event that it becomes unattached.

If you'd rather not weld on D rings to the extender you can also just use one set of longer chains from the trailer to the truck (crossed below the coupler).

I have attached a link that will take you to our available selection of safety chains that you can also look through.

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