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Are Safety Chains Needed for the Tow Ready # 63153 Cargo Carrier


I purchased the cargo carrier 63153, to attach to my reese hidden trailer hitch receiver for my 2013 Chevy Traverse. I want to know if it is necessary to put safety chains or safety cables for this? Please let me know if so, which you would choose. Thanks in advance.


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Safety chains aren't necessary for a hitch mounted accessory like your cargo carrier or for a bike rack, since they are attached directly to the hitch receiver, versus a trailer that couples to a ball mount that attaches to the receiver.

For extra security you could use a locking hitch pin like part # e98882, but a pin and clip like part # PC3 would be just fine, as well.

If the basket or the cargo stored on it would obscure the tailllights on lyour Traverse, an LED light kit # 98174LED is available. If your Traverse doesn't have a trailer connector, you could install one using part # 118270.

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