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How to Hook Up Safety Chains: Trailering Know-How

How to Hook Up Safety Chains: Trailering Know-How

Trailering a boat is required knowledge for all boaters and anglers, but how to connect safety chains properly is often misunderstood. This short video outlines the proper method for connecting safety chains to your vehicle.

Done incorrectly, towing a trailer behind your vehicle is a safety hazard — too much slack in safety chains can allow an accidentally detached hitch to make contact with the ground, risking serious damage or accident to the tow vehicle, trailer or both. The demonstrated method keeps the trailer tongue suspended off the ground should the hitch disconnect.

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