Always Look At What Size The Ball Is!!!

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by SQROOT16, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. SQROOT16

    SQROOT16 New Member

    getting the trailer for towing the jeep and got a little to quick headed.

    I didnt notice i had a 2 inch ball for a 2 5/16ths trailer. It got a little loose on a bridge ouch!!!!!!!!!


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  2. Rich

    Rich Asshole at large

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    I'd recommend twisting your chains to shorten them, looks like those are waaaaay long.... might have helped to not let the trailer get all the way up there to the 1/4... but that sucks at any rate.
     
  3. Hyperlite

    Hyperlite Well-Known Member

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    Ouch, looks like the tailgate slowed the trailer down. It looks pretty tounge heavy.

    btw where was the bridge?
     
  4. Ron

    Ron Dum Spiro Spero Moderator

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    I have to respectfully disagree with Rich here.
    hile I agree he should shorten the safety chains, I would NOT do it by twisting them.
    I would cut them down or re-link the hooks...
    I'm no physicist, but I've always felt that twisting the chains introduces a whole new directional stress tha was intended by their design
     
  5. Hyperlite

    Hyperlite Well-Known Member

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    I drive trailers daily for the boat rack and I heard, but can't confirm that it is the law that you have to cross your safty chains.
    I think it is good to have slack in your chains, just enough to have slack when you jack knife it it doesn't pull the chains tight. You should not rely on your chains to keep your load safe, it is a precation if your ball fails.
     
  6. DOUGHBOYDD2500HD

    DOUGHBOYDD2500HD New Member

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    yeah

    WOW! Sorry to see that nice ford get screwed up! OUCH! I would be so pissed if that was mine. O well take care. bye.

    KRAWLER
     
  7. Rich

    Rich Asshole at large

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    Good point... Yes, yours is most certainly the best idea... for whatever reason i was under the impression it wasn't his trailer to do with as he pleased.
     

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