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Hitch safety chain hoops

Anyone else find it very difficult to hook the safety chain clips up to the hoops/rings on the receiver? Wondering if you can open those holes up a bit or what?

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I added 1/2" chain quick link to the hitch and just hook the chains to those. Like these here.
Safety Chain Quick Link, 1/2"10K Hidden Hitch Accessories and Parts 49135

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Only problem I'd think with those is they'd be rusted after one winter

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Nope, had them on for 3-4 years and still look the same.

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I added 1/2" chain quick link to the hitch and just hook the chains to those. Like these here.
Safety Chain Quick Link, 1/2"10K Hidden Hitch Accessories and Parts 49135
Same thing I use.

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Only problem I'd think with those is they'd be rusted after one winter
They also come in stainless!!!

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Now those are strong enough to do their job if the trailer were to ever become detached?

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i just cut mine out a little bit and hooks up just fine now

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Just hook mine up backwards from bottom to top. Makes it much easier taking them off.

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I added 1/2" chain quick link to the hitch and just hook the chains to those. Like these here.
Safety Chain Quick Link, 1/2"10K Hidden Hitch Accessories and Parts 49135
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Only problem I'd think with those is they'd be rusted after one winter
Ive had the same ones as Doug for 8 years through WI winters now

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