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Old 06-27-2012, 09:13 AM   #1
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As mentioned in my previous thread, I bought and now installed a 10 inch drop. The drop instructions says safe zone is 3 inches either way. I am at 3 1/2 coach down to Fiesta and feel comfortable with it. I have also replaced all 4 pins( 2 on car, one at motorhome hitch and one at connection to drop) with 5/8 inch keyed lock. The pins all seemed to be a tight fit but 2 of them were rusted and had slight indents(wear) in them. Now have created a slight new problem. It is a Danco hitch 6000 lb capacity and came with safety cables attached to the side of the hitch. I am now about 10 inches short and am wondering, if 1) I should just make up a one(1) foot chain extention, 2) go with an entire new safety cable or 3) go with a complete new safety chain. I live in a small town in the middle of no where and chain is about only thing available for 150 miles. Would appreciate any thoughts on this. Thanks
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Welcome to the forum.

When I put a drop hitch on my rig I had the same problem and bought a pair of safety chain extenders. They're just short cables with a loop on each end and connectors to attach them to the chains and hitch.

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Old 06-27-2012, 12:35 PM   #3
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emmi,

IMO chain extensions will be ok as long as the chain and its connectors equal the load rating of the safety cable...
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