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Old 07-04-2015, 10:55 AM   #1
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Difficulty with Blue Ox safety cable hooks

My Winnebago Sightseer 33C hitch holes for safety chains are positioned too close to the hitch pin position and are a little small in diameter. I have Blue Ox Aventa tow bars and Blue Ox Safety cables which have fairly large hooks. The addition of pin locks makes it even more difficult to place the hooks from the safety cables onto the hitch. I'm looking for suggestions on rings, shackles, hooks, etc., that I can use to help connect these safety cable hooks to the MH hitch. My toad is a Jeep Wrangler. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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Several products available that would do the job; there were a pair on my coach when I purchased it; I'll post exact names and pictures as soon as I can find them , you just need to check that what you buy has a higher load rating that the cables.


EDIT: Anchor shackle and chain quick links are the hardware to look for.
The anchor shackles are available with a much higher load rating.
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I can't relate to your specific situation but if it is similar to mine, I use the Blueox Locking Pins. They are more compact in design than the typical Clevis type pins and as such do not cover the holes. Added bonus is it makes the hitch assembly theft proof (as close as one can without removing it and putting it under your bed). Hope this helps.

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Thanks for the replies. I am using the Blue Ox locking pins. I think the problem is the humongous clevis hooks that come with the Blue Ox safety cables. Hence the need for another attachment point. I'm going to look at the anchor shackles and also the chain quick links. I'll need to take some measurements or stop by a West Marine. Thanks again.
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Old 07-05-2015, 07:19 AM   #6
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Rating?

The only concern I have with these is getting a pair that have the appropriate rating for my application. Home Depot probably doesn't have labeling that will give me the mechanical strength of the part. But we'll see real soon. Quick links is the best solution. Thanks.
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Tractor Supply has those and more in the chain section. They do have a rating tag on them.
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Put the hooks on the toad, loops on the MH. Works for me.
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I use the old style shackle and you can get them a larger Dia with a higher rating
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Guess I should have added, moving the hooks to the toad reduces your hook unhook times. For the MH, I use the quick links, stainless steel.
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