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Old 11-19-2007, 08:16 PM   #15
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I'll add my vote for the bulldog.

Also, as a side note, I hate factory safety chains. Sure, they look nice and all, but I never actually met the guy who welded them onto the frame. For liability reasons, you shouldn't remove them, but I like to add my own length of chain that is wrapped/tied around the trailer frame. If this bad boy let's go, I won't ever have to answer for it......except at the pearly gates.

It might be overkill, but I KNOW my trailer ain't goin' no-where unless it takes me along for the ride.

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Old 11-20-2007, 07:36 AM   #16
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My Casita chains are bolted to the frame, so at some point they stopped welding them, which is good as mine are too long.

Someone I know uses a small convex mirror to confirm the hitch bracket (insert correct name here) is properly set. One benefit from having to use a WDH is that after hitching I have to jack up the hitch to allow the arms to be attached, thereby also confirming that the hitch will hold.

That said, there is an adjustment nut and procedure to make sure the hitch bracket is properly set that people should do periodically.

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