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Old 05-18-2007, 11:37 PM
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Default Re: TOWING: Safety Chain Question

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Originally Posted by PBinWA View Post
I've never heard of crossing the chains.

I'm curious to know what the logic behind it is?
So if the tongue comes loose from the tow vehicle ,it will be cradled in the crossed chains and not jerk out of control or dig into the pavement .
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Default Re: TOWING: Safety Chain Question

When I was a wee lad I was working at a gas station next to the freeway and a very long 2 lane off ramp that opened up to 4. I remember hearing this Horindous noise and looked up to see a small vehicle towing a small U-haul trailer comming to a stop on the shoulder. The hitch had fallen out and the chains held the Uhaul trailer to the vehicle. BUT man I bet those groove marks can still be seen! Thank God he had the chains on or it could have been alot worse. If he would have had them crossed he could have come to a smoother less destructive stop! Man it was loud!
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