I never liked safety chains. They were never the right length. I was never sure they wouldn't shake loose on a bumpy road or rough railroad crossing, or drag because I failed to twist just enough to keep the links off the road.
I now use 1/2 inch coiled safety cables. These cables are coiled like a slinky. This configuration allows the cables to stretch to the length desired but remain tight and up off the road. Each cable is rated at 6000 pounds of load. The business end consists of a drop forged hook with a snap-latch to insure a secure connection to the tow vehicle.
One can also attach 6000 lbs. tested quick links (found at the local hardware store) to the hitch. Since my hitch is under the bumper these quick links assist in the ease of attaching the safety cables.
We don’t go camping any more . . . we go ‘streamin’ ! The “SIlvermine and His” is our 2018 25' Airstream Serenity with Salsa interior and front twin beds., and ‘streamin’ is the name we use to describe our adventures. Stream along as we document everything from weekend trips to longer summer excursions and full-blown vacations. You know what they say: if you’re not in an Airstream – you’re just camping!
Tom & Ella Brown