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Old 08-20-2016, 11:08 PM   #41
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The cargo tie-downs on my F 150 are too flimsy. How about the back rail which is bolted to the frame brackets?
For the breakaway switch cable, which just pulls a plug out of a switch, I would hope that any cargo tie-down would be adequate, but you do want one very close to the hitch.

For safety chains, I like the idea of using the mounting rail. The hitch mounts to the rails with four vertical tabs into slots, each with a horizontal pin (like the pin used to hold a ball mount in a conventional receiver); there are four unused similar holes in each rail, so if the pins of decently large shackles will fit through a pair of the unused holes, they would be solid safety chain anchors. Of course the same thing could be done for the breakaway switch cable, presumably on the front rail, as Rich suggested.
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:49 AM   #42
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Pull 5.0 TA with a 2005/06 Tundra?

Curt Fifth Wheel Safety Chain Loop Kit. MSRP $211.55!!!!!!!!!! A breathtaking price for $5.00 worth of steel and 5 minutes of welding!

or $75 when purchased on Amazon




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Old 08-21-2016, 02:02 PM   #43
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How about fastening one or two chains to both the front and back bracket, then the tow chains can be fastened to the bracket chains. Chains are fairly cheap, I have several lengths of a bright orange chain I bought at Home Depot. I use it as a very visible locking device for my trailer; also my bicycle while stored in the garage.
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Old 08-21-2016, 02:57 PM   #44
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Curt Fifth Wheel Safety Chain Loop Kit. MSRP $211.55!!!!!!!!!! A breathtaking price for $5.00 worth of steel and 5 minutes of welding!

or $75 when purchased on Amazon...
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Curt Manufacturing: CURT 5th Wheel Safety Chain Loops #16000
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Excellent find, Rich Curt has some interesting pieces, and that's a slick solution for exactly this situation.

While US$211 is ridiculous, I'd pay $75 (or CA$124) for a pair, since I would not be a position to weld up custom items.
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