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Submitted: Saturday, Feb 03, 2024 at 12:11
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I have just picked up my caravan and the bloke who hooked up the chains didn't do it the correct way, I think.

Is this right?



Thanks for your help

bill
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Reply By: Member - Ross N (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 03, 2024 at 13:34

Saturday, Feb 03, 2024 at 13:34
Can you pick the three errors?
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Follow Up By: Member - PhilD_NT - Saturday, Feb 03, 2024 at 13:38

Saturday, Feb 03, 2024 at 13:38
Yes, but can't separate which is the worst.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Saturday, Feb 03, 2024 at 21:56

Saturday, Feb 03, 2024 at 21:56
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Absolutely incredible.
All are really bad but I think they are worse from the top down…1-2-3.
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Follow Up By: IvanTheTerrible - Saturday, Feb 03, 2024 at 22:31

Saturday, Feb 03, 2024 at 22:31
God. How long has that pic been floating around the internet
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Reply By: Member - Jim S1 - Saturday, Feb 03, 2024 at 15:05

Saturday, Feb 03, 2024 at 15:05
All depends on what you expect the chains to do ????
I would assume it is a joke ….. but who knows?

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Reply By: RMD - Saturday, Feb 03, 2024 at 17:45

Saturday, Feb 03, 2024 at 17:45
Ya got ripped off Bill. Those chains are OLD chains not new ones at all. Which manufacturer fits OLD chains to a NEW VAN.
The rest of it looks quite ok from a distance.
Can you supply the rego number of your van so we can overtake ASAP if seen on the road. I will write it on my visor the be sure to be sure.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Feb 04, 2024 at 15:29

Sunday, Feb 04, 2024 at 15:29
Who said it was a new van?
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Reply By: Member - Bigfish - Saturday, Feb 03, 2024 at 18:25

Saturday, Feb 03, 2024 at 18:25
Mistake is so obvious. The shackle MUST be painted yellow. The same as the mandatory red paint for recovery points. The weekend warriors will be very upset at the lack of paint.. I,d also put the pin with the eye on top. A lot safer (even though it will fall south again.). You have one very knowledgable person helping you.....
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Reply By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 03, 2024 at 21:40

Saturday, Feb 03, 2024 at 21:40
Thanks for your help and the comments.

It was joke!

I know better than to hook up like that.

But, yes, the other mistakes are a bit obvious too.

However, perhaps we have helped others who may have said, "What's wrong with that!"

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Follow Up By: Member - McLaren3030 - Saturday, Feb 03, 2024 at 21:44

Saturday, Feb 03, 2024 at 21:44
Hi bbuzz,

For those who might have said “what’s wrong with that”, perhaps you should spell it out.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Saturday, Feb 03, 2024 at 22:05

Saturday, Feb 03, 2024 at 22:05
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Well Macca,
1, The 'P' clip is on backwards. the outer section should be to the right side.
2. The shackle is upside down.
3. The chains are oversized for that shackle.
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Follow Up By: PeterInSa - Sunday, Feb 04, 2024 at 10:00

Sunday, Feb 04, 2024 at 10:00
Not a Rated Shackle
Each Chain needs a shackle
Shackle pin not screwed in tightly
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Follow Up By: Member - David M (SA) - Sunday, Feb 04, 2024 at 11:48

Sunday, Feb 04, 2024 at 11:48
Chain not Galvanised therefore susceptible to rust.
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G'day Bill.
I've found in the past it pays to include a :) in such posts to indicate the gravity of the subject. :)
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Follow Up By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 04, 2024 at 12:15

Sunday, Feb 04, 2024 at 12:15
David,

I wouldn't have got so many bites.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Sunday, Feb 04, 2024 at 14:18

Sunday, Feb 04, 2024 at 14:18
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Reply By: Ken G10 - Sunday, Feb 04, 2024 at 12:40

Sunday, Feb 04, 2024 at 12:40
Hooking up to the lynch pin is useless it will just pull it out under pressure which will allow the tongue to come out.
I was always taught to cross chains so if the hitch comes off it won't dig into the ground and jackknife the towed trailer.
There should be a D shackle for each piece of chain which is affixed to the towbar strong points to allow the crossing of the chains.

I certainly hope it was a joke and I'm a novice.
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Reply By: Member - Bigfish - Sunday, Feb 04, 2024 at 13:16

Sunday, Feb 04, 2024 at 13:16
Anyone who didnt think this was a joke needs to get a different view of the world and lighten up.
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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Sunday, Feb 04, 2024 at 13:58

Sunday, Feb 04, 2024 at 13:58
Gday
Close enough old son
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