A Step-by-Step Guide to Installing a Hammerlock and Vehicle & Trailer Safety Chain Hook Kit
Hello, adventurers! If you're planning to hit the road with your trailer, ensuring your safety is paramount. One of the key components of trailer safety is the proper installation of a hammerlock and trailer safety hook. In this blog post, we'll walk you through the process, step by step.
Step 1: Position the Hammerlock
Start by placing the first half of the hammerlock through the hitch point on either side of the tow bar. This is the initial step in securing your trailer to your vehicle.
Step 2: Attach the Hook
Next, place the other half of the hammerlock through the eye of the hook. This will ensure that your safety chain is securely attached to your vehicle.
Step 3: Connect the Hammerlock Halves
Now, bring the two halves of the hammerlock together and insert the locking pin partially in. This will hold the parts together and prepare you for the next step.
Step 4: Insert the Locking Collar
Insert the locking collar with the recessed side of the collar facing the direction of the pin. Push the pin in until it holds the collar in place. This step is crucial for the stability of your hammerlock.
Step 5: Secure the Pin
Using a hammer, begin to tap the pin through the collar until it emerges on the other side of the hammerlock. This process may take a minute or two, but it's essential for ensuring the security of your trailer.
Pro Tip: Lubricate the Pin
To make the process of driving the pin through the collar easier, consider lubricating the pin with grease. This will reduce friction and make the installation process smoother and quicker.
Repeat if Necessary
If you're using two chains, please repeat the process on the other hitch point of the tow bar. Once completed, you're ready to embark on your adventure!
Remember, safety is always the top priority when towing a trailer. By following these steps, you can ensure that your trailer is securely attached and ready for the road. Happy travels!