Boat Trailer Safety Chains & Hitches
When trailering your boat, hitches and tie down boat trailer safety chains are your first line of defense against damage to the hull, outboard, and gel coat. Hitches securely link the boat trailer to your vehicle, while the safety chain connects the boat to the trailer bow stand. In the event of a hitch failure, boat trailer safety chains are the disaster insurance to prevent a catastrophe.
To avoid a disaster, you’ll want to replace any worn or rusted boat trailer safety chains and ball mounts as part of your regular maintenance routine. Wholesale Marine stocks a vast inventory of these key pieces of trailering equipment from trusted brands like CE Smith, Fulton, Greenfield Products, Sea Dog Marine, Tie Down Engineering, and Trac Outdoor.
What You Need to Know About Trailer Hitches and Safety Chain
There are several factors to consider before you purchase replacement or upgraded hitches and boat trailer safety chains. There are different class ratings for different weights on safety chains, trailer hitches, ball mounts and balls. You’ll want to match all components to be greater than your trailer’s total gross weight to ensure complete safety and provide an added measure of precaution. We carry hitches and hitch balls from Fulton including the 2 x 2 and 3-Ball Hollow Shank hitches which each haul up to 10,000-lbs.
Boat trailer safety chains come in cable and chain material. Some trailer manufacturers use the cable for safety chains as they retract so they do not drag when not in use. Some chains feature clevis-mounts while others feature S-hooks. Another option is upgrading to a vinyl-coated safety cable instead. If you have questions as to which option is best for your trailering needs, just ask our knowledgeable staff! We’ll be glad to assist you.
With rock bottom prices and lightning fast shipping, Wholesale Marine carries all the boat trailer safety chains and hitches you need to get back on the road safely. We proudly carry all things boating, so whatever your boating life requires, Wholesale Marine will stock it at competitive prices. In addition we offer same day, flat-rate shipping, and quickly process any returns. Be sure to inquire about our Captain’s Loyalty program for additional discounts whenever you shop at Wholesale Marine. For questions, or to order, give us a call at (877) 388-2628, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM EST.