Hitches & Safety Chain
Boat Trailer Safety Chain & Hitches
When you trailer 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 provide a secure link from the trailer to your vehicle, while safety chain connects the boat to the trailer bow stand. We like to joke that in the event your hitch fails, your safety chains are the only thing preventing your trailer from passing you on the road!
To avoid this scenario, you’ll want to replace any worn or rusted safety chains and ball mounts as soon as you notice them. Wholesale Marine stocks a great 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
Here’s what you need to know 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. 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 the retract so these do not drag when not hooked up. Some chains feature clevis-mounts while others feature S-hooks. Maybe you’d prefer 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 has all the boat trailer safety chains and hitches you need to get back on the road safely. In fact, we carry all things boating, so whatever your boating life requires, Wholesale Marine will carry it at competitive prices. In addition we offer same day, flat-rate shipping, and quickly process any returns. Be sure to ask 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.