I know we have a bunch of hauling gurus here as well as some safety Sallys. The wife and I just purchased a used travel trailer, a 2008 Jayco JayFeather 19H.
When I picked it up last week I did not really take the time to set up the WD hitch properly figuring it was close enough for the 15 mile ride home. I did however notice that the safety chains were way to short for my truck, if I do not line up perfect than there is no way to hook them or unhook them. This Sunday I took the time to properly set it up for my truck. While I was adjusting the hitch and I got to looking at the tongue of trailer. This doesn't look like what would would have come from the factory. If anyone has the same or similar trailer I would be interested to see what yours looks like.
If you look close enough you can see that the bottom plate for the jack has been bent, not sure if I did it or the former owner did but it is no doubt from the chains being to short.
Here are several other pics of the tongue to give you some idea of what I'm working with.
I may try and take it to a Jayco dealer and see what they think, if not I will probably have some one weld of some sort of d-ring or other affaire along the same lines onto the frame.
Also is there a good rule of thumb on how long the chains should be? I don't want to order way more than I need.