Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New Glasgow, NS, Canada
Bushtec Roadstar safety chain
I purchased an '06 (never registered before) Bushtec Roadstar, with most of the bells and whistles, out of Houston Texas. It is a direct paint match to my '05 Ocean Blue LT and came complete with a chromed Bushtec hitch for the LT and the isolator relay. It was an almost too good to be true find. I got it shipped here and everything looks great. It is all wired up and everything works as it should. The one question I have; there doesn't seem to be a safety chain with it. There is a short 5 link chromed chain attached at the point where the wiring exits the tongue. Other than that there is no other chain. Can someone tell me to what configuration the chain is and how it attaches to the tongue and the receiver. There are two holes on the tongue where the wire exits and a slotted hole in the receiver. I take it these are the attachment and hook-up points for the chain. It should be just a matter of buying some chromed chain locally and attaching it properly. However, the whole setup may be unique to Bushtec and will require the Bushtec chain for a proper job both from a performance and appearance standpoint.
Additionally, I would like to say thank you to other members of this site for helping me to get to the point I am with the trailer. It has been a long few months of trying to sort out my options and making a final purchase. At the risk of overlooking some of the help I received, a special thank you to Dick Largen, Tony from Dallas, and Hans, who all showed great patience and humored me a number of times during my search and purchase. As well, MaverickAR, (I think I got that right) the guy with the loin cloth avatar anyway. (I more than halved the shipping cost thanks to him.)
All in all a lot of great help from this site; if I could just get the safety chain thing straightened out now all would be right in my world. At least until the next time anyway.