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Posted: 09/13/19 02:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When we float equipment, we use four tie downs. Two at the front crossed in an x, and two at the back, crossed in an x. Nothing moves tied this way.

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Posted: 09/13/19 10:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've tried strapping vehicles "every which way but loose". The only thing that kept the vehicles from moving and loose straps was E-tracks with tire bonnets.
The E-tracks kept all vehicles from moving and can be positioned anywhere in the trailer with full length E-tracks.


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Posted: 09/15/19 07:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have one strap running from front to back and one back to front and never had an issue with it coming loose.


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Posted: 09/15/19 08:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I love our Vulcan straps. They lasso around the wheels and nothing ever moves.


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Posted: 09/15/19 09:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just strap down the wheels you'll be fine.


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Wheel nets by Macs Custom Tiedowns


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Posted: 09/21/19 02:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My RZR would also come loose. Turns out I was using poor quality ratchet straps.


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Posted: 09/23/19 11:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

joebedford wrote:

I wouldn't collapse the suspension completely - you're just asking for damage.

Is it as simple as not putting enough wraps of strap on your ratchet?

I've installed etrack and over-wheel tie downs for DW's trike. It was very difficult to access the hook points for straps. Over-wheel takes 30 seconds.



Is it as simple as not putting enough wraps of strap on your ratchet?
This is a common problem many people make. Have slack in you straps and rathet them until snug. You should have at least 3 wraps of the strap on the ratchet before it is snug.


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I just tied down an EZ Go cart this weekend using Husky 1" ratcheting straps in a small trailer. This cart had a couple oblong holes in a frame cross member below the floorboard. One strap went forward from the hole to a stake pocket up front and another to the back stake pocket. This was done on both sides. The tires bump up against the frame of the trailer so it get snugged down against something solid. This is the way this cart gets tied all the time and goes from SoCal to Scottsdale, Paso Robles and Tulsa, OK every year. There is no problem with this method at all. I don't own the cart but I would use a little beefier tied downs if I did.

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Posted: 09/28/19 05:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When I had my toyhauler and hauled the polaris ranger,I never tied the suspension down. I tied the axles. The body was free to bounce,but never had a strap loosen.


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