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Re: Tie down

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bobs old iron

10-18-2011 14:56:32

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it's all in the love of your equipment, family, friends,,,by that i would say depending on size/weight, of what you are hauling, what would make you feel comfortable....knowing that it wouldn't fall off the trailer and injured family/friends, etc....i use more than enough straps to hold the forward/backward movement snug when taking off/'d your $.02

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Scotty HOMEy

10-18-2011 21:17:20

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 Re: Tie down in reply to bobs old iron, 10-18-2011 14:56:32  
I'd love to know the story behind that pic!

Back to the point. Fore-and-aft, and side to side restraint is what you're aiming for.

I'd heard it said before somewhere else, and read it again in a similar thread here not long ago, but the idea is that if your trailer shuld break loose on you and roll, your load should be right where you left it on the deck.

If nothing else, at that point, something on your load might provide a handy snatch point for the crew trying to get the trailer back upright. ;8^)

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10-18-2011 18:02:32

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 Re: Tie down in reply to bobs old iron, 10-18-2011 14:56:32  
Chains - got a good quantity of them and upgraded to ratchet binders a few yrs back.

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