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Another tie down ??????

Discussion in 'Tow & Trailer' started by sapper, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. sapper

    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Do you guys hook your straps to the stake pockets on trailers?? Or does everyone have d rings welded in? TIA
     
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    Stomper ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ GMOTM Winner

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    I used nylon straps for the first time today, have always used chains before. I hooked the straps in the pockets and I won't be doing that again. Anyway you hook them to the pockets it just doesn't work properly, kinks the strap or just doesn't get a good grip on the pocket.

    I'm going to weld loops next to the pockets so the hooks on the straps can pivot for proper alignment.
     
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    I use the pockets on the side and chains.
     
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    I used to, but after a few trips the straps were showing some wear. Welded on some Huge D-rings, much better, and they are fairly inexpensive. I think I paid 10 bucks a piece for 3/4" dia D-rings.
     
  5. fordcummins1

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    D-rings or massive eyehooks. If I have to use the stakepockets for tying down misc. loads, I use axle straps through the stake pockets, then hook the straps to that.
     

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