tie-down failure - how common?
Posted March 01, 2003 - 05:26 PM
Posted March 08, 2003 - 03:48 PM
Posted March 08, 2003 - 06:40 PM
Posted March 09, 2003 - 03:44 AM
I also tie a loop (like your shoelaces) right at the buckle between the metal buckel and the strap. That way when Its time to unload I just pull the end dangling and the knot comes out. This does 2 things. It locks the buckle and it takes care of the extra strap.
Posted March 09, 2003 - 04:44 AM
My dad used chains and chain binders. They never failed. I did not like the scratches these would cause, but I think these were the best. They loked like something from an S & M video, I am told, but they worked!
Posted March 09, 2003 - 03:14 PM
I have a question for all of you guys. Have any of you [or anyone you know] used carabiners instead of the hooks at the "bottom end" of your tie down straps? To eliminate the possibility of the hook extracting itself from your trailer?