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#1 06-04-2015 09:45:49

Ronaldo
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Registered: 04-14-2009
Posts: 22

Tie down

I am needing some advice. I have two axle straps for the front of the heep. But I got the last two they had and will not have them in time for me to leave Wednesday. I found a 5400 lb load binder at harbor freight but I am not sure if this will work. I am not worried that it will roll backwards but I would like something to keep it from rolling forward over the wheel stops. Any and all help is appreciated.

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#2 06-04-2015 09:46:42

lean
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Registered: 10-05-2008
Posts: 141

Re: Tie down

you definitely need to strap it securely front AND rear. kinda like you're trying to "draw and quarter" it.
you can easily pick up some 10k lb ratchet straps at the home centers for not much coin ($25 or so each).

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#3 06-04-2015 09:47:45

lean
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Re: Tie down

not a fan of the camo version, but a quick search at Lowe's site revealed
this 10k unit...
http://www.lowes.com/pd_317646-50881-61 … facetInfo=

only $13 bones!

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#4 06-04-2015 09:48:48

evad
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Registered: 10-05-2008
Posts: 240

Re: Tie down

Definitely tie it down front and rear. I used to use straps, I've moved onto chain now.  It's definitely more of a pain, but a good friend drove 18 wheels for his career, and he chewed me so bad about using straps I went to chain...


Got the chain at harbor freight on pretty good sale, and the binders are from Northern Tool. 

I was *REALLY* glad I had things chained down well this winter, when I had the ice-capades with the truck and trailer, and was all over 4 lanes of highway with almost zero control.  Car stayed on trailer, and I managed to keep the whole rig on the road.  I was *really* glad I had chains, and that they were properly tensioned.


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#5 06-04-2015 09:50:20

evad
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Registered: 10-05-2008
Posts: 240

Re: Tie down

I load the jeep aired down as well... well... honestly, it doesn't know what real air pressure is anymore.  Bout the most it ever sees is when i accidentally put in 12psi instead of the usual 8-10.


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