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  • Which UTV Shockstraps Kit to Use when Securing Polaris Ranger 900
  • For securing a 1,500 lb UTV like your Ranger the ShockStrap kit you'd want is the part # 297-7RSBB-UTV which includes four 1,000 lb capacity ShockStraps which was designed specifically for UTV applications and would easily have the capacity needed based on what you mentioned. Each of the straps being rated for 1,000 lbs gives the overall setup a 4,000 lb capacity.
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  • Will Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Downs EM98CV Be Able To Secure 2006 Kawasaki Mule 3010?
  • Yes, the Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Downs # EM98CV includes wheels chocks and straps for four wheels and will accommodate vehicles weighing in at 3000lb maximum with tires between 10" and 30" in diameter. Since your 2006 Kawasaki Mule 3010 weighs in right around 1500lbs this would be a perfect option for you. I do recommend adding two sets of the Backing Plates # e66RR to better distribute the clamping force of the bolts holding the e-tracks to the trailer. I included videos of the...
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  • Tie Down Solution for Corvette on Open Car Hauler
  • This question is refined by several decisions. What will you use for tie down points on the Corvette? What will you use for tie down points on the trailer? How easy do you want it to be. Finally, what looks good. If you are OK with climbing under your car each time to hook into the car and then connect to the edge of the trailer, you can simply use the QuickLoader # Q64FR ratchet straps. You will need to consult your Owner's Manual or Manufacturer for appropriate tie down locations...
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  • Wheel Straps for Large Size Tires Over 35 inches Tall and 12 Inches Wide
  • We have the Bulldog Winch Ratcheting Wheel Tie-Down Strap for Extra-Wide Tire - Vertical Mount - 3,335 lbs # BDW20362 which is very similar to a wheel net and is compatible with diameters up to 37 inches. It is 9 inches wide so it won't fit over the sides but it is specifically designed for extra wide tires. This is my recommendation for you. We also have wheel nets like # DM03528-93, # UF46-700034, and ProGrip Adjustable Wheel Net with Ratchet and Snap Hooks - 12-1/2" x 33" - 1,830...
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  • Is There a Difference Between ShockStrap Ratchet Motorcycle and UTV Tie-Downs
  • The only difference between the ShockStrap Ratchet UTV Tie-Downs with Shock Absorbers # 297-7RSBB-UTV and ShockStrap Ratchet Motorcycle Tie-Downs with Shock Absorbers # 297-7RSBB-M is the title, so people searching for either UTV or Motorcycle tie-downs can find them easier. So these are the same set of four 1-1/2" wide x 7' long straps with rubber-coated S-hooks with a 1,000 lbs working load limit (per strap). I have added a link to a video review for you to check out as well of the...
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  • Transom Tie Down Straps for 2020 Bass Tracker Superguide SC V16
  • I have a solution for you, however, I actually measured one of these for you and I found that at its shortest, the BoatBuckle Heavy Duty Ratchet Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF14206 would be around 18 inches long, which is a bit too long for what you need. The best solution for you and my recommendation is to go with the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF08893. Instead of using extra webbing with a hook, the G2 straps use a bolt to secure the ratchet body...
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  • How is the Working Load Limit Calculated on the Erickson EM58523-09162-4?
  • I spoke to Erickson and they were very informative. That being said, the Breaking Strength and Working Load Limit will be the same for every manufacturer with the basic rule to ensure safety of 3:1. So with the # EM58523-09162-4 having a breaking strength of 3,300 pounds, the safe working load is therein 1,100 pounds. I did also ask if they had anything similar to these in a higher capacity, but they do not have anything at the moment. The e-track connections do limit the maximum weight...
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  • Availability Of Angled Mounting Brackets For CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchets IMF18800
  • We have exactly what you are looking for. The angled bracket in the picture you attached is the Mounting Brackets for CargoBuckle G3 Retractable, Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps - 2,500 lbs - Qty 2 # IMF16777 and will work perfectly with the CargoBuckle G3 # IMF18800 you were looking at. I included videos for both of the products mentioned for you to take a look at.
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  • Recessed Ratchet Strap or D-Ring Anchors
  • We may have a solution for you and it sounds like you are looking for a recessed mount for your ratchet straps so nothing is sticking up out of the floor of your enclosed trailer. The CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Tie-Down Strap - Flush Mount # IMF18804 is a great option for something like this because it will mount beneath the floor of your cargo trailer (the mounting hardware is included). The ratchet straps is self-retracting so when you are not using the buckles they will retract...
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  • Vehicle Wheel Tie Down Straps For 225/55R19 Tires
  • I recommend ProGrip Adjustable Wheel Net with Ratchet and Snap Hooks part # 317-18900 that allows you to tie down a vehicle with tires up to 33" in diameter and 12-1/2" wide. The p225/55r19 tirees are 28.7" in diameter so this strap will work well for you.
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  • How Far Apart Are Mounting Holes For Erickson Horizontal E-Track EM19147
  • The mounting holes are 2 inches apart, and to ensure its full capacity we do recommend screws in every mounting hole for the Erickson Horizontal E-Track # EM19147. While we do not have the mounting hardware, the mounting holes are 1/4" diameter, so that's the size you'd want, with the correct length depending on how thick your wooden planks are; just be sure to get wood screws which I'm sure you knew but I just wanted to be thorough for you. This will work great with the Erickson...
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  • Recommended Ratchet Straps for Securing 1500 lb UTV
  • The # 297-7RSBB-UTV ShockStrap ratchet kit you'd looked at wouldn't have enough capacity to handle the 1500 lb weight of your UTV. Two sets of the # 297-9RSDB would offer a WLL (working load limit) of 2000 lbs which would be perfect for a UTV of that size. The straps measure 2 inches wide by 9 feet long when fully extended. The shock absorbing properties of the straps make them ideal for UTV's and motorcycles. If you click the provided link, you can see a demonstration video for the...
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  • Transom Strap Recommendation for Length Needed of 2 foot 3 inches
  • Since the length you need is 2 foot, 3 inches the correct length of BoatBuckle Transom strap you'd need is the part # IMF14207 which can stretch out to up to 4 feet in length. It would easily tighten down to the length you need as well.
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  • What All Do I Need To Haul An ATV Inside The Apogee Utility Trailer With My 2020 Lexus RX 450?
  • The Apogee Adapt-X 500 Folding Utility Trailer will have a receiver height of 16" tall. I do not have an exact measurement for your specific hitch height on your 2020 Lexus RX 450 with the factory hitch. Our aftermarket hitches ended up with a hitch height of 17-1/2" which if you have the same would result in a 2" Drop Ball Mount # DT49MR. This will include a 2" ball and receiver pin to connect the trailer. If you plan on using different vehicles and hauling other trailers our etrailer...
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  • Recommended Tie downs for 2016 Bass Tracker Targa V18
  • We have what you need! I recommend the BoatBuckle G2 Item # IMF08893. This is a strap that attaches to your trailer, so there is no need to hold onto the strap and/or find a place to store them. Quick and SUPER easy to use. The retracting feature of this strap really makes it shine. When I used these type of straps straps it took me seconds!! I love this type of strap so much i actually bought them for my dad's trailer. We both use them and have zero complaints. Yes, they may get...
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  • Recommended E-Track Ratchet Strap Tie-Down 2 Inches × 16 Feet With Highest Weight Capacity
  • E-Track straps go up to 1,500 lbs max capacity. I've linked the page to all of the e-track strap options we carry to assist. It sounds like you will want the Snap-Loc E-Track Tie-Down Strap w/ Ratchet and Soft Tie-Loop - 2" x 16' - 1,467 lbs # SLLS216RER or the Erickson E-Track Strap with Ratchet - 2" Wide x 16' Long - 1,165 lbs # EM59139 as they are the highest rated capacities we carry in the size you requested. Your overall weight restriction will also be the E-Track itself and...
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  • Can the Ratchet Straps Which Come With the Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit Be Ordered Separate
  • If you are looking for just the e-track mount ratchet straps which comes with the Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit part # EM09160 the closest thing we have is the Erickson E-Track Strap with Ratchet part # EM59136 which is just a slightly longer version.
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  • Stainless Steel Version of BoatBuckle G2 Ratcheting Transom Tie Downs
  • We have the stainless steel version of the BoatBuckle G2 ratcheting transom tie downs with part # IMF14256.
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  • Availability of Straps from Erickson Wheel Strap Kit EM09160
  • The closest straps that we have to the straps that come with the Erickson Wheel Straps part # EM09160 are the Snap Loc E-Track part # SLLS28RER which is 8 foot long and has basically the same weight capacity at 1,467 lbs.
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  • Recommended Wheel Tie-Down Straps for Tesla Model 3 on Car Hauler
  • Based on my research the Tesla Model 3 has 18-20 inch diameter wheels/rims that are 8.5 inches wide and uses 235/45R18 or 235/35R20 tires. I recommend using the Bulldog Winch Ratcheting Wheel Tie-Down Strap for Extra-Wide Tire - Vertical Mount - 3,335 lbs # BDW20362 for the tires on your Tesla. Traditional wheel straps won't fit the low profile wide tires, so this style strap is the best option for the application.
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  • Is The Rhino Rack Ratchet Strap And Eye Bolt compatible With Thule WingBar EVO Crossbar
  • The Ratchet Grab Tie-Down Strap for Rhino-Rack Aero/Sportz Crossbars - 78" Long - Qty 1 Item # RRSRG and the Eyebolts for Rhino-Rack Aero/Sportz Crossbars - Qty 2 Item # S604 is not compatible with the Thule WingBar Evo cross bars. The slots in the Rhino Rack that are designed for the Ratchet strap tiedown and eye bolt are thicker and the gap is smaller. The Wingbar Evo slot is wider because the rubber strip doesn't have to be removed when adding an accessories. There is not currently...
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  • Mounting Brackets for Boat Buckle Straps an Alternative Drilling Solution
  • I have a solution to your concern. I recommend using mounting brackets that can be attached to your boat trailer without drilling into the tubing blindly. They can attach at any flat point or mounting surface on your trailer frame. Item # IMF14254 are designed specifically to go with the boat buckle straps item # IMF08893 that you have already purchased. I have attached a video.
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  • Will Single Strap of Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit w/ Ratchet Straps and Chocks be Adequate
  • As long as you place the chocks of the Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit w/ Ratchet Straps and Wheel Chocks # EM98CV in the right location so that the tires are centered for where the straps will attach they will work really well and you would not have to worry about them slipping off. Once you tighten the strap down it will secure the tire and have enough vertical tension that it would not slip off. The ATV and SXS tires are flat enough that there is basically no risk of a strap coming...
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  • Availability of E-Chock Wheel Chocks and E-Track Strap for Honda SXS With 32 Inch Tires
  • While we do have separate E-Chocks available like the # EM09162, they require E-Track rails like the # e65VR. Unfortunately, the E-chocks with the E-track slots are only available with the # EM98CV tie-down kit. There is also no way to substitute the straps in the kit. We do have longer straps available like the Erickson E-Track Strap with Ratchet # EM59136. This strap is 12' long x 2" wide and has a safe working load limit of 1,165 lbs.
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  • Can I Use Boat Transom Tie-Down Straps To Secure My UTV To The Trailer?
  • Yes, the BoatBuckle Heavy Duty Ratchet Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF14207 can be used to secure your UTV to your trailer. Each strap has a working load limit of 833lbs, so you will want to ensure that you use enough straps to safely secure the weight of your UTV. Personally I recommend using the Erickson Re-Tractable Ratchet Straps # 34414. These straps will automatically wind themselves for easy storage. Plus you never have to worry about the strap coming out of the ratchet mechanism...
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  • ATV/UTV Wheel Tie Downs That Are Made In The USA
  • While we do not have an entire kit like the Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM98CV that is Made in the USA, we will have different parts that are Made in the USA. For straps we have the Snap-Loc E-Track Tie-Down Strap # SLLS28RER. These 2" wide by 8' long straps have a safe working load of 1,467lbs each. You can attach the straps to the Stainless Steel Snap-Loc E-Track Tie-Down Anchor # SLSS which is also Made in the USA and the stainless steel construction will outlast other...
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  • What Length of E-Track to Use with Erickson E-Track Tie-Down Kit
  • You could get by with 4 foot sections of e-track like the # EM19147 with the wheel chock setup part # EM58523-09162-4.
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  • Which has the Larger S Hook Size EM34420 or 34414
  • Of the two the Erickson Re-Tractable Ratchet Straps w/ Push Button Releases part # 34414 are going to be the way to go. They are going to have very similar hooks in size to the Cam Buckle Straps part # EM34409 that you like so much. I have included a video for you to check out to see them in use and get a feel for the hook size.
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  • What Size Track Needs To Be Used With the Erickson E-Track Tie-Down Kit
  • The Erickson E-Track Tie-Down Kit part # EM58523-09162-4 can be used with any size track. The correct size would come down to applications which is no something I can advise on. The tracks simply need to be long enough for the tire to sit on and have mounting points directly in front and behind to attach the tie-downs. Therefore, you could either have two long tracks or four short for a vehicle. I have attached an entire list of the lengths we offer below. In regards to strength, they...
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  • How Does the Ratchet Strap for Thule TracRac Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Racks Attach
  • The Ratchet Straps for Thule TracRac Sliding Truck Bed Ladder Rack part # TH28500XT is only for the new Thule branded TracRac Ladder Racks. The ratchet straps will attach to the slot in the top channel of the crossbar.
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  • Will Bulldog Winch Ratcheting Wheel Tie-Down Strap # BDW20363 Fit 33" Spare Tire
  • Yes, the Bulldog Winch Ratcheting Wheel Tie-Down Strap # BDW20363 will work great with your 33" spare tire. This particular strap system can actually handle spare tires that are as large as 40" in diameter so you won't have any issue using it on yours.
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  • Will Thule Ratchet Straps Fit T-Slot on T-Rac Pro Ladder Rack
  • You are correct that TracRac used to be its own brand until Thule acquired them a number of years ago. If you have a newer T-Rac ladder rack then the Ratchet Straps # TH28500XT will fit the T-Slots on the crossbar just fine. If your ladder rack is a little older then what you can do is measure the T-Slot on your crossbars to see if the hardware will fit. Attached is a photo of the dimensions for the standard hardware for the Thule version of the TracRac ladder racks. If the 3/4" square...
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  • Will Drilling Hole In Trailer To Mount CargoBuckle G3 IMF8800 Weaken Trailer?
  • The CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Tie-Down Straps - Bolt On - 2" x 6' - 1,167 lbs - Qty 2 # IMF18800 you were looking at uses a 3/8" bolt to secure the strap to your trailer. This will not weaken the frame of the trailer given you drill the 3/8" hole directly in the center of the material on the trailer. You will want to make sure you are not drilling the hole right on the edge. I included a video of the # IMF18800 for you to take a look at.
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  • Are There Tie-Down Ratchet Straps I Can Use On My Trunx Rooftop Cargo Box For Extra Security?
  • We do have tie-down straps for added security when mounting your Trunx Rooftop Cargo Carrier - 9 cu ft - Black # TRX44FR or Trunx Rooftop Cargo Box - 18 cu ft - Black # TRX34FR to the roof of your 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I recommend getting Erickson Sliding Ratchet Tie-Down Straps w/ Safety Hooks - 1" x 14' - 400 lbs - Qty 2 # EM97JR which will suite your needs well. I have attached demonstration videos for you to check out.
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  • Straps For Securing The Rear Of a Polaris RZR to Trailer for Transporting
  • The straps on the Bulldog Winch Ratcheting Wheel Tie-Down Strap for Oversize Spare Tire # BDW20363 are adjustable. The 2 straps that V out from the ratchet have a usable maximum length of 21" from the eyelet of the hook to the ratchet. The ratcheting strap has a maximum usable length of 24" from eyelet of hook to the ratchet mechanism. For securing your Polaris RZR to the trailer I recommend using the Erickson Re-Tractable Ratchet Straps # 34414 as you will get better anchoring with...
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  • Can Wheel Nets be Used if Car Hauler D-Rings Aren't Inline with Car Tires
  • The D-Rings can be a little out of line with the tires but you still want them fairly close. If this is the case for your car hauler trailer then you can definitely use something like the ProGrip Adjustable Wheel Net with Ratchet and Snap Hooks # 317-18900 for your application. This fits tires with up to a 33" diameter and that are 12-1/2" wide so it should fit your application just fine. Please note that this comes in a quantity of 1.
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  • Recommended ShockStrap Ratchet UTV Tie-Downs for Polaris RZR
  • The ShockStrap Ratchet UTV Tie-Downs part # 297-7RSBB-UTV are what I recommend to secure a Polaris RZR as the 1,000 lb weight capacity per strap will be more than enough for the weight of the RZR. These are an excellent option that have built-in shock absorbers to help keep the item securely in place with constant tension.
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  • Can Erickson Re-Tractable Ratchet Straps be Installed Directly to Trailer Frame
  • There is a hole in the bracket for the Erickson Re-Tractable Ratchet Straps w/ Push Button Releases # EM34416 that can be used to mount it directly to a trailer, but it does look like that might be a little difficult to do and one of our reviews we received backs that up. If you'd rather go with something that's a little easier to install directly to the frame then I recommend the CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Tie-Down Straps # IMF18800. These are 6' long though so they are a little...
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  • What is the Difference Between ShockStrap #SS58MV and #297-7RSBB
  • The only difference is that the part # SS58MV is made in the USA and the # 297-7RSBB is the version that is not.
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  • Could Kubota BX25D be Secured by ShockStrap Ratchet UTV Tie-Downs w Shock Absorbers # 297-7RSBB-UTV
  • I looked up the weight of your Kubota BX25D and found it to be 1,587 lbs. Since each one of the ShockStrap Ratchet UTV Tie-Downs w Shock Absorbers # 297-7RSBB-UTV has a 1,000 lb capacity it would easily secure your Kubota!
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  • Are Hooks of ShockStrap Ratchet Motorcycle Tie-Downs # 297-9RSBB-M Coated
  • The hooks of the ShockStrap Ratchet Motorcycle Tie-Downs # 297-9RSBB-M that you referenced are not coated but this comes with straps that loop around the hooks and the motorcycle handlebars to prevent metal contact on the bike. I believe the video you referenced is actually one that covers several strap options as an overview. I attached an install video for these straps for you to check out that shows how the strap installs on a dirt bike and carrier.
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  • What is the Carrier Weight of the MaxxTow MaxxHaul Motorcycle Carrier?
  • The MaxxTow MaxxHaul Aluminum Motorcycle Carrier MT70101 weighs just under 50 pounds. If you need some amazing tie-down straps to keep your bike secure during transport, I recommend the ShockStrap Ratchet Motorcycle Tie-Downs w Shock Absorbers - 2" x 9' - 2,000 lbs # 297-9RSBB-M.
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  • Minimum Strap Length of Bulldog Winch Combo Axle/Ratchet Straps
  • I spoke with Bulldog and the length of the non-adjustable strap piece on the # BDW20230 is going to be 12" long; the minimum strap length when the straps are fully ratcheted is going to be around 24" from the end of one hook to the end of the ratchet strap connected hook. I've attached a picture to show what I'm referencing. If you were looking for a different measurement, please let me know and I can work to find it out for you.
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  • Recommended Vehicle Tie-Down Straps to Secure 2020 Ford Explorer to Trailer
  • For tie-down straps to safely secure your 2020 Ford Explorer to your trailer, I recommend the Bulldog Winch 13-Piece Ratcheting Vehicle Tie-Down Strap Set # BDW20350. I really like this set because it has everything you need in order to secure your Explorer - the tie-down straps, axle straps, as well as cinch straps - and they have the capacity you need as well, with a 10,000 lb maximum load which will work for your 2020 Explorer. This strap set even comes with a storage bag to make...
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  • Can Lag Bolts be Used to Install Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit w/ Ratchet Straps and Wheel Chock
  • Yes the Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit w/ Ratchet Straps and Wheel Chocks # EM09160 can be installed with lag bolts. It's really up to the application and your best judgment on how best to install this kit and lag bolts would work just fine.
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  • Can I Use ShockStrap Ratchet Straps on Lightweight Race Car?
  • Yes. You can use the ShockStrap Ratchet Straps # 297-9RSBB-M on your race car with an approximate weight of 2700-lbs. These straps have a working load limit of 2000-lbs each, so all 4 of them attached to your trailer and car will provide an extremely secure connection, and you won't have to worry about the straps coming loose during travel. These straps come in a set of 4 and are 2 inches wide x 9 feet long. For what it's worth, our contact over at ShockStrap mentioned that Kubota has...
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  • Straps For Securing an ATV/UTV to Trailer for Towing
  • The Erickson Re-Tractable Ratchet Straps # 34414 are capable of being mounted permanently. These are great straps and the push button retract is a great feature. Unfortunately I do not recommend permanently mounting any material straps as they do deteriorate from UV damage and weather. For your situation I recommend the Pack'em Wheel Tie-Down Kit # PK-WTD. This anchors your UTV at the wheels allowing your suspension to move and not risking damage to the suspension components by overloading...
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  • How Long Is the Retractable Ratchet Straps for Thule TracRac Truck Bed Ladder Racks
  • The Retractable Ratchet Straps for Thule TracRac Truck Bed Ladder Racks part # CBTH12 is 6' long which is the only length offered for this.
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  • Transom Strap Recommendation for Boat that Weighs 5,200 lbs
  • The heavier duty transom straps you'll want is the set part # IMF14207 which each have a break strength of 2,500 lbs per strap which would be great for your setup. The straps also don't support the full weight of the boat as the winch at the front does as well.
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  • Stake Pocket Anchors Compatible with Bulldog Winch Tie-Down Straps
  • I think we have just what you are looking for. Check out our Stake Pocket Tie-Down Anchor, # WFSPDR. This anchor mounts in the stake pockets on your trailer and gives you a d-ring tie-down point. These will work great with the Bulldog Winch Tie-Down Straps, # BDW20230 and they have a weight capacity of 4,000 lbs per anchor, which is as much capacity as you will get out of pretty much any stake pocket anchor. I attached a photo that one of our other customers submitted using these stake...
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  • Can SmartStraps Adjustable Wheel Net be Installed with Anchor Points Outside Center Line of Wheel
  • Ideally you'd want the anchor points for a wheel net like the SmartStraps # 348851 to be in-line with the wheel, but since these are rated for 3,333 lbs (each) and you're using them for a Jeep you'll be perfectly safe to install them slightly off-centered. In fact, the demonstration picture from SmartStraps shows them slightly off-centered (see attached). The lateral pull wouldn't stress your tires out.
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  • Is the Retractable Ratchet Strap Q54FR The Same One That Comes With Q34FR
  • The Retractable Ratchet Strap part # Q54FR is the same one that comes with the Retractable Ratchet Straps part # Q34FR. The only difference is quantity. It may be more cost effective to purchase two individual straps than the kit or vice versa. I suggest whichever option is more cost effective at the time.
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  • Comparing ShockStrap 297-9RSDB and 297-7RSDB For Securing 1800lb Kawasaki Mule FX
  • I recommend going with the ShockStrap Ratchet Tie-Down Straps w Shock Absorbers - 2" x 9' - 2,000 lbs - Qty 2 # 297-9RSDB you were looking at as they will be slightly overkill with a 2000lb WLL (Working Load Limit) per strap, but there really is no such thing as too safe. The 1-1/2" version # 297-7RSDB has a WLL of 1000lbs per strap, so that only gives you a 200lb barrier until you are exceeding the WLL. Since they are so close in price, you would be much better of with the heavier...
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  • Recommended Boat Tie-Down Straps for 2,200 Pound Boat on 600 Pound Trailer
  • Going with tie-downs that have around a 1,000 pound break strength like the BoatBuckle Pro Series Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF18740 will work great with your boat and trailer. Typically when choosing boat tie-down straps, you will want a strap with a break strength capacity that exceeds the weight of your trailer (or the lightest object). Since your trailer is between 400-600 pounds, these straps will be perfect. The strap dimensions are 1 inch wide and 3 inches long. The...
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  • How Long is the Fixed Strap of the Erikson Re-Tractable Ratchet Straps and Is There a Shorter Option
  • I called Erikson to check, and the length of the fixed strap of the Re-Tractable Ratchet Straps w/ Push Button Releases, part # EM34420, is 3.5" from loop to start of the hook. Erikson does have a Re-Tractable Rachet Strap that allows the hook to fully retract. It's part # EM34417. The only drawback to this is that there is only one hook. However, it still has the option to be bolted down, so it can still work. I've linked to a video review of this strap for you to look at.
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  • Ratchet Tie-Down Straps For 3,000 lb Vehicle on Car Trailer
  • First, thanks for the photo of the Jeep, that's a really cool vehicle you have there. And I appreciate the fact you're looking to maximize safety, as the weight limits can definitely be confusing. We can absolutely help you out here though with straps for your 3,000 lb Jeep. What you need are straps that exceed the capacity of your cargo, which in your case is a 3,000 lb Jeep. We do have that with an option from Bulldog Winch: - Bulldog Winch Combo Axle/Ratcheting Vehicle Tie-Down...
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  • Are Backing Plates Necessary for Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM09160
  • It looks like each chock and strap from 2 of # EM09160 will need to be able to hold around 375 pounds to handle the weight of the 2014 Arctic Cat Wildcat X Limited and that is just static load and does not include the forces applied to the chocks and straps when traveling. The more support you have underneath the trailer for the chocks the stronger and safer it will be. If you use just washers they would need to be large diameter washers and 1/8 inch thick if not more to provide the...
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  • Backing Plate for Use with Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit EM09160
  • Erickson does offer a zinc-plated steel backing plate for use with their E-Track products like their ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM09160. Use part # e96RR. You can see this item's hole dimensions and spacing in the linked photo. Since your trailer deck is aluminum and this plate is steel you will want to isolate them to prevent galvanic corrosion between the two different metals. A coating of paint or other insulating material will do it.
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  • Will ProGrip Adjustable Wheel Net Work With Can Am Maverick
  • Yes, the ProGrip Adjustable Wheel Net with Ratchet and Snap Hooks # 317-18900 will definitely work with your Can Am Maverick Sport X rc. The ProGrip fits tires that are up to 33 inches in diameter and 12-1/2 inches wide, and your Maverick Sport has 30 inch diameter tires which are 10 inches wide, based on my research. The Maverick Sport also looks to have a dry weight of under 1,600 lbs, which is within the capacity of the ProGrip. I've added a link to a video review of the ProGrip...
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  • Length of Cargo Buckle G3 Ratchet Strap Set IMF18800
  • CargoBuckle G3 Ratchet Strap set # IMF18800 has straps that measure 6-feet at maximum extension but they can be used at any fraction of that length since they retract fully as shown in the linked photo. Each strap has a working load limit (WLL) of 1167-lbs. If this is more length than you really need you could instead use G2 Transom tie-down kit # IMF08893; these straps are 43-inches long. These and all other transom straps appear on the page I linked for you. Various lengths and WLLs are...
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  • What is the Longest Length of Retractable Ratchet Straps Available
  • I'll start off by saying that you are correct that the CargoBuckle # IMF18800-77 will extend out to 6ft long and can be used at any length- so they'll work at 1ft long and 6ft long just the same. When it comes to the maximum length available, the 6ft long straps are the longest straps available in the CargoBuckle product line. However, there is a 12ft long set of Retractable Ratchet Straps with S-Hooks # Q34FR that are retractable, but work more like a regular ratchet strap. I've linked...
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  • How Many Wheels Does Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit w/ Ratchet Straps and Wheel Chocks Secure
  • The Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit w/ Ratchet Straps and Wheel Chocks # EM09160 that you referenced comes with components for securing two wheels. So two sets of straps and two sets of chocks. This will do an excellent job preventing your Polaris General from moving like you are needing.
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  • Hardware Recommendation for Installing E-Tracks to a Metal Floor
  • If I was installing the E-tracks to a steel floor I would go with self tapping screws. I would most likely do every other bolt hole too. For a set of self tapping screws designed for E-tracks we have the part # SLHSDDS-P which comes with a quantity of 4 screws.
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  • Best Tie-Down Straps For Hauling A 7,500 Lb Tractor
  • I recommend the Bulldog Winch Ratcheting Vehicle Tie-Down Strap part # BDW20349. The kit comes with 4 straps with a safe working load limit of 3,335 lbs per strap so they will be plenty enough to tie the 7,500 tractor down. The straps measure 2" wide x 8' long and are the strongest option for the heavy load you will be carrying because they are designed to tie-down vehicles. I have attached a video for your reference.
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  • Mounting Hardware Size for IMF14087
  • The E-Track Adapter Straps for CargoBuckle Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps # IMF14087 uses 1-1/2" long x 7/16" diameter bolts. The mounting point on the Erickson Ratchet Straps # EM34423 uses 3-1/2" long x 3/8" diameter mounting bolts. If you wanted to use the two together you would need to buy separate hardware since the bolts from the CargoBuckle adapter straps will not fit the Erickson and the bolts from the Erickson straps are too long and not completely threaded.
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  • Does Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM09160 Attach To Trailer Wood Floor Directly
  • We installed the Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM09160 by attaching them directly to the wood floor of a trailer. Check out the install video I attached for more info on that. I'd recommend using a backing plate like the part # e96RR to add a bit more support if you were feeling cautious.
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  • E Track Tie Down Kit Recommendation for Razor UTV
  • If your trailer has Etrack installed in it like the part # E19148 the Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM09160 that you referenced would be a great option. This kit has a safe working load limit of 1,500 lbs with a max break strength of 4,500 lbs so it would have more than enough capacity.
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  • Retracted Length of Erickson Tow Strap part # 34414
  • When the Erickson Tow Strap, part # 34414, is completely retracted it measures 19-3/4 inches from the inside of one hook to the inside of the other.
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  • Wheel Strap Recommendation for Smaller Vehicle with Limited Tire Clearance on Trailer
  • For your application I would strongly recommend going with the Erickson E-Track Wheel Tie-Down Strap # EM58523 as it only touches the tread and due to it's design works great with limited clearance since the ratchet can be positioned out and away from the vehicle on the E-track. In the picture I attached you can see it used on a newer Camaro with very limited clearance. It will be a very secure fit as well. We don't have an install video for the strap though at this time. You'll need...
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  • Measuring from Mounting Hole to Furthest Point on BoatBuckle G2 Ratchet Straps
  • The measurement I believe you're looking for on the BoatBuckle G2 ratchet straps, part # IMF08893, is about 4-1/2 inches. I've attached a picture that shows the dimension. If this isn't the correct measurement let me know.
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  • Jeep Wrangler Tie Down Recommendation
  • Thanks for your pictures! That's what Wranglers are meant for. At 4500 pounds, the weight of the secured cargo would exceed the combined safe working load limit of 1,100lbs per tire of the straps being used on the Erickson E-Track Tie-Down Kit w/ 2 Ratchet Straps with Roller Idlers and 2 Wheel Chocks EM58523-09162. I would instead recommend the Erickson Car Tie-Down Kit # 08504-05. These straps feature twisted flat hooks that will help to keep the strap straight and flat along...
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  • Mounting Locations for CargoBuckle Ratcheting Tie Downs # IMF18800
  • The best mounting location of Tie Down Strap part # IMF18800 will really depend on what you are carrying. Generally speaking, mounting one tie down at each corner of the bed would allow for the most flexibility. Each strap can safely handle a load of 1167 lbs, or 2334 lbs per pair.
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  • Recommended Mounting Brackets for Cargobuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Straps
  • I may have a solution for you to mount the Cargobuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Straps # IMF18800-86 on those carts, but we don't have anything that looks like the brackets you've got that would be a cost effective solution for you. Instead, you can use something like the CargoSmart D-Ring Tie-Down Anchor - Bolt On - 1/4" x 2" - 400 lbs # 348826, you'll just need to pick the correct sized bracket based off of the diameter of the bolts. I've also linked our entire selection of mounting...
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  • Does the Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM09160 Have to be In-Line with Direction of Travel
  • You can use the Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM09160 to help secure your ATV but you really need something securing your ATV in the direction of travel. You could put some Horizontal E-Track like part # E19148 in-line with the direction of travel and do a kind of criss-cross pattern over your ATV with straps like part # EM59136 to help secure it, but Erickson does not recommend securing the load only using a straps that are not with the direction of travel. As long as your...
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  • E-Track Wheel Strap Solution for Larger Diameter Wheels
  • If you installed e-track on the floor of your trailer like the part # EM19147 you could use the Erickson E-Track Tie Down kit part # EM58523-09162 which would attach to the track and since it has a strap length of 12 feet it would easily fit a 35 inch diameter tire. Otherwise there isn't a kit like you mentioned that would fit that diameter of tire.
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  • How to Install the CargoBuckle G3 Retractable, Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps to an Aluminum Trailer
  • We have a video review of the CargoBuckle G3 Retractable, Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps, # IMF18800, and I have linked it for you. Installation is straight forward. The straps have a mounting hole on the base and include nuts, bolts, and washers. All you will have to do is drill an appropriate sized hole where you wish to mount them and use the supplied hardware to attach to the frame. Regular hand tools, box wrenches and/or sockets, are all you will need to tighten them down. If the trailer...
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  • E-Track Wheel Strap Recommendation for UTV Tires
  • The E-Track Wheel Tie Down Strap part # EM58523 is 12 feet long so it should have no problem fitting around a UTV tire like what you have.
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  • Recommended Straps to Transport 3,000 lbs Roller on a Trailer
  • For your 3,000 lbs roller, I recommend using the Erickson Car Tie-Down Kit - Twisted Flat Hooks and Axle Strap w/ Ratchet # 08504-05, provided you have the necessary attachment points. This kit has a working load limit (WLL) of 3,300 lbs so it would be enough for your roller. This kit comes with an axle strap, but if you needed additional axle straps for tie-downs, you could use the Erickson Axle Strap with D-Rings # 88509. If you do not have good tie-down points, another option would...
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  • Shortest In-Use Length of Shock Strap
  • I ordered the 2-inch by 9-foot # 297-9RSDB ShockStrap from the shipping facility to take some exact measurements. The shortest length measured from hook to hook is 27-1/2". If you use the soft straps the shortest length is 41". I have included a link to this product page and a picture with dimensions for your review.
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  • Recommended Wheel Tie Downs for 30" Tires
  • I have a recommendation for you, however, the Erickson Wheel Nets # 77314 will not fit on a 30 x 3-1/2" tire. I recommend using the Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit w/ Ratchet Straps and Wheel Chocks # EM09160. These will fit on your E-Tracks and can fit around your 30" tires. I also recommend Erickson Axle Straps with D-Rings # 08504-05 for extra support. These straps loop around the axle and then secures to the bed of your trailer. I attached review videos of the Erickson Tie...
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  • Can Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit EM09160 Be Used on Front Wheels of ATV
  • The Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM09160 is intended to secure your trailered 4-wheeled vehicle at the rear tires. The chocks are to be mounted in front of and behind the rear wheels as shown in the linked video and photo. If they were installed on the front tires the rear of the vehicle could lift up off the trailer deck in a hard-braking situation.
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  • How Many Straps Does Car Tie-Down Kit Come With?
  • The Erickson Car Tie-Down Kit - Twisted Flat Hooks and Axle Strap w/ Ratchet # 08504-05 comes with one tie-down strap and one axle strap.
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  • What Size Hole Will Need to be Cutout to Install the CargoBuckle G3 # IMF18804
  • I went out to the warehouse to measure the CargoBuckle G3 # IMF18804 that you referenced and found that at the longest and widest points the base measured 9-7/8" x 6-9/16". The base measures about 4-1/2" deep so you will want to make sure that it will sit properly when installed. I have attached a photo to demonstrate the length and width dimensions I mentioned.
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  • Erickson E-Track Tie-Down Kit w/ Ratchet Straps # EM58523-09162 Recommendation for Car Hauler
  • For securing a vehicle to a trailer the Erickson E-Track Tie-Down Kit w/ Ratchet Straps # EM58523-09162 that you referenced is a great choice. It's very easy to use and works well. It also gives flexibility in how the vehicle will attach to the floor since the different slots can easily be selected. It will require you to install E-tracks on the floor of you trailer though like the # EM19147 for 4 foot long sections. For a backing plate to install on the bottom of the trailer we have the...
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  • Strap Recommendation for Securing Jeep Wrangler with Large Off Road Tires
  • We don't carry wheel nets that are going to be large enough to fit the tire sizes you have of 33 x 12.5 X R15 since what we have is more sized for non-offroad tires. Just looking around online I see there are nets out there that would be large enough, but you also could use ratchet straps to the tow hooks on the front and back of the Jeep too like with the # EM58629 which is a 20 foot long strap with a 3,300 lb capacity. You may also be able to run the straps around the axles.
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  • How To Secure a Vehicle to a Car Hauler Trailer
  • I have a few options for you to secure your 2017 Honda Pilot to the Gatormade Flatbed Car Hauler. The best option would be to use the Erickson E-Track Tie-Down Kit part # EM58523-09162 (2) along with the Erickson Horizontal E-Track part # EM19147 (4). This will be the most secure option we have and it can be used on pretty much any vehicle under 4,400 lbs. If you don't want to use the above then a more cost effective alternative would be to utilize the stake pocket openings welded to...
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  • Do Erickson Retractable Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps, Part # EM34417, Automatically Retract
  • The Erickson Retractable Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps, part # EM34417, use high strength polyester straps that measure 1 inch wide by 9 feet long. The extra strap length will retract onto the storage hub when the red button (located under the ratcheting handle) is pressed. The auto-retract function is spring operated. Depending on the load you are securing you may want to consider the Erickson Chrome-Protector Sleeves, part # EM06305-2. These easily slip over the straps and can be positioned...
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  • Grade Hardware for Installing Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM09160
  • Grade 5 or higher would work well for mounting the Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM09160 to your trailer floor. I would go with carriage style bolts.
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  • Is There an Attachment to Carry Motorcycle on Curt Cargo Carrier
  • There is no attachment available for a Curt cargo carrier in order to carry a motorcycle. You may be able to use something like the ShockStrap Ratchet Motorcycle Tie-Downs # 297-7RSBB-M. A much better option to carry a motorcycle is a different carrier, independent from the cargo carrier. I recommend the etrailer Motorcycle Carrier # e98873 (500 lb capacity) or MaxxTow MaxxHaul Aluminum Motorcycle Carrier # MT70101 (400 lb capacity). I have added links to video reviews for you to...
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  • Hole Spacing Dimensions on Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit EM09160
  • The Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit w/ Ratchet Straps and Wheel Chocks - 1,500 lbs # EM09160 has holes that are 4-1/2 inches on center horizontally and 2 inches and 4-1/4 inches vertically. I've attached a photo as you asked to assist as well as the backing plate # e96RR you mentioned; the holes on the two are different, as you can see, so you would need to drill your own holes in this backing plate.
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  • Are CargoBuckle Mini G3 Retractable Ratchet Straps IMF103745 Suitable for PWC Trailer
  • The CargoBuckle Mini G3 Retractable Ratchet Straps # IMF103745 have a safe workling load limit (WLL) of 466-lbs each so a set of them will work fine to secure a PWC that weighs about 800-lbs. The G3 straps come with mounting hardware to allow you to bolt them to a flat surface on your trailer. The ratchet mechanisms and push-to-release levers will make short work of securing your PWC for transport.
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  • Recommended Tie-Downs for a Loaded Boat Weighing 5,000 lbs
  • I recommend using the CargoBuckle G3 Straps # IMF18800. These are ratcheting straps that have a very nice retractable feature for easy storage and to help keep things organized. The G3 straps have a safe working load limit (WLL) of 1,167 lbs which will be enough for your 5,000 lbs boat since it will be resting on the trailer. The break strength rating is 3,500 lbs. If you don't have a location to mount these then you need the Mounting Brackets # IMF16777 which have a weight capacity...
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  • What is Significance of 21 to 30 Feet for SuperTiedown Self-Tightening Ratchet Strap # ST-2-2
  • The 21 to 30 foot text you see on the product page for the ratchet kit part # ST-2-2 is how we organize the straps on our page and is not a range for the intended use. These are 30 feet long and do not have a minimum 21 foot application. This is also comes as a single strap using # ST-2.
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  • Recommendation on a Product That Will Secure a 1,700 Lbs UTV to a Trailer
  • I like the CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Straps, # IMF18800-77. These straps will attach on end to the trailer and the other end has steel hooks to attach to your trailer load. These straps have a max load capacity of 2,500 lbs and are in a set of two in the package.
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  • Will the Ratchet Grab Tie-Down Strap # RRSRG Fit in Thule AeroBlade Bars on a 2018 Toyota RAV4
  • It will be a little tight but yes, the Ratchet Grab Tie-Down Strap # RRSRG will fit in the T-Slot of your Thule AeroBlade Load Bars # TH7502-TH7502 or # TH7502B-TH7502B.
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  • Recommended Tow Straps for Car Hauler Trailer
  • Since the cost of four of the Erickson Car Tie Down Kit # 08504-05 is close to that of the Bulldog 4-piece set, I would go for the Bulldog kit # BDW20230. For the couple of extra dollars you get not only 10-foot straps rather than 7-footers, but you also get the carry bag to keep everything in order.
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  • Self-Retracting Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps
  • Yes, we do have self-retracting ratcheting tie-down straps. The CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Straps w/ S-Hooks # IMF18800-86 are 2" wide x 6' long and have a working load limit of 833 lbs. The weight of your motorcycle must not exceed the combined working load limit of the straps so these would work if your bike was no more than 833 lbs. Another option is the Erickson Re-Tractable Ratchet Straps w/ Push Button Releases # EM34416 that are 2" wide x 10' long and have a working...
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  • Transom Tie-Downs For 5,000-LB Boat
  • All of the ratcheting tie-downs we offer, have the retracting feature. The highest rated transom tie-downs we offer are the BoatBuckle G2, part # IMF08893. The maximum break strength for these straps is 2,500-lbs each. The safe working load limit though is 833 pounds each.
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  • Is There a Shock Kit Available for a Torsion Axle Trailer Carry UTV
  • I may have a solution for you to help control your UTV in a better manner than your current ratchet straps are doing when it's loaded on the trailer, but I'm not aware of any shock system available that will mount to torsion axles. We've had a lot of customers rave about the ShockStrap Ratchet Tie-Down Straps w Shock Absorbers - 2" x 9' - 2,000 lbs - Qty 2 # 297-9RSDB, which have shock absorbers built into the straps that keep them from loosening in conditions like you've mentioned. These...
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  • Recommended 15 Foot Long Tie-Down Straps with Bolt and S Hook
  • The longest bolt on strap with hook we have is the Erickson Re-Tractable Ratchet Straps w/ Push Button Releases - 2" x 10' # EM34416. For your 15 foot length you may want to consider using two of the # EM34417 straps and connecting the hooks in the middle. If that won't work for your application, then I recommend using a 15 foot strap like # EM01416 and Let's Go Aero D-Ring Tie-Down Anchors - Bolt On # MMP536.
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