Originally Posted by whiterhino
Personally I don't like the idea of criss crossing. In a scenario like Mclovin's pic above, if one strap accidentally comes loose or breaks, the remaining 3 attachment points are still pretty much holding the vehicle in place. On the other hand, if they are criss crossed, the remaining strap will have a tendancy to pull the vehicle sideways, thus loosening up the entire system.
I do 4, just as 95geo described & as shown in Mclovin's pic.
agreed. i have always used 4 straps to pull straight back or foward.
i had one break one time and 2 hours later when i made a pit stop for fuel i finally noticed it. the jeep didnt move at all and i finished my trip with 3 straps.