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Old September 17th, 2013, 09:18 AM   #1
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I am looking at getting some heavy duty ratchet straps. I am looking at either Keeper's or Erickson's. Anybody have these or know how well they hold up?

I am looking at these just for price and they are prime, but don't know if getting them for a low price means they aren't as good of quality, or maybe that price is pretty average. I don't know a whole lot about these bigger straps for securing a vehicle.
http://www.amazon.com/Erickson-78627...=pd_sim_auto_6
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I want to keep my stuff secure, so I don't want to skimp. Any suggestions?

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10k straps are great. Work great too. Road grim seems to screw with the mechanism a bit, but not bad. Be sure to use some type of a hinged loops to attach to the trailer. If you hook to a c channel it will work, but over time the trailer can start cutting into the strap.

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Old September 17th, 2013, 09:27 AM   #3
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10k straps are great. Work great too. Road grim seems to screw with the mechanism a bit, but not bad. Be sure to use some type of a hinged loops to attach to the trailer. If you hook to a c channel it will work, but over time the trailer can start cutting into the strap.

Buy chains instead.
Great! Glad to know these straps will work. I have D rings welded about every 4 foot on my trailer. I will be going with the J hook design just for that reason. I would go with chains, but I don't haul heavy equipment or anything that would really require chains right now. Chains and binders will be in the future, but not at the moment.
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I am looking at getting some heavy duty ratchet straps. I am looking at either Keeper's or Erickson's. Anybody have these or know how well they hold up?

I am looking at these just for price and they are prime, but don't know if getting them for a low price means they aren't as good of quality, or maybe that price is pretty average. I don't know a whole lot about these bigger straps for securing a vehicle.
http://www.amazon.com/Erickson-78627...=pd_sim_auto_6
and
http://www.amazon.com/Keeper-04622-R...ratchet+straps

I want to keep my stuff secure, so I don't want to skimp. Any suggestions?

Thanks
Take a look at also VULCAN straps... I use them on my rig which weighs about 8k maybe even more now... Love them...



Nice thing about these... You can use them to loop around axles or hook straight into your ride... Not expensive either... And made in Detroit...
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During a rain I have found my straps to come loosened more so than when dry. Always check your tie downs every stop.
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Erickson straps are made right here in Marine City, Michigan, so if you like buying American and Local...

Chains are not legal in all states for vehicle transport. To the best of my knowledge straps are.
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I'll defiantly check out the VULCAN straps, and that's sweet they are made right here in Detroit.

Thanks for the info Keith. Also, very nice to know Erickson straps are made here in Michigan also!



I'm looking at these Vulcan straps, and do you guys know what the advantages might be over the swivel hook ratchet and the wire (J) hook ratchet? I feel like the J hook design would be stronger as there isn't as much tension on moving parts. Just a strap and hook. Maybe I am wrong. Check it out.
http://www.vulcanchain.com/pro-serie...et-straps.html
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Is a 2" strap plenty for hauling a TJ? I would like to have 4" straps just for the added strength, but if I go that big, I might as well just get chains and not have to worry. I don't really travel out of state right now so I wouldn't really worry about securing a load with chains.
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I bought the blue set from Summit a few years ago and love them. I'm not sure who makes them though....
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those orange Vulcan straps are $50 a piece. these are 50 for 2

http://www.amazon.com/Ratcheting-Axl...productDetails
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Is a 2" strap plenty for hauling a TJ? I would like to have 4" straps just for the added strength, but if I go that big, I might as well just get chains and not have to worry. I don't really travel out of state right now so I wouldn't really worry about securing a load with chains.
Yes 2inch will be perfectly fine... That's why I use... Whatever you're looking at let me know... I'm a dealer for them and I will give you a really good deal...
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Yes 2inch will be perfectly fine... That's why I use... Whatever you're looking at let me know... I'm a dealer for them and I will give you a really good deal...
Awesome! Hopefully this thread will bring you some business! I am trying to get straps by Friday, Saturday at the latest. I will send you a PM.
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I agree, 2 inch is fine.

I do see alot of guys using chains here in Michigan, but before you go that route I'd check into it with the State Police. I know of one guy in the U.P. that was ticketed for using them, but I don't know the details (loaded wrong, not enough chains, etc.)
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Yes 2inch will be perfectly fine... That's why I use... Whatever you're looking at let me know... I'm a dealer for them and I will give you a really good deal...
what type/brand are you a dealer for? My straps are getting a bit worn,
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Id just use chains and chain binders.
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Erickson straps are made right here in Marine City, Michigan, so if you like buying American and Local...

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I agree, 2 inch is fine.

I do see alot of guys using chains here in Michigan, but before you go that route I'd check into it with the State Police. I know of one guy in the U.P. that was ticketed for using them, but I don't know the details (loaded wrong, not enough chains, etc.)
Keith has hauled a lot of things a lot of miles... I'd listen to him.
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Take a look at also VULCAN straps... I use them on my rig which weighs about 8k maybe even more now... Love them...



Nice thing about these... You can use them to loop around axles or hook straight into your ride... Not expensive either... And made in Detroit...
I had these and the hook snapped on one once...
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I bought the blue set from Summit a few years ago and love them. I'm not sure who makes them though....
Probably Macs. http://www.macscustomtiedowns.com/category/TieDowns

That's what I have. They work good. I like having the axle strap, makes it easier .
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