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Old February 21st, 2008, 09:09 PM   #1
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chains and binders or ratchet straps?

I prefer chains and binders, seem to be quicker, easier, and more secure IMO.
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Old February 21st, 2008, 09:49 PM   #2
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Old February 21st, 2008, 09:50 PM   #3
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i almost always use chains and binders.
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Old February 21st, 2008, 09:52 PM   #4
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chains and ratchet binder...hate using the jaw breakers
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I like straps, and the axle loops. Probably cheaper than chain and binders also.
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Old February 21st, 2008, 09:57 PM   #6
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I use both, chains and binders with a strap around it too. If I'm only going a short distance (10 miles) I usually just use straps
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 02:40 AM   #7
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used to use straps now i use chains and binders. i figure if its good enough for a bulldozer, it'll hold my brown truck to the trailer too.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 02:58 AM   #8
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used to use straps now i use chains and binders. i figure if its good enough for a bulldozer, it'll hold my brown truck to the trailer too.
X2 only way a chain binder comes loose is from a improper set up...if you have them pulling out ward or cross corner in all four courners it wont shift I use bindersas I hate them ratchet binders as they take to long and I ahve seen people put to much tension on the chain...

But on this trailer I have only straps as some one desides they needed all my chains and binders more then I did:stan3:
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