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Old June 8th, 2006, 11:32 PM   #1
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goin up to silver lake in 2weeks and i jsut bought me a trailer and im new to the hauling a jeep on a trailer..............i have 3 heavy duty ratchet straps for it as of right now and an axle strap.........how many straps should i use, and is the axle the best place to strap it down
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Old June 8th, 2006, 11:42 PM   #2
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I always use one strap per tire, around the axle. Make sure you have two straps pulling it forward, and two straps pulling it backwards so they stay tight.
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Old June 9th, 2006, 12:16 AM   #3
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i always go to the frame, i dont like to allow the vehical to bounce while on trailer. make sure you get the suspension to compress and dont skimp on tie downs..
use 2 up front and 2 out back criss cross them to the corner tie downs..
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Old June 9th, 2006, 07:12 AM   #4
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i always go to the frame, i dont like to allow the vehical to bounce while on trailer. make sure you get the suspension to compress and dont skimp on tie downs..
use 2 up front and 2 out back criss cross them to the corner tie downs..

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Tie to the axles, not to sprung weight. 4 straps all pulling away from each other.

If you are one of those who don't like vehicle sway on your trailer, then use a couple smaller straps to tie down the body to the axles.
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i always use 4 straps compression the suspension. i also angle the straps so they pull sideways on the jeep. it works for me i dont know if it is the correct way though.
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