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Old May 9th, 2010, 09:47 AM   #1
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Default Where can i find Tie downs that aren't 30' long

I have a trailer and something to put on it, but i can't find tie downs that aren't 30' or 20' long.

Should i just deal with the extra length or try and find shorter ones.
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Old May 9th, 2010, 11:39 AM   #2
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Cut them with a red hot knife.
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what size tires u running
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i was pissed 3 days after i cut mine. i would try to deal with them
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Fold over the extra if you do not want to cut them, bungee balls are your friend!
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Old May 9th, 2010, 01:06 PM   #6
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Fold over the extra if you do not want to cut them, bungee balls are your friend!
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so many times I have been tempted to cut mine down, but I know as soon as I do, I will have a need for longer straps...alot of times I just tie down whatever vehicle is on the trailer, open the door and toss the excess strap inside
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I just tie down whatever vehicle is on the trailer, open the door and toss the excess strap inside
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I wrapped electric tape around mine then cut through the tape. the ends will not come apart this way.
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summit and jegs both have tie down kits in many different varieties. like axle straps, tire straps, chassis straps. check them out
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cut them with a really sharp knife or scissors, then take a red hot piece of steel and melt the ends so they dont fray. Ir you can just wrap the excess up with a bungee ball like Pat said. I've kicked myself in the ass many times for cutting my tie downs down to 15' or so. I could have used the extra length many times over again.
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ive got some 8fts from macs tie down.
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5,000 pound, 2 X 15 foot tie downs. These combined with some axel wraps should do the trick.



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I have these, but I've found that I'm not fond of the twist at the end where the hook is... Doesn't seem that I'm ever able to get a good pull, and the twisted metal is in theory a week point. I use these in comination with axel wraps. If you get the axel wraps, get the ones with the wear sleave on them to protect the strap from wearing on what ever you tie down.




http://www.tractorsupply.com/trailer...00-lbs-3020122

http://www.tractorsupply.com/trailer...00-lbs-3001770
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i use these and they work great
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Those are pretty much a combination of what I posted.. the twist in the hook is theoretically a weak point. If you have D rings on your trailer, they are probley good, but if you have to hook to the side rail, they don't seem to work that well for me.
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I have these, but I've found that I'm not fond of the twist at the end where the hook is... Doesn't seem that I'm ever able to get a good pull, and the twisted metal is in theory a week point. I use these in comination with axel wraps. If you get the axel wraps, get the ones with the wear sleave on them to protect the strap from wearing on what ever you tie down.




http://www.tractorsupply.com/trailer...00-lbs-3020122

http://www.tractorsupply.com/trailer...00-lbs-3001770
I use those exact same Ericson axle straps, with the ratchet straps you posted above those

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5,000 pound, 2 X 15 foot tie downs. These combined with some axel wraps should do the trick.



http://www.tractorsupply.com/trailer...00-lbs-3020130
I also carry 3 straps that are around 30' (27'?) and a bunch of 1 inch ratchet straps, some bungee cords, a couple of chains, a few shackles, a frame hook, and the winch and pulley block...a 2-3 foot length of 2x10 is also handy to have when you have to pick up a car that may scrape when breaking over the ramps onto the trailer deck...a couple of bottle jacks are also nice to have when loading lower cars, to jack up the front of the trailer and lower the rear, 1 on each front corner, rather then using the trailer jack and risking damage to it, and the 2 corners suported makes it more stable, IMO

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Man, this is the the bane of my towing too. I coil up the extra and use 2 wire ties to hold it in a loop. Here is what I do.

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