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Old March 21st, 2006, 08:24 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I just picked up a new car hauler. I am going to ask a debated question. Do I tie down to the axle or the frame? I am sure this has been asked before. :miff: :dunie:
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Old March 21st, 2006, 08:40 AM   #2
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I use (7) 10K rachet straps and short axle loops to go around the axle.

Front: (1) the middle to the axle. (2) criss crossed from trailer corners to front bumper d-rings

Rear: (2) straight from trailer to the axle, (2) from corners of the trailer to hitch

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Old March 21st, 2006, 08:50 AM   #3
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i like frame tie down. thats what i was told to do with the flatbed wrecker i drive from time to time.
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Old March 21st, 2006, 09:02 AM   #4
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The problem with tying to the frame is that when the suspension on the tied-down vehicle flexes over a bump in the road, the straps can go slack.


If possible, you always want to tie to something that isn't sprung.

Everyone I know ties with axle straps around the soid axles or other suspension points.


The only time I hauled something tying to the body was a CRX drag car. It took 3 stops to re-tighten everything before it stopped moving around.
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Old March 21st, 2006, 09:06 AM   #5
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Thanks guys for the information. I hear it being done both ways and each person swears that theres is the only way to do it. :dunie: I guess I will see what others say, I just don't want to lose my Jeep or hurt people.:miff:
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Old March 21st, 2006, 02:41 PM   #6
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i go criss cross frame to trailer.. I usually have someone sit on it to compress the suspension a lil when i do it too...
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Old March 21st, 2006, 03:02 PM   #7
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But, why go to the frame at all?
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Old March 21st, 2006, 03:25 PM   #8
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I tie down from all 4 dring tabs with 10k straps. Criss crossed front and rear.

I don't like to tie to the axles and have my Jeep bouce around. The straps are VERY tight and the suspension is compressed pretty well.

Never had a problem.
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if you guys have ever seen rollback wreckers they use whats called "sports car J's" its a 6-8 foot double strap with a D ring center and two 8" J hooks. if done right you hook it in the rear to the center of the deck and you then only need one strap in front. if you think about it the worst load you put on a trailered vehicle is stopping, when you stop you streach everythng out, when you take off from a stop you don't generate 1/6 the force as stopping so its less likely to move. rollback use a winch up front to do the job Vs. a strap. I prefer the 15,000lb ratchet straps. I tie cars to our auto roller at work and I have hung Dodge diesel Mega cabs upside down from three of them.
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Old March 21st, 2006, 04:02 PM   #10
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I tie down from all 4 dring tabs with 10k straps. Criss crossed front and rear.

I don't like to tie to the axles and have my Jeep bouce around. The straps are VERY tight and the suspension is compressed pretty well.

Never had a problem.
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Old March 21st, 2006, 04:12 PM   #11
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I used to tie to my frame until I took a trip out to Utah that way using (4) 10K ratchet straps. My fronts were criss-crossed, my rear straps were straight and compressed the springs good. Problem is, now my rear springs are now sagged after sitting that way for 3 days straight under that load! Now I need Add-A-Leafs to bring them back!! So now I'm going back to the axles!
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But, why go to the frame at all?
Probly not as big a deal on a trailer but with a roll back you want the stongest conection posible to the thing sitting right behind your head in case you have to stop a lot faster than you want or get in an accident. Thats we chain the rear solid and use binders on the front frame with the rollback i get to use every now and then
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I know a guy who hauled a Trans am across the state in a enclosed trailer did nothing but set the E brake and put it in park.. he said it was fine when he got there.. i think hes full of shit..
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I know a guy who hauled a Trans am across the state in a enclosed trailer did nothing but set the E brake and put it in park.. he said it was fine when he got there.. i think hes full of shit..
i did that with a van on an open trailer to take it to the junkyard drove it up put it in park and that was really a bad idea but it worked and noone got hurt but i really wouldnt ever do it again.
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Old March 21st, 2006, 07:32 PM   #15
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I know a guy who hauled a Trans am across the state in a enclosed trailer did nothing but set the E brake and put it in park.. he said it was fine when he got there.. i think hes full of shit..

soands like a fuckin dumb idea
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soands like a fuckin dumb idea
Why do you find it nessacary to use foul language online soo much ?? that statement was not nessacary at all nor did it require you to speak like that.. it just screams ignorance.. honestly i know it was a Dumb idea.. thats why i posted it..
Are you the same guy who runs his mouth over on misfits ?? bronco, aka sportjeep, mudslayer, tina, pinkhairedgirl, neil, offroadjeepr
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Why do you find it nessacary to use foul language online soo much ?? that statement was not nessacary at all nor did it require you to speak like that.. it just screams ignorance.. honestly i know it was a Dumb idea.. thats why i posted it..

HAHAHAHAHHAHA that coming from you was the funniest damn thing i have read all night
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HAHAHAHAHHAHA that coming from you was the funniest damn thing i have read all night
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When I towed for my bro in law's landscaping company we used to just set the brake on the mowers in the enclosed trailer, but it was only on short trips.

I doubt that the guy drove all the way there and the car didn't shift once, but it is possible.
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When I towed for my bro in law's landscaping company we used to just set the brake on the mowers in the enclosed trailer, but it was only on short trips.

I doubt that the guy drove all the way there and the car didn't shift once, but it is possible.
cool im glad i know that now i plan to take my lawn mower to silver lake april 1st and i was just going to through it in the back of my jeep :tonka:
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cool im glad i know that now i plan to take my lawn mower to silver lake april 1st and i was just going to through it in the back of my jeep :tonka:
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