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Old April 24th, 2008, 02:01 PM   #1
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Question Towing - question on appropriate tie downs

I'm wondering if these tie downs that I found on Ebay are appropriate for tying down my 4000 lb truck to a trailer. It says the working load limit is 2000 lbs for each assembly, but I don't understand this well enough to know if having 4 straps equals a total working load limit of 8000 lbs. Let me know your thoughts or if you have other recommendations. Thanks!


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Old April 24th, 2008, 02:35 PM   #2
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Home Depot has the same straps
Lowes might
Summits are better.
I bought from all three
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Old April 24th, 2008, 02:51 PM   #3
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So you are saying that they are acceptable and are strong enough to handle 4000 lbs?
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Old April 24th, 2008, 04:38 PM   #4
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It appears so.

I bought mine at Sam's Club for I think $12/strap
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Old April 24th, 2008, 04:49 PM   #5
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I got my 4 at TSC. $16.99 each

$72.04 out the door.

2in x 27ft
3300 SWL

Long enough to haul things other than cars if needed. I just loop them around when I need to. Don't know if it doubles the SWL, but it makes me feel better.
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So you are saying that they are acceptable and are strong enough to handle 4000 lbs?
I used two on each axle to haul this from Kaliphornya

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I'm wondering if these tie downs that I found on Ebay are appropriate for tying down my 4000 lb truck to a trailer. It says the working load limit is 2000 lbs for each assembly, but I don't understand this well enough to know if having 4 straps equals a total working load limit of 8000 lbs. Let me know your thoughts or if you have other recommendations. Thanks!


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/4-AUT...spagenameZWDVW
I don't know if I like the floating "D" ring for the axle. I have never seen that.
I use separate axle straps.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 05:03 PM   #8
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I got my 4 at TSC. $16.99 each

$72.04 out the door.

2in x 27ft
3300 SWL

Long enough to haul things other than cars if needed. I just loop them around when I need to. Don't know if it doubles the SWL, but it makes me feel better.
My only issue with those Mike is they don't come with axle straps like the Ebay ones. I plan to tie it down via the axle, truck is a little too long I think to tie to the bumpers...the straps would be virtually straight up and down, not much angle from trailer attach point to bumper, doesn't seem it would be too safe that way.

Thanks for the replies guys!
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When we bround the WJ home from Florida we had to do the axle thing because she didn't have body mounted tow points. There was quite a bit of movement IMO.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 05:29 PM   #10
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Do you mean that the body moved around alot or the whole Jeep? I can see the body bouncing around, but not the whole thing moving on the trailer.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 05:33 PM   #11
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I used two on each axle to haul this from Kaliphornya

If 2 on each axle was enough to haul that beast, it'll be enough for my truck. I don't see any downside to the d-ring being part of the strap. I'll probably just pick these up.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 05:34 PM   #12
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I bought mine at Sam's Club for I think $12/strap
x2

Nice straps, great price @ Sams.
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Do you mean that the body moved around alot or the whole Jeep? I can see the body bouncing around, but not the whole thing moving on the trailer.

Body Movement = More Swaying

At least that's the way it felt.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 07:38 PM   #14
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Body Movement = More Swaying

At least that's the way it felt.

That's what I thought. I think I will tie the axles down and then get a couple of those straps you got and run them through the d rings on my bumpers and secure it that way too.
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i always tie to axles, never body...

as for those straps, i have a similar set of straps with the floating d ring, they work, but occasionally will loosen up, i stop and check them every once in a while
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i always tie to axles, never body...

as for those straps, i have a similar set of straps with the floating d ring, they work, but occasionally will loosen up, i stop and check them every once in a while
I always tie to the body, not the axles, cinch it down and take the suspension out of it, less sway.
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I used two on each axle to haul this from Kaliphornya

I have that same pic of my mustang on a trailer from 05. Devils Tower in the background?
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I have that same pic of my mustang on a trailer from 05. Devils Tower in the background?
I have another pic with a tinfoil hat on my head.
I could spend a week crossing Wyoming. We traveled the back roads and saw a bunch of cool stuff.

Back on topic, I tied the axle, and then cinched down the suspension to keep the bounce down.
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