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I need to get some new straps for my trailer. What’s a good rating for securing a vehicle on a trailer?

I figure I’ll be using 4 straps to secure my explorer, but may be hauling other various cars/shit from time to time.

I was thinking 4 straps at 5K each, but am unsure.
 

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i use 4 straps rated at 3000 working load and i think 4000 lb breaking point. i've hauled some heavy stuff on my trailer without a problem. i plan on upgrading to chains and chain binders in the future since with proper hooks i can hook onto anything. kinda limited at securing cars with the straps i have.
 

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realistically, if your using 4 straps, then having a WLL of 1/4 the weight of the vehicle on each strap is sufficent (4k lb vehicle= four 1k lb WLL straps)

http://www.tractorsupply.com/traile...s/ratchet-strap-2-in-x-15-ft-5000-lbs-3020130

that said, I use straps that have a rating of 5 k lbs, but you'll notice they have a Safe Working Limit (or WLL, working load limit) of 1650 lbs each...thats the number that really matters, so generally, ignore the higher rating, and just look at the SWL or WLL
 
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