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#16 lyall OFFLINE  

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Posted July 12, 2015 - 10:51 PM

if you can join two ends with a square knot or a slip knot.

that is what I use and the ends stay together.

Knots that I learned with the Boys Scouts.


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Posted July 13, 2015 - 12:00 AM

I have done them about every way you can think of and the best thing for me is just to tie them off  to the trailer. ON a scrap metal load they are great for holding down light stuff that doesn't need a lot of pressure on it.  I have even put another ratchet on the tails and tied it down. Most of the time my loads look like a mutant spider attacked them.


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Posted July 13, 2015 - 04:17 AM

My smaller 1" wide traps usually have the ends tied to something.

The longer/wider heavy duty straps get folded and duct taped.

I tape the extra with a little slack so I can still ratchet the strap a little if necessary as I travel. Works very well for me.

No sticky residue on the straps.


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Posted July 13, 2015 - 05:17 AM

I can tell the story of what happens when you DONT tie it down well .  My boss was moving an aluminum ext ladder on his Jeep Wagoner when the one front stap tail started flapping in the wind , he figured he wasn't far from home , ,,,, well the tail got caught under the front tire and bent the ladder right down to the hood :hitting_self_roller:  I smile ear to ear just thinking about what his face must have looked like  


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Posted July 13, 2015 - 06:44 AM

Just fold up the loose tail in loops 8"-10" long, put a little tension on the tight side, slide the folded tail under the tight side on the load and then tighten it as desired.
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Posted July 13, 2015 - 06:52 AM

I wrap mine in 2-3 lose rings then slid it sideways up under the back of the ratchet handle then lock the handle down on top of the straps, not have one come lose yet. If they are extra long, I just tie them off to the trailer or whatever I am hauling.


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Posted July 13, 2015 - 06:57 AM

Duck tape? You'll just get sticky gooey crap all over the straps and have bigger messes with dirt and junk sticking to them and getting all over you also. NOT!


Use quality duct tape. And it will only be on for a few hours to maybe overnight the glue won't be a problem.
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Posted July 13, 2015 - 11:50 AM

Try this, you can keep one with each strap,fold them and clamp them so they don't get tangled while in tool box

 

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Posted July 13, 2015 - 11:55 AM

I go high tech red neck

 

http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B001E1Y5O6

 

Velcro cable organizer straps.  They are cheap 7 bucks get you a 100 of them.  Do like Cat said, but using the Velcro.  Works perfect on the small straps for pick up trucks.  Easy to undo and reusable.


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Posted July 13, 2015 - 07:40 PM

I am going to try the Velcro I had on hand. Seems pretty secure. 7 miles out (75mph) then I stop for breakfast. Another 22 miles to work. Oh She is going in to (hopefully) get fitted for new custom powder coated mufflers.

 

I have a roll of tape just in case.

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Posted July 13, 2015 - 07:50 PM

Watching a Truck Driver many years ago securing a load on his trailer I learned the easiest & simplest way to secure the loose on straps. These pictures show the process.

 

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Feed loose end of strap under ratchet strap handle.

 

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The loop that is formed is then fed under the handle & any extra strap is laid under the handle.

 

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Push handle closed the strap is secure. This is the way the handle should left for the most secured tie down.

 

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Posted July 14, 2015 - 07:37 AM

Watching a Truck Driver many years ago securing a load on his trailer I learned the easiest & simplest way to secure the loose on straps. These pictures show the process.

 

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Feed loose end of strap under ratchet strap handle.

 

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The loop that is formed is then fed under the handle & any extra strap is laid under the handle.

 

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Push handle closed the strap is secure. This is the way the handle should left for the most secured tie down.

 

Charlie

 

That's kind of how I do it, but lay them cross ways and close handle. may have to try that way next time.



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Posted July 14, 2015 - 11:22 AM

George has a neat way to do it.
I watched him once, tried and failed.
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Posted July 14, 2015 - 12:55 PM

The velcro worked a treet, I need another long bungee for the seat as the small strap I used in it kept comming unhooked when the seat bounced, other than that everything worked fine. Thanks for all the suggestions.


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Posted July 14, 2015 - 01:08 PM

I can tell the story of what happens when you DONT tie it down well .  My boss was moving an aluminum ext ladder on his Jeep Wagoner when the one front stap tail started flapping in the wind , he figured he wasn't far from home , ,,,, well the tail got caught under the front tire and bent the ladder right down to the hood :hitting_self_roller:  I smile ear to ear just thinking about what his face must have looked like  

 

 

 

Well,  if it bent it down to the hood at least we know he had the rear of the ladder secured. :D

 

Great story!  :thumbs:   I'm surprised he told anyone! 






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