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    Default Re: "Tie Down" tip

    good idea, thanks

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    Default Re: "Tie Down" tip

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    Default Re: "Tie Down" tip

    Quote Originally Posted by CodyY View Post
    why are you pitching the hooks on the ends of your tie downs. I haul alot of different things and need the hooks. I just use the carabiner on the loop end of the hook. then to my anchor points on the trailer. No sense in cutting off good hooks when there is no difference.

    Oh, I also use a Fork brace in the front and one strap from the subframe or footpeg to the floor. Keeps the rear from jumping around.
    You can also put a length of tubing on the end of the hook and then run it through the eye once tied down. Keeps it from bouncing off.
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    Default Re: "Tie Down" tip

    Powertye makes some great straps, heavy duty with latch hooks on both sides incorporating soft loop - been using them for 5+ years and the bike is not coming loose with them.

    They offer various lengths, widths and S hooks as well - I use these:
    https://powertye.com/store/1.5-fat-s...ch-hooks-pair/
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    Default Re: "Tie Down" tip

    Just bought these Pro Taper swivel carabiner tie-downs a few months ago, replacing my older tie downs that were more than 10 years old. Love the swiveling carabiner attachment, seems way more secure then hook style. Highly recommend 'em.


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    Default Re: "Tie Down" tip

    I have the equivalent in the bikemaster brand. Very good and can't fall off. I got these after losing a bike off the trailer
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    Default Re: "Tie Down" tip

    I started chaining my bikes down several yeara ago. Straps no longer needed. I still often would put them on for redundancy, but did not need them. I do have a set like you guys are talking about, and yes, best way if using straps.
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    Default Re: "Tie Down" tip

    These are all good ideas. I make 10 or more trips a year to our cabin 400 miles each way always with at least one bike in the truck some times two, always two the first and last trip plus a Jeep in tow And some times a bike on the back of the Jeep over the years Iíve had a few issues but not coming completely lose in my truck mostly damage from the rear of the bike shifting until I started using bungie straps from the rear tire to the bed hook and from experience I never tie two bikes with three tie downs I always run the tie downs thru the spokes itís a pain but works. I donít think my bikes could fall off with all the other things I have to haul each trip itís like sardines back there lol. I did have a bike fall off a trailer once that I borrowed once it was a cheap tie down hook that opened up and slipped off luckily it happened in my drive way after a 400 mile drive just as I was stopping still it bent the subframe a bit plus scratches. So what Iíve seen never cheap out on tie downs drive slower over rough roads lol.

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