Bungee Rope

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  1. superdutyfan

    superdutyfan Light Load Member

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    So what is a good thickness and length for bungee rope ? The rope seems like a better alternative to bungee straps
     
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  3. J.R.

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    3/8" is what I have, most tarp places sell on 150 ft roll. Cut to length desired, use hog rings to cap ends when cutting too length.
     
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  4. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    3/8” is all I’ve used. I just use a lighter to melt the ends if I think about it, I can’t say I’ve had many problems with it unraveling.

    I use loose hooks to attach the rope to the trailer. CE631C99-3827-4AB1-9EC6-951139CCD88B.jpeg 134126C7-7F6F-452A-9060-B337588D364A.jpeg
     
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  5. staceydude

    staceydude Medium Load Member

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    Man, I almost bought a roll last time I was in but held out lol. Every time I see your stuff I want to get some. When I do I’ll post a few pics for some critique.
     
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  6. roundhouse

    roundhouse Heavy Load Member

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    Wear safety glasses when you’re installing the straps on the tarp

    I know a guy that lost an eye when a strap came loose and the other end flew back and the metal S-hook hit him right in the eye.
     
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  7. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    The biggest tip I can give you is to only post the loads that look good! Haha
     
  8. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    Can you post a picture of the hog rings you're speaking of? How do you store these when not in use?

    Seems like it would be a tangled mess...
     
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  9. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    If anyone can’t find a local source for bungee rope I suggest Harry J. Epstine, my local tool store. They have 3/8”x300’ spools for $75. That’s a #### good price, even when you factor in shipping. They also have all kinds of high quality American made tools (their speciality).
    Reel Options Bungee Cord 3/8" x 300' (SPHD-9)

    They even sell hog rings and hog ring pliers. A54C3AB0-65FA-4C95-B660-7052ABA9541C.png
     
  10. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    The ones i use for the ends of my tarps . i just roll it up like a big electric cord. Wrap it around my shoulder and elbow and put a velcro strap around it to keep from unraviling.
     
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  11. J.R.

    J.R. Bobtail Member

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    I should have clarified, I use bungie rope. There is also shock cord, bungie rope unravels more than shock cord. I ain't figured out the post a picture stuff, but my trailers have welded on hooks, u tighten the entire length as u go. Or put half hitches and go back and forth around weird shapes.
     
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