chain pop ups

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  1. ford06

    ford06 Bobtail Member

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    whats the ideal spacing for the chain pop ups down both sides and can you get 2 rows mounted down the center or would that not be worth it thanks
     
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  3. cke

    cke Road Train Member

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    Most new trailers have j-hooks that go down the middle of the trailer now
     
  4. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    I had ONE trailer with J=hooks, never again.
     
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  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    The ones i have on my company trailers is about 5 feet apart.. They come in handy on coils thats about it.. U can get pop ups on side and j hooks in the middle of ur trailer. Alot of the guys love j hooks alot of guys hate them. Just comes down to personal preference.. I guess it comes down to what freight you are hauling, if they would help or not
     
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  6. Fatboy42

    Fatboy42 Light Load Member

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    I have 22 per side on a 48 foot trailer
     
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  7. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    The trailer I had with j hooks, had no popups, the rubrails were screwed on, no tie down points there.
    It did have winches, but where you hooked the strap was cheesy to say the least.
    It was an all aluminim trailer I bought over the cb one night sight unseen, and had it picked up the next day. lol
    It actually worked out well for the purpose I originally bought it for, but when I started hauling freight with it, I had to get creative with tieing down a lot of things, so it went away pretty quick.
     
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  8. Ellipsoid

    Ellipsoid Bobtail Member

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    I had 22 pop up chains installed each side of my trailer when I bought it new. I liked them, but after a year they just became annoying. Personally i wouldn't spend the money on them if I did it again.
     
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  9. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    If you don't mind me asking, what was annoying about them. I don't use mine for everything, but sure like them for a lot of loads.
     
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  10. Ellipsoid

    Ellipsoid Bobtail Member

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    A chain link would get stuck at an angle. Where it slides through the opening for them and not come all the way through. Then if I didn't notice it while tightening with my binder, it would break loose. So I would have to redo the binder. But I was used to my lowboy that I could just hook to the rail. They felt to time consuming to me.
     
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  11. DL550CAT

    DL550CAT Road Train Member

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    What’s wrong with J hooks?
     
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