Has anyone used The One Hook Wonder?

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  1. CAXPT

    CAXPT Road Train Member

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    I used to use a bungee, to put one hook in one side of the hole where the strap attaches to the hook (hook was under trailer edge) and wrap it around the rub rail, and then put the other hook when sufficiently tight, into the other side of the hole where the strap attaches thereby putting tension to hold it. I did that for each hook, and when done, if I needed to tarp, would just take the bungee off to use on the tarp. That's how I did it so the strap would go between the rub rail and under the trailer edge so it would hold it while I tightened the straps. :) What I did was pretty much what this looks like, but without the added cost. I had plenty of bungees, so no extra cost.
     
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  3. God prefers Diesels

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    Even better.
     
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    I thought straps were not supposed to be hooked to the rub rail?
     
  6. CAXPT

    CAXPT Road Train Member

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    Where do you see it hooked to the rub rail? In that pic? It's hooked to the frame the rub rail is attached to...underneath. What you refer to, when we say don't hook to the rub rail, is the outside of the rub rail, where things can hit it and cut/mangle/break it. Either directly hooked to it, or wrapped around it. :)

    God prefers Diesel's pic is, I believe, a sarcastic pic. :) At least I hope so. :(

    If you're referring to the OP's pic, you're right. :)
     
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    No, sometimes pallets and whatnot end up just a touch too close to the outside, so I can't get my strap in there, and I have to go outside. The clamp holds it in place while I go run the winch. There's no rules against attaching to the outside of the rub rail. You just need to check the straps more often to make sure the load didn't settle/move/etc enough to let the hook come free. I've only had to do it once in two years, and I didn't have the clamps then. I had to use a zip tie on each hook.
     
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    i get tie bars underneath/ Steel trailers it’s a piece of flat stock, aluminum trailers it’s generally a piece of rubrail, bolts/welds on the crossmembers.
    Them Manacs kick the tie bar inside the edge of the deck like a foot; which I thought was dumb when I got the first one/ and it still is for a couple reasons: but, you can run the hook up n over n back around if it so pleases. Can’t get that mother####er to fall off without handling it.
     
  9. CAXPT

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    Well that is whenever practicable....:)
     
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    Surprised no one mentioned magnets don't stick to aluminum
     
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    Which is why everyone was giving their tips for non-steel rubrails. :) Most of the methods mentioned works regardless of the type of material, so it's kind of moot that they didn't mention it because most flatbedders look for non-cost methods to do things.
     
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