How would you secure this?

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  1. Wespipes

    Wespipes Heavy Load Member

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    I have no idea. Every strap I throw falls
     

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  3. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Light Load Member

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    The straps need to be perpendicular to the load. So where the strap is contacting the load, it needs to come down and form a "T". (the strap and the load form the T) So in the end, the straps will be heading to the trailer at an angle. If you don't do that, the vibration from driving will cause the straps to try and find a neutral point, and that will cause them to loosen.

    I would start by putting a strap on one end, but don't tighten it too much. Then put a strap on the opposite end. At that point, your straps can't shift the load, and you can strap the snot out of it.

    Don't be afraid to add more straps, and stop every now and then to check them. Eventually the load will "settle" to a neutral point, and the straps should stay tight after that.
     
  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Wow what in the hell is that crap lol . Best i could think of. Put one on either side of the yellow thing holding it up in the middle. 2 straps on the back pulling forward at an angle. 2 on front pulling backward at an angle . Can fill in the gaps from there until ur heart is content. Maybe a couple choker straps in the middle to keep it all together

    Chains would be better if u could throw em

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  5. Gdog66223

    Gdog66223 Road Train Member

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    Lol did you get that from U-Ship?
     
  6. Wespipes

    Wespipes Heavy Load Member

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    Melton Logistics lol
     
  7. Wespipes

    Wespipes Heavy Load Member

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    This is what I did. I'll see how it looks in about 100 miles
     

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  8. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Nice !! How heavy is that crap ?
     
  9. Wespipes

    Wespipes Heavy Load Member

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    Honestly no idea. They said up to 48k. But my suspension pressure gauge in the truck I'd say more like 30k
     
  10. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    Are those pole things attached to the arch pieces somehow or laying freely?
     
  11. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Light Load Member

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    I don't know if anyone's mentioned it, but I'm sure everyone is thinking it - good on you for asking!!
     
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