No tire nets, flatbed. thoughts on securing (personal)

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  1. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Moving my bmw 200 miles, ive chained axles on taller stuff, but thinking just running these 4 inch straps through the rims forward and rearward and calling it a day. Good bad or indifferent idea?

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  3. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Chalk the tires.
     
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  4. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Chock as in blocks? Or actually chalk, to verify nothing has moved from reference point?

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    Everyone wants to be a comedian...
    Doesn’t the parking break work?
     
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  6. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Block your tires. It helps stop any movement. 200 miles you'll be fine. Germany cars suck for tie downs on the frames. I use to haul for a BMW dealer ship.
     
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  7. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    It does, but im not going to just run unsecured while relying on the rubber on my aluminum deck to keep it in place...
     
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    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Besides a Parking "brake".
     
  9. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    I’d add a chain both sides to those hooks on the doors . . . Wait- those might be door handles - scratch that.

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  10. D.Tibbitt

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    Get ratchet strap and make a makeshift tire lasso.. so it's pulling both directions on each tire... best way you can do it without chaining an axle

    Take flat hook part of the strap, attach to trailer positioned to the left of tire... take strap and position in front of right side of tire, wrap around the back of tire, pull it back across itself and feed it thru ur ratchet strap which should be attached on trailer, positioned right side of the tire.

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  11. Mnmover99

    Mnmover99 Light Load Member

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    On BMWs there usually is a rubber plug that you can pop out , 4 of them 2 on each side you can use a anchor points. I used to use a S hook in the slot, but if you don't haul cars a lot, you may not have that either. The rubber plug has a small center piece to pry down, then it releases the rest of the plug.
     
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