Organizing straps (keeping toolbox tidy)

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  1. 6mmrem

    6mmrem Bobtail Member

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    [​IMG] How do you guys store straps so they don't unravel. My trailer came with this already built in, but it's getting pretty worn out .Just looking for ideas before I build something new . I have a shop and the skill to build anything. Post what you got.
     
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  3. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    I built 2 shelf’s In my headache rack that hold 8 each. They rest on there sides. I have big rubber bands I put around them so they stay tight.

    I like what you already have there though.
     
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  4. 6mmrem

    6mmrem Bobtail Member

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    This works if it is full. If half they unravel.
     
  5. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    That’s the reason for the #7 rubber bands. The ones at the truck stop are about $1 each. I bough a bag generic ones of 50 for $19 though.
     
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  6. PoleCrusher

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    I usually leave mine in the winches. The portables I wind up and put a rubber band around them.
     
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  7. JonJon78

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    I keep mine in my side steps that go up to catwalk. The extras I have are stored in a milk crate, keeps them nice and neat
     
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    Yeah one of these days I've got to get a step box. Not much room under the bunk with my APU and bunk heater taking up so much space.
     
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  9. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    If it's broke... just fix it.
    I turned some of the straps sideways on partial shelves to stop that.
     
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  10. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

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    First, I like the way you wind and store your straps, hook side out for most efficient throwing (they unfurl easily if you short hop them on top of the load).

    Second, I like the way your box is organized. @not4hire noted my solution to unraveling, setting a wound strap sideways. I use a Rubber Made bin in my side box to organize my wound straps and use the sideways straps as necessary to stop unfurling.
     
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