Mr Ed said it perfectly and I believe someone also mentioned the issue only really arises on a stepdeck.
If it does become an issue. I make sure to do something about it before the forklift guy disappears. It takes less than 5min usually to move the cargo around just enough to make strapping easier.
I still think my magic # for winches/straps is 16. Probably with a 12 & 4 split side to side. Ive never needed that many, but having a few extra is never bad.
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HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member
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- Mar 3, 2013
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LOL. I used to haul trailers and had as many as 39 straps on a load, these were 2 in straps and you just tie down one side with them. With 39 straps on, the dot tried to tell me I needed 72 to be legal. lol
RStewart Road Train Member
- Aug 21, 2015
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old iron Road Train Member
- Feb 19, 2011
If you put the 3 bar winches on you can
Tighten from both ends with regular straps. Lot easier than fighting that little bitty slot when your fingers is froze.
I like those winches, especially up here in the frozen north. I will at times hook a strap hook in one like that but do not turn it or tighten it from that side with a hook in it.
I double my straps over before sliding them in the winch and it is so much easier with the 3 bar type winches.
You will be happy with that rack, if it has the drawers in the doors, do not make the mistake I see a lot of guys do and put a bunch of weight in them.
Last edited: Jun 18, 2019
MrEd Road Train Member
- Sep 2, 2011
The ratcheting winch bars are handy on a step, especially if you are parked against a curb or something. I have never see any use for them pulling a flat.
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