Why do my straps do this, and how to stop it?

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by Wespipes, Jul 22, 2020.

  1. Wespipes

    Wespipes Heavy Load Member

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    the dang hooks come up when I tighten the straps. I've always used the max force hooks from mytee. This time I got the flat hooks and theyre popping up 20200722_161843.jpg
     
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  3. Grumppy

    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    It looks like the hook is longer than the rail is. So, your pulling the strap up when you tighten it, therefore pulling the hook up also. Just what it looks like to me in that pic. Its just hard to tell at that angle.
     
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  4. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    I think is from the bend in the hook. It's not as tight as your old ones.

    Can you lay them down on the deck side by side and compare?
     
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  5. Hayfieldmn

    Hayfieldmn Light Load Member

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    why not hook them under the trailer, i don't pull flatbed anymore but when i did we used to hook under the trailer.
     
  6. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

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    Put the hook back down thru the rail and see how it tightens .
     
  7. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    I don't even wrap the hook. Just drop it down the inside and hook it on the bottom of the rail... Although, Its a PITA when its windy.
     
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  8. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    Why are you hooking to the rub rail? Its there to protect your straps... Not to hook them to.

    I agree with @Grumppy ... The way you are hooking them, the strap lifts the hook.
     
  9. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    Here's a tip. If you want to use the rub rail then wrap it back through one more time so the strap will be pulling the throat of the hook into the rail. Otherwise as others have said hook it under the deck.
     
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  10. skallagrime

    skallagrime Light Load Member

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    Like everyone else is saying, hook it under the lip of the deck, that's a reitenour from the look of the stake pocket extrusion, that rub rail isnt supposed to be hooked to
     
  11. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Some states, Mississippi for one, will write up unsecured load for being strapped to rub railand make you restrap it.
    Seen a guy at scale house get a write up while my permit was being checked
     
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