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Old 03-24-2010, 04:07 PM   #1
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Cheap Mod: Recovery Strap Holder

Creative juices were flowing yesterday, and I managed to spot an awesome find at Home Depot. If you do enough wheeling where the strap would permanently be in your truck, I probably wouldn't recommend this - it's better to keep the strap out of the elements. Since I'm just doing stuff on weekends though, this is perfect.



I used to carry my recovery strap in the back seat and zip tied it to keep it wound up, but that was really annoying. I have this big bed to carry stuff, and I really don't want to keep using up zip ties. However, I didn't have a way to really secure it until I found that black Husky strap. Home Depot sells them in three different sizes, all come with the belt and hook. The one I bought is the middle size, probably a bit too big. Cost was under $7.


My tiedowns have these perfect holes in them to stick 1/4" bolts through, so I added a few washers and a eye bolt. I'm thinking I'll put another eye bolt in the garage wall, so when I don't need the strap I can unclip from the truck and clip to the garage wall.

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Old 03-24-2010, 04:09 PM   #2
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Nice job. I like it.
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:12 PM   #3
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i just throw the strap in the bed
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:40 PM   #4
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You might want to think about using some velcro strapping to keep that thing rolled up tight. I use a lots of velcro here and there on my gear.

that and those toggle ball bungie cord thingies
I'm a big fan. I use them everywhere and I'm always finding new uses. (If only my wife would be a good sport...) Don't you hate it when the loop slips and the ball comes flying back and whacks you on the knuckles? Maybe it's just me.

Nice idea OP!
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:59 PM   #5
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You might want to think about using some velcro strapping to keep that thing rolled up tight.
I'm going to try strapping it up better later today. I assembled that in the Home Depot parking lot in the dark so I wasn't being too specific
I saw the velcro strapping too, but it was nearly the same cost for a pack of small strips I would have to bind together to make along enough strap. This seemed a bit cheaper and a toyed with the awesome dial a bit more

I thought about bungie cords, but never thought about the toggle ball ones. I've been pissed off on more than one occasion when I wish the head of the bungie cord could fit through the factory tiedown. I keep acting out the scene from Zoolander where the guys are slapping the computer.


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i just throw the strap in the bed
Some clubs won't allow loose gear in the bed, even if it's a strap
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