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Best ratchet straps?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by particleman, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. Nov 17, 2016 at 7:34 AM
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    particleman

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    Anyone know of a good set of ratchet straps? I bought a set and they were made like crap so I returned them. Any other type of strap worth looking at? I really dont like ratchet straps. Basically because I'm not smart enough to use them. I just want to tie stuff down in the bed.
     
  2. Nov 17, 2016 at 7:36 AM
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    Ratchet straps are awesome. Learn how to use them.
     
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    I always ratchet up too much strap and get them jammed up.
     
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    Like with most things, you get what you pay for. Shop around and find some that look good and beefy. It's money well spent. I'd look at Home Depot, Tractor Supply, etc. Honestly I also have a cheap set from Harbor Freight but I only use those for lighter stuff and don't care too much if they get lost.
     
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    remove all slack before ratcheting
     
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    I went to https://www.*****************/. All made in the USA and they're totally customizable based on your needs. From webbing size and strength to length to hook type to ratchet mechanism material. If you sign up for their emails you'll be notified of discounts they run occasionally.

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    another thing, rubber coated ratchets have saved my paint more times than i can remember.
     
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    Ancra brand straps are what I have been using to haul motorcycles for over 30 years in truck beds or in trailers, I only have used their tie down straps, but they make ratchet straps and other products for holding loads in place. I have one set of tie downs that I have had since 1986 and they still function, they are the only brand of tie down I will use when I haul a motorcycle. Ancra used to have an advertisement in motorcycle magazines years ago with a bike laying on the ground and a dispondent owner standing there looking at his bike saying, I guess I should have used Ancras. I have never had one slip or lose tension enough for a motorcycle to fall over in a truck bed or on a trailer, they may cost a little than other brand but they seem to work.
     
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    Never knew these existed. Way more my style.

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    Yeah those are nice. The pair i have dont have the hooks and you often need two of them.
     
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    Remove slack before tightening.
     
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    These can work okay, but if you need something to actually get tight, get a ratchet strap.
     
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    +1

    They work for light loads that I typically carry (coolers and such) in the bed. I also have a set of bungees for smaller stuff.
     
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    Do you need to know, or care?
    I use these.

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    Smart Straps are awesome. that's what I use too
     
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    +++ on the HD ones

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-12-f...-SearchPLPHorizontal1_rr-_-NA-_-202339180-_-N

    I have a few sets, I picked up what looked to be a nice set from Tractor supply, I couldn't tell you where the ratchet parts are, other than as far as I could throw them or in the trash. I did how ever keep the longer strap part and just use them in the HD ratchet part.

    Keep them dry when storing, and I spray mine every spring or so with a WD 40 or something.

    And yes get ones with the rubber under as it stops gashes or paint scraping.
     
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