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Cheap Mod: Recovery Strap Holder

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Chickenmunga, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Mar 24, 2010 at 4:07 PM
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    Chickenmunga

    Chickenmunga [OP] Nuggety

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    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.

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    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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  2. Mar 24, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    Jigzor

    Jigzor Well-Known Member

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    Nice job. I like it.
     
  3. Mar 24, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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    tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Staff Member

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    nobody wants to hear about your juices flowing :laugh:



    i just throw the strap in the bed
     
  4. Mar 24, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    LostRebel

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    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!
     
  5. Mar 24, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    Chickenmunga

    Chickenmunga [OP] Nuggety

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    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 :p
    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 ;):rolleyes:

    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.


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