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Dumb question?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Xewkija631, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Dec 5, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    Xewkija631

    Xewkija631 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I believe this would be considered a dumb question but I really don't know how to use them...

    Well first of, will my taco be able to handle to carrying a normal size fridge? I have a couple fridges that I want to recycle so I want to take them to the yard, however I don't really know how to keep the fridge in place while I'm driving.... is that where the anchors and the Celts come in? well if so... could someone like possibly post a picture on how these two things are used? like do I use a rope or some sort of strap....?

    I didn't know where else to look or ask, I even tried youtubing this.

    Thank You.
     
  2. Dec 5, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    ToucanV13

    ToucanV13 You think I was rollin out here naked?

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    You'll be alright if you even want to lay it down and not worry about strapping it. The cleats should hold though if you wanted to tie down the fridge. Sorry no pics though
     
  3. Dec 5, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    DrewH

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    Ratchet straps work really well if you can get your hands on any. they aren't very expensive and are very useful.
     
  4. Dec 5, 2010 at 5:35 PM
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    snowgod06

    snowgod06 UG legend wannabe

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    crap bolted and welded together....
    thats how i moved our new one by strapping around it and ran them through the cleats. If your recycling them you can lay them down so they hang over the top of your tailgate if you needed to. But just do what your comfortable with and your set!!
     
  5. Dec 5, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    mmadej87

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    when you tie something down in the bed, you want to make sure its fully secured, that it cant slide forward, backward, or side to side, the best option is to use ratchet straps, makes this job easy...

    just use common knowledge to do this...its not as hard as you are making it out to be..

    after you done securing it, trying moving it yourself, if you cant move it by shoving on it, it should be good to go, just dont drive like a mad man down the road either...

    always keep your eye on what you are hauling, if you see your load start to move, then get out and check to make sure all your tie downs are secure...
     
  6. Dec 5, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    I wish all the mexicans heading back to tijuana would have this common sense..too many times driving down the san diego freeways do i see stuff flying out of their trucks
     
  7. Dec 6, 2010 at 6:49 AM
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    Xewkija631

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    Thank you everyone, ill look into the ratchet straps
     
  8. Dec 6, 2010 at 7:02 AM
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    05Moose

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    And since you're new to hauling things in a truck and securing them, beware a mistake many people make. If you have anything that stands up (even the same height of your cab) realize that there is a lot of wind resistance against it the faster you go. My parents have seen a large, heavy dresser lifted up and out of a truck that wasn't tied down. And I've driven next to a pickup on the freeway doing 55 mph with a brand new recliner (those things are heavy) in the bed that was tied down toward the tailgate with twine. Amazing view to be next to it when the wind stretches/snaps the twine and lifts the recliner up and out of the pickup and dumps it directly behind them on the freeway breaking it into numerous parts! Luckily, no one was behind them at the time, but bye bye new recliner.

    So you're topic isn't quite correct. It isn't a dumb question!
     
  9. Dec 6, 2010 at 3:43 PM
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    Rocketball

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    Here's a really obvious solution that I guess is not so obvious.....

    Call a "junk man". In my area there's always people hauling stuff for free if they can take it to the junk yard and get cash for it.
     
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