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Tie down straps for a car hauler (trailer)

Discussion in 'Towing' started by SlowSS2c, May 15, 2009.

  1. May 15, 2009 at 12:40 PM
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    SlowSS2c

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    Hello everyone,

    Does anyone have any experience or advice to offer regarding tie down straps for a car trailer? My neighbor recently purchased a new car hauler and offered to let me use it whenver I want. Since I do a fair amount of drag racing during the year I thought this would be a good opportunity to use my truck to trailer my car to the track but need to gear-up before doing so.

    Looking on e-Bay I came across this deal for a set of 4 axle/wheel straps for $80 shipped. Thoughts?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/4-Ax...5fRVQ5fTrailerQ5fCamperQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
     
  2. May 15, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    maverick491

    maverick491 Towing Guru

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    I use 4 3" straps when towing my 64 1/2 Mustang to and from shows, though I can't really help you out with where to get them as a buddy who runs a towing company got them for me from one of his suppliers, it might be overkill and the the 2 inch straps may be fine but considering how much is tied up in the Mustang the 200 bucks I spend on the pro-grade straps was worth it to me.

    Regards,

    Adam
     
  3. May 19, 2009 at 7:49 AM
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    SlowSS2c

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    Adam, thanks for the advice. I've got a couple more towing questions if you don't mind helping me with them. I'll shoot you a pm.

    JAH
     
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