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Here's what to do with loose tie down ends
« on: November 30, 2016, 12:37:50 AM »
I've been doing this ever since I saw the video a couple months ago.  Works great!
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Re: Here's what to do with loose tie down ends
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2016, 01:26:43 AM »
I'll have to try that.

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Re: Here's what to do with loose tie down ends
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2016, 01:33:41 AM »
Yep, that's what I do (the loop trick).  I am very paranoid of straps flailing in the wind and getting caught by a tire :o  I see it all too often on the road.

Edit:  That's also how I store my straps.  I pull all the loose end up so the hook is by the ratchet, spool it up, loop it and put them in 5 gallon buckets with pieces of plastic barrel that I use as edge guards.
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Re: Here's what to do with loose tie down ends
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2016, 05:44:02 AM »
Neat. I have not seen that method before.

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Re: Here's what to do with loose tie down ends
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2016, 05:12:04 PM »
I once had a loose strap get under my truck tire as I was
driving through an intersection. I was sure some one had
broadsided my truck. I could find no damage but it sure
rocked my truck. I snapped a 1=1/2" strap right off.

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Re: Here's what to do with loose tie down ends
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2016, 07:27:07 PM »
ill have to try that if i remember it
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Re: Here's what to do with loose tie down ends
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2016, 04:42:08 PM »
I love videos like that.Pleasant guy doing the presentation with helpful info for all.
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Re: Here's what to do with loose tie down ends
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2016, 11:36:36 PM »
I love videos like that.Pleasant guy doing the presentation with helpful info for all.
 Thanks,Brad
That's what I thought, too. In fact, I had to go right out and try it ;) It works very well🖒
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Re: Here's what to do with loose tie down ends
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2016, 08:14:44 AM »
... That's also how I store my straps.  I pull all the loose end up so the hook is by the ratchet, spool it up, loop it and put them in 5 gallon buckets with pieces of plastic barrel that I use as edge guards.

Good idea. No matter how neatly I put them away, my straps always end up a tangled mess.
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