How are you tieing down your car in your enclosed trailer

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  1. cpearce

    cpearce Well-Known Member

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    I agree with those who said E-trac with baskets over the tires. I haul my Dart and Duster this way and have never had issues.

    For what it is worth, on my spare time off from work, I help a friend with a towing business. I have maintained my class 1 license, and fill in as needed. I have hauled many highway tractors, tandems and tri-drives, on a Landall trailer which we also tie down using over the wheel straps. It is my opinion this is the only way to go.

    On occasion I have cheated on rear axle, in car hauler with the Dart, due to it's skirted wheelwell. Over the tire baskets can be a bugger with limited room to work, so I've used baskets on front, combined with straps over the rear axle to the d rings. Trailer has full length E-Trac.

    Using baskets over the tires also won't allow lateral movement in the event of a strap failure, very little anyway.
     
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  2. Cudabnu

    Cudabnu 64 Valiant vert, 318/727

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    Who needs a box trailer?
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  3. 67Dart273

    67Dart273 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    We need that old photo of OldmanMopar hauling a duster shell chained to the roof of a.............another Duster

    EDIT............and..........

    This is a great thread if you enjoy old photos.......

    Pictres of cars and things of my past of my past

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    Jadaharabi FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Is there any issue hooking up to control arms? I would think that would be a lot of pressure pulling the control arm forward.
     
  6. 67Dart273

    67Dart273 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Control arms are tough and designed for lots of abuse. Think about hitting a "chuckhole" and other bumps. Obviously hard enough can damage. But ties are not normally "impact" so much.
     
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      Right or wrong I’ve always hooked into the k-frame for the front.
       
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        that’s what I was doing
         
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