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BenL 9th October 2017 02:23 PM

Tire straps?
Has anyone tried using tire straps like these for towing? They go along the tread of the tire, up one side and down the other.

They use three J hooks, one each in front and behind the tire and then a third for the ratchet.

Car Carrier Wheel Strap w/ Wire Hooks & Adj Rubber Blocks & Ratchet - 4 Pack

Paul Ricard 9th October 2017 04:54 PM

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it's perfect, that's what I use

P-nut 9th October 2017 06:05 PM

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I put e-track on the trailer floor, and use straps like these.

They work really well for low, tight-clearance cars like the SLC.

mbrooks 10th October 2017 06:22 PM

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That's what I use, except my straps have the attachments that go directly into the e-track. Works good for low ground clearance and places where you don't want to hook onto the chassis or parts.

BenL 10th October 2017 11:20 PM

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Thanks for the recommendations. Paul, your photo answers another question of mine (does the ratchet need to be inline with the other two hooks).

Has anyone used them with a narrow 155x13 tire?

I have a metal trailer with holes in the bed, so I use J hooks instead of an e-track.

BenL 19th October 2017 11:40 PM

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BTW, this is what I currently use. It's a combination of a single strap with something like an axle strap that wraps around the top third of the tire. It's easy to use as long as there's clearance for your hands.

Mark Charlton 24th October 2017 09:27 PM

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Ben, I would never use only an over-the-tire strap except for very short distances. We transported six cars in a transporter using those and after 3,000 miles (yes, a long trip), several of them had let go or come off. One of the cars only had one strap still holding properly. It scared the crap out of me. I only use the E-Track and the straps that go over AND around the tire. No issues yet.

BenL 26th October 2017 02:18 AM

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At the moment, I'm leaning towards tire basket straps. With an 8" or 10" wide tire (such as those on a GT40), I think that the straight tire straps will work well on my trailer, but I don't think they'll work well on my trailer with a car with narrow 155R13 on my trailer (I compared the car's width to the trailer's holes for the J-hooks).

US Cargo Control also makes tire basket straps with J-hooks. I'll need to order them and see if they'll fit a small tire.

Car Carrier Tire Holder Basket Straps w/ Swivel Hooks & Ratchet - 4 Pack

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