Tire straps?

#4
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.
 
#5
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.
 
#6
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.
 

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#7
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.
 

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#8
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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