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Unread 09-24-2006, 03:54 PM   #1
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How do you attach the Jeep to the Trailer?

Right now I attach the strap around the diff pumpkins with ratchet straps. How do you attach your jeep to the trailer. I've heard good and bad things about attaching the jeep to the bumpers vs the axles.

Do you use chain or straps? I've been thinking about going with chain on the rear but haven't decided.

What do you all think?

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Unread 09-24-2006, 05:30 PM   #2
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i like using straps compared to chains. but straps can stretch so u have to check them everytime u pull over. but i think chains are more dangerous. but using a chain just to loop it around an axle, not tight can be helpful incase a strap comes loose.
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I have a set like this. Two adjustable length loops and two ratchets. The loops are adjusted to go from front shackle to the trailer. The two ratchets are around the rear axle and to the trailer. This setup gives two independent connections at each end.
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I was thinking about doing a set of those. The thing i'm worried about with doing those is with the rear brake lines. I don't want to pinch them with the straps. I was thinking about using a chain in the rear due to the way my Nth Drive shaft skid rubbs the srap wrong and then a strap on the rear.

Where did you get your individual strap kit?

Do you all attach it to the body or to the axle?

I'm just wondering if I could figure out a better way to strap it down.
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Unread 09-24-2006, 09:00 PM   #5
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You will have to relocate the brake lines a bit, or replace with longer ones not in harms way, no clean way around that. I got my straps at a trailer place when I got the trailer years ago. I found the pic through Google.
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Unread 09-25-2006, 02:33 PM   #6
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mine is close to JeeperDon's...but I use ratchet straps and axle wraps...instead of the fancy one-piece deals...

because I needed them the next day, and it's what I could find locally...

the axle straps were $9.99/each from Northern Tool:

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...70_28659_28659

and I think my straps came from Home Depot...but they're similar to these:

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...70_12820_12820

I go from the front axle straight ahead on both sides, and around then cross the straps on the back around each side of the pumpkin...

four independent connections, all tied to the axles...

front looks something like this:




rear looks like this:




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Unread 09-25-2006, 09:26 PM   #7
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Yea I was looking in the Northern Catalog today and saw those straps. I have the same as the second link that I use front and rear. I think mine were from pep boys as a christmas present last year.
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Unread 09-26-2006, 07:17 PM   #8
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I haul a LOT of cars and we till tie down with the wheels if possible. We have straps that are 1.5" with d loops on each end, run those through the holes in the wheels and hook to a binder strap attached to the trailer. One thing that will help is to cross your straps, right rear goes to left rear of trailer and so on. By tying down with the wheels you eliminate the suspension even tho the axle offers the same thing there are no brake lines to contend with at the wheels. This only works if you have wheels with no sharp areas to cut the straps, in that case wrap up the axle.

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