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Unread 12-30-2013, 11:52 AM   #31
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I never use straps, only chains and binders. They are crossed to prevent ANY movement. You do not want movement any at all.



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Unread 12-30-2013, 11:57 AM   #32
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I have the covers, but where the straps cross they do not actually touch

Cannot answer that, was stopped and told to cross them or be cited

The 150 dollars for the background check for Haz Mat is a pain, and I have to get the physical yearly as I am type 2 diabetic and they will only issue for one year, I also have all the endorsements but never took the road test for over 16 passengers.
I can't find any such section either......

Gave up my passenger endorsement when I left the local bus company as their trainer, because of stress from the company--They paid later on
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Unread 12-30-2013, 12:02 PM   #33
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I never use straps, only chains and binders. They are crossed to prevent ANY movement. You do not want movement any at all.

Over kill never hurt anyone.

Any one of the strap I have could pick the whole Jeep up and I use four.
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Unread 12-30-2013, 12:22 PM   #34
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I used to haul equipment in the Army. We tied everything down with chains (The rear chains I use are Army "surplus" aircraft tiedown chains.) We had our equipment on a train to NTC (National Training Center, Ft Irwin CA) from Savannah, GA. The train derailed and some of the cars tipped over. None of our equipment came loose or was damaged. I use the same concept when tying down my Jeep. Never go cheap. Not only could you damage your Jeep, but you could kill someone.
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Unread 12-30-2013, 01:02 PM   #35
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I used to haul equipment in the Army. We tied everything down with chains (The rear chains I use are Army "surplus" aircraft tiedown chains.) We had our equipment on a train to NTC (National Training Center, Ft Irwin CA) from Savannah, GA. The train derailed and some of the cars tipped over. None of our equipment came loose or was damaged. I use the same concept when tying down my Jeep. Never go cheap. Not only could you damage your Jeep, but you could kill someone.
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I'm satisfied if I believe that it the trailer was turned upside down the Jeep would stay in place.
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Unread 12-30-2013, 01:46 PM   #36
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this is what I did this past weekend.. 575 mils on the highway at aroun 60-70 with no drama.. took the rear driveshaft completely out... it took less than 5 minutes...



the tow dolly was like $140 including the insurance... not bad at all..
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Unread 12-30-2013, 04:11 PM   #37
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this is what I did this past weekend.. 575 mils on the highway at aroun 60-70 with no drama.. took the rear driveshaft completely out... it took less than 5 minutes...



the tow dolly was like $140 including the insurance... not bad at all..
I've done that as well though it really doesn't work well with tires larger than 31s for hooking it up to the dolly.
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