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ShockStrap Ratchet Tie-Down Straps w Shock Absorbers - 1-1/2" x 15' - 1,000 lbs - Qty 2

ShockStrap Ratchet Tie-Down Straps w Shock Absorbers - 1-1/2" x 15' - 1,000 lbs - Qty 2

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The built-in shock absorbers on these tie-downs ensure the straps stay tight around your gear so that even toys with bouncing suspensions stay put. No need to pull over and re-tighten. Zinc-coated S-hooks have retention clips. 3,000-lb Max load. Lowest Prices for the best ratchet straps from ShockStrap. ShockStrap Ratchet Tie-Down Straps w Shock Absorbers - 1-1/2" x 15' - 1,000 lbs - Qty 2 part number 297-15RSDB can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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ShockStrap Ratchet Straps - 297-15RSDB

  • Manual
  • 11 - 20 Feet Long
  • S-Hooks
  • 851 - 1200 lbs
  • ShockStrap
  • 1-1/8 - 2 Inch Wide
  • 2 Straps
  • Trailer
  • Truck Bed

The built-in shock absorbers on these tie-downs ensure the straps stay tight around your gear so that even toys with bouncing suspensions stay put. No need to pull over and re-tighten. Zinc-coated S-hooks have retention clips. 3,000-lb Max load.


Features:

  • Shock absorbing ratcheting tie-down straps lets you secure cargo in your truck bed or trailer
    • Great for tying down snowmobiles, canoes, kayaks, and more
  • Built-in shocks absorb impact to ensure constant tension, even as your load shifts
    • Urethane-based material stands up to extreme temperatures, saltwater, moisture, oil, fungi, and most chemicals
    • Sturdy Grade 8 bolts and nylock nuts hold the shocks in place
  • Ratchet mechanism makes it easy to tighten down each strap and maintains tension on strap
    • Plastic-coated handle and release lever ensure simple, safe operation, even if you're wearing thick gloves
  • 3/8" S-hooks with wide openings allow hassle-free connection to anchor points
    • Rubber coating on hooks prevent scratches and scuffs on your gear, truck, or trailer
    • Retention clips keep the hooks connected to anchor points
  • Corrosion-resistant yellow zinc chromate coating on steel hardware holds up to hot, cold, and wet weather conditions
  • Durable polyester webbing is UV resistant and withstands abrasions and water absorption
  • Black color
  • DOT approved


Specs:

  • Dimensions: 1-1/2" wide x 15' long
  • Safe working load limit (WLL): 1,000 lbs
  • Maximum load (break strength): 3,000 lbs
  • Quantity: 2 ratchet straps
  • 2-Year warranty


Note: Tie-down straps must be chosen according to their safe working load limit (WLL). The weight of the secured cargo must not exceed the combined WLL of the straps being used. For example, if you are using straps with a WLL of 500 lbs each to tie down a load weighing 1,000 lbs, then you need at least 2 straps to safely secure that load. It is recommended that you always use straps in pairs.


ShockStrap Ratcheting Tie-Downs

Bike tied down using the 1.5-inch ShockStrap ratcheting tie-down

These one-of-a-kind ratchet straps from ShockStrap are great for nearly any application, from securing your cargo on your vehicle for your next weekend getaway, to strapping down your favorite toys on your trailer. The 15' length of these straps is perfect for securing a canoe or kayak to your roof, or for tying down a snowmobile or jet ski in your truck bed or trailer.


Unlike traditional straps, which don't stretch or contract, these tie-downs are uniquely designed with built-in shock absorbers that allow the straps to maintain constant tension on your load as you travel. This is great for snowmobiles, which have suspension systems that can compress and rebound when you travel rough terrain.


Built-In Shocks

The webbing of standard straps can't stretch or contract to absorb impacts. As a result, standard tie-downs might become detached from their anchor points, or they may become slack around your gear as the load shifts.


Close-up of the shock on the 1.5-inch ShockStrap ratcheting tie-down

But these ratchet straps feature built-in urethane shocks that are designed to absorb impact and to allow give. This ensures that the tie-downs stay taut and won't loosen over time. The built-in shocks helps to keep the tie-downs from coming loose or failing, which could result in lost or damaged toys.


In addition, the shock ensures a longer life for the strap webbing. If you use this to tie down a snowmobile, for example, the constant compressing and rebounding of the snowmobile's suspension during travel can wreak havoc on ordinary straps. The webbing is likely to experience more wear and tear as it rubs along your gear. But the ShockStrap's shocks absorb these jolts so that the webbing of the tie-downs stays put instead of wearing over the edges of your equipment.


Easy-to-Use Ratchet

Close-up of the ratchet on the 1.5-inch ShockStrap ratcheting tie-down

Each tie-down features a commercial-grade, heavy-duty ratchet. To release the ratchet, grab the oversized handle and pull on the release lever. The release lever is positioned on the outside of the ratchet to ensure safe and easy operation, even if you're wearing gloves.


How to Use the ShockStrap Ratchet Straps

Close-up of the retention clip on the 1.5-inch ShockStrap ratcheting tie-down

To use the ShockStrap ratcheting tie-down strap, first attach one of the durable S-hooks to a desired anchor point. Then stretch the strap over your cargo and secure the other hook to a point on the opposite side of your truck or trailer. Each hook has a wide opening, making it hassle-free to maneuver and attach the hooks to your anchor points. And the retention clips on the hooks ensure that the hooks stay in place on the anchors while you're loading, as well as while you're traveling.


Close-up of the soft loop on the 1.5-inch ShockStrap ratcheting tie-down

Soft loops, which are on both sides of the straps, can be used to tie down a piece of equipment that may otherwise be difficult to secure. So instead of using the hooks, which may scratch or scuff your toys and might be difficult to run through or around other cargo, you can easily cinch each tie-down around your gear, and then secure the tie-down to your anchor points as usual.


Once the hooks are in place, tighten the webbing around the cargo and activate the shock. To tighten the strap, crank the ratchet mechanism until the webbing is taut around your load. Be sure not to overtighten the strap. If your hand cannot fit between the shock and the safety strap, the strap is too tight.


To activate the shock, tighten the strap a bit more, stretching the shock until light is visible through the bolt holes in the shock. In warm climates, the shock can stretch up to 2", while in subzero climates you may only get about 1/2" of give.


Finally, after tightening the webbing and stretching the shock, make sure your cargo is completely secure and then tie off any extra slack.


Strong, Durable Construction

The sturdy, UV-resistant polyester webbing of these tie-down straps has a high tolerance for abrasion and water absorption.


The shocks are made of urethane, which can withstand elements such as sunlight, saltwater, moisture, oil, fungi, and most chemicals. These shocks can function in nearly any temperature, holding up to hot and cold weather conditions without losing elasticity or becoming unyielding or brittle over time.


The rust-resistant, yellow zinc chromate coating on the ratchet and hardware holds up to the varying weather conditions.


Close-up of the safetystrap on the 1.5-inch ShockStrap ratcheting tie-down

A safety strap is also built into each tie-down to provide peace of mind should something happen to the shock. This safety strap ensures that if the tie-down is used improperly, overloaded, or unduly stretched, your cargo will remain secured.



15RSBKP Shock Strap Ratcheting Tie-Down Strap with Built-in Shock Absorber - 1-1/2" x 15' - 1,000 lbs - Qty 2

Replaces ShockStrap 15RSBB





Video of ShockStrap Ratchet Tie-Down Straps w Shock Absorbers - 1-1/2" x 15' - 1,000 lbs - Qty 2

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Video Transcript for ShockStrap Tie-Down Straps Manufacturer Demo

Fred: Hi, this is Fred and Tris for the Shockstrap. Today we're going to do a pull off and show you exactly how we work compared to our competition. And again, Shockstrap itself, once you've stretched it and engaged it, that bottom hook doesn't come loose as you'll see shortly. And one of the things that we compare ourselves to our competition, a lot of folks like to see the size of the hooks. As you can see, most big box stores, this is what you get, and ours obviously is oversized. That comes into play when you've got a big quad, a side by side or even motorcycle handlebars.

The little hooks just don't typically go around them. So what we did on our machine, so that we literally could show you a direct comparison side by side, we had some little half inch pipe welded on here just to make it blatantly obvious how it works. We've got it tight, and the first thing we're going to do, and then we'll talk about a few other things, but Tris, let's just go ahead and act like we're hitting a washboard road, it's honestly a speed bump it could happen, and see what happens. You ready That . I know that looks too easy. Right there with you folks, but if you knew how tight this was.Tris: There we go.Fred: Literally, that is a guy thing where you're ...

we've got this tight on purpose. Actually, if you look at ours you're going to see a gap here, we hardly have ours stretched at all, but we really wanted to show you hitting the bumps and what happens. I don't want to belabor the point, most of you know, if you've had straps that they can come loose or come off. And again, most of you know, that if you have our straps, it's got a two year warranty, but we have customers out to 10 years on them now. And, once you engage them, that hook doesn't come loose.

As a matter of fact, Tris has one from 2006, tell them about it Tris.Tris: Had an individual come into our booth at a trade show and say, "I think you guys would be interested in this, bought this in 2006 and when I use it on my snow machines and on my quads, when I'm not using it I throw it in the back of the pickup, so in the winter it's buried in the snow, and in the summer the suns beating down on it", he says. So, here's an example of one that's seven years old and now it still works. We put it on the machine and it does everything that a brand new one will do.Fred: It is amazing, he gave us a pair of those, in fact we gave him two new ones to trade him. He didn't even want to trade those out at first. He literally was saying, "But they still work".

We had to say, "Buddy, you're not going to get five more years out of them, so please let us have them", real story. In fact, I had one recently a lady named Diane from California, her husbands a long-haul trucker, and she does travel with him and he's always trying to teach her how to tie knots and said, "Fred, I'm not a knot tier, I will never be a knot tier, I use your straps I just set them, they work, we go down the road". Recently she say, "I needed to buy more, in fact he's the one that asked me to buy more". I quizzed her a little further, I said, "But I thought he was a rope guy". She goes, "You know what, he wants three 19 footers for himself, so I think you just won him over". It's always nice to have those stories, and Tris was in Miami recently at another dealer and this is another funny story.Tris: I walked into this shop, it was a motorcycle and four-wheeler shop and I asked the owner of the shop if he had time to watch a video and I had to Shockstraps in my hand. And he saw what I had and he says, "I don't need to watch any video" and he says, "How many cases of those straps do you have with you, I've been looking for them and I can't find them".Fred: He has been a dealer years ago and we got him back very quickly. So, the other thing that I didn't mention as I was showing you the competition, if you ever get the chance when you're going to go buy straps, look at our packaging and look at theirs. If you flip theirs over on the back, it typically says right on there in black and white on the bullets, every 30 to 50 miles pull over and adjust the tension on the strap. That's true, there is no doubt, they do come loose, or quite frankly they may be off. You won't see that on ours folks. That bottom hook never comes off. Tris, let's just pull this again just to show people. You may see it flex, as you can see, obviously the Shockstrap working, but that bottom hook just stays tight doing exactly what it's meant to do. There's always tension on that bottom hook. So, we told you about real customers. We certainly told you we have a two year warranty, we haven't mention that it's 6 foot, 10 foot, and 19 foot, and black and red. It's all in the stretch, Shockstrap. Thank you.


Customer Reviews

ShockStrap Ratchet Tie-Down Straps w Shock Absorbers - 1-1/2" x 15' - 1,000 lbs - Qty 2 - 297-15RSDB

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (264 Customer Reviews)

The built-in shock absorbers on these tie-downs ensure the straps stay tight around your gear so that even toys with bouncing suspensions stay put. No need to pull over and re-tighten. Zinc-coated S-hooks have retention clips. 3,000-lb Max load.

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When it comes to hauling a UTV on an open trailer, there is simply nothing better than these ShockStraps. They don't come loose and they maintain tension. My favorite feature is being able to loop the strap around something and hook it to itself. This is so much more secure than typical cheap tie down straps. I also use these to fasten my fishing kayak to my kayak trailer. For that I need to stick a rag under the metal ratchet but that's no big deal considering how well it holds my kayak in place.



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These ShockStrap Ratcheting Tie-Downs are great. I have them in various sizes and use them for general tiedown work and for holding my UTV on my trailer.



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Awesome straps.



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The best quality straps I’ve ever had [thumbs up]



- 297-15RSDB
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love these straps-worth the money



- 297-15RSDB
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Great way to keep what you have strapped down secured. These have worked out really well especially on rough roads.



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- 297-7RSBB-UTV
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Review from a similar Shock-Absorbing Ratchet in Ratchet Straps


Loved these straps. Kept UTV more stable on trailer with no need (for first time ever) to retighten straps during our trip.


Comments
Straps continue to work well. Highly reommend!
Joseph - 10/01/2021


- 297-7RSBB-UTV
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Review from a similar Shock-Absorbing Ratchet in Ratchet Straps


Heavy duty straps straped my utv down made a 2 hour trip they stayed tight just like they advertise had good promt service with etrailer they are more expensive than some other straps but very much worth it



- 297-9RSDB
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Review from a similar Shock-Absorbing Ratchet in Ratchet Straps


I have a Polaris Ranger I trailer over a very rough road several times a year. Normal straps Have never been able to hold and always become loose requiring additional tightening several times during the journey. I purchased four ShockStraps and they work great. They allow the Ranger to move slightly which reduces the bounce of the trailer on rough dirt roads. Also, I have peace of mind on the freeway that the straps will stay tight. I have been using them about a year and recommend them highly.



- 297-18RSDB
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Review from a similar Shock-Absorbing Ratchet in Ratchet Straps


These things are awesome. Nothing has come loose using these; even though things have shifted these maintained enough tension that the load overall was fine. The only thing I wish I had done differently was get the shorter straps as I have not come close to needing the full length of them yet



- 297-9RSDB
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Review from a similar Shock-Absorbing Ratchet in Ratchet Straps


Way heavier than I expected. Bought them for trailering our motorcycle, First test will be Daytona Bike week in March. As for etrailer, top notch service. Fast shipping and the best selection I have found. My go to trailering needs.



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Review from a similar Shock-Absorbing Ratchet in Ratchet Straps


The straps are excellent when traveling with my RZRs in our Toy Hauler and utility trailers. Only issue, was ordered two sets of 2", but etrailer.com sent me one set of 2", and the other had one 2" and one 1.5". Unfortunately, we were headed out of town and didn't fix the issue. We adjusted with additional straps, as we have more than on UTV.



- 297-7RSBB-UTV
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Review from a similar Shock-Absorbing Ratchet in Ratchet Straps


These ShockStraps are whey better than anything you can buy from the hardware store. Much more heavy duty, and the constant tension balances out any shifting that your cargo may do on the trailer.



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Review from a similar Shock-Absorbing Ratchet in Ratchet Straps


Like everyone else I would go through the efforts of strapping down a utv only to see my ratchet straps hanging off the trailer as I look at my review mirror 10 minutes into my trip. Never again! Used these on a 200 mile round trip down all kinds of roads (freeway, country roads, dirt roads, etc) and never had to adjust or tighten them. A must have.



- 297-7RSBB-M
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Review from a similar Shock-Absorbing Ratchet in Ratchet Straps


These straps are great,I towed my HD on my trailer for 2 hours,stopped every half hr out of habit,my old straps I would of had to make adjustments,shock straps np



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Review from a similar Shock-Absorbing Ratchet in Ratchet Straps


Had the straps for awhile now - hauled my cars several time and not once did the straps loosen up - in the past, loose straps was always a concern and I would need to stop every so often to check them - now that I have these straps, I've reached a level of confidence with them that I'll run 3-4 hours or more and never check them - they really are awesome!!


Comments
Its been a year since I bought these straps and I have hauled cars, frames and tractors without a single issue - as long as they are tighten properly, I dont even to check them - great product
Dennis S - 07/05/2021


- 297-7RSBB-UTV
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Review from a similar Shock-Absorbing Ratchet in Ratchet Straps


These are truly game changers on a long trip! They worked great!!!! Best Tie Downs Ever!!


Comments
Phenomenal Product!
Kathryn - 10/02/2021


- 297-7RSBB-UTV
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Review from a similar Shock-Absorbing Ratchet in Ratchet Straps


Excellent customer service. Very fast shipping, ordered 8 straps but only got 7. No big deal it happens. Called customer service and they sent me another right away! the shock straps are amazing, its nice going into trails that have ruff roads and not have to worry about regular ratchet straps loosening up!



- 297-7RSBB-UTV
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Review from a similar Shock-Absorbing Ratchet in Ratchet Straps


Excellent straps! Bought a set of 4 last year and have used them to secure my RZR on several trips over 1000 miles. Straps are very high quality and have held up great. And not once did they need to be adjusted even on the longest trips. And the loops on the ends of the straps make it really easy to secure the load. I have recommended a set to all the UTV/ATV owners I know.



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Review from a similar Shock-Absorbing Ratchet in Ratchet Straps


I use these straps to secure my motorcycle, and my ATV to a flatbed trailer. They are easy to use, and work great for worry free transporting. I would rather use these instead of regular straps.



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Review from a similar Shock-Absorbing Ratchet in Ratchet Straps


I just received the shock absorbing straps and plan on testing them in a couple of weeks on a trip.



- 297-9RSDB
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Review from a similar Shock-Absorbing Ratchet in Ratchet Straps


Excellent product! We travel back-and-forth between North Carolina and Michigan with our side-by-side‘s and have not had the ratchet strap fail us yet. Thanks George for a good product!



- 297-9RSBB-2SLY-ATV
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Review from a similar Shock-Absorbing Ratchet in Ratchet Straps


These straps are hands down the best tie downs I have ever had! I am likely going to purchase another set for my trailer. I use them to hold my ATV on my Diamondback truck cover. Very Solid even on long trips. I highly recommend them!


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  • Best Ratchet Straps for Securing a Motorcycle
    I went out to our warehouse and checked out the Erickson Sliding Ratchet Tie-Down Straps w/ Safety Hooks part # EM31425 for you. This set comes with two ratchet straps, not four. In regards to the ratcheting mechanism loosening, this can be an issue with a bouncy load or in your case, a motorcycle. In order to securely transport a motorcycle I highly recommend using the ShockStrap Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps part # 297-15RSDB which have built-in shock absorbers that are specifically...
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  • Carrying a Motorcycle on a 2010 Toyota 4Runner With a Factory Hitch
    For your trip, you'll be able to carry your cycle as long as the total weight of the carrier plus cycle is less than 500 pounds. According to my research, this means that you'll want your Kawasaki KLR 650 to be hauled without fuel if possible, where it will be somewhere in the 400 pound range.This means that your carrier will have to weigh 100 pounds or less to stay safely in your tongue weight capacity while hauling the bike. One of our best options is the Detail K2 Motorcycle...
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  • Longer Straps Availability for ShockStrap Ratchet Tie-Downs With Shock Absorbers
    Currently we only carry the entire strap assemblies like your 1-1/2" x 7' ShockStrap Ratchet UTV Tie-Downs # 297-7RSBB-M or the 1-1/2" x 15' ShockStrap Ratchet Tie-Down Straps # 297-15RSDB with the length that you are looking for.
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