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  • Mounting Suggestion For E-track To Aluminum Utility Trailer
  • For your Aluma 6810 HBT trailer, I recommend the Erickson Horizontal E-Track - Zinc Coated Steel - 2,000 lbs - 8' Long - Qty 1 # E19135 along with the E-Track Backing Plate - Zinc Plated Steel - 6-1/2" Long x 6" Wide # BPEZ. This will save you the expense of the dual track and will allow you the flexibility of plates between the braces or around them. This track also comes in 5 foot sections # E19148, 4 foot # EM19147, and 2 foot # EM59150. I recommend using the E-Track Plastic End...
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  • Do CargoSmart Shelf Track Brackets have a Weight Rating
  • I reached out to a representative of CargoSmart who told me the CargoSmart Shelf Track Brackets # 3481726 do not have a specific weight rating because there are so many variables in regards to how many brackets you are using, how far apart they are mounted and how the E-Track or X-Track system is mounted. I was told that if it was something relatively light, in the neighborhood of 100 lbs there would not be any type of issue but putting a specific rating on the Shelf Track Brackets # 3481726...
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  • What is the Mounting Hole Size on E-Track
  • The mounting holes on the E-Track such as # E19135 are 1/4 inch in diameter. The type and length fastener you use will depend on the surface material and thickness you are attaching it to. For example if your surface was ACQ treated wood you could use # TFX250ACQ which is 2-1/2 inches long.
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  • What Fasteners to Use to Secure Erickson E-Track to Trailer Interior
  • Erickson E-Track should be secured to the mounting surface with no fewer than 2 fasteners per linear foot per side, so for example a 3-foot section would need no less than 8 fasteners. The type and length of fastener depends on the mounting surface more than anything else. The screws used should be either stainless or galvanized and they should be long enough to take full advantage of the depth of material at the mounting point. If you were install the tracks on 3/4-inch or 1-inch thick...
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  • Can E Track be Used to Secure Car in Car Hauler Trailer
  • E track like the part # E19135 (8 foot section) would work well for what you are looking to do. People use E track for car haulers all the time and it works well. We even have a wheel strap designed for E tracks, part # EM58523 which will work great.
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  • Hardware Recommendation for Installing E-Tracks to a Metal Floor
  • If I was installing the E-tracks to a steel floor I would go with self tapping screws. I would most likely do every other bolt hole too. For a set of self tapping screws designed for E-tracks we have the part # SLHSDDS-P which comes with a quantity of 4 screws.
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  • Are the Erickson Horizontal E-Tracks Strong Enough for a 5,000 lb Vehicle
  • Yes, the Erickson Horizontal E-Track part # E19135 will be plenty strong enough to secure your two rock crawler buggies. The tracks are each rated at 6,000 lbs max break strength and 2,000 working load limit. I assume you would have a track under each wheel so these figures would then be doubled. With that in mind, the weight capacity of these tracks in is regards to pull strength. The full weight of the vehicle should never be directly pulling on the tracks unless you were to hang them...
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  • Does Brophy 5 Gallon Bucket Holder for E-Track # ETBHB Mount In Vertical or Horizontal E-Track
  • The Brophy 5 Gallon Bucket Holder for E-Track # ETBHB that you referenced is designed to mount in vertical e-track like the # E19146.
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  • Hole Spacing Dimensions on Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit EM09160
  • The Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit w/ Ratchet Straps and Wheel Chocks - 1,500 lbs # EM09160 has holes that are 4-1/2 inches on center horizontally and 2 inches and 4-1/4 inches vertically. I've attached a photo as you asked to assist as well as the backing plate # BPEZ you mentioned.
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  • Recommended Crossbars for Open Wood Framed Trailer to Carry Kayaks
  • The E-Track Wood Beam Socket for Standard 2" Lumber # 59149 will most likely work with metal tubes as crossbars as long as they are screwed into place in the same way as the wood is intended to be attached. You will need to determine the correct weight capacity for your custom application. Since you are looking to add kayaks to an open wood framed trailer, I recommend the Malone TopTier Load Bar Kit for Utility Trailers - 250 lbs # MPG493. This will give you the uprights and crossbars...
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  • E-Track Wheel Strap Solution for Larger Diameter Wheels
  • If you installed e-track on the floor of your trailer like the part # EM19147 you could use the Erickson E-Track Tie Down kit part # EM58523-09162 which would attach to the track and since it has a strap length of 12 feet it would easily fit a 35 inch diameter tire. Otherwise there isn't a kit like you mentioned that would fit that diameter of tire.
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  • Best Tie Down Method for Transporting Luxury Vehicles
  • The best way to secure you Ferrari F430 to a trailer will involve an E-Track system. For this you are going to want a few items. First you will want a set of tracks like the Erickson Horizontal E-Track part # EM19147. You will want four of them, one under each wheel. You will then want to use a set of tie-downs compatible with these tracks and for that the Erickson E-Track Wheel Tie-Down Strap with Roller Idler and Ratchet part # EM58523 will be your best option. You will again want...
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  • Backing Plate for Use with Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit EM09160
  • Erickson does offer a zinc-plated steel backing plate for use with their E-Track products like their ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM09160. Use part # BPEZ. You can see this item's hole dimensions and spacing in the linked photo. Since your trailer deck is aluminum and this plate is steel you will want to isolate them to prevent galvanic corrosion between the two different metals. A coating of paint or other insulating material will do it.
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  • Erickson E-Track Straps for Enclosed Trailer Transporting ATV
  • If you already have four E-Tracks mounted to the floor of your enclosed trailer and you wish to secure your ATV with only straps, not wheel chocks too, you certainly can do this. But instead of using the strap-and-chock kit # EM09160 you can use one of the E-Track strap-only items shown on the linked page, such as 2-inch x 12-foot ratchet strap # EM59136 which is rated for a working load limit (WLL) of 1165-lbs. We also have longer ratchet straps like the 16-foot # EM59139 with the same...
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  • How To Secure a Can-Am Spyder On a Trailer
  • I am not sure what products you are referring to but the most safe, secure, and easy tie down method we offer for your Can-Am Spyder is a combination of the Erickson Horizontal E-Track part # EM19147 (3), the Erickson E-Chock Wheel Chocks part # EM09162-2 (2 or 3), and the Erickson E-Track Wheel Tie-Down Strap part # EM58523 (3). The E-Tracks will get installed on the trailer and under each of the three wheels. You will then place the front E-Chocks on the E-Track to help you guide your...
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  • Using E-Track and Accessories in a 5 x10 Enclosed Trailer to Carry a Harley or an ATV
  • In order to secure either a motorcycle or ATV I recommend 2 sections of E-Track # E19135 so that you can have one on either side of the motorcycle. This will be the most stable set up for the bike. The ATV really only needs to use one of the tracks to be secured using a wheel net with E-Track fittings, # 77314. For the motorcycle I recommend using at least 2 of D-ring # 59131, assist straps # 06303, and some ratchet straps such as # 34414. I have included some links to videos on these...
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  • Single Erickson E-Chock Versus Kit
  • The cost of the Erickson E-Chock Wheel Chocks for E-Track - Powder Coated Steel - Qty 2 # EM09162-2 and the single # EM09162 vary from the manufacturer. We adjust our prices based on the manufacturer to attempt to keep the cost the lowest for all our customers. They are the same product, so whichever is a lower price at any given time would be my recommendation.
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  • Should Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit be Used on All 4 Wheels of 1,936 Pound Polaris Ranger
  • The 1,500 pound working load limit (WLL) for the Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM09160 referenced in your question does refer to the combined capacity of both straps and chocks. Since your Polaris Ranger weighs close to 2,000 pounds, I do recommend using two of these sets to secure all four of its wheels to the trailer. This tie-down kit will provide you with 4 wheel chocks and 2 ratchet tie-down straps for securing 2 wheels. The ratchet straps feature E-track fittings that will...
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  • Distance Between Mounts of CargoSmart Motorcycle Wheel Chock # 3481731
  • The X-track fittings of the CargoSmart Motorcycle Wheel Chock # 3481731 that you referenced are separated by 12 inches.
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  • Best Versatile Tie-Down Options for a Cargo Trailer
  • I am not sure how many of the Erickson E-Track systems you have seen but it really is your best bet when it comes to versatility and functionality. Not only do they have the Horizontal E-Track, like the 8' part # E19135, but they also have Vertical E-Track like part # E19146. You could install both types of track on your cargo trailer (if it is enclosed) and then move the attachment points around by either using the Erickson E-Track Strap # EM59136 or using the Tie-Off w/ D-Ring # E59143...
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  • E-Track and E-Track Strap Compatibility With Over 30 Inch Tire Application
  • The Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit w/ Ratchet Straps and Wheel Chocks - 1,500 lbs, # EM09160, is not compatible with over 30 inch tires. However, you can use the Erickson E-Track Wheel Tie-Down Strap with Roller Idler and Ratchet - 2" x 12' - 1,100 lbs, # EM58523 with regular track like # E19135 to accomplish the same purpose.
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  • E-Track Recommendation for 7 foot by 12 foot Trailer to Secure Tractor
  • E-track would work great for securing your tractor. Since your trailer is 12 inches long you could use three sections of 4 foot long E-tracks like part # EM19147 and you'd have track that runs from front to back on your trailer floor. For a tie down anchor to fit the track we have the part # 59147 which will work well. And then for straps the I recommend a ratcheting tie-down strap like part # EM51330. This tie-down strap measures 1-1/2 inches x 15 ft, and has a working load limit of...
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  • Will 5-Inch Wide Tire Fit CargoSmart E-Track Motorcycle Wheel Chock 3481731
  • CargoSmart Motorcycle Wheel Chock # 3481731 will accept tires up to 7-inches wide but if you refer to the linked photo you'll see that the chock's wheel hoop has a slight taper. 1-inch from the hoop's apex the inside width is approximately 5-1/2-inches, perfect for your tire; 2-inches from the apex it is 6-1/2-inches and all the way out at the opening this width is 8-inches. Since you'll be using some type of tie-down straps to help secure the motorcycle anyway, items such as E-Track...
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  • ATV Tie-Down Track System for ATV's with 32" Tires
  • I do have a way that will allow you to secure an ATV with 32" tires to a trailer, however, we do not have a single all inclusive kit that will allow you to do so. Instead you will want to piece together a kit that will allow for this. I recommend using the Erickson Horizontal E-Track part # EM59150 in addition to a set of wheel chocks and tie downs like the Erickson E-Chock Wheel Chocks for E-Track part # EM09162-2 and the Snap-Loc E-Track Tie-Down Strap w/ Ratchet and Soft Tie-Loop...
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  • Backing Plate Recommendation When Installing E-Track on Trailer Floor
  • You'd want to use a backing plate like part # BPEZ when installing the e-track like the part # E19135 and there isn't a crossmember you can attach to.
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  • Does the Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM09160 Have to be In-Line with Direction of Travel
  • You can use the Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM09160 to help secure your ATV but you really need something securing your ATV in the direction of travel. You could put some Horizontal E-Track like part # E19148 in-line with the direction of travel and do a kind of criss-cross pattern over your ATV with straps like part # EM59136 to help secure it, but Erickson does not recommend securing the load only using a straps that are not with the direction of travel. As long as your...
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  • Will The CargoSmart Rope Ring Work With Snap-Loc E-Track Tie-Down Anchor
  • Yes, the CargoSmart Rope Ring part # 3481767 is compatible with the Snap-Loc E-Track Tie-Down Anchor part # SLSS. The safe working load limit of the Snap-Loc E-Track Tie-Down Anchor is 1,000 lbs even if you use the 2,000 lb CargoSmart Rope Ring you still do not want to exceed the 1,000 lb rating. The compatible Snap-Loc Ring is part # SLARI.
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  • Can E-Track be Installed in Car Hauler for Multiple Car Widths
  • You can install the Erickson Horizontal E-Track # E19148 in any manner you like, so for a car hauler that has cars of different widths you can place E-track side-by-side, as you can see one of our customers did in the accompanying photo. This E-track is only 5-1/8" wide so you can install numerous different tracks to meet as many widths as possible. For additional support I do recommend using the E-Track Backing Plate # BPEZ during your install. This would be the best option and then...
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  • How Many Wheel Chocks part # EM09162 Would be Required to Secure Car to Trailer
  • You would only need to use one of the E-Track Wheel Chocks part # EM09162 with the Erickson E-Track Wheel Tie-Down Strap with Roller Idler and Ratchet # EM58523 that you referenced. Only one chock would prevent the vehicle from moving. I would use at least two of the straps though just to be safe. Having them on all 4 wheels would be your best option.
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  • How Many E-Track Clips Does CargoSmart Adjustable Cargo Net for E-Track Systems # 3481709 Have
  • Actually the CargoSmart Adjustable Cargo Net for E-Track and X-Track Systems # 3481709 has 6 clips that insert into E-track. 3 on each side. One on the very bottom, the middle, and the top.
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  • Parts Needed To Build Fold Down Single Bed On Horse trailer
  • To make a bed inside your aluminum 2 horse trailer I recommend going with E-Track # E19146. This single 4 foot long section is rated for 6,000 pounds of course this is the mounted weight, we just want to ensure that the trailer is rated above 2,000 pounds if in future use that capacity for other purposes. But if you used 2 extra for added support then you and your hunting buddy or grand kid, you would be good to go. You could then use 6 or 8 of bracket # 59149 to start creating the bunk...
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  • How Much Weight Can the CargoSmart Water Cooler # 3481742 Hold?
  • The CargoSmart Water Cooler Holder for E-Track or X-Track Systems # 3481742 can be used with the 5 gallon water container full. The holder and the track are made to support that weight and will work well. This is designed for the professional that is outside in the heat and needs a cold drink so it is absolutely made for the weight and being used daily. It comes with a 1 year limited warranty. Just going by the liquid weight of 8.34 lbs per gallon, that puts just the liquid at 41.7...
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  • Will the E-Track Backing Plate Part BPEZ fit with Erickson Horizontal E-Track Part E19148 or E19135
  • The Erickson horizontal E-tracks # E19148 and # E19135 will both have 2-inch mounting hole spacing and will work with the Brophy E-track backing plate # BPEZ. I went to our warehouse to measure the backing plate with the E-tracks and they will fit just fine. The width center eye to eye is 4-1/2 inches and the length center eye to eye is 4-inches. The holes in the backing plate are only 1/16 of an inch larger than 4-1/2 inches, and the minimal difference is not enough to prevent a screw...
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  • Availability of Backing Plate that Fits the 4-Slot Horizontal E-Track ET4S
  • The backing plate part # BPEZ can be used with the Brophy E-Track part # ET4S that you referenced.
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  • Can E-Track be Driven Over and be Used to Secure Vehicle Tire To
  • E-track can be driven over and it will be fine. It would not collapse or otherwise damage itself. You could use and drive over the Erickson Horizontal E-Track # E19135. Then for a wheel strap the Erickson E-Track Wheel Tie-Down Strap with Roller Idler and Ratchet # EM58523 would work well. I attached a picture of a wheel and tire secured to this track for more info as well.
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  • Is the CargoSmart Fire Extinguisher for E-Track Strong Enough for Vehicle Use?
  • The CargoSmart Fire Extinguisher Holder for E-Track or X-Track Systems # 3481732 is strong enough for your truck bed. You are correct that the torque is on the top of the unit, and that is why there is the clip as well as the outer arms for the additional strength and support. It is rated to safely support up to 50 lbs and has the strap adjustment to ensure a safe fit in the events you referenced. The movement if this were in a trailer is most likely greater than using in a truck so...
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  • Is Securing E-Tracks to Beams 16 inches Apart in Trailer Strong Enough
  • Yes, the E-Tracks like the part # E19135 can be installed like you described. Having them attached to beams at 16 inches apart like you mentioned would be adequate to support the weight of securing your motorcycles.
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  • How Thick is the Brophy Stop Plate for E-Track Part # ETHSB
  • I spoke to my contact at C.R. Brophy and they informed me that the Brophy Stop Plate for E-Track part # ETHSB is 1/8" thick.
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  • What Are the Available Lengths of Erickson E-Track Trailer Cargo Control Tracks
  • The standard lengths of Erickson E-track that we offer include the 8-foot # E19135 as well as 5, 4 and 2-foot lengths. We also offer small single-, double- and 4-slot tracks for tight spaces. All can be seen on the link provided. The E-tracks are galvanized 12-gauge steel so to cut one to your required size you'll need to have a suitable saw blade that can cut steel. You'll also want to de-burr the cut edge to keep it safe for working.
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  • Mounting the Erickson Vertical E-Track to the Side Wall of an Enclosed Trailer
  • When mounting vertical e-track, like # E19146, the type of hardware used will depend on what the material of the surface is made of that you are mounting the e-track on. If you are mounting tracks on a standard plywood surface then you could you 1/4 inch wood screws. However, if the surface you're working with is sheet metal, then you would need to use a fastener that is rated for use on metal surfaces. The e-tracks do not come with hardware because of the different possibilities...
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  • Recommended Installation Method for Erickson E-Track in Enclosed Trailer
  • Thanks for the photo of your trailer interior. E-Tracks like # E19148 need to be mounted with at least 2 fasteners per linear foot on each side to a structural surface on the trailer in order for them to meet their specs. I see from your photo that you have a track spanning the structural ribs inside the trailer. It does not appear this installation has enough fasteners and that may well be the issue. I can recommend a couple of options. One is to bolt the E-Tracks all the way through...
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  • Recommended Products to Haul Vintage Autos on Flat Bed Trailer
  • The Pack'Em Wheel Tie-Down Kit for Truck Beds and Trailers - 30" Tires - 800 lbs # PK-WTD is a great option for a versatile system. Another option is to use E-track like # EM19147 and # BPEZ. With this track you can then use the wheel chocks # EM09162-2 or the Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit w/ Ratchet Straps and Wheel Chocks - 1,500 lbs # EM09160. I've attached the link to all the E-track tie-down options as they are extensive.
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  • What Is The Recommendation For Welding Erickson E-Track System
  • The typical installation of the Erickson Horizontal E-Track, part # E19148 is by installing bolts or screws through the mounting holes on the track system. It can be welded, but specific precautions should be used when doing so as this is a zinc-coated steel and welding produces dangerous fumes. It should always be done in a ventilated area. In my research I found that the zinc coating has a lower melting point at 1,600 degrees F versus steel at 2,800 degrees F, and if not removed...
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  • Weight Capacity for the Brophy E-Track # ET4S
  • I spoke to my contact at Brophy and she informed me that the actual track itself part # ET4S has a 5k capacity. But since you would be limited to the capacity of where it installs you would most likely not get that capacity since it's such a small section that can only have 6 fasteners secure it.
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  • Are Backing Plates Required To Install Erickson E-Track System
  • Backing plates, like the Brophy E-Track Backing Plate # BPEZ, are always a good idea. Using bolts and backing plates will provide a more secure installation of the Erickson E-Track. You will want to use 4 bolts per backing plate. If you do decide to use screws, I would go with longer 1 inch screws. You will want to ensure that the screws go deep enough into the wood floor of the trailer. I have attached a review and installation video of the # E19148 E-Track system for you to have...
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  • Recommended Replacement Tires and Wheels for 2015 Car Mate Trailer
  • For your replacement tires, I recommend the Westlake ST205/75R15 Radial Trailer Tire w/ 15" White Spoke Wheel - 5 on 4-1/2 - Load Range D # LHAW130. This is a 8 ply rated tire with a max load of 2150 lbs at 65 psi. It also has a max speed rating of 75 mph. This combination comes with a warranty of 1 year on the wheel and 5 years on the tire. It also comes with complimentary roadside assistance for 2 years so if you get another nail, they will take care of it for you. The Brophy...
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  • E-Track and Motorcycle Wheel Chock Recommendation for Securing Motorcycle to Trailer
  • That sounds like a great plan, the E-Track part # E19148 will provide a great tie-down point for securing the motorcycles. Since this part number is for a 5 foot section you would be better off getting an 8 foot section like part # E19135, and then trimming it down to the right size. For tie-down rings you would want the # 59131 and then for a wheel chock I would recommend the # MT70075 because of how well it secures motorcycle and how easy it is to use. Check out the review video I...
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  • Can Etrack Be Used with Aluminum Trailer
  • E-Track like # E19148 is zinc-coated steel and since the trailer is aluminum you would want to paint the bottom of the E-Track. Otherwise the dissimilar metals can cause corrosion to start. Be sure to also consider the fasteners used. Zinc-coated fasteners could be used but you will want to spray some paint in the areas there the fasteners are under the trailer. Best option would probably be to use a backing plate like part # BPEZ to secure the tracks as this is steel and steel hardware...
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  • Vertical Etrack Mounting on a Thin Stud Recommendations
  • Installing the Etracks vertically in the way you described could work depending on how much weight the etracks would be supporting. I think the 2x6 idea would also work, but since you are concerned that would be too much weight you could split the difference and go with a lighter board like a piece of thicker plywood. You could attach the plywood to the stud and then the etrack to the plywood. Another option would be to get the E-Track Backing Plate # BPEZ.
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  • Can self-Tapping Screws Be Used To Install E-Track In Toy Hauler With No Under Bed Access
  • If you are using self-tapping screws and attaching the part # E19135 8-foot rails to metal, you would be okay. If you are installing this into wood I would recommend making sure you have the right size fasteners for the 1/4 inch mounting holes, and that you have at least 3/4 inch depth for the screws to be fastened to. You should also use as many mounting holes as possible to attain the maximum strength needed. If you need end caps to cover the edge of the E-track on the floor of...
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  • Can Rack'em E-Track Spare Tire Mount be Used on the Exterior of a Trailer
  • Technically you could mount E-track on the exterior of your trailer and use spare tire carrier # RA-16HST. However, it is really best used on the interior of the trailer since the carrier is not a permanent attachment. If there isn't any free space on the frame to mount a carrier such as # FHDSTC0101 then I recommend welding on carrier # 413200 which is normally seen on gooseneck trailers.
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  • What Type of Hardware Should be Used to Attach E-Track to Plywood Trailer Walls
  • For plywood walls you would need wood screws to secure the E-track # E19148 to the walls. That is if you attach the track to only the wooden walls. If you secure any of the E-track to the metal support frames then you would need machine screws for the metal type used on the trailer. The mounting holes in the E-tracks are 1/4 inch in diameter so using 3/16 inch hardware of the appropriate length would be the way to go.
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  • Can Snap-Loc E-Track Tie-Down Strap Work With Erickson Horizontal E-Track
  • The Snap-Loc E-Track Tie-Down Strap, part # SLLS28RER will work great with the E-Track systems like part # E19148 and part # EM09144. You will want to make sure you have the E-track attached to the floor really secure. To make sure it is secured properly you may want to use the E-Track Backing plate, part # BPEZ. This attaches on the opposite side of the mounting surface. We also offer plastic endcap, part # ET8730 for the E-Track to protect tires or anything that travels over...
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  • Attaching E-Track to Wooden Trailer Floor
  • Ideally, you'll want some of the hardware attaching the e-track to the trailer floor to also secure to the cross members as well as to the planks that make up the trailer floor. If that's not possible, I'd recommend using a backer plate like # BPEZ every two feet or so and through bolting the e-track all the way through the trailer floor and through the backer plate. Long story short, as long as some of the fasteners are connecting to the trailer frame or cross-members or a backer plate,...
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  • Should E-Track Be Attached to Trailer Frame for Installation
  • When installing an E-track, such as # E19148, it is always best to attach the track to the trailer's main structural components, such as the frame, when possible. The frame will provide the best support for the system. The E-Track Baking Plate # BPEZ works well to help reinforce the E-track when the frame is not located in the area where you need to install your E-track. The installation process for the E-track can vary on a trailer to trailer and cargo to cargo basis. To be sure your...
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  • Availability of E-Track Mounting Brackets
  • The E-track brackets like what is attached to the CargoSmart Accessory Bar # 3481750 you referenced are not available as a separate component, but we do have many other accessories that use the same type of mount. These include the Spare Tire Carrier # RA-16HST, Storage Hook # EM59142, and the Wood Beam Socket # 59149. I have attached a link that will take you to our complete selection of similar products that you can look through.
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  • E Track Tie Down Kit Recommendation for Razor UTV
  • If your trailer has Etrack installed in it like the part # E19148 the Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM09160 that you referenced would be a great option. This kit has a safe working load limit of 1,500 lbs with a max break strength of 4,500 lbs so it would have more than enough capacity.
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  • Will RackEm Spare Tire Carrier for E-Track Work With 6-Lug Wheels
  • I checked out our Expert answers and could not find a reference to limits on the wheel lugs the # RA-16HST would work with. As long as the pilot hole on your tire measures at least 2-15/16 inches diameter, your tire will fit over the end of the arm on the carrier. It uses only one of the wheel lug holes to hold the tire in place. I have attached a photo that shows this carrier being used with a wheel that has 6 lug holes you can check out. To be able to use this carrier you will...
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  • Can E-Track Attach Directly to Wood Floor with Wood Screws
  • If you wanted to install E-track like the # EM59150 directly to a wood floor using wood screws you could but you'd want to put a screw in each mounting hole like you mentioned. This attachment method would easily allow the track to have it's full capacity of 2,000 lbs.
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  • Installing an E-Track Cargo Control to Secure a Harley Electra Glide in a Enclosed Trailer
  • The method you described for installing the E-Track Trailer Cargo Control # E19148 should be sufficient, but if you really wanted to secure the tracks you could run wood screws through the holes into your plywood floor as well as the self tappers into the frame of your trailer.
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  • How to Mount E-Track Cargo Control System E19148 To Inside Wall of Enclosed Trailer
  • The Erickson E-Track Trailer Cargo Control tracks, part # E19148, are intended to mount to the structural components of a trailer. These locations provide the most secure mounting to ensure your cargo remains stable within your trailer during transport. Without a secure mounting location you will not be able to use the full 6000 pound working load limit provided by the tracks. The attached video may be helpful; it demonstrates installation of the E-Track system in an enclosed trailer...
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  • Minimum Length of CargoBuckle Mini G3 Retractable Ratchet Straps w E-Track Adapters
  • Our contact at CargoBuckle said the minimum length of the Mini G3 Retractable Ratchet Straps # IMF103745-87 is 7 inches in length. I attached a picture of what it looks like fully retracted as well. You can see no strap hangs out of the assembly.
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  • Looking for Shortest E-Track Strap Available
  • The shortest strap that we offer that will work with E-Track system is the Snap-Loc E-Track Tie-Down Strap w/ Ratchet and Soft Tie-Loop, # SLLS28RER, which measures 8' long. I have attached a link to all of the E-Track straps that we offer.
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  • Recommendations for Attaching E-Track to Floor of Aluminum Trailer
  • I'd recommend through bolting the e-track into the available cross members under the trailer floor. You'll want to fasten the e-track to the floor in between those points, but the fasteners you'd use and how many of them will depend on the structure of the floor. If you're talking a wood plank floor, you have plenty of floor structure for the fasteners to bite into, so attaching the track every foot or so would be fine. If the floor is thinner metal, you'll want to use self tapping screws...
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  • Are Backing Plates Included With Horizontal E-Track
  • The E-Track Backing Plates, part # BPEZ are available as a separate item and are not included with the Horizontal E-Track, part # E19135. The # BPEZ mounting plate measures 6-1/2 inches long, 6-inches wide, and 1/8 inch thick. I have attached a photo of the backing plate with the mounting hole dimensions shown you can check out. Mounting hardware is not included with the E-Track or the mounting plate.
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  • Tips for Installing E-Track on a Trailer with Tube Aluminum Frame
  • On an 8 foot long section of E-track # E19135 and 2 screws every 16 inches that is a total of 12 screws in the aluminum frame. This most likely will not get you to the 6,000 pound capacity of the E-track. I recommend bolting through the aluminum frame so that the fasteners are anchored. This is harder to do since you need access to both sides of the vertical supports of the frame. Another option is to use several backing plates, # BPEZ, which will disperse the weight over a larger...
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  • Compatibility of Erickson E-Tracks with Snap Loc E-Track Components
  • Yes, the Snap Loc E-Track components, like the Snap-Loc E-Track Tie-Down Strap # SLLS216RER, are compatible with Erickson Horizontal E-Tracks, E19148.
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  • Could Rack Em Spare Tire Carrier # RA-16HST Carry 19.5 inch Wheel
  • I spoke with Rack Em, and the # RA-16HST spare tire carrier will work with basically all wheels with a diameter of 12 inches and up. The wheel bore will need to be able to clear the end piece of the carrier, which measures 2-15/16 inches by 2 inches. There is not a specific weight capacity for this carrier, but their engineer let me know that it has been tested up to 300lbs.
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  • Recommended E-Track And Tie-Down Strap For Trailer To Hold Motorcycle
  • You can use the E-Track system mounted the width of your trailer to secure your motorcycle. For an 8 ft long track you can order part # E19135. If you prefer a shorter E-Track that is 5 ft long you would need part # E19148. I recommend the E-Track D-Ring, 6K Round Ring, part # 59147. This is a 6,000 lb ring with the E-Track attachment. I recommend a ratcheting tie-down strap like part # EM51330. This tie-down strap measures 1-1/2 inches x 15 ft, and has a working load lmit of...
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  • Does Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM09160 Attach To Trailer Wood Floor Directly
  • We installed the Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM09160 by attaching them directly to the wood floor of a trailer. Check out the install video I attached for more info on that. I'd recommend using a backing plate like the part # BPEZ to add a bit more support if you were feeling cautious.
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  • Can Erickson E-Track Be Used on Exposed Deck of Open Utility Trailer
  • Erickson E-Track Cargo Control items like # EM59150, # E19135 and # E19146 are not painted but rather they are given a zinc coating treatment to provide corrosion resistance since they are made of steel. These are perfectly suitable for use on the deck of an open trailer. Be sure to use appropriate non-corrosive galvanized hardware to install the tracks. No fewer than 2 fasteners per linear foot (on each side) are required.
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  • Installing Erickson E-Tracks for Use on Car Hauler Trailer
  • If you are looking to use Erickson E-Track on a car hauler trailer you do not have to flush-mount the tracks. They can be secured to the trailer's decking with fasteners appropriate for the decking material (a minimum of 2 fasteners per linear foot on each side of the E-Track). It is perfectly okay to have the tires rest on the tracks since they are each rated for 6000-lbs. We offer the Erickson E-Track Wheel Tie-Down Strap # EM58523 that you can use with the tracks.
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  • Arm Diameter on CargoSmart Extended Dual Arm Tool Hook # 3481708
  • I went out to our warehouse to take a look at the CargoSmart Extended Dual Arm Tool Hook # 3481708 that you referenced. I measured a diameter of right at 7/16 of an inch for each of the arms. I have attached an image to assist.
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  • Could Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM09160 Be Used on all 4 Wheels
  • If you wanted to use two sets of the Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit w/ Ratchet Straps and Wheel Chocks # EM09160 to secure all 4 wheels of your ATV you certainly could. I would recommend attaching the chocks to the frame of the trailer and not the wooden floor. The trailer frame is going to be a much stronger attachment point than wood which can break much easier. ATVs can be pretty heavy so you would want to use as strong of an attachment as possible.
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  • Can E-Track be Flush or Recess Mounted Instead of Surface Mounted
  • There aren't specific instructions for flush mounting E-track such as # E19148 but as long as the openings on top are clear and there is space enough below the holes to insert/remove accessories then it can be flush mounted or recessed some. It is pretty versatile stuff.
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  • Where to Put E-Track in Motorcycle Trailer
  • E-Track such as the Erickson Horizontal E-Track # E19148 can be used in any way that allows you to mount your pair of motorcycles. As you can see in some of the photos I've added, there is not a set way to add the track. You will need to take measurements to ensure your bikes fit and position the track accordingly. I've added a link to our selection of e-track for you to find what works best for you, as well as the accompanying parts you'll need such as backing plates.
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  • Where Should Install Hardware for E-Track Cargo Management be Sourced
  • Determining the mounting locations of E-Track like part # E19148 will depend on the construction of your trailer and personal preference. You will need to determine what would work the best based how your trailer is setup and also consider what you are planning on securing. To secure the track to the plywood, you can use screws, or rivets. Using 1/2 inch screws would be a good length with 3/4 inch plywood. You will want to attach screws at least every other mounting hole. Your local...
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  • How Should I Mount My E-Track Trailer Cargo Control for Securing Generators and Air Compressors
  • You can mount the E-Track Trailer Cargo Control, # EM59150, using either wood screws or by using bolts with washers and nuts if you like. There is no recommended way to mount the E-Track, installation can be done a variety of ways and is at the discretion of the installer. I personally would use nuts and bolts with washers, as long as getting to the back of the plywood would be possible. If it would be too much of a chore to use nuts, bolts, and washers I think that if you put a wood...
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  • Can E-Track Be Used in a Covered Wagon
  • The Erickson E-Track Trailer Cargo Control tracks, part # E19148, are intended to mount to the structural components of a trailer. These locations provide the most secure mounting to ensure your cargo remains stable within your trailer during transport. If you can find a secure location on the wagon for the track it would work well.
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  • Will Vehicle Move When Secured with Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit w/ Ratchet EM09160
  • We have not had anyone report back to us that the strap of the Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit w/ Ratchet Straps and Wheel Chocks # EM09160 came off of the tire. When installed properly there basically wouldn't be any movement forward to back on the road. Only feedback we've gotten movement related was that there was absolutely none. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well.
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  • More Pictures Angles and Dimensions of the E-Track Wood Beam Socket # 59149
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled the E-Track Wood Beam Socket, # 59149, and I produced a short video showing the dimensions of the E-Track Wood Beam Socket and took some close up video so you can see how the wood beam socket works. There are 4 holes in the socket for attachment to 2X lumber. The two holes on the bottom are centered and positioned at 1/2 inch and 1-3/4 inches in from the inside of the bracket. The two holes in each side of the bracket are positioned at 1-1/8 inch...
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  • Accessory Installation in CargoSmart X-Track Rails 3481787
  • CargoSmart X-Track Rails like # 3481787 are designed to allow mounting either horizontally or vertically. The rails accept compatible accessories like Dual Arm J-Hook # 3481703, Rotating J-Hook # 3481700 and CargoSmart Cam Buckle Strap # 3481768. You can position a hook item like # 3481703 in whatever orientation you need for the particular load. You do want to make sure you position the hook or other accessory appropriately so that the load is placed on it correctly. Please refer to...
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  • Best Method of Attaching E-Track
  • You can mount the E-Track Trailer Cargo Control, # EM59150, using wood screws if the mounting surface is wood. If it is sheet metal, I would use sheet metal screws. Basically, match the screw with the material you are mounting to. There is no recommended way of installing the E-Track as installation is the responsibility of each individual installer. The more points you can contact the trailer frame, the more secure the spare tire will be. You might also want to consider using a backing...
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  • Installation Recommendations For E-Track Horizontal Track System In Trailer With 2x6 Floor
  • The Erickson Horizontal E-Track, part # E19135 has 1/4 inch diameter mounting holes spaced 2 inches apart. The screws you use should be at least long enough to go 3/4 inch into the wood you are mounting the track to. The more screws you use the more secure the track will be. Usually, wood screws are used and should have at lease 3/4 inches of material to fasten to, so it sounds like you have that covered. The best way to mount the track is to use the E-Track backing plate, part...
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  • Can the Erickson Horizontal E-Track # E19148 be Installed on a Wood Deck
  • You definitely can install the Erickson Horizontal E-Track # E19148 to the wood deck on your SureTrac trailer. In fact, I don't think I have seen anyone mount it to the actual frame of their trailer as of yet. If you would like to add some extra support you can use the Backing Plate # BPEZ as well. I have attached a picture from a customer and a review video that we took. Both of which show the E-Track installed on a wood deck.
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  • Welding E-Track in Place on a Steel trailer Recommendation
  • There are no specific welding installation instructions for attaching E-tracks like the part # E19148 that you referenced. But what you suggested should work very well. Doing 3 inches of welding for every 10 inches should provide a strong attachment. Since this has a galvanized finish you will want to weld in a very well-ventilated area.
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  • Dimension of Inner Slot on Erickson E-Track
  • Good news, I can help you with this measurement for the e-track. I have attached an image to this page for you to better see the measurements that I got. The length of the inside of the bracket is 2.45 inches and the width is .58 inches , these measurements were taking with a caliper like # PTW80157.
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  • Using E Track and Wheel Nets to Secure Vehicles During Transport
  • I would recommend installing the 5 foot sections of E Track, part # E19148 directly to the cargo floor of the truck. You could then use a series of Wheel Nets, part # EM58523 to secure the vehicle wheels to the E Track (4 per vehicle, 4400 lb capacity per 4.) The method of securing the E Track to the truck floor will depend on the construction of the floor itself. The more fasteners used, the stronger the installation. You'll want to make sure some of the fasteners go into the trailer...
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  • How do E-Tracks Typically Install to a Trailer Wall
  • When attaching e-tracks like the part # E19148 typically people run the bolts through the track, then through the wall or floor they are attaching the track to, through the backing plate like part # BPEZ, and then finally the nuts get threaded onto the bolts. Check out the install video I attached to see how this is done usually. If you wanted to route the bolts the opposite way that would be possible as well.
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  • Installation Tips for E-Track Trailer Cargo Control, # E19148
  • Determining the mounting locations of your E-Track, part # E19148, will depend on the construction of your trailer and personal preference. If you are mounting the E-Track on the bed of your trailer, to tie down a car or similar item, you will need to determine the best position for the vehicle or item and the best situation for installing the E-Track. You may need to install bracing under the bed of the trailer to get enough mounting points for a secure installation. It sounds as if...
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  • What Screws To Use When Installing E-track To the Side Of Aluminum Trailer Frame
  • Zinc plated screws are going to be the best option for use with aluminum to resist galvanic corrosion. This corrosion you are referring to is from two dissimilar metals reacting so you want to use the most similar metals when installing your E-track to the side wall aluminum frame trailer. It is always safest to add a rubber or sealant to keep the metals as separate as possible even when they are compatible metals. Many times self tapping screws like # FA1131822 are the best solution.
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  • E-Track System For Enclosed Trailer Walls
  • We do offer E-Track Trailer Cargo Control that will work on the floor of a trailer and also will work on the wall of an enclosed trailer. For the vertical E-Track channels typically used for walls you can order part # E19146. These are sold individually and are available in 4 foot sections. If you are interested in the tracks that are normally mounted to the floor for securing cargo, you can order part # E19148. these are available in 5 foot long sections. To cover the end...
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  • ATV Tie Down System for RZR with Large Tires
  • The Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM09160 does fit tire diameters from 10-inches up to 30-inches as you noted, which is the range where most OEM tires on ATVs fall. The similar Packem kit # PK-WTD also fits tires up to this 30-inch maximum. You might consider the 4-strap ShockStrap Ratcheting ATV Tie-Down Kit # 297-9RSBB-2SLY-ATV which can secure your ATV without concern for tire diameter.
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  • Would Wood Screws in Every Hole of E-Track # EM59150 Be Adequate for Securing Motorcycle
  • If you used wood screws in every hole of the E-track part # EM59150 that you referenced you'd have enough capacity to secure your 900 lb motorcycle. There isn't a one-size-fits-all method for installing the E-tracks but for your situation and what you are wanting to do using every screw hole with wood screws would be adequate.
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  • Do All 4 UTV Wheels Need to be Strapped Down with Erickson ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM09160
  • I checked with Erickson and even their pictures show just two of the wheels being secured using the ATV E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM09160. Basically you want to use all 4 of the chocks meaning you would secure 2 wheels. The rear wheels are recommended. If 1 set does not have the capacity for your UTV then you would need to use an additional set or additional tie downs (see link) to cover the whole weight of the UTV. A set has a safe working load limit of 1,500 pounds and a break strength...
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  • Can Wheel of Vehicle Rest on E-Track When Using Wheel Chocks
  • Yes, the wheel of a motorcycle or bicycle can rest on an e-track no problem.
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  • Is E-Strap Compatible With Ford Box Link System?
  • The Snap-Loc E-Track Tie-Down Strap w/ Ratchet and Soft Tie-Loop - 2" x 8' - 1,467 lbs, # SLLS28RER, as well as many other E-track products are compatible with most similar systems. I cannot confirm that these straps will work with the Ford Box Link System as we have not tested them.
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  • Installing Horizontal E-Track to Interior of Trailer
  • The method you'd use attaching the E-Track to a trailer will would depend on the structure of the trailer wall and what exactly it's constructed of. If the interior walls of your trailer have uprights of sufficient thickness to handle the length of self tapping screws you're using, self-tappers would be a great method of attaching the E-Track if you're attaching to metal. Lag bolts would be better if you're attaching to wood.
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  • Can Erickson E-Track Be Cut to Needed Length for Trailer
  • The Erickson Horizontal E-Track # E19135 can be cut to length for your application. We suggest using a saw or cutting wheel and grinder to cut the tracks to the needed length.
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  • Troubleshooting Etrack that Bends After Use When Used for Winching
  • The heavy duty Etrack like the # E19148 that has a 6,000 lb capacity is the highest rated Etrack we offer. If you are bending the slots it's because you are overloading them. If there is anyway to spread the load you are winching to more slots of the Etrack that would be your best option.
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