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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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  • E-Track Needed for 53' Length
  • For 53' of E-Track I recommend getting 2 of the etrailer # e42VR for Black Powder Coated or # e62VR for Galvanized. These kits come with 4 sections that are 8' long and while 2 of these kits will give you about 64' of E-Track, it's much more cost-effective to purchase in bulk and have some left over than to try to get the exact amount and maybe have just a little left over. These don't come with mounting hardware although there are pre-drill holes for mounting. Basically you'll just...
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  • Installing E-Trac To Build Shelves In Fiber Glass Box Truck
  • There will still be metal studs behind the fiber glass wall in the box truck, so you want to purchase a stud finder that is capable of detecting metal studs to attach your track to. I am not entirely sure what you are trying to build when you mention rafters but it sounds like you may be trying to build a shelf like in the pictures I have attached. You can use the E-Track Wood Beam Socket part # 59149 and horizontal or vertical e-track (depending on what you are trying to accomplish) like...
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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 - 5' Long - Qty 1 # E19148 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 4 foot # EM19147, and 2 foot # EM59150. I recommend using the E-Track Plastic End Cap # ET8730 to finish your...
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  • Recommended Hardware to Use for CargoSmart 5 Foot Long X-Tracks
  • To use for installing the 5 foot long X-Tracks that come included with the CargoSmart X-Track Cargo Organizer Pro Bundle # 3481788-P there's actually a nice hardware kit available with part # 3481783 that helps take out a lot of the guess work. Typically with tracks like these the exact hardware can depend on application but this kit includes what most likely will be needed for each track, including eight 1/4" x 3" Phillips head wood screws that let you mount the track to a solid surface...
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  • What Does Working Load Limit Mean for E-Track
  • Good question and the 2,000 lb working load limit (WLL) of the Erickson Horizontal E-Track such as the 5 foot # E19148 is the safe limit for the weight of the cargo the track is helping secure. To simplify, it is the cargo capacity that the track can safely handle so you do not want to exceed it. However, the 2,000 lb limit is per track, so that means if you put down two tracks horizontally, your WLL would go up to 4,000 lbs. This track cannot actually be welded on, it needs to be secured...
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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 # E19148 and there isn't a crossmember you can attach to.
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  • How To Build a Table On the Erickson Horizontal E-Tracks
  • If you want the table to span the width of your van then the best option would be to use a few of the CargoSmart Board Holders part # 348892 and then build a table on these using 2x4's and plywood. If you only want the table to go on one side then the best option would be to use the CargoSmart Folding Track Brackets part # 3481744 and then build your table out of plywood. These will both work just fine with the Erickson Horizontal E-Track part # E19148 so long as you are able to find a...
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  • Can You Build a Bed With the Erickson Vertical E-Tracks and Move It Up and Down
  • It is indeed possible to build a bed using the Erickson Vertical E-Tracks like part # E19146 for example. In order to do so you will need some brackets like the CargoSmart Shelf Brackets part # 3481726 or CargoSmart Board Holder part # 348892 and some lumber. That said, you would not be able to move the bed up and down as a whole. If you did not attach the bed to the bracket then you could so in only a few pieces but since the bed would be pinned between the tracks you couldn't lift it...
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  • How Much Weight Can the E-Tracks Hold Attached To Plywood
  • Yes, you can use wood screws to secure the e-tracks to the plywood walls in your trailer. However, as you mentioned the weight capacity would be less than if you were to attach them to metal beams. The tracks themselves can handle up to 2,000 lbs but the weight capacity of the system is always going to be limited to how they are attached. Unfortunately, there would be no way to give you specific figures or ratings when attached to plywood as there are just too many factors involved...
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  • Can Wheel Nets or Wheel Straps be Used With Wheel Chocks on E-Track
  • You can use either wheel nets or wheel straps with the Erickson E-Chock Wheel Chock for E-Track # EM09162 (this is a quantity of one strap but can be ordered in a pair at part # EM09162-2). I recommend the Erickson Adjustable Wheel Net with E-Track Fittings - 1,166 lbs # 77314 or Erickson E-Track Wheel Tie-Down Strap with Roller Idler and Ratchet - 2" x 12' - 1,100 lbs # EM58523. For a kit I recommend the Erickson E-Track Tie-Down Kit w/ 2 Ratchet Straps with Roller Idlers and 2 Wheel...
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  • Are E-Track Parts From Different Manufacturers Interchangeable
  • We have found that E-track parts from different manufacturers are indeed interchangeable and compatible with each other. Just as an example the Snap-Loc Loc-Ring # SLARI from Snap-Loc that you were looking at will work perfectly with either the Erickson Horizontal E-Track # E19148 or the Brophy # ET05. I have attached a link that will take you directly to our complete selection of E-track parts that you can also look through.
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  • Using E-Tracks to Secure 6,000 Pound Tractor on Trailer
  • The E-Tracks we have available differ in size but they all feature the same 2,000 pound safe working load limit. In order to stay within the working limit of the tracks themselves I recommend installing shorter sections like the 2 Foot # EM59150 or 4 Foot # EM19147 for each tie-down point (4 total) on your tractor. This will give you a combined safe working load limit of 8,000 pounds and will work great with Tie Down Rings like # 59147 and Ratchet Straps like # EM78627-MS to safely...
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  • Does E-Track Have to be Certain Distance From Wall to Use Motorcycle Chock
  • The CargoSmart Motorcycle Wheel Chock for E-Track or X-Track Systems - 7" Wide Tires # 3481731 is about 12 inches deep (front to back) so I recommend putting your CargoSmart X-Track Rail like the 2 foot # 3481769 or 5 foot # 3481770 at least 6 inches away from the wall in front of it and horizontally however much more room you need for your handlebars not to touch the wall. I have added links to video reviews of the wheel chock and X-track for you to check out.
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  • Can E Track be Used to Secure Car in Car Hauler Trailer
  • E track like the part # E19148 (5 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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  • 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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  • Can I Mount Multiple Pieces Of E-track To Make An 18 Feet Strip
  • If you need 18 feet of E-track I recommend using 2 pieces of 8 feet Horizontal E-track part # E19135 and 1 piece of 2 feet E-Track part # EM59150. 8 feet is the longest Horizontal E-Track available. The E-track pieces are not designed to be mounted properly while overlapped with one another. I recommend cutting one of the tracks down with a saw or cutting wheel if the piece is too long to mount onto the wall stud. A lot of customers also attach thicker plywood to the wall studs where...
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  • Chock and Strap Trailer Tie Down System For A 2016 Polaris RZR With 32" Wheels
  • To secure an ATV with 32" tires to a trailer a few components are needed for worry-free transport. The Erickson Horizontal E-Track part # EM59150 is a great system for securing a variety of items, not just your RZR. For your specific need, a set of wheel chocks and tie downs like the Erickson E-Chock Wheel Chocks for E-Track part # EM09162-2 and the Erickson E-Track Strap with Ratchet # EM59136 are needed. In total you need 4 tracks, 2 wheel chock sets, and 4 tie down straps to secure...
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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 # E19148 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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  • Differences Between Different Brands of E-Track
  • Since the slot dimensions and capacity of different brands of E-Track are identical, really the only differences are the finish and the lengths the tracks are sold in. If you're using the E-Track in an area where aesthetics are important, you can use a powder coated version like # e42VR. If a galvanized steel finish is okay with you, the # e62VR that you'd looked at would work just fine for you. Both part numbers provide 4-8 foot sections of E-Track. I've used E-Track for years, and...
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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 part # E19148, 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 along...
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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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  • How Does Smart Fortwo Get Secured to Aluma Trailer Using E-Tracks
  • I attached the picture I believe you were referencing for securing a Smart car too a Aluma trailer using E-track. The straps used in the picture are the Erickson Adjustable Wheel Net with E-Track Fittings # 77314 which basically just snap into place into the slots of the E-tracks and then the ratchet tightens the straps to the tires. I also attached a second picture that shows a closer angle for you to check out to see more. We also have wheel chocks that fit into e-track as well that would...
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  • Do I Need To Use Backing Plates For Installation of E-Track in Ford Transit Cargo Van
  • If you cannot secure the Erickson Horizontal E-Track # E19148 to the frame of the vehicle, you will need to use a backing plate like the E-Track Backing Plate # BPEZ to help provide a more secure connection to the wall of your Ford Transit cargo van. Since the wall of the van is likely aluminum and these tracks and backing plate are made of steel, you will either need to paint both mating surfaces, as well as the hardware that you're using to secure them to the floor. You can also use...
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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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  • Can the Erickson Horizontal E-Tracks Be Used on a Car Trailer
  • So long as the wooden planks are securely attached to the steel cross beams I see no reason as to why the Erickson Horizontal E-Track part # EM59150 with the Erickson Adjustable Wheel Net part # 77314 would not work for you. However, if you are concerned with strength then you can always add a backing plate to the back of the planks with the E-Track Backing Plate part # BPEZ. I have attached review videos for you as well.
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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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  • 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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  • 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 # EM19147. 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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  • Backing Plates and Wheel Nets for E-Track System
  • I have a solution for you, but the CargoSmart X-Track Cargo Organizer Pro Bundle # 3481788-P does not come with any backing plates, but you can add them with the E-Track Backing Plate # BPEZ. You will need to drill new holes in this backing plate in order to make it compatible with the CargoSmart X-Tracks, but this is the only option we have available. While there aren't any wheel straps like the Pro Grip # 317-18900 that fit in the E-Track rails, you can use the Erickson E-Track Tie-Down...
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  • Mounting E-Track for Hauling Motorcycle on 8 x 5 Trailer
  • That's a great question. I believe your installation method for the Erickson Horizontal E-Track # EM59150 sounds like a great plan as long as you have the tracks facing the direction of travel. Basically the E-Track was designed around this and that is the most safe way to secure cargo. To secure your 900 lb bike you can either use the Erickson E-Track Tie-Off w/ D-Ring # E59143 with your current ratchet straps or you can update to the Erickson E-Track Strap with Ratchet # EM59136 which...
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  • What Hardware Should I Use to Install Erickson E-Tracks
  • Yes. A 304 or 18-8 bolt (which have the same makeup) will be sufficient to mount the Erickson E-Tracks # E19135 and carry your 1700-lbs UTV. I would also recommend using a the E-Track Backing Plate # BPEZ to add strength and improve tie-down support. If you also need some wheel chocks that fit in these E-tracks, the Erickson E-Chock Wheel Chock # EM09162-2 make a great addition to your new E-track setup since they fit directly into the Erickson E-tracks and provide a solution to eliminate...
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  • Length and Width of Floor of CargoSmart Storage Bin # 3481722
  • The taper of the CargoSmart Storage Bin # 3481722 is an inch on all sides so the floor measures 10 inches long and 4 inches wide.
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  • Will E-Track Items Work In X-Track Rails
  • Yes, e-track accessories will work with x-track rails because the x-tracks are essentially just e-tracks that can be rotated 90 degrees. I have attached for you below a list of all our x-tracks for you to choose from. The longest that is offered is part # 3481788 which is 5' long and the smallest is part # 3486500 which is 3" long.
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  • Best Way to Install E-Track to Utility Trailer
  • 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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  • Recommended E-Track Rings and Tie-Down Straps for Harley-Davidson in Toy Hauler
  • For your Harley-Davidson, I understand the desire to properly secure it as I would want peace of mind when transporting mine as well. Either the Erickson E-Track Tie-Off w/ D-Ring - 2" Wide x 8-1/4" Long - 1,200 lbs # E59143 or the Erickson E-Track Tie Down Ring - 2,000 lbs # 59147 will work fine. You will not have anywhere near the weight capacity on the rings so it really can depend on your personal preference. I'd go with the # 59147 so there is no twist at the connection. For...
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  • What Is the Weigh Capacity Of the CargoSmart Folding Track Brackets 3481744
  • There is not a listed weight capacity for the CargoSmart Folding Track Brackets part # 3481744 because much of this comes from how you attach the tracks that these brackets fit in. That said, I don't think you will have any issues using this as a fold out bed for say a 250 lb person so long as the tracks are attached securely. If you need to further secure the tracks to bear more weight you can use backing plates, part # BPEZ.
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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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  • Mounting E-Track to Thin Plywood Walls in Enclosed Trailer
  • With plywood walls that are as thin as yours, it's possible that they may not support what you are looking to do. The only way you will be able to utilize the Erickson Horizontal E-Track # EM59150 (2 feet) or # E19148 (5 feet) is by installing it onto the studs of the walls as much as you can. You'd need to find the studs supporting your trailer's plywood walls, and attach the e-track to the studs on the walls. That will be the only way to truly support the tracks on plywood walls as thin...
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  • Strap Length of CargoSmart E Track Strap # 3481713
  • The unstretched length of the CargoSmart Standard Track Bungee Straps for E-Track # 3481713 is 12 inches and you get about 2 inches of stretched length. You can see this right at the 50 second mark of the review video I attached for this as well. The length is measured from end to end.
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  • Load Rating of Buyers E-Track Products
  • I spoke with Buyers about the Buyers Products Horizontal E-Track part # 3371903052 and they can't really give me a load rating because it really depends on the way the E-track is mounted. If they are attached to a wall then attaching them to a wall stud is your strongest option with either wood screws or self tapping screws depending on the application. You may consider adding a back plate like part # BPEZ if you are using the tracks on an application without structural supports. For added...
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  • Is Weight Capacity of CargoSmart Horizontal or Vertical X-Track # 3481787 Same as E-Track
  • The break strength of the CargoSmart Horizontal or Vertical X-Track # 3481787 is 2,000 lbs which E-track on the other hand has a break strength of 6,000 lbs like the part # E19148. Working load limit for the E-track is 2,000 lb. The longer sections like the part # 3481788 have the same capacity as the shorter sections as well.
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  • Recommended Hardware For 5 Feet Long CargoSmart Horizontal or Vertical X-Track
  • the CargoSmart Horizontal or Vertical X-Track part # 3481770 does not come with screws but there is a kit available. I recommend to use CargoSmart Mounting Hardware Kit for 60" E-Track and X-Track Systems part # 3481783 which is enough hardware to mount a 5 ft long track like 3481770 to a solid surface or hollow wall. I have attached a video for your reference.
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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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  • Length Between Furthest Bolt Holes on Erickson Horizontal E-Track # EM59150
  • I went out to our warehouse and measured a length of right at 22 inches between the two furthermost bolt holes (on center) on the Erickson Horizontal E-Track # EM59150. I have attached a diagram to assist.
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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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  • Quantity of Brackets Included with CargoSmart Folding Track Brackets
  • The CargoSmart folding track brackets, part # 3481744, includes two brackets. So the price you see on the product page is for the pair.
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  • E-Track Parts to Secure Rock Crawler on Deck Trailer
  • It is best to have E-Tracks like # E19148 installed in the direction of travel for securing a vehicle. The previous owner of the trailer may have had a specialized cargo application that required left-to-right positioning of the tracks. That's fine for tool boxes and equipment but for a 2-1/2-ton vehicle with a high center of gravity it is safer to have the wheel nets like # 77314 installed without twists or lateral tension. It's no big deal to make the minor modification needed. You...
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  • Are Brackets for CargoSmart Cabinet Available Individually
  • We likely have some parts that can help you in regard to custom brackets, but the brackets from the CargoSmart Locking Cabinet for E-Track or X-Track Systems # 3481725 are not something that can be purchased separately. I recommend taking a look at a few different options: CargoSmart Shelf Track Brackets for E-Track or X-Track Systems # 3481726 or the same brackets, which are folding, part # 3481727; there are also the CargoSmart Dual Track Brackets for E-Track or X-Track Systems # 3481728. The...
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  • Dimensions of Brophy 5 Slot Tool Rack for E-Track
  • The Brophy 5 Slot Tool Rack for E-Track - Black Powder Coated Steel # ETTH is 24 inches long edge to edge. The inner diameter of each slot is 2 inches and the fittings that mount to your E-Track are 16 inches on center. I've attached a couple videos to assist. If you don't already have the E-Track or are looking for other accessories, I've linked the page to all your options.
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  • Distance from Wall to Legs for CargoSmart Folding Workbench Brackets
  • The legs for the CargoSmart Folding Workbench Brackets # 3481744 will sit 22-21/2" away from the wall when in the deployed position, and then the brackets are 2-1/2" tall so they will stick out that far from the wall. My contact at CargoSmart confirmed this for me.
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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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  • Using Erickson Roller Idler Along with E-Track Tie Down Ring
  • The Erickson E-Track Tie Down Ring # 59147 that you mentioned will work very nicely along with the Erickson Roller Idler # EM09144. This tie down ring has a Safe Working Load Limit of 2,000 pounds and a 6,000 pound capacity. As you referenced in your question, when using this with the Roller Idler that will act as an anchor point, the strap will then be fed through the ratchet and run more parallel to the E-track. This will not affect the weight capacity of the Tie Down Ring. I confirmed...
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  • Is Securing E-Tracks to Beams 16 inches Apart in Trailer Strong Enough
  • Yes, the E-Tracks like the part # EM19147 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 Many Bolts Are Needed To Secure the Erickson Horizontal E-Tracks
  • I spoke with Erickson about the Erickson Horizontal E-Tracks like part # E19148 and they stated that in order to obtain the full weight capacity you would need to use every hole. If you do not need the full weight capacity then you would just need to use your best judgement but there really isn't a formula for this. I would think using every other hole would be suitable with carriage bolts. I have attached a list of all other lengths for you as well.
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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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  • Can E-Track Sections be Cut with a Saw
  • As long as your saw is capable of cutting steel there's no reason you couldn't cut a section like the part # E19148 that you referenced.
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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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  • Can E-Track Be Installed Over Rubber Non-Ski Covering On Wood Floor in Trailer
  • You should really attach E-Track directly to the wood floor of the trailer by trimming the rubber covering in the area you want to mount the track. Also I recommend using several E-track backing plates, # BPEZ, under the wood floor so that the force applied to the wood floor is spread out over a wider area. this will help prevent the E-track from pulling out when a load is pulling on it.
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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. 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 attached for more info.
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  • What Is The Load Limit Of The Tie Down E-Track Rails
  • I do have etrack options available for you in a variety of lengths however, none of which are made of aluminum. The materials that our etracks are made of is a zinc plated steel. The load limit for the etrack systems will vary depending on the model however, the majority of their systems are rated for 2,000 lbs such as the Erickson Horizontal E-Track part # E19148.
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  • Corrosion Concerns When Installing E-Track On Aluminum Trailer
  • I did some research online to find out what metals when in contact with each other promote corrosion. Surprisingly, zinc coated steel, like the E-Track Cargo Control track, part # E19148, and aluminum like your trailer would not promote corrosion nearly as fast as most metals when attached to one another per the nobility of metals chart I found online. As with any metals, the environment plays a major role in the corrosion between metals. If the materials are subjected to a lot of salt...
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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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  • Hardware For Installing E-Tracks on Marine Plywood Trailer Deck
  • Because of their versatility there isn't a specific type of wood screw that's recommended when installing the Erickson E-Tracks like # E19148. The screw length will depend on the thickness of your trailer deck but for thinner marine plywood I do recommend adding Backing Plates # BPEZ to reinforce the connection. I have attached a sample install video as well that you might also find helpful.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can E-Track be Installed on a Rubber Floor in a Toy Hauler
  • We do not have a video showing installation of E-track on a rubber floor but I have linked some videos that should help. basically you would need hardware that is long enough to go through the rubber floor to the wood or metal subfloor, through that and then into the support beams on the bottom of the trailer.
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  • Can E-Tracks Be Used to Secure Vehicles in Car Hauler
  • Yes, E-tracks are used quite a bit for car hauler applications like what you have so as long as you secure them well like the Erickson E-Track part # EM59150 you'd be fine. We have wheel straps too for E-Track like the part # 77314 which would work well. Each of these has a 1,166 lb capacity.
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  • Installing E-Track to Metal Floor of Car Hauler
  • There isn't a set rule, but I'd recommend bolting the e-track into place. The distance between fasteners will depend on the nature and structure of the floor of your trailer. If the metal floor has a sturdy wood backing, I'd attach the e track about every 6 inches or so, making sure that some of the fasteners are going into the frame members of the trailer if possible. Using backing plates like part # BPEZ would be a good idea, as well.
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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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  • How Does Etrailer Slot and Anchor Typically Install on Truck Tailgate
  • Sounds like you are talking about using a single E-Track slot like part # SLSB to instal the Erickson E-Track Tie Down Ring # 59131 in a tailgate application like the picture we recieved from a customer who did the same. There isn't an exact recommended way to accompolish this. It looks like the picture you referenced has a tailgate that has an internal panel that can be removed so that the customer could use nuts and bolts to hold the slot to the side of the tailgate. We don't have exactly...
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  • Can the E-Track Cargo Control # E19148 be Mounted at Different Heights
  • The E-Track can be mounted at any height that you need. I have attached a photo that was submitted by one of our customers with the tracks at different heights on his trailer for you to check out. For the best support, I recommend attaching the E-Tracks to as many frame supports as possible in the walls or on the floor. You may also be interested in the E-Track Plastic End Cap, # ET8730, to cover the metal edges at the ends of the tracks.
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  • Keeping Snow Out of E-Tracks on a Snowmobile Trailer and Corrosion Prevention
  • I think I have come up with a unique method that could potentially keep snow from getting into the e-tracks you have installed on your snowmobile trailer. What you could do is use an e-track strap, such as # SLLS28CER, and attach one end to the last slot in the track and the other to the opposite last slot in the track. If you then ratchet it down it should block most of the openings in the track. Otherwise, a tarp such as # EM57057 would cover everything up and it can be used for other...
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  • Using Erickson E-Track Components to Secure Jeep Wrangler to Steel Deck Trailer
  • Using the 5 Foot Long E-Tracks # E19148 along with the E-Track Tie-Down Kit # EM58523-09162 you referenced is a great way to secure your Jeep Wrangler to the steel deck trailer. I did reach out to my contact at Erickson just to get her thoughts on the setup and she said as long as you go through that steel deck to the cross members with the E-Track mounting hardware (which it sounds like you plan on doing) you won't have any issues with regards to safety. This will provide you with an extremely...
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  • Best Placement of E-Track in Enclosed Trailer for Holding Spare Tire Rack
  • A single spare tire mounted in your trailer will not have too much effect on tongue weight but if your application means installing multiple E-Track spare tire holders # RA-16HST then you will want to try to distribute the load evenly if possible. For reference I have linked our main page for E-Track supplies. If the choice is between increasing your tongue weight or placing the weight in the rear of the trailer, behind the rear axle, then I would go for installing them up front. When...
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  • Installing the E-Track Trailer Cargo Control on a 5th Wheel Toy Hauler with Rubber Flooring
  • I spoke with my contact at Erickson and she said the E-Track Cargo Management System, # E19148, can be mounted on the floor of your fifth wheel toy hauler with rubber flooring. You will want to make sure that when you are screwing the track to the floor that you are using screws long enough to penetrate through the rubber flooring and through the wooden floor underneath and into the support members under the floor. The rubber flooring is not strong enough to secure a load. I have attached...
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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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  • 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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  • What is the Correct Direction of Pull for the Erickson E-Track
  • You are correct. As you can see in the attached pictures you want to keep the tie down in the E-Track # E19148 in the same direction. Perpendicular pull is okay as long as you mean straight out from the track. The only time that you can really get away with using the strap to secure something that is not in line with the E-Track is when it is used in conjunction with E-Tracks and straps going the other way. As you can see in the linked review video that we shot we used straps in this...
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  • Is E-Track # E19148 Designed to be Flush Mounted
  • The E-Track part # E19148 that you referenced is not designed for a recess mount although if you wanted to come up with a way to do that you certainly could. 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. I attached a picture of the track installed as well as...
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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 # E19148 5-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. Wood screws will work better than self-tapping metal screws unless your...
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  • Mounting Erickson E-Tracks to 3/8 Inch Plywood or Vinyl Covered Walls
  • To mount Erickson E-Tracks like the 4 Foot Long # EM19147 that you are looking at you will want to use 1/4 inch diameter screws/bolts. The length is entirely dependent on the application but for 3/8 inch plywood I really recommend first securing the plywood to the trailer frame in as many points a possible (if not already done so). You can also remove plywood from the areas you plan on installing the E-Track and reinforce the back of the plywood with a mounting plate like # BPEZ. You...
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  • Recommended Hardware to Install Snap-Loc E-Track Tie Down to Aluminum Trailer Frame
  • Snap-Loc recommends using a 5/16 inch carriage bolt to install the e-track tie down. You will need bolts of sufficient length to go through the plywood and the aluminum frame members. Using galvanized hardware would be acceptable, but stainless would offer better corrosion resistance. The Snap-Loc tie down you referred to is constructed of stainless steel, so you should have little concern about the reaction between the fastener and the tie down if you went with the stainless hardware....
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  • Which Hooks to Work With Cargo Smart System to Hold Ladders and Chairs
  • I have the perfect solution for you! I would recommend using the Cargo Smart Extended Dual Arm Tool Hook # 3481708 for the folding chair and the Cargo Smart Large Flat Hook # 3481705 for your ladders. The Large Flat Hook has a usable length of 6-3/8", which should be sufficient to hold most ladders and both of these hooks have a capacity of 200-lbs and work well to hold up pretty much anything you would need to with your CargoSmart X-Track # 3481788.
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  • Will the E Track Spare Tire Carrier part # RA-16HST Fit Horizontal E-Track on Trailer Wall
  • The E Track Spare Tire Carrier part # RA-16HST that you referenced would be what you need. It will attach to horizontal E-track like what you have. I attached a picture of it being used in horizontal E-track on a trailer wall like yours.
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  • Horizontal or Vertical E-Track for the Floor of an Enclosed Trailer
  • For the floor of your enclosed trailer the most popular setup would be the horizontal E-tracks like part # E19148 which is a 5-foot section. Typically the vertical sections like part # E19146 are used on the walls of a trailer and not the floor.
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  • What is the Mounting Hole Size on E-Track
  • The mounting holes on the E-Track such as # E19148 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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  • Tire Tie Downs for E-Track in an Enclosed Trailer for a Sports Car
  • For your trailer the tracks have openings that go front to back. To secure vehicle tires you would need the openings to run left to right like # E19148. Then you could use # 77314 which has e-track fittings. But we can make it work by using a couple of tie downs, # E59143, and ratchet straps such as # EM34416. If a vehicle has smaller or larger tires you would just place the tie downs in the appropriate spots on the tracks. Vehicles that are wider or narrower may still work on the same...
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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Where to Install E-Tracks on Forest River Continental Cargo Tailwind Enclosed Trailer
  • Forest River, the maker of your Continental Cargo Tailwind enclosed trailer, produces many versions and sizes of the Tailwind enclosed cargo trailers and these can be equipped with any of several optional equipment packages for use with landscaping equipment, motorcycles, etc. However, based on my research all versions use the same 3/8-inch plywood and 16-inch-spaced supports in their construction. I suggest you check with Forest River using your trailer model and VIN number to...
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  • Using E-Track and # 59149 Wood Beam Sockets to Construct Shelves in Enclosed Trailer
  • The Erickson # 59149 Wood Beam Socket you mentioned is the only product of its type that we offer. We do not offer a socket that would hold the beam in the way you describe. If you ran short lengths of e-track like # EM59150 on the trailer side walls near the front wall of the trailer, you could use the sockets holding the 2x4s on end going across the front wall of the trailer, but we have nothing that would allow you to run them along the side walls of the trailer. Vertical E-track...
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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 5-foot # E19148 as well as 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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  • 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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  • Recommendations for Anchoring E-Track to a Ply-Wood Trailer Floor
  • It depends on how much load you will be applying to the track, what you are holding with it, and how the trailer frame is made. If you can get to the trailer frame, use nuts and bolts to attach through the floor and the metal trailer frame. If you are using it to secure an ATV or 4-wheeler, mount the track where the ATV tires will rest on it and the weight of the ATV will hold the track down. This way you would only need a handful of attachment points just to keep the track from sliding. If...
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  • Can Snap-Loc E-Track Tie-Down Anchor # SLSS Attach Directly to Aluminum
  • Yes, the Snap-Loc E-Track Tie-Down Anchor # SLSS can bolt directly to an aluminum trailer. Under conditions of moderate to mild humidity, contact between a galvanized surface and aluminum or stainless steel is unlikely to cause substantial incremental corrosion. However, under very humid conditions, the galvanized surface may require electrical isolation from the aluminum or stainless steel.
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  • Can I Use Erickson E-Chock Wheel Chocks In X-Track
  • Yes, The Erickson E-Chock Wheel Chocks part # EM09162-2 will fit into an X-Track like part # 3481770. Please let me know if this is not the style of rail you are referring to and I can help you further. If you are not referring to the X-Track style of rail then a photo of the x rail you are referring to will help.
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