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  • How to Install the CargoBuckle G3 Retractable, Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps to an Aluminum Trailer
  • We have a video review of the CargoBuckle G3 Retractable, Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps, # IMF18800, and I have linked it for you. Installation is straight forward. The straps have a mounting hole on the base and include nuts, bolts, and washers. All you will have to do is drill an appropriate sized hole where you wish to mount them and use the supplied hardware to attach to the frame. Regular hand tools, box wrenches and/or sockets, are all you will need to tighten them down. If the trailer...
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  • Will CargoBuckle G3 Cargo Tie-Down # IMF18804 Fit Trailer With 16 Inch On Center Floor Cross Member
  • I went out to the warehouse and measured the under floor load ring that is included in the CargoBuckle G3 Cargo Tie-Down, part # IMF18804, to give you an idea of the clearance needed to mount this tie-down to your trailer. This under floor load ring is the part that is used as a template to determine the clearance needed on your trailer. I am including a picture of the under floor load ring as it looks assembled with the tie-down. The overall length of the load ring is 10-3/8 inches...
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  • How to Operate the Strap Retraction Feature on CargoBuckle Retractable Ratchet Strap # IMF104933
  • The auto-retract function on the CargoBuckle Retractable Ratchet Strap # IMF104933 operates by lifting the orange handle to its upright position as shown in the linked video. If the strap will not retract when the handle is lifted then the unit may be damaged and requires replacement.
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  • Tie Down Recommendation for Securing Honda Goldwing Trike to Trailer
  • To secure your 1,200 lb Honda Goldwing Trike I would recommend you get two sets of the CargoBuckle Mini G3 Retractable Ratchet Straps # IMF103745-86 that you referenced. The combined capacity of 4 of these straps would work well for securing your trike to the trailer. These straps have a Safe working load limit (WLL) of 466 lbs and a max load rating of 1,400 lbs.
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  • Strapping Down Kayaks to Rhino Rack Kayak Carrier part # S510
  • The part # IMF13454BK is normally used for securing motorcycle handlebars without marring the finish of them. Basically the strap has a loop on each end. You would run the strap through the one end to create a slip knot to wrap around the handlebar or any other cargo. To carry kayaks with the Rhino-Rack J-Style Kayak Carrier # S510 you will need to strap down the kayaks front and back. We took several pictures of this rack with kayaks loaded on it and not all of them show the kayaks...
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  • Recommended Cargo Tie-Down Straps
  • We do have tie-down straps that are a bit longer and may work for you. I recommend the CargoBuckle Tie-Loops for Tie-Down Straps, part # IMF13454BK. These are 24 inches long and 1 inch wide and have a weight capacity of 1,200 lbs. These come with 2 in the package.
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  • Strap Recommendation for Securing Rear of Sea-Doo to Trailer
  • What you are looking for is a transom strap. We have the BoatBuckl Kwik Lok G2 Transom Tie Down Strap part # IMF13128 which is 2 feet when fully extended that would work well.
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  • Will the Door Close with the G3 Ratcheting Tie-Down out of the Housing
  • Yes, the door will lay back down in the closed position when the ratchet is out of the housing. The handle must be all the way forward for the door to close. I pulled the tie-down from our warehouse and made a short video for you showing how the door closes with the ratchet out of the housing.
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  • How Well Do Retractable Ratchet Straps Hold Up After Repeated Use in and around Salt Water
  • Like anything that sees a lot of activity in a salt water environment you would want to rinse the CargoBuckle straps # IMF18800 with fresh water afterwards to prolong the life of the straps. Also letting the straps dry prior to retracting them will make the ratcheting in/pulling the line out work better and last longer then trying to do so when wet. This is true for any ratchet strap. This little bit of maintenance will help to reach the maximum lifespan of a strap. Stainless steel is...
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  • Ratcheting Tie-Down Recommendation for Securing Honda Goldwing Trike
  • To secure your 1,200 lb Honda Goldwing Trike I would recommend you get two sets of the CargoBuckle Mini G3 Retractable Ratchet Straps # IMF103745-86 that you referenced. The combined capacity of 4 of these straps would work well for securing your trike to the D-rings of your trailer. I am assuming you have 4 D-rings for each corner of the trike. These straps have a Safe working load limit (WLL) of 466 lbs and a max load rating of 1,400 lbs.
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  • Mounting Locations for CargoBuckle Ratcheting Tie Downs # IMF18800
  • The CargoBuckle Ratcheting Tie Down Strap you mentioned, part # IMF104933 is meant for use in the slots of a TracRac truck ladder rack only. A Tie Down Strap like part # IMF18800 would be a better choice. The best mounting location will really depend on what you are carrying. Generally speaking, mounting one tie down at each corner of the bed would allow for the most flexibility. Each strap can safely handle a load of 1167 lbs, or 2334 lbs per pair.
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  • Motorcycle Tie-Down Recommendations for a 700 Pound Motorcycle and Pressure Treated Flat Bed
  • The CargoBuckle Mini G3 Retractable, Ratcheting Tie-Downs, # IMF103745-86, would work well to secure your 700 pound motorcycle. If at all possible, bolt the tie-downs to the metal part of the frame. If you have attach it to the wood bed, I recommend adding a steel backing plate on the underside of the wood for support. You could also add some D-rings, like # RR5K, which comes with a backing plate. You may also need adapter # IMF14086 to use with these D-rings. You could also use straps...
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  • Using CargoBuckle Part # IMF18800 Tie Down Straps with E-Track
  • You would need an e-track adapter, part # IMF14087 that would bolt onto the CargoBuckle tie-downs you already have. Two adapters are included, as well as the mounting hardware. The CargoBuckle tie downs that come with the adapters is part # IMF18800-87, if you should need more straps in the future.
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  • Size of the Bolts that are Included in the CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Tie-Down Straps
  • The bolts that come with the CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Tie-Down Straps are 7/16 of inch by 1-1/2 inches in length. I attached a review video for this system for you to check out also.
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  • Does the CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Tie-Down Strap # IMF18804 Swivel
  • The CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Tie-Down Strap # IMF18804 that you referenced does not have the ability to swivel when it is out of the housing. The best way to install this would be to be very strategic in the location and angle that you install it so as to minimize the possibility of being in a situation that would cause it to bind up. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out as well.
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  • Using CargoBuckles In Cargo Area Of Jeep To Secure Stacked Gear Cases
  • Based on what you described, I recommend the CargoBuckle Mini G3 Retractable Ratchet Straps - Bolt On - 1" x 6' - 466 lbs - Qty 2, # IMF103745. There are a couple options you have for mounting or not mounting these CargoBuckles. You may want the Mounting Brackets for CargoBuckle G3 Retractable, Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps - 2,500 lbs - Qty 2, # IMF16777 or the S-Hook Adapters for CargoBuckle Retractable, Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps - 2,500 lbs - Qty 2, # IMF14086. Without knowing the attachment...
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  • Recommended Retractable Ratchet Tie-Down Straps For Multiple Mount Applications
  • I have a couple options for you, however we don't have the specific 2 inch by 12 foot retractable strap you referenced. One option is the the Erickson Re-Tractable Ratchet Tie-Down Straps w/ S-Hooks - 1" x 15' - 400 lbs - Qty 2, # EM31325. This is a nice strap with vinyl coated S-hooks on either end. The retractable design keeps the excess strap from tangling or flapping in the wind. Another option is the Highland Retractable Ratchet Strap w/ Push Button Release - 2" x 10' -...
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  • Can CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Tie-Down Strap Pull In at an Angle
  • CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Tie-Down Strap # IMF18804 is going to behave like just about any ratchet strap. This means that if the strap is coming in at an angle the strap could fold over on itself. A slight angle may not be a problem but the higher the angle degree the more likely it will fold over. You may be interested in a the motorcycle assist straps, # 06303. These will allow you to secure a strap to the handle bars while avoiding damage that could occur from a coated hook...
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  • Weather Resistance of CargoBuckle Mini G3 Ratchet Straps
  • The CargoBuckle Mini G3 Ratchet Straps # IMF103745 are designed to be exposed to the elements. They have a plastic housing, zinc-coated spring, and corrosion-resistant body. We've had plenty of customers satisfied with the straps several years after their purchase.
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  • What is Minimum Securing Length for CargoBuckle Mini G3 Retractable Ratchet Straps # IMF103745-87
  • My contact at CargoBuckle said the minimum length of the Mini G3 Retractable Ratchet Straps # IMF103745-87 is 7 inches in length.
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  • Recommended Tie-Down Straps for Eagle Boat Trailer & 2015 Alumacraft Competitor 165 Sport
  • Trailer cargo control tie-down straps should always be selected based on their working load limit (WLL), which is one-third of their actual break strength. You never want to exceed a strap's safe WLL in any application. CargoBuckle Cargo Tie Downs # IMF103745 have a WLL of 466-lbs each. If one of these failed in your 2-strap set-up then I recommend adding more straps to better distribute the overall load. I recommend using four straps. You could use two sets of the Erickson Re-Tractable...
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  • Will CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Tie-Down Strap Work in an Enclosed Cargo Trailer
  • The CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Tie-Down Strap # IMF18804 would work beautifully in place of regular tie-down rings in your enclosed trailer. And since the strap retracts into the housing, you won't have to keep track of ratchet straps. This particular one is rated for 1,167 pounds working load limit and 3,500 pounds break strength. The strap is 2 inches wide and 6 feet long. I have included a link to a video review of this strap to the right.
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  • Can CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Straps # IMF18804 be Used for Cars
  • You can use the CargoBuckle G3 # IMF18804 on a vehicle, but you will need to use enough straps so that the combined WLL (working load limit) of all the straps used exceeds the weight of the car. Each individual # IMF18804 has a working load limit of 1,167 lbs. Four of the straps would be good for 4,668 lbs. It is recommended that the straps be used in multiples of two, so if the weight of the vehicle exceeds 4,668 lbs, you would add two more straps. To secure a vehicle, using a axle...
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  • Availability of a Tie Down System that Auto Tensions
  • If your motorcycle is tightened down properly there would be no need for a tie down system that would automatically tension itself. Also, there isn't a system available that is capable of doing this. If when you hit a bump your motorcycle is working itself loose that would indicate that it wasn't adequately secured. The part # IMF18804 would do an excellent job securing your motorcycle as long as you used them properly. I always had the best luck running a tie down to each handle...
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  • Tie Down Recommendation for a Harley Being Towed In a Trailer
  • If your motorcycle is tightened down properly there would be no need for a tie down system that would automatically tension itself. Also, there isn't a system available that is capable of doing this. If when you hit a bump your motorcycle is working itself loose that would indicate that it wasn't adequately secured. The part # IMF18804 would do an excellent job securing your motorcycle as long as you used them properly. I always had the best luck running a tie down to each handle bar...
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  • Ladder Rack Ratchet Strap Recommendation
  • If the ratchet straps designed specifically to fit ladder rack bars like the part # IMF18808 that you referenced won't attach properly to the bars of your ladder rack I would recommend you go with a ratchet strap with hooks on both ends like the # EM34410. This will give you plenty of flexibility to secure things to the ladder rack when compared to the straps that permanently mount to the rack. Check out the review video I attached as well
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  • Availability of Etrack Strap That Has One End that Attaches to Etrack and Hook on Other End
  • We carry the part # IMF18800-87 which comes with two ratchet straps that have one end that will connect to the etrack and the other end has a hook on it. I attached a review video for you to check out as well. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Ratchet or Buckle Straps to Secure Luggage to Commuter Train
  • We do not have straps that are specifically designed for your application, but my contact at Cargo Buckle recommended going with retractable ratchet straps like CargoBuckle Mini G3 Retractable Ratchet Straps # IMF18816. These have a break strength of 2000 lbs (also the amount of stress they can hold) and a safe working load limit of 667 lbs, to secure luggage. The ratchet straps you referenced, # IMF18810, will only work if you intend to secure them to a ladder rack system. They are...
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  • Can the CargoBuckle Retractable Ratchet Strap for Ladder Racks # IMF18808 be Mounted Upside Down
  • As long as you have enough clearance on your ladder rack, you shouldn't have any problems mounting the CargoBuckle Retractable Ratchet Strap for Ladder Racks, # IMF18808, opposite to what is shown in our video. Mounting part # IMF18808 upside down will have the strap going under the ladder rack and then back over to hook to the integrated bracket. Please keep in mind that depending on the style of your ladder rack, mounting in this way could make it a bit more difficult to load your cargo.
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  • What is the Difference Between CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Straps # IMF18800 and # IMF104933
  • CargoBuckle G3 Retractable Ratchet Tie-Down Straps # IMF18800 are designed to be bolt onto a surface using the included regular bolts and nuts. CargoBuckle Retractable Ratchet Straps # IMF104933 are designed to be used in the top channel of TracRac ladder rack crossbars using special bolts with square heads. I have included links to videos on both.
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