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  • Where to Install E-Tracks in Enclosed Trailer Carrying Polaris ATV and Motorcycles
  • Since you will be using your E-Track system, part # E19148, for transporting more than one type of vehicle, you will want to try to find mounting locations that will work for all of them. The main consideration for deciding where to mount the E-Tracks is to select locations that provide access to structural components, such as wall studs and floor supports. These structural elements of your trailer will serve as the backbone of your E-Track system. It is important that the tracks mount...
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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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  • Ladder Rack Options for 2016 Toyota Tundra w/ Bed Rail System
  • We do have some ladder racks that are compatible with your Tundra that's equipped with the bed rail system. The most economical choice would be the # CG-902 from Pilot Automotive. which would require you to drill holes down through the top of the truck bed side in order to attach the rack to the truck bed. This rack has a 500 lb capacity. The next step up price wise is the Rola # 59799 T3 Truck Bed ladder rack. The rack system includes adapters that allows it to attach to the bed...
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  • Recessed E-Track Installation on Walls of an Enclosed Cargo Trailer
  • Installing the E-Track system to your enclosed trailers upright frame is a good idea for the strongest mounting location and cutting the plywood out to fit around the E-Track would not be an issue that I can see as long as the plywood sides have enough mounting locations left to secure it safely in the trailer and the Accessories for the E-Track can be installed in the track. As far as how much the stress the trailer frame can handle, you would need to contact your trailer manufacturer...
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  • How to Tie Down a Motorcycle in a 7x14 Foot Enclosed Trailer
  • If I were you I would go the route of using a wheel chock like our Rackem Wheel Chock # RA-17 and then use the E-tracks to tie down your bike by compressing the forks. The other method you described where you said you wanted to hang the bikes could possibly work but most likely if you were to hit bumps in the road your bike might bounce and become unattached and fall. The E-Track 2 inch D-Ring # E59143 would work well with a set of tie-downs like the Erickson Cargo Tie Downs # 05605....
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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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  • Using E-Track, Tie-Downs, and Wheel Chocks to Haul 2 Harley Davidson Motorcycles
  • If I were to haul to Harleys I would make it as safe as possible so a wheel chock would not be a bad idea. Using the E-track is also a good way to go because the track is so versatile. Using a steel plate for support is also the way to go. You have a good grasp on what needs to be done. For a wheel chock, you can use something like # RA-17. It accepts wheels up to 6.5 inches wide. Might I also suggest the motorcycle tie-down assist straps, # 06303. Using these straps on the handle bars...
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  • Properly Rated Tie Down Straps to Secure 5000 lb Tractor/Backhoe to Trailer
  • To determine the required capacity of the tie down straps used to secure a load, the working load limit of the straps should be considered. The Retractable Ratchet Straps you mention, # 34414 have a 1,333 lb working load limit. In order to properly secure your tractor, you would need to use 4 of the straps to secure the 5000 lb load, and even then, you only have a few hundred pounds of wiggle room. I would rather see you use straps with a higher capacity strap like the Erickson Ratchet...
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  • Recommended Way to Secure Vehicle to Enclosed Trailer
  • I would run a set of e-tracks down the length of the floor of your trailer like part # E19135 (8 foot section), and then use the wheel nets like part # EM58523 to secure the wheels of your cars to the tracks. Check out the install videos I attached as well.
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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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  • Recommended Tie Down Straps for BoxLink System on 2015 Ford F-150
  • With the BoxLink system on your 2015 Ford F-150, you have multiple options when it comes to tie down straps. You can attach directly to the BoxLink cleats or hook directly to the interface plate with a bungee cord, S-hook, or E-track fitting. I have attached a link to multiple options for tie downs. A couple popular options are the Erickson E-Track Strap with Ratchet, # EM59136, and Erickson Re-Tractable Ratchet Straps, # EM34415.
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  • E-Track Recommendations for Making a Queen Size Bed on Inside of Enclosed Trailer
  • The correct product to use to support the boards you plan on using to support the bed would be the E-Track Wood Beam Socket # 59149. Since you will want to have the 2 by 4s on edge to support the plywood, and the only way the # 59149 could be installed in this fashion is if the e-tracks are installed horizontally on your trailer walls. I would recommend using two etracks that will be on either side of the trailer interior walls running horizontally at the height that you want the bed...
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  • Erickson E-Track 8 Foot Installation on a Utility Trailer for Hauling a Golf Cart
  • To install the Erickson E-Track 8 foot section # E19135 on your trailer you can use rivets, screws, or weld it to the trailer. Since your trailer is aluminum, welding may not be an option since the E-Track is steel. I recommend using screws, or bolts and nuts, and backing plates like the Brophy # BPEZ. Another option that some of our other customers have done, is to use additional E-Track on the bottom of their trailer, and liked the option of having additional tie down locations. (Rob's...
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  • What is the Working Load Limit for the E-Track System
  • The working load limit for the E-Track system like the part # E19135 that you referenced is 6,000 lbs. There isn't a set method required for tightening a load to the E-Track. Basically you would want to use a properly rated strap for the weight of the item and use your discretion to secure it in whatever manner works best. For a way to secure a strap to the E-Track you would want the E-Track D-Ring part # E59143. Depending on how the E-Tracks were attached to the wall and the material...
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  • Anchoring E-Track to 3/8 Inch Plywood Side Walls of an Enclosed Cargo Trailer
  • Anchoring the E-Track Trailer Cargo Control, item # EM59150, is situational so there are no manufacturer recommendations. For your situation I would recommend securing the plywood to the trailer frame in as many points as possible. Before adding extra fasteners to secure the plywood I would remove the plywood from the areas that I plan on installing the E-Track and reinforce the back of the plywood with a mounting plate designed to work with the E-Track. If you take the time to make...
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  • How to Pick the Height for Installing E-Track on a Trailer Wall
  • The height of where you install the E-track will depend greatly on where it will work best for the cargo you plan to tow. Most people put it around half way up or lower. But once again that will just depend on where it will work the best for you. You might take the sections out into the trailer with the cargo you plan to carry and see where it would work the best.
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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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  • 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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  • Tie Downs and E-Track Recommendation for Securing a BMW K1200, ATV, and Dirt Bike on a Trailer
  • I would recommend using 2 sections of Horizontal E-Track, # E19148, down each side and 2 sections of Horizontal E-Track down the middle of your trailer, 6 sections in all, to give you as many tie down options as possible for securing all of your different toys. Your BMW K1200 sounds like the heaviest item you will need to tie down. I recommend using 2 packages of the Retractable Ratchet Straps, # 34414, along with 4 of the E-Track Tie-Off Rings, # 59131. Four tie down points are needed...
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  • How to Install E-Track Cargo Control on Plywood Floor in Cargo Van
  • Erickson E-Track Trailer Cargo Control tracks come in various lengths, such as the 5-foot horizontal track, part # E19148. We also offer a 2-foot length, part # EM59150, and a 8-foot length, part # E19135. To install them in your cargo van on its plywood floor you can use either galvanized or stainless steel nuts and bolts to avoid issues with rust. The plywood layer on the floor of your van by itself may not be strong enough to hold the E-Tracks. To be safe you need to find points...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to Attach an Erickson Vehicle Recovery Strap to Vehicles without Trailer Hitches or Tow Hooks
  • On the one vehicle you will need to find a solid connection point like a tow hook or the vehicle frame. The more centered this connection point, the better for the vehicle. You will pass one end of the Erickson Vehicle Recovery Strap, # EM59802, around the frame and use a Tow Strap Cinch Bone, like # BC-902, to hold it in place. You could also loop the strap through itself by pulling the other end all the way through the loop. Make a similar connection on the other vehicle. Make sure...
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  • What Size Fasteners Should be Used to Install E-Track Inside of a Box Truck
  • On the E-Track # E19148 the mounting holes are 1/4 inch in diameter so you will need to have fasteners that have a head larger than that, are long enough to go through where you are mounting the track, and are appropriate for the material you are mounting the E-Track to. You will not have to remove the plywood so long as the E-Track is attached to a reinforced part of the wall (frames, support structures, etc.). I have included a link to a video review for you. If you need a backing...
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  • Kayak Roof Attachments Compatible With Erickson Truck Bed Ladder Rack # EM07705
  • I reached out to Erickson and the ladder rack # EM07705 has crossbars that are 3-1/4 wide by 1-1/2 inches tall. That will make some Kayak carrier options unable to work and other still functional. The Rhino Rack Nautic Roof # RR571, the Thule Top Deck # TH881, and the Yakima EvenKeel # Y04052 will not be compatible. However, the Thule Glide and Set Rooftop Kayak Carrier System with Tie Downs # TH883 is compatible as well as Swagman says their Rincon # S65141 will work even if you...
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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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  • Ratchet Straps to Secure Zero Turn Mower to Trailer
  • The Erickson # EM34416 Ratchet Straps you mentioned would be ideal. Each strap has a 3300 lb break strength or a 1100 lb safe working load limit. When both straps are used at the same time, there's plenty of capacity for your 1400 lb mower. I've used a shorter version of these straps in the past to secure some PWC's to the trailer, and they worked perfectly. You'll want to make sure that a 10 foot length will be long enough. Load the mower on the trailer, and have a helper hold the...
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  • Best Way to Carry the Max Amount of Hay Bales in a Short Bed Truck
  • As someone who has thrown quite a bit of hay in his lifetime I can say that all you really need to transport a lot of hay is quality ratchet straps and proper stacking techniques. And for straps, all you really need is 2 of them. If you try an build a cage around the truck bed you will actually limit the amount of bales you can transport since having the overhang the bed rails a bit is the best way to maximize how many you can carry. Since you have a short bed what you will want to do...
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  • Single E-Track Anchor for E-Track Tie-Off Ring # 59131
  • In the picture, the customer is using the Erickson tie-off ring # 59131 with single E-track anchor, # SLSB. There is also a stainless model, # SLSS, and a zinc model, # SLSZ. If you want one you can paint yourself there is also an unfinished model, # SLSU. I have linked a couple of videos to the right for you. There are all kinds of E-track accessories that could be used in the anchors. I have also included a link with the accessories, anchors, and tracks for you.
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