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Erickson Manufacturing has been producing top quality tie downs and straps for over 25 years. Safety is the top priority at Erickson and all products are tested before they are authorized for retail.

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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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  • 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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  • Strap Recommendation for Use with Erickson Wheel Chock # EM09162-2
  • The strap I would recommend is the part # EM58523 with the Erickson E-Chock Wheel Chocks # EM09162-2 that you referenced. This strap attaches to the slots of the E-track like the chocks so it will install easily and work well.
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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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  • Recommended Cost Effective Truck Bed Ladder Rack for a 2017 Toyota Tacoma With Deck Rails
  • I do have a ladder rack that will work with the deck rail system on your 2017 Toyota Tacoma but the Erickson Truck Bed Ladder Rack part # EM07706 will only fit models without the deck rail system. For a system that is similar and compatible with your vehicle I recommend using the Rola Haul-Your-Might T3 Truck Bed Ladder Rack part # 59799 as this is the most cost effective ladder rack system we have for you. The Haul-Your-Might has a set of aerodynamic elliptical shaped load bars designed...
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  • Ratchet Straps that Won't Come Loose when Driving on Rough Roads
  • The mechanism would have to be triggered for the straps in Erickson Re-Tractable Ratchet Straps # 34414 to move. But with that said there is a better option for rough roads. The ShockStrap ratchet straps # 297-9RSDB are built with an in line shock that combats rough roads and keeps the strap tight and the load secure. I was skeptical at first but take a look at the video I have linked that demonstrates how it works.
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  • Comparing Darby Extend-A-Truck Load Extender and Erickson Big Bed Junior Load Extender
  • There aren't many differences at all between the Erickson load extender # EM07605 and the Darby version # DTA944. If it were me I would go with the Erickson and save some money. I strongly recommend using an substantial anti-rattle device when using a load extender like this because they do tend to move quite a bit. For an anti-rattle device I recommend # BX88224 because it reduces/eliminates movement vertically and horizontally. A dual hitch receiver is not recommended because it...
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  • Erickson E-Track Tie-Down Kit w/ Ratchet Straps # EM58523-09162 Recommendation for Car Hauler
  • For securing a vehicle to a trailer the Erickson E-Track Tie-Down Kit w/ Ratchet Straps # EM58523-09162 that you referenced is a great choice. It's very easy to use and works well. It also gives flexibility in how the vehicle will attach to the floor since the different slots can easily be selected. It will require you to install E-tracks on the floor of you trailer though like the # EM19147 for 4 foot long sections. For a backing plate to install on the bottom of the trailer we have the...
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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, Swagman says their Rincon # S65141 will work even if you need to purchase longer screws at a local hardware shop.
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  • E-Track Mounted Wheel Strap for Securing Vehicle to Trailer
  • Sounds like you are looking for something like the Erickson Adjustable Wheel Net part # 77314 which attaches to a section of E-track and holds a vehicle wheel securely. This is pretty similar to the Pack Em # PK-WTD that you referenced as well.
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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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  • How to Carry Kayaks on Roof of 2012 Ford F-250 Crew Cab While Towing Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • I think you have the right idea using a front mount hitch and the Erickson Big Bed Load Extender # EM07600-07601 on the front of your 2012 Ford F-250 Crew Cab. For a front mount hitch I suggest using the Draw-Tite # 65049. The hitch has a vertical load capacity of 500 pounds which will be plenty for your kayaks. I've attached an install video for you too. For a single crossbar roof rack you can use the Rhino-Rack Vortex consisting of: 59 inch Vortex Aero Crossbar # RRVA150B 2500...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Will Tie-Down Anchors Stop Water Getting in Stake Pockets in 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 With Tonneau Cover?
  • The Erickson Retractable Tie-Down Anchors for Truck Bed Stake Pockets # EM01003 will provide a type of seal to the stake pockets of your 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 but they are not designed to keep water out so I could not guarantee you that it will eliminate water into your truck bed. It should give you some relief from the water pouring in, however, as well as providing useful attachment points. There are also simple stake pocket covers, the TruXedo Stake Pocket Covers # TX1704210 which...
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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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  • What is the Difference Between a Tow/Recovery Strap and a Snatch Strap
  • The difference between the recovery and tow straps has to do with how the manufacturer designed it. Some of them have hooks instead of loops for the vehicles, some of them are retractable, and some of them use more chain than material. I have attached a link to our selection of straps that you can filter through to choose the best one for your towing needs. You will want to choose a strap that has the correct length and weight capacity for what you are trying to tow. Although some of...
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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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  • 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 # E19135. 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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  • Recommended Erickson E-Track System for Transporting Motorcycle in Enclosed Trailer
  • Installing the Erickson Horizontal E-Track # E19135 in your enclosed trailer is an excellent idea. Along with securing your motorcycle into place, the E-Tracks will provide great versatility to tie down various other cargo items in your trailer. For your motorcycle, I recommend installing the tracks on either side of the motorcycle to provide multiple tie-down points in order to keep it secure. Then you can use the Erickson E-Track Tie Down Rings # 59131 along with D-Ring Straps # E59143...
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  • Erickson Truck Bed Ladder Rack to Fit 2014 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab with Utili-Track & 6-ft Bed
  • The Erickson ladder rack confirmed to fit your 2014 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab with Utili-Track system and 6-ft bed is their part # EM07708. This and other options for your truck are shown on the linked page. The other rack you referenced # EM07705 only fits certain specific versions of the Frontier, just not your particular version. Drilling is required.
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  • Comparing Steel To Aluminum Folding Ramps
  • The Erickson Arched Loading Ramp Set - Tri-Fold - Steel - 72" Long x 9" Wide - 1,000 lbs # EM07435 or # EM07434 are not only lighter but because they are aluminum are corrosion resistant. The steel ramps like # EM07464 are powder coated, but may begin to rust if that powder coat is chipped. The tri-fold will make them easier to maneuver over the bi-folt, but both materials are strong and durable.
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  • Is there a Recommend Height from the Floor E-Track Should be Mounted in a Trailer
  • There isn't a specific height from the trailer floor recommended to mount the E-Track. My gut feeling is that if 3 feet is too low and 4 feet is too high then 3-1/2 feet might be perfect. Another option is to mount E-track pieces vertically along the walls of the trailer so you have more height adjustment (but less front to back adjustment). You would likely need at least 4 pieces of E-Track for this. You could use vertical E-Track # E19146. I have linked a video showing how we installed...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can a 12 x 16 Erickson Mesh Tarp be Used to Protect the Roof of a Class C RV
  • We do have the Erickson Mesh Tarp # EM57058 in a 12' x 16' version with part # EM57059. We actually do not manufacture the products on our site so if you were wanting to use the mesh tarp as a roof cover for your Class C RV this would be what you want to do. Although the mesh tarps will help to protect your roof I recommend going with a product that was made for covering the roof of an RV. Adco has storage covers as well as roof covers that have a Tyvek finish. This is the same company...
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