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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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  • Waterproof Cover for Utility Trailer
  • For a waterproof cover on your utility trailer, I recommend the Erickson Heavy-Duty Silver Tarp, 14 x 14 Weave - 8' x 10' # EM57021. If you are looking for a storage cover, then I recommend the Adco Cover for Pop-Up Camper - Tyvek - 12' Long # 290-22892. This is designed for a camper, so I recommend putting something in your trailer to help the top sit level so there is no puddling if you go this route. This will have waterproof roof and sides, but will also have breathability.
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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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  • Ramp Recommendation for Loading Golf Cart into Truck Bed
  • For most golf carts you want to go with a 1,000 lb capacity loading ramp. I would however recommend the Erickson Arched Ramps part # EM07486 as they have a 3,000 lb capacity, an aluminum construction which will make them lightweight, and straps that attach the ramps to the truck.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 2,000 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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  • 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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  • Recommendations to Tie Down Various Vehicles on Car Hauler
  • To secure vehicles in your 16 foot car hauler, I recommend using the Erickson Adjustable Ratcheting Wheel Net w/ Hooks # EM58522. These will fit 14 inch to 29 inch tires and includes 2 inch cam buckles to allow the webbing to be shortened or legnthened. These have an individual safe working load limit of 3,333 pounds - so when used on all four tires, they will have more than enough capacity for the maximum 5,000 pound car you are hauling. You can then install the Brophy D-Ring Tie Down...
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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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  • Compatibility of Pickup Truck Ladder Racks with Tonneau Covers
  • Tonneau covers and ladder racks can be compatible with each other when they do not use the same mounting points on the truck bed rails. Both tonneau covers and ladder racks can mount either inside the bed rails or on top of them. As an example, the TracRac SR sliding ladder racks like # TH43002XT-501 mount on top of the bed rails so they will work with tonneau covers like Tonno Pro soft roll-up cover # TPLR-3080 which installs inside the bed rails. Please feel free to email me back...
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  • What Ladder Racks Will Work With The Utili-Track System On A 2013 Nissan Frontier
  • I am assuming you are referring to a ladder rack for your 2013 Nissan Frontier, if this is the case then we do have several options that work with the factory Utili-Track System. I recommend using the Erickson Truck Bed Ladder Rack part # EM07705 as this is one of our most popular ladder rack systems. Capable of weight capacities up to 800 lbs The Erickson Ladder rack has bed rail attaches that do not interfere with the Utili-Track's in addition to being adjustable to allow for different...
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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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  • How to Secure Erickson Vehicle Recovery Strap to Pull a Vehicle From a Ditch
  • On the vehicle that is in the ditch, 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 in the ditch. You will pass one end of the Recovery Strap, # EM59600, around the frame and use a Tow Strap Cinch Bone, like # BC-902, to hold it in place. See the second picture on the product page for the strap for a visual what this will look like. You could also loop the strap through itself by...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • E-Track and Motorcycle Wheel Chock Recommendation for Securing Motorcycle to Trailer
  • That sounds like a great plan, the E-Track part # E19148 will provide a great tie-down point for securing the motorcycles. Since this part number is for a 5 foot section you would be better off getting an 8 foot section like part # E19135, and then trimming it down to the right size. For tie-down rings you would want the # 59131 and then for a wheel chock I would recommend the # MT70075 because of how well it secures motorcycle and how easy it is to use. Check out the review video I...
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  • Can 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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  • Comparing O-Track Cargo Control System And L-Track System
  • I did some research and found that the Erickson O-Track Cargo Control System like part # EM59133 is very similar to the L-Track systems you referenced. The Erickson O-Track is 18 inches long and includes 2 Spring-loaded O-ring clips and mounting hardware. These can be mounted on a wall or on the floor giving you versatility for securing cargo. I have attached a photo that shows what the weight capacities of the clips are when installed. I have attached a product review video for the...
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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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  • How Should I Mount My E-Track Trailer Cargo Control for Securing Generators and Air Compressors
  • You can mount the E-Track Trailer Cargo Control, # EM59150, using either wood screws or by using bolts with washers and nuts if you like. There is no recommended way to mount the E-Track, installation can be done a variety of ways and is at the discretion of the installer. I personally would use nuts and bolts with washers, as long as getting to the back of the plywood would be possible. If it would be too much of a chore to use nuts, bolts, and washers I think that if you put a wood...
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  • Can self-Tapping Screws Be Used To Install E-Track In Toy Hauler With No Under Bed Access
  • If you are using self-tapping screws and attaching the part # E19135 8-foot rails to metal, you would be okay. If you are installing this into wood I would recommend making sure you have the right size fasteners for the 1/4 inch mounting holes, and that you have at least 3/4 inch depth for the screws to be fastened to. You should also use as many mounting holes as possible to attain the maximum strength needed. If you need end caps to cover the edge of the E-track on the floor of...
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  • What Capacity of Strap Should be Used to Secure a Motorcycle That Weighs 850 lbs
  • The load capacity that you will want to take into consideration when choosing a strap is the safe working load limit of the strap. The Erickson Ratcheting Motorcycle Tie-Down Straps, # EM05710, has a working load limit of 400 lbs each. For your situation I would recommend the Erickson Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps, # EM31352. This includes four straps that have a safe working load limit of 500 lbs each. Keep in mind that if you have to wrap the strap around an edge of the trailer, then...
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