Yes, they can come loose. I have had this happen a few times but it was only with the low quality straps I was using. Haven't had a problem since I got some good straps. I still check them every stop. I he-man them down now so the suspension is pretty much fully compressed.Tire bonnets are the way to go. If you tie it to the frame, the suspension still can compress when hitting bumps. This can cause the straps to come loose or snap. Hey, we've all done it though.
Ran etrak on my trailer. It's best to tie the tires down straight in front and behind.
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Well, for starters, this is a very situationally dependent topic. Can you tell us what type and size trailer you have? Pictures are even better. If you have an enclosed trailer, for example, you would not be tying down the same way as with an open mesh trailer with short walls, and that would also be different than an open flat deck trailer. I personally tow with a deck over trailer right now, but have towed with them all. With a deck over, I do not have any walls at all, and I have a rail around the entire perimeter to tie straps to. It is also a 7x12, so i center the machine and have plenty of room to run straps without it being to close to the edge. I run 4 straps total, two in front and two in back. The back ones are hooked to the frame at the hitch, and pulled out away from each other. The fronts are hooked to the frame behind the winch, also pulling to opposite sides of the trailer from each other. This way, once tightened, the machine can go absolutely nowhere unless a strap breaks completely. I am not worried about compressing suspension, because I am positioning the machine horizontally so far out that it won't matter if the machine bounces off the trailer 2 inches high, it still isn't coming loose or falling off. Now, this cannot be done with garbage walmart or home depot straps, I use real shipping straps, they run anywhere from 15-30$ each. I cannot remember the load rating off the top of my head, but it is very high. It is 2" wide commercial webbing, not going anywhere lol. I don't have any good pictures of it tied down, but here is the day I bought it.How about some tips on trailering. How do you tie them down ? What have you tried ?
pictures My strap broke today on the front that held it in place, luckily I had two safety straps on the bumper.
It made it home nice and safe.