As Jeepers and off-roaders, many of us are familiar with how to tie things down, but does everyone do it correctly? We have all seen images of rigs improperly secured to trailers and even gear improperly secured to rigs, and unfortunately, some of us have seen the consequences of doing it wrong.
One of the most frequently asked questions we hear ALL THE TIME is in regards to crossing the straps when securing your load…so I’m just going to answer that question first…or rather I’m going to let Colin answer that:
I happen to tow a trailer a LOT…just over 45,000+ miles a year, and usually with some sort of Jeep or rig on the trailer, so when I head down the road, the last thing I want to worry about is my cargo coming off the trailer. Years ago, I did like a lot of folks do and would head over to the local Walmart or other big box discount store to purchase some cargo straps…you know the yellow $9.95 ratcheting tie downs that would usually get me by for 2-3 months before the material would fray or tear and the ratcheting mechanisms would freeze up and become a real pain to use…then I met Colin and Mac’s Tie Downs at Easter Jeep Safari in Moab Utah…almost 20 years ago!
Let’s just say, I no longer worry about how secure my precious Jeeps are while towing them back and forth across the country! As a bonus, this same company is all about educating the user on not only securing their gear correctly and safely, but also helping them do the job efficiently as possible.
They also make a variety of products to help you tie down your most valuable gear! Check them out on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@MacsCustomTieDowns or on their website https://www.macscustomtiedowns.com/
These are the straps I use:
The direct hooks attach directly to my trailer anchor rings and I can use the axle straps if the rig I’m securing doesn’t have axle tabs. Mac’s makes it easy to be SAFE!
Click the link to take a look at how fast, easy and secure life can be.