Enclosed Trailer Tie-Down Ring Placement

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8/19/2017 9:07 AM

Vitalheads -

I am buying a 5 x 10' enclosed trailer with a 30" v-nose. The package comes with 4 D-rings in the floor and I need to tell them where I want them placed.

Anybody have any advice on this?

Trailer will mostly haul 1 bike (and I may get the Risk Racing lockdown thing for it) but I'd like to be able to haul 3 or maybe 4 bikes on rare occasions. My kids are 3-1/2 and I will hopefully have some minis down the road.



8/19/2017 9:44 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/19/2017 9:46 AM

Can you not add extras? I would have them every foot or so down both sides and then have a row down the center. You can't ever have too many tie down points on a trailer, and it shouldn't cost much more, maybe a couple hundred dollars extra. Sounds like overkill, but I think you'll appreciate them when you go to haul something besides your bike(s).


8/19/2017 9:54 AM

Only 4, I'd just go with 'standard' spots - front corners & two front center. Then just add more as needed. Important part is make sure they're fastened to something solid and not just screwed to some thin flooring. On second thought maybe not 2 front & center but rather halfway back on the sides - overlooked it's only 5' wide.



8/19/2017 10:00 AM

I added extra to mine. With wheel chocks from Harbor Freight. Lay out every thing first. I even wheeled in the bikes to get an idea as to fit, placement...etc. Take careful measurements and double check to make sure you are mounting the D-rings into frame rails without hitting wire harnesses.


8/19/2017 10:04 AM

I agree with MudPup. Every trailer I have owned I ended up moving them around as I fit everything into it.


8/19/2017 10:13 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/19/2017 10:14 AM

One word: E track. Or is that two words?


8/19/2017 1:52 PM

My 6x12 Haulmark has one in each front corner, one in the front middle, and one on each side in the middle over the axle.Those are embedded flush into the floor and pivot up when in use. It also has some smaller rings on the walls in the middle


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8/19/2017 2:27 PM

As far out as possible so that the bike has as much stability as possible. The closer the straps are to the front wheel the more they move around.


8/19/2017 2:40 PM

This is how they tie them down in vans, if I ever get an enclosed trailer this is how I'm doing it. Only takes 1 strap to pull it against the wall but most use 2. and leaves room to walk.



8/20/2017 11:27 AM

Run e trac on each side and the middle for the length of the trailer. Then you can secure anything anywhere and it is smooth to step on barefooted. Move your anchors when and where needed. A couple turnbuckles from tractor supply and carabiners and you hook each foot peg with the open end of the tirnbuckle. Rasy and cheap


8/20/2017 11:48 AM

kopfjaeger wrote:

Run e trac on each side and the middle for the length of the trailer. Then you can secure anything anywhere and it is smooth ...more

^ this


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