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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.


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8/19/2017 9:44 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).

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ns503 ns503
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.


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MudPup545 MudPup545
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.

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Hut Hut
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.

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wfopete wfopete
8/19/2017 10:13 AM

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

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kevingent55 kevingent55
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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nascarnate326 nascarnate326
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.

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Zesiger 112 Zesiger 112
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.


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kopfjaeger kopfjaeger
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

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dkg dkg
8/20/2017 11:48 AM
kopfjaeger wrote:

Run e trac on each side ...more

^ this

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