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    Harbor freight tire bonnets and E-track, very reasonable and secure
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dooner View Post
    I've contacted the dealer I bought mine from, to get 4 of the ratchet straps that Can-Am uses to ship these in the crates. They usually they just cut the straps when they un-crate at the dealer, and chuck 'em. Their gonna save me four of them for me to pick up. Hopefully they line-up closely to the D-rings in the hauler.
    That's what I use with my flat bed trailer. They work great. But, they didn't line up well in my toy hauler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WGTX View Post
    I like that setup. Mine has 9 of these and I still haven’t found a way to tie the X3 down that I really like yet. They are welded to the frame but it’s hard to get hooks into them. Attachment 236001
    Get some HD "S" hooks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megadesertdiesel View Post
    tie downs? I don't use any, just put car in park and shut the door. Never moves in my 36' Weekend warrior.
    Same here. I figure if I crash hard enough to make the car come out of the garage and into the living area, That's the least of my problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmesic View Post
    I would think you need to use a soft tie in those and leave it on there to hook to. Tim
    Correct, tried several different things with those with no luck ... finally settled on basically this:
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    I now use two Rhino 10k soft ties with one going to front and other to the rear as shown since those mounts are welded to frame have no worries. Then use my Mac's straps with their soft loops going through the front and rear arms. Its easy as have good access to the center mounts and it does not go move at all.
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    the "S" track is a little sleeker then "E" track. I like the track width to be set so that I use it as a line to pull into trailer and I also like parking on top of it as an added safety as it will never come up especially when the car is parked on it. Mine attaches to frame every 16", very solid. A set of fitted bonnets from mak's is worth it, I had mine built for 30" tires, but they easily fit the paddles that are taller and even friends 28 Stu's. The bonnets attach so fast, I seriously can load in minutes and don't have to crawl under my machine anymore. My only complaint is I need another set as i'm always hauling (2) full size machines in my new enclosed, maybe I should start charging a transporter fee to cover the cost of second set.
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    Any pics of the S track?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksand View Post
    Same here. I figure if I crash hard enough to make the car come out of the garage and into the living area, That's the least of my problems.
    Do you travel far?

    This seems insane to me.
    Driving 6+ hours with a toy hauler almost guarantees that I will encounter:
    Someone cutting me off, requiring heavy braking where things shift in camper
    Roads paved by moto-x enthusiasts (bumps, ripples, ruts, etc in pavement)
    Gusts of winds hitting 30+mph that cause a bit of sway
    Steep grades exceeding 6%

    Honestly, this is a HORRIBLE thing to recommend to anyone. Even humans wear seatbelts in a car... but 1500+lbs of heavy machinery... **** that, just leave it in the cardboard box.
    It's like some of you fail to realize that the structure of a toy hauler is barely better than an open trailer... and no idiot would do this on a trailer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m00s3 View Post
    Do you travel far?

    This seems insane to me.
    Driving 6+ hours with a toy hauler almost guarantees that I will encounter:
    Someone cutting me off, requiring heavy braking where things shift in camper
    Roads paved by moto-x enthusiasts (bumps, ripples, ruts, etc in pavement)
    Gusts of winds hitting 30+mph that cause a bit of sway
    Steep grades exceeding 6%

    Honestly, this is a HORRIBLE thing to recommend to anyone. Even humans wear seatbelts in a car... but 1500+lbs of heavy machinery... **** that, just leave it in the cardboard box.
    It's like some of you fail to realize that the structure of a toy hauler is barely better than an open trailer... and no idiot would do this on a trailer.
    No heavy braking! Trailer is around 20k loaded. There are NO fast stops. There is another 30 feet from the cars front wheels to the back of my truck, and a LOT of $hit in between. That, and I'm only 150 miles from glamis. For the record, I'm not recomending anything.

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