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I've never seen the tri-spoke wheels on a Disco... different

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Jake doesn't fallow the traditions. He's also the only disco I saw with a Baja rack. I'm interested now.

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I've never seen the tri-spoke wheels on a Disco... different

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Yeah, not my favorite rover wheel by far but they are a lot lighter than the disco spare steel wheels I was running before. And the fact that they came as a full set of 5 wheels with pretty much new general grabber AT2's for $150 for the set i'm not going to complain too much..

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Another pelican-like alternative:
http://www.mcmelectr...roduct/22-24120

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so now that i have the rack on, how do you put an oztent up there with the part that divides the front and rear sections of the rack?

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Sawzall?

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Lol.. i cant cut it until its at least a week old.

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so now that i have the rack on, how do you put an oztent up there with the part that divides the front and rear sections of the rack?


Ah, well see, I don't have that crossbar on my Urban rack so I never really gave that any thought.

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Are there any special short tie downs you guys use?

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Are there any special short tie downs you guys use?


Now that I can help with. I've been using ROC straps on the bikes for ages, and I have both large and small versions I use to secure the Oztent to my rack.

http://www.rokstraps.com/

You can find them on Amazon.

I use the bike-style ones w/o hooks. Just loop them around the rack tubes and back through themselves then pull tight. I've never had one come loose or break, and I've been using them for maybe 10 years.

Edited by DHappel, 26 January 2015 - 07:57 PM.

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All of their products have Stretch in the names. The straps look like typical poly straps, but do they actually stretch? Obviously stretchy material isn't what you want for load lashing.

I have a pair of 6' self retracting ratchet straps. They work well, but they have 2 issues. First, which isn't too big of a deal, they are bulkier than the pass through style straps. Second is that the opening for the hook is a tad skinnier than one inch. Of course the SD (Safety Devices) rack uses one inch tubing. I have cinched them on the rack, and they've always worked, but there's not enough contact to make them my "go to" straps.

Yesterday, I bought a four pack of 400 lbs. ratchet straps for $10 at Lowes. They are for the ARB fridge once the cargo shelf is rebuilt after Shaver. Assuming the hooks fit your rack, I'd just dedicate a pair of straps like those and cut them to the length you need. Burn the ends so they don't fray and call ir done.

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Yes, they all have some stretch but I've used them on the truck and bikes with good success. They really work well. Basically they're a lashing strap with a short stretchy section built in. I've got tons of different size ratchet straps as well as bungee straps of all sorts and keep some in the Rover as well as Hello Kitty but I've still found the ROC straps extremely useful. I've hauled my RV4 with 4 ROC straps with no problems. Never moved an inch. Much more telling, I've hauled lots of weird things on the rear seat of the bike(s) and never lost anything. And on the bike there's no way to carry and use a regular ratchet strap.

A similar product from Frontrunner is called the 'strachit'
http://www.frontrunn...ml#.VMcqvZw5Cpo

Edited by DHappel, 26 January 2015 - 10:15 PM.

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What is the design reason behind the slot stretchy section? Seems to me once you pull tight the stretchy part would be maxed out and the strap is holding the load at that point no?

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Since these don't have a ratchet to crank down on, the stretchy part seems to let you better pull it tight and it will sort of self-adjust to shifting loads. It does however limit the ultimate amount you can tighten it down, unlike a ratchet strap where you can just keep cranking.

I suppose they are in between a ratchet and a bungee.

They really aren't the end-all of straps for a truck; like I said I first started using them on my bikes. There I can attach them on all sorts of things where a steel hook wouldn't work well and the flat design keeps them from rolling.

So they aren't as heavy duty as a ratchet strap but are quite convenient, will hook on places where a regular steel hook won't, and don't scratch painted surfaces. Think of them as another tool in the lashing toolbox; sort of like a soft shackle vs a regular D shackle. They seem sort of silly at first, but I really started to like them after having had them a bit.

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I really like the idea, seems simple. Certainly strong enough to secure the ARB fridge or the camp chairs and such on the rack... Not sure if the right tool for securing cargo boxes up top but good for soft stuff. Also like the mounts. The hooks on my ratchet straps are just a bit too small for the SD rails so I end up looping the ends like this anyway. On the other end these could go anywhere through the chicken coop flooring... Will have to check one out when I see you...

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I am late here, as usual.... I have the pelican cases (1650s) and I am getting the EO2 lock down system soon. I like the ROK straps that Don talks about, have some of them, but also I like the regular ratchet straps that Tulsa Chain sells, they have a nice 8" one that is very strong and works perfect for my pelican cases - I strap two up there and those cases are down there for a hurricane!!! In addition, you can barely see them.
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Hey David, may I have a look at your rok straps? I'm curious to see how they work... Are you headed to Shaver?

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Well Tom, if you'd come up to Shaver yourself I'd let you see mine.

wait, that sounds wrong....

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Ha, I know whatcha mean ;)

Your at Shaver and David is up the street. Besides, I could checkout the fancy tire carrier I person ;)

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