How do you store ratchet straps with hooks?
How do you secure a loose end of a ratchet strap?
Why do my ratchet straps come loose?
Ratchet straps commonly come loose if the webbing has stretched under the movement of your load. As ratchet straps are always under tension, any disruption during transit such as potholes or speed bumps can contribute to your ratchet strap coming loose.
Should you twist ratchet straps?
Ratchet Straps Half Twist Quick Tip to Prevent Wind
When putting a half twist in the ratchet strap this reduces the flapping of the ratchet strap. Not only could this cause possible friction, but it could cause severe burns in your tie down webbing due to the amount of wind these straps endure during transportation.
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