Thread: SHO Bashing about on trailer!
04-07-2010, 10:12 AM #1
SHO Bashing about on trailer!
I drove last night 170miles towing my ski and all the way back on out lovely british SMOOTH roads the skit was banging about and making hell of a racket.... its on a roller coaster bramber trailer.... i checked all the straps and they were tight and i even pulled over to recheck... but when i got home the rear one that goes through the rear eyes was loose and had not been undone...
what i cant see is how it come loose and also if it would of caused any damage.. the hull dont look marked..
any ideas and shall i get it looked at?
04-07-2010, 11:00 AM #2
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- near Toronto, Canada
Post some full size pictures of your trailer, and how you are strapping it down.
Perhaps the trailer is flexing and working the straps loose.
04-07-2010, 11:04 AM #3
are these the pull type straps or ratchet straps
04-07-2010, 11:04 AM #4
If its a single trailer and your driving faster than 65+ sometimes trailer and ski bump up and down... and for a 170 mile trip, it might wear the strap and loosen it up a bit. Post some pic's.
04-07-2010, 11:06 AM #5
04-07-2010, 11:13 AM #6
04-07-2010, 11:18 AM #7
The pull type straps always loosen up. I use these from Westmarine. The 2' ones are perfect length on my SHO. They have a rubber sheath on the back of the buckle to prevent it from marking the hull & a velcro strap that prevents it from opening on rough roads. I've put 1000's of miles with these on the trailer & never had them get loose.
http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...tial/0/0?N=377 710 1893&Ne=0&Ntt=Trailer Tie Downs&Ntx=mode matchallpartial&page=CategoryDisplayLevel1&isLToke nURL=true&storeNum=395&subdeptNum=855&classNum=855
04-07-2010, 11:23 AM #8
not the best pics as the ski just been washed down with my wet gear and in garage drying out but anyway shopuld be able to see from them....and yeah they are ratchet straps
04-07-2010, 11:24 AM #9
was that strap that got loose causing the ski to bounce
04-07-2010, 11:29 AM #10
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