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    Trailering 2013 RXT-X

    Do you guys use the rear hooks or the ski\tube tow hook to strap your machines to your trailer?

    I've been using a ratchet strap through the tow hook and over both sides of my ski, but I noticed it's making the bumper rails curve inward where the strap is. Is it better to use the 2 rear u-bolts with 2 straps??


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    Use 2 straps and cross them on the lower 2 U bolts. Not too tight

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    i use 2 straps at the rear. one on each side snugged down.

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    I installed retractable ratchet straps on my trailer...

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    you definitely want to use rear straps and you definitely want to hook them to the rear hooks on the stern of the ski.. wrapping it over the top of the ski isn't good enough...
    I have had the front strap break on my winch and if it wasn't for the rear straps the ski would have been on the road!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tbranella View Post
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    you definitely want to use rear straps and you definitely want to hook them to the rear hooks on the stern of the ski.. wrapping it over the top of the ski isn't good enough...
    I have had the front strap break on my winch and if it wasn't for the rear straps the ski would have been on the road!
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    Quote Originally Posted by liquid chicken View Post
    i use 2 straps at the rear. one on each side snugged down.
    Snugged is sufficient, it doesn't need to be ratcheted down tight. it's just the keep the ass end from jumping off the trailer in the event of an evasive move of the tow vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquid chicken View Post
    i use 2 straps at the rear. one on each side snugged down.
    Snugged is sufficient, it doesn't need to be ratcheted down tight. it's just the keep the ass end from jumping off the trailer in the event of an evasive move. I saw a nice high dollar bass boat laying in the road with the transom tore all to heck from an evasive move. Even if he was only towing it a mile or two I bet he wished he would have taken the 2 minutes to lash it down.

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    here is a pic to give you a better idea. i dont care for these straps as they are really long but they work.

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    Cool thanks everyone!!!

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