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I use ratchet straps to hold my Wolff boxes and other stuff in the back of my Defender.

I have Cargo Rail on the floor with the straps sewn to the bits that fit into the cargo rail.

Again I've managed to knacker a ratchet...That generally means curring the stiching on the strap and having a new ratchet fitted.

SO ? ?

What if I took the ratchet off the strap and replaced it with Velcro ? Would the Velcro be strong enough ??

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Pretty sure if you use enough velcro you could secure anything to anything- my question would be how do you tension it down snugly like a ratchet strap?

Ah, I was assuming the velcro would be used to attach the ratchet so when they needed replacing no more sewing was required.

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mmgemini

how about cam straps? http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004ODP8YC/ref=asc_df_B004ODP8YC11113239?smid=A1EJNN7CY5N1PK&tag=googlecouk06-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22218&creativeASIN=B004ODP8YC

not connected to these just the first site google came up with

i use them for light loads on the works pick up and vans, Holding cement mixers, barrows, mowers, ladders, all sorts of stuff.

Mark

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mmgemini

how about cam straps? http://www.amazon.co...ASIN=B004ODP8YC

not connected to these just the first site google came up with

i use them for light loads on the works pick up and vans, Holding cement mixers, barrows, mowers, ladders, all sorts of stuff.

Mark

I had some of those. I don't like them....Sorry.....

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You could just use rope and a truckers hitch to apply tension. Nothing to wear out other than the rope so ideal for the middle of nowhere.

EDIT: I imagine you know exactly how to tie one but for anyone else having a look this is what I mean

from http://www.animatedk...ckers/index.php

Thats awful complicated, and certainly not what my lorry-driving friend uses! I'll see if I can get him to do a demonstration, trust me it ain't that complicated!

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There are a number of ways to make the top loop and once that is tied it doesn't need to be undone in Mikes application. The bit that is repeatedly undone is simplez :) I use the butterfly knot for the top loop which is easily tied just by wrapping the rope around your hand three times.

Although this video makes it look more complex

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Thats awful complicated, and certainly not what my lorry-driving friend uses! I'll see if I can get him to do a demonstration, trust me it ain't that complicated!

That is complicated.

Not like i was shown by a driver from Red House back in the 70's or by an ex partriot farmer from Staffordshire in the 90's, nice and simples.

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Mike there are some cool things in this months Leo that might be worth a look, nite ize camjam cord tighteners.

Dollying rope is ok and has its place ie tying straw and hay etc but I do like small ratchet straps but proper ones with metal hooks from the likes of theratchetshop.co.uk rather than thos cheap little ones with plasticy hooks.

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