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Ratchet straps - Ties

Post by mikeyval on Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:23 pm

Hi all
Does anyone out there know where to obtain various size ratchet straps?
The sort I am looking for are for 
1) For securing the legs of table used in the awning when in transit.
2) For keeping the hook up cables neat and tidy and easier to handle when stowing for transit.
3) For securing the water filler hose ------ etc' etc' etc'
There must be some out there somewhere and I'm only looking for re-usable types
Plenty of ratchets straps are available but all too long
Thanks in advance
Mike
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Re: Ratchet straps - Ties

Post by Dutto on Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:42 pm

Hi there,

I got a set of these a few weeks ago.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000LFU06I/ref=pe_385721_37038051_TE_dp_1

Rated for 900kg and excellent quality.

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Re: Ratchet straps - Ties

Post by -mojo- on Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:23 pm

I've owned several of the cheap ratchet straps, and I was not impressed - the straps have very little resistance to UV, and mine degraded and fell apart in less than a year. The other problem with them is that it is far too easy to overtighten them and damage whatever you are trying to fix!

I'm another fan of the Velcro straps - expensive for what they are, but probably a neater solution than anything else I've come across.
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Re: Ratchet straps - Ties

Post by Dutto on Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:09 pm

-mojo- wrote:…………….. it is far too easy to overtighten them and damage whatever you are trying to fix!

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Hi there,

I agree wholeheartedly with mojo's comment …  wave 

… but on the positive side thousands of lorry drivers use them every day …  allthumbz  allthumbz 

… and if they were all that bad our roads would be littered with "stuff" that fell off the back of a lorry!!  think_smiley_46  think_smiley_46 

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Re: Ratchet straps - Ties

Post by snaprails on Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:45 pm

For the sort of use you describe I'd tend to use hook and loop cable tie (or as we call it, camper's friend ;-) )
http://www.lindy.co.uk/accessories-c9/cable-bridges-tidies-ties-clips-c1483/hook-loop-cable-tie-roll-5m-p6803 for instance. Cut to required length with ordinary scissors, reusable, non-damaging (we use it at work for securing optical fibre cables), and available in a range of widths. Because you wrap it onto itself it grips strongly but is easy to peel away to release.
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