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Old 02 May 2014, 13:02   #11
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Lol love it one step up from tyre kicking. I guess a hollow sound meant summat. Or liquid would be

Excuse me sir are you attempting to steal some of our sea 😄👍

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Old 02 May 2014, 14:15   #12
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If you were bothered about where the straps were attached you wouldn't need more than a visual check.

That said, i may switch to Kerny's method for our tow north.

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Old 02 May 2014, 14:55   #13
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Originally Posted by Barrowboy View Post
I was pulled in by the Rozzers directly behind Clam and watched as some VOSA waller with a clipboard and hi-viz walked around his rig and tapped each trailer wheel/hub with a toffee hammer.
Buggers better not go round bashing my wheels with a bloody hammer, just had the things painted. Touch mine and I'll be giving them a bill

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Old 02 May 2014, 15:15   #14
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I also use webbing protective sheaving on mine where the straps wrap round the trailer etc.
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Old 02 May 2014, 18:18   #15
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I think the problem is not the rope hook but the ratchet strap. A ratchet strap is capable of exerting much more force on the hook than a rope, even with a couple of dollies tied in it. You can secure a light load onto a trailer with a ratchet strap & exceed the rating of the rope hook just by the tension on the strap. I.e. the ratchet strap puts more strain on the hook than the load. IMHO of course.
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