Originally Posted by Nick Hearne
Jono if you read my post you will see that I use this as a back up for my winch on the trailer, not for the coupling, trailer to the car!
I was only pointing out what I believe to be a cheap & easy back up for the trailer winch.
This is a true story.
After having my rib for 6 months I suddenly realised that the only thing holding the rib to the trailer was the winch. So I made a small safety strap with a bit of rope and a stainless clip.
On the way back from my NEXT trip out (4 miles from home to water), I noticed the bow of the rib seemed to be bouncing slightly on the trailer. I stopped and on inspection.......You guessed it.... Winch strop had broken and rib had started to move back down the trailer only a few inches until the safety catch had become taught.
I have now renewed the winch strop and also use the bow rope as well!
I also use the additional cable that puts the trailer brakes on if it becomes detached from the car.