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E-track?

Anyone on here use E-track and wheel nets to secure their ATV to a wood decked utility trailer? Wondering if this would be a better way to go than ratchet straps. I have a 16ft trailer that hauls 2 Polaris Sportsman ATVs. Suggestions welcome.
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I'm surprised no one has responded... I'm not sure E-track or over the tire nets, are any better. Attach good HD straps to your machines frame, 2 on the front and 2 stronger ones in the rear and you are good to go.
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I don't use wheel nets just regular 2" ratcheting straps over the tires. Two go on sideways.
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I'm surprised no one has responded... I'm not sure E-track or over the tire nets, are any better. Attach good HD straps to your machines frame, 2 on the front and 2 stronger ones in the rear and you are good to go.
That is what I do now, but with this new trailer both times I had it out they came loose, granted my straps are over 8 years old. I think the problem is with the lead ATV as in order to attach the straps I have to go around the front of the tires to the side stake pockets. So I was looking for something different. Also looked at these Shock Straps, but of course the places that sell them closest to me don't have them on hand to look at.
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The way I have it set up, I've never had anything come loose. Straps go straight up and over, no angles. One suggestion, if you're running them sideways, put a strap over the seat. Nothing worse than getting to the destination without a seat.
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The way I have it set up, I've never had anything come loose. Straps go straight up and over, no angles. One suggestion, if you're running them sideways, put a strap over the seat. Nothing worse than getting to the destination without a seat.
If I decide on going with E-Track the ATVs would be loaded one in front of the other as they are now. It's a 16ft long trailer with rails and a ramp on the rear.

Actually my brother did that once. Left Black River Falls and got back home in IL missing his cargo box seat.

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Shockstrap’s are as advertised. You don’t need to see them first. They never loosen on their own. Just buy them, you won’t regret.
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Shockstrapís are as advertised. You donít need to see them first. They never loosen on their own. Just buy them, you wonít regret.
At $100+ for 4 and I would need 8, I am skeptical. I am not sure they will work from the front tow hook, wrapped around the tire to the side stake pocket. Probably be fine on the rest of the tie down spots I use.
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I've been debating this set up as well. I have an 18' trailer, and have 3 machines (including a RZR). The problem I have is the trailer gets used for so many things, and I haul so many different machines (sometimes have friend's machines) that I'm not sure if it feasable to set it up for a permanent layout.

I already have a set of nets to be sued on the RZR, and figured I would just use ratchet straps on the ATV tires.
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Shockstrap’s are as advertised. You don’t need to see them first. They never loosen on their own. Just buy them, you won’t regret.
At $100+ for 4 and I would need 8, I am skeptical. I am not sure they will work from the front tow hook, wrapped around the tire to the side stake pocket. Probably be fine on the rest of the tie down spots I use.
$100.00 compared to value of 2 Sportsman’s. Plus their quality. I’ve used other straps and they do loosen. Shockstrap’s never do. Maybe not for you, I don’t know, you had mentioned them and I’m just saying they are as advertised and no doubt hold without “any” worries. Good luck.
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