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    Securing ranger to trailer setup critique

    Before I start bolting the hardware down like to get a bit of feed back. Hate doing something twice because I had a brain fart.
    The front is being secured with Erickson chock and straps. The rear is being done with etrack and 1k working load straps with the straps being secured to the ranger with quick links
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    Quote Originally Posted by summermn View Post
    Before I start bolting the hardware down like to get a bit of feed back. Hate doing something twice because I had a brain fart.
    The front is being secured with Erickson chock and straps. The rear is being done with etrack and 1k working load straps with the straps being secured to the ranger with quick links
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    I think that you need :
    A. To get a 1/4" metal piece from under the wood in the rear and there is a heavy duty 2" (thicker) E-track with 3" bolts and nuts.
    B. Definitely 2" E-track heavier duty straps to the floor.
    But that's only my opinion

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    Yes on steel under the wood. 1 1/2 inch angle iron
    The rear straps are work rated at 1000lbs each with breaking at 3000 with a pair they should yield 6000 lb breaking and no open hooks with this setup to come off if the straps get loose.
    The Erickson wheel chocks with straps are rated for 1500lbs for the pair exceeding the 900xp's weight.
    The biggest hurdle I have found is that with the engine behind the seat getting 300 or so lbs on the trailer tongue to give the Xterra some rear grip
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    I tow with an Xterra as well. I hear where you are coming from. I tow about 300 miles or more nearly every weekend to attend shoots.

    I went with a heavy duty E-track the length of the trailer with Erikson e-track chocks to allow me to fine tune placement of the ranger on the trailer ( I put a loaded 60 qt pelican cooler in the bed of the ranger one day - that was an interesting ride.)
    I use the Erikson tire straps on all 4 tires. Trailer is still usable for other things this way.

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    The ranger doesn't crush the e-track whatsoever? I know its fairly sturdy stuff but curious if the constant riding over it will cause it to crush.
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    Reese etrack that I got is 12 gauge. The ranger is under 1500lbs and if tire is only 400 pounds per thats not that much. Probably more if you walk on it. I have seen similar setups with the tires straddling the track and using just strapping into etrack rings

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    Nissan Xterra? You must be kidding... Have fun changing those spark plugs dude! Hey, trailer setup looks good. Especially with the steel plate underside.
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    Looks like a good setup ...I get what your saying on the rear strap strength and they will be fine for securing the ranger on the road......but I would want bigger straps. Those are what will stop it from coming thru the back of your vehicle should you be in a wreck....get those big pretty yellow straps for safety...they're not expensive

    That's why the steel backing plate and bigger straps.

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    I don't have a E track on either of my trailers which are aluminum. The deck is wood on both. So I put heavy recessed flip up D rings bolted to the deck and then I welded some short lengths like 4" long x 1/4" thick aluminum angle vertical along the flat sides of the trailer. So if the tiedown point doesn't fall on the D ring it will hit the angle tie down point. When I'm driving I never want to second guess myself "is the load secure". No I want to drive like hell and know the load is before I leave. I use a lot of straps and don't have to guess or wonder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rangerwhit View Post
    Nissan Xterra? You must be kidding... Have fun changing those spark plugs dude! Hey, trailer setup looks good. Especially with the steel plate underside.
    Already have changed the plugs along with a new radiator to prevent the milkshake of death. Job was not bad with help of a forum that had good tips on just partially removing intake. Afternoon with a 6 pack. Main reason I ended up with the X was dealer was screwing over the owner on getting the 90k all fluid change and plugs. $1800

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