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Hauling a McD 10-20


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Old 11-29-2018, 02:46:27 PM
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Going to haul a 10-20 half way across the country. So, should I get some tie down chains with binders or are heavy straps enough for that trip? Anyone have any good pics of their's strapped or chained down?


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Default Re: Hauling a McD 10-20

I am sure there will be people who chime in shortly to give their thoughts on your specific question. But, in the meantime, here is a great thread on hauling that many people have contributed to over the years.
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you can read through the laws of every state but I can tell you that if you chain and binder at four points you cant go wrong, wire the binder handles and check now and then. Make sure your breakaway battery system is up to snuff, that's the second thing the dot looks for after lights and secured loads. I am kind of a stickler about wheel bearings and tires, because I have worked at a trailer repair shop beside the interstate and have seen many a sad customer with a ruined axle and a lengthened trip.
Straps are okay for holding down items, for holding laterally you want chains. Not saying that you will have to go through dot checks, just saying we have one local guy that focuses on gooseneck and bumper hitch trailers exclusively, and practically every time he follows one in here its for the breakaway system, usually dead batteries or connections. Last month I brought my trailer in for all new brakes, breakaway battery system and wiring repair, and grease packed the wheel bearings. Seems like if my trailer isn't legal there is a dot man on every mile marker, since I went through my trailer I haven't seen ONE and now im completely legal.
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I am also going to be looking for a set of cutoffs so that I can run rubber on it when needed.
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I agree with Russ. 4 chains and binders are always the safest way to tie down to a trailer. That is called a 4 point tie and officers usually don't bother you if they see that. What they will question and stop a person for are straps being used on the tying down of heavier equipment, although I see it quite often. The 2'' straps can be used on material and lighter equipment (such as a garden tractor) but you better use chains and binders on the heavier stuff. The law says that the working load limits (on your chains and binders) must be 50 percent of the cargo. I drive a semi and transport equipment, so this is like a daily grind for me. Be safe to yourself, others on the road, your equipment and enjoy the ride!
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rated chain and binders and make sure your hard hook points are strong enuff…..
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I am also going to be looking for a set of cutoffs so that I can run rubber on it when needed.
That wont be hard to find, get us some pictures when you can.
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Well, with winter, I wont be picking up for a few months. But money has changed hands and the gent does not mind keeping it stored till I get there.
Here is a pic.



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Well, with winter, I wont be picking up for a few months. But money has changed hands and the gent does not mind keeping it stored till I get there.
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If you could, ask the owner where he got the radiator curtain, someone was selling those years ago, I bought one for my regular and hadn't seen him advertise since, they were really good and I would like to buy some more.
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He says that it was on it when he bought it. He has no clues as to where the person that he bought it from, got it. I do have the previous owner's contact info. I may do some digging.


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