Suitable for light loads and be careful with ratchet straps
October 29, 2016
If you use the standard Tracrac aluminum sliding tie downs, and decide to use these, you may be disappointed. These tie downs are meant for light duty. The plastic loop is hollow and if you use a ratchet strap, you can break the loop off the base. So if you are transporting a surf board, or canoe and either don't use ratchet straps, or if you do, carefully tighten them, these will work. If you are transporting a bunch of 40' ladders, or a load of decking, don't use these - use the loop in the standard aluminum Tracrac sliding tie downs.
Pros:Lower cost that two sets of Tracrac aluminum sliding tie downs
Cons:The loops are hollow and can be broken when using ratchet straps