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Review: Rhino Tie Down Straps

a friggin waste of good money.


the straps are great, but the hooks could be better,
they do not have a clip spring to keep them hooked in the eyebolts on the floor. I hook the strap to the eyebolt, go to hook up the ratchet, and the bottom hook has dropped out of the eyebolt.

The Ratchet Handle setup is a piece of junk..... The little slide latches have a very small light weight spring that just barely extends past the side of the ratchet handle, and it falls out of place, leaving the latch slide setting crooked.

I paid "good money" to get something better than the crap from HF....
but Rhino Brand is a looser, stay away from them.

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I had purchased a good set from Tractor Supply Co. and they were made well and it was a set of 4 for a little over $30.00. I gave them to the buyer of my SilverWing when I sold it, I managed to find 3 out of 4 at the time.


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Ankra straps are good, have some I used for many years, never had one slip, fray or any other problem & there is no way you will bend the hooks. The cheap imitations not so much. They are harder to use than a ratchet strap in a tight spot maybe.

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I found the ones I bought from Tractor Supply, they went up in price. https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...0-lb-pack-of-4 These were being used to secure a GL650I SilverWing.
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Yep, , the Tractor Supply tie-downs are great. Strong ratchets, hooks, and straps. I use mine all the time.
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a friggin waste of good money.


the straps are great, but the hooks could be better,
they do not have a clip spring to keep them hooked in the eyebolts on the floor. I hook the strap to the eyebolt, go to hook up the ratchet, and the bottom hook has dropped out of the eyebolt.

The Ratchet Handle setup is a piece of junk..... The little slide latches have a very small light weight spring that just barely extends past the side of the ratchet handle, and it falls out of place, leaving the latch slide setting crooked.

I paid "good money" to get something better than the crap from HF....
but Rhino Brand is a looser, stay away from them.
Do you have a link to the ones you bought John? These look pretty good, have the clip on the hooks and get excellent reviews.



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I have a set of 1700lb straps, well I still have 3 of them after 1 broke. I bought replacements at tractor supply Heavy Duty Straps when I bought them they were in a 2 pack. I would rather have too much strap than not enough.

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Do you have a link to the ones you bought John? These look pretty good, have the clip on the hooks and get excellent reviews.
https://www.amazon.com/USA-Ratchet-S...70_&dpSrc=srch



I think that is the same ones that I bought.


The springs on the hooks at the end, disappeared the first time I used them.


The spring clips used to hold the latch in the ratchet itself is not long enough to stay in the frame, and the sliding latch that stops the pawl from turning, is also too narrow to stay within the ratchet frame.



Both spring and the slides go sideways, falling out of the Ratchet frame and becomes useless. I will go take a picture later and attach it here.

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Trash cans, light stuff, I use the cheap tie downs.

Important or heavier stuff, bikes,etc... then I use the better ones and use cheaper ones in back-up roles.

I also have some fire hose given me years ago short sections slide hook & strap through, use around sharp objects / corners / etc.












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