Tie Down Belt without hooks

Submitted: Tuesday, Oct 07, 2014 at 12:37
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I am on the search for tie down belts without hooks, but unfortunately it seems there is no shop that sells them. Tried all kind of different hardware stores.

I want to tie down my cargo on my roof rack, but the hooks are always scratching somewhere. Back in Europe you can buy tie down belts with ratchet without hooks - is there something I am not aware of or have I just been unlucky at finding this product?
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Oct 07, 2014 at 13:46

Tuesday, Oct 07, 2014 at 13:46
Try Supercheap, PGU.

I bought some ratchet straps there, sans hooks, and they are just a 2M strap and a ratchet on one end. They weren't what I needed at the time, but will be handy later on. Might need to check carefully, as the packaged items don't always show the details, especially if one has a "man look". :-)

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Reply By: Ozrover - Tuesday, Oct 07, 2014 at 13:54

Tuesday, Oct 07, 2014 at 13:54
Suprercheat have them.

I've got 1/2 dozen of them, use them to strap stuff, MaxTrax etc. to the roof rack as well as strapping down the 200l diesel tank into the tray of the ute.

Ratchet on one end, 2 - 3 meter long, blue in colour.
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Reply By: Top End Az - Tuesday, Oct 07, 2014 at 14:18

Tuesday, Oct 07, 2014 at 14:18
You can buy cam buckle straps. Available at Bunnings and other hardware stores. Pretty cheap. Come in different lengths. I've travelled all over Oz with them securing goods on the roof.
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Reply By: Les PK Ranger - Tuesday, Oct 07, 2014 at 18:32

Tuesday, Oct 07, 2014 at 18:32
Yeah, Supercheap have the ratchet style straps in single piece, no hooks.
You just wrap around your load and tighten up, unlike the 2 piece ones with the hook either end.
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Reply By: KenD - Wednesday, Oct 08, 2014 at 01:10

Wednesday, Oct 08, 2014 at 01:10
Try Andy Strapz. They are flat elastic straps about 6cm wide with velcro attachment.
I've carted stuff, including a 14ft folding boat, around the place attached to roof bars or roof racks using these and they're very effective. Once the straps are in place under tension the velcro strips have to slide across each other to come undone. They don't.

Designed mainly for motorbikes, they work well for 4 wheels too.

Try this link www.andystrapz.com/
or simply Google andy strapz

Good luck.
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Wednesday, Oct 08, 2014 at 11:02

Wednesday, Oct 08, 2014 at 11:02
Ken - Velcro to hold loads in place against 110kmh wind and braking and cornering?? You gotta be joking, surely??

What else is in your recommendations for load restraint? Duct tape??

This sounds like something out of the backwoods of the U.S.

I could well imagine the roasting I'd get from law enforcement if they spotted velcro holding my load in position.
However, perhaps they'd accept it as bona fide after seeing what some people use for load restraint - i.e - bits of string, mates hands, or nothing at all!

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: TTTSA - Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 at 17:40

Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 at 17:40
Don't knock something until you have tried it Ron. These Velcro straps are all I have ever used to hold my Oztent on the roof rack on my cruiser. Have never let me down, must admit I was a little sceptical at first but have been using them for 9 years now.

Cheers
Peter
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Reply By: Rick (S.A.) - Friday, Oct 10, 2014 at 20:41

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 at 20:41
I sometimes use an older sort of tie down belt known as R O P E.

Give it a go, it's fairly useful.

;-)

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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 at 06:53

Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 at 06:53
Your old school LOL
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Reply By: Batt's - Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 at 01:09

Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 at 01:09
You can also buy small ratchet straps with heavy duty plastic coated hooks.
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