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Old 04-08-2014, 11:02 AM
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Strap some mowers down and turn the trailer upside down and go stand underneath it.

Yeah, I'll pass on that.
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:13 AM
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In the past my 6x10 enclosed trailer was so tight I wouldn't have to strap things down. This year we moved into a 8.5x20 enclosed trailer and we will strap things down. Most likely it will be the faststraps and etrack set up.

We have two Walkers and a 36" hydro Scag. The Walkers tail wheels move. The Walkers in general, will hop around in the trailer on bumpy roads. I can provide pictures of damaged interior walls in the trailer if anyone doubts that they move.

I have a rough understanding on the DOT's stance on strapping things down-They want to have everything held in place should the trailer be turned upside down. If it falls out of place with the trailer upside down, it is a fine.

The big question is HOW do I properly store the fuel tanks per DOT regs? Do I need a fuel closet or something? We use those fancy no spill gas tanks that have the push button on the top. Now that we've got the extra equipment, I'll need to carry extra fuel. I'm guessing a bungy cord isn't going to cut it with the DOT right?

Thanks and for the sake of everything work smart everyone!
bungee cords are acceptivle in nh at least for dot. been pulled over many times.
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:14 AM
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bungee cords are acceptivle in nh at least for dot. been pulled over many times.
Which just proves that it's all a money grab. A bungie isn't stopping jack if you wreck.
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:23 AM
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In the past my 6x10 enclosed trailer was so tight I wouldn't have to strap things down. This year we moved into a 8.5x20 enclosed trailer and we will strap things down. Most likely it will be the faststraps and etrack set up.

We have two Walkers and a 36" hydro Scag. The Walkers tail wheels move. The Walkers in general, will hop around in the trailer on bumpy roads. I can provide pictures of damaged interior walls in the trailer if anyone doubts that they move.

I have a rough understanding on the DOT's stance on strapping things down-They want to have everything held in place should the trailer be turned upside down. If it falls out of place with the trailer upside down, it is a fine.

The big question is HOW do I properly store the fuel tanks per DOT regs? Do I need a fuel closet or something? We use those fancy no spill gas tanks that have the push button on the top. Now that we've got the extra equipment, I'll need to carry extra fuel. I'm guessing a bungy cord isn't going to cut it with the DOT right?

Thanks and for the sake of everything work smart everyone!
1) depending on the trailer, set up/springs and actual load weight, this behavior can vary greatly.

2) ever thought of SLOWING DOWN and not hitting the rough roads and pot holes like Moguls at the ski resort??
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