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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-25-2007, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Question Tie down rings for roof use

Does anyone know of some sort of tie down ring that can be used in conjunction with the rectangular slots in the crossbar rail?



I have an idea on how to make some if they do not exist already.
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I use 550 cord. But I don't think thats acceptable to everyone else...

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I had to tie down a queen size mattress and box spring using polypropyline (sp) twine. Even with my small hands, passing string through the hole was difficult. I can't imagine what it would be like for someone with larger hands.

I'm thinking about making something like this out of cold rolled steel and having a friend powder coat them.

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I highly recommend a set of ratchet straps - they usually have plastic or rubber-coated hooks that fit right into that slot. I use them all the time (big help since I can never remember how to tie anything other than a square knot!)
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The wratchet straps I have are to big. If a D-ring was available that could be put in place temporary, then I could use the ones I have.

If there was one thing I learned being in the Coast Guard was knot tying.

I've met quite a few people the go by the addage: If you don't know a knot, tie alot!
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I've got two different sets, both of which have hooks that fit into that opening...I used to know how to tie a bolin (probably the most useful knot to know) but I can never get it right when I need it.
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TPS,

Here is easy instructions on tying a bowline.

http://www.hightrek.co.uk/climbing/how2/bowline.htm
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Here are instructions on how to move a mattress..........Save the knots
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