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    Default Strapping RTL to utility trailer?

    Hi folks, finally picking up our 2013 RTL.
    How would you suggest strapping it to the trailer. It is an open trailer.

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    I don't imagine the trailer is equipped to do so, but a single strap over the top of each tire, in the travel direction works great with anchors directly in front of, and directly behind the tires. It's how car carriers and wrecker services do it quite often. This is what I do and it is flawless, cheap, quick, and easy. Otherwise, a strap through each front wheel, pulling straight forward and downward will work, plus a strap through the rear wheel pulling straight back and downward too. Strap it all down without the brake on, then once everything is tight, turn the brake on. Some people feel the need to put a rag between the straps and the wheels....meh....I doubt it's necessary

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    that works & just follow what your manual says however do NOT tow with a cover wind flutter on the cover will scuff the paint/tupperware

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazo EMS2 View Post
    I don't imagine the trailer is equipped to do so, but a single strap over the top of each tire, in the travel direction works great with anchors directly in front of, and directly behind the tires. It's how car carriers and wrecker services do it quite often. This is what I do and it is flawless, cheap, quick, and easy. Otherwise, a strap through each front wheel, pulling straight forward and downward will work, plus a strap through the rear wheel pulling straight back and downward too. Strap it all down without the brake on, then once everything is tight, turn the brake on. Some people feel the need to put a rag between the straps and the wheels....meh....I doubt it's necessary
    **** Add the strap doesn't touch the tupperware, run the strap underneath the bottom of the spyder,and secure it to front of the trailer. I have done this with my first spyder, and it survived a crash( the spyder was on a snowmobile trailer and the driver hit a pole that goes over a Toll ticket booth. My spyder DID NOT MOVE ON TRAILER, ask Blueknight911.... Mike).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackhartjr View Post
    Hi folks, finally picking up our 2013 RTL.
    How would you suggest strapping it to the trailer. It is an open trailer.
    Follow manufacturer instructions

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    You don't mention how far you intend to trailer your new (to you) Spyder. Follow above instructions. Snug each wheel down securely. Make sure any rings, posts, strap attachment points on the trailer are strong, secure and unlikely to break or let loose in event of a panic stop. You are hauling a half-ton load on your utility trailer. Make sure that it is capable and rated to carry that weight. Any load is capable of shifting while in motion if not properly secured, and exerts a lot of force in turns and under sharp braking. Your straps, tie-downs, etc., all have to be good quality, without flaws and strong enough to hold. After you start out, go about 10 miles or ten minutes; then stop and check all straps for tightness. You may be surprised to find some slack; it often shows up after a few miles. If hauling a long distance, stop for a break every few hours. Have a coffee, pee break, whatever, and check your tie-downs each time. Also wise to do a 'circle check'; make sure trailer tires are properly inflated, that wheel hubs/bearings are not overheating (or need grease), and ensure that trailer running lights, brake lights and turn signals all are functioning properly. Better to spend an extra few minutes being overly cautious before you start out and at the gas stations along the way, than several hours picking up pieces of a wreck along the highway after your load bounces off, to say nothing of wasting even more time explaining to the nice investigating Police Officer how it all went wrong. Finally, get home safely, unload your new toy carefully, and start having fun. You'll love it!!!

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    Thanks a ton for your answers.
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    Looking forward to this. Me and my sweetie took the Spyder course last year, found a good used one for sale.

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    One strap thru each wheel will hold it tight, not touch the plastic.

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    Hi folks, followed y'alls advice, Spyder home, thanks a ton, I'll get a picture of it and post it!

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