Anchoring your vehicle's cargo effectively will take a bit of extra work and elbow grease on your end. However, once you get it right, it'll act as a strong solution to your travel needs. Here are some tips to get started and what to be on the lookout for while installing them.
How many points of contact do I need?
The best practice for this is finding strong spacing between your cargo and how large the bed is, and then ensure you are not placing those points of contact based on a particular cargo load in mind. If you use a load of cargo as a reference point, that is fine, but using a particular cargo or a weight limitation to install the anchoring positions won’t yield great results. Upwards of four contact points are recommended, but it’ll depend on the size of the bed of the vehicle. The target area’s size will determine this rather than the cargo.
D Rings and keeping your cargo safe
D Rings are a great option for keeping your cargo tied down effectively. When installing and using these tools, be sure to keep in mind how they’ll be spaced for any tarps or additional protection.
For areas with inclement weather, you’ll need to have a tarp on hand constantly to keep your cargo safe from rain. Additionally, ratchet straps and any hook attachments you use with your D rings will need to be prepared for as well.
Additional safety precautions for cargo transport
Winches and bars that are specially prepped for larger load limits are excellent for securing with a lower risk of sliding or having your cargo displace during transport. However, you’ll need to stay on top of how the load adjusts throughout travel.
Take a look at our products and find the right combination that’s right for you!