Trailer Tips for Do-ItYourselfers
“If you want it done right,” call the right towing company or do it yourself. In times of lesser emergency when we have our own way, it’s tough to beat the safety and security of our own trailers. During the course of most any homebased build, a project will likely be trailered from place to place for this or that. After the build we might still trailer a finished rod or custom, at least on occasion. In this instance, after a marathon detailing session, a little Deuce five-window is about to be loaded into an enclosed trailer for the Grand National Roadster Show. This year once again we’ll borrow a friend’s enclosed trailer. The trailer is a nice one, but last year we struggled with our friend’s catchy ratchet straps. This time we’ll save some skin, as we’ve just received a shipment from Mac’s Custom Tie-Downs. For the job at hand we’ve chosen a Pro Pack, which is a popular Summit staple as well. Since our friend’s trailer is already equipped with floor-mount recessed D-rings, Mac’s fixed (direct hook) ratchet straps fit the bill. Next time we might use a trailer with E-tracks installed in its floor, so we’ve ordered additional bits for that application. Made right here in the U.S., this is high-end stuff, designed specifically for folks like us, by folks like us. From here let’s begin at the beginning. It’s time to load up.