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how do i tie down a truck?

my buddy's 6.0 is ready for bulletproofing (EGR went today) and i need to tow it to CT on the deckover. Whats the best way to tie it down? pics would help a lot. all i know so far is to do a cross pattern on the front and back. any input appreciated.
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Just around the axle is fine as long as your not pinching brake lines or anything else


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around the axles is best. tying to the truck itself allows the chains or straps to get loose and tight and work around or pop loose as the truck will bounce when the trailer hits large bumps no matter how tight you ratchet it down.

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I saw a car hauler put straps around each tire. Thought that was interesting.

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Get yourself some good axle straps.

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I saw a car hauler put straps around each tire. Thought that was interesting.

The ones that go over the top of the tire are good, the slings don't hold the vehicle as well.

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Get yourself some good axle straps.
Summit Racing has nice ones.

Make sure the trailer you're putting the truck on is able to carry the weight. don't be like the guy on here who put a crew cab dually on a trailer rated for 7000 lbs, then put the truck too far back and ended up in the ditch.

You can use an X pattern or as long as the straps pull at an angle, the vehicle won't move.

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Yeah wheel straps are nice but not good on a heavy truck unless you get some designed for bigger tires


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Chains around the axles just dont break a brake line


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tire straps work
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