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Front Rear Straps

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On our trailer we like to run both front and rear straps straight, or one set straight and the other crossed over. But always run two straps front and rear for insurance in case one comes loose or breaks. In addition to the axle straps we use a complete set of ratchet straps from Mac's Custom Tie Downs, and the whole kit comes in a small duffel bag for safe storage. Also, unlike in this photo, tie up those loose strap ends with a small bungee or rubber band; don't let them drag or flap around in the wind getting chaffed.