Ratcheting cargo straps can be your best friend or your worst enemy if you don’t know how to maintain and work them.  Straps often get stiff and stop working because of the elements. A quick fix to this is to keep them lubed with WD-40 or something comparable.  Always feed the strap from the bottom and make sure the strap is fully opened and parallel before you undo it.

Cargo strap

Tekton cargo straps

  • For heavier loads up to 3,300 lbs per strap I use the TEKTON 6227 30′ strap.  the long straps ensure that you have enough length event for the tallest of loads.