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Old September 11th, 2012, 12:42 AM
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Towing eyes...

So, I am starting to tow my Defender a lot now since I bought a trailer for it. The eyes are getting pretty bent with the stress. Should I be worried about them failing. Should I figure out a different way to strap it down? If so, what?

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Old September 11th, 2012, 01:10 AM
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have any photos of whats going on?
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Old September 11th, 2012, 02:43 AM
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You could just go after the frame or axles:

Or a chain around the frame always works.

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Old September 11th, 2012, 05:56 AM
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Toeing companies are moving away from frame and axle straps and going to tire straps.
A friend of mine runs a land rover / range rover specialty repair shop. Based on his experience, they are capable of stopping anywhere, anytime, at any cost.

I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
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Old September 11th, 2012, 06:41 AM
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Use axle straps, and straps front and rear on the frame to keep the truck from bouncing.
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Old September 11th, 2012, 08:42 AM
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x 3 or 4 by now...retain it by the axles, not the frame.

We've got short axle straps that attach to the ratcheting straps to the trailer tie down points. a&ci_kw={keyword}

But if you go to your local Big Truck place, they'll have all the variety you'll likely want to look at.
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