How do I strap my TJ to a trailer?

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Whelp, some here may lose their minds.

I got straps with chain hooks on the ends as some here suggested. Because of the length of those chains and the length of my trailer, I couldn't get even close to tight if I connected the front axle to the front of the trailer, same for the back.

So I strapped the rear axle to the front of the trailer and the front axle to the rear of the trailer.

Due to available connection points on the trailer, I ended up going parallel front front to back, and crossed from back to front.

Got a late start so only made about 300 miles today but I stopped many times to check everything. Straps are tight and I don't think the Jeep shifted one millimeter.

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Whelp, some here may lose their minds.

I got straps with chain hooks on the ends as some here suggested. Because of the length of those chains and the length of my trailer, I couldn't get even close to tight if I connected the front axle to the front of the trailer, same for the back.

So I strapped the rear axle to the front of the trailer and the front axle to the rear of the trailer.

Due to available connection points on the trailer, I ended up going parallel front front to back, and crossed from back to front.

Got a late start so only made about 300 miles today but I stopped many times to check everything. Straps are tight and I don't think the Jeep shifted one millimeter.

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if you came to a quick stop. Rear end someone, is it possible for the jeep to flip over towards your truck.
 

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No, taller trailer roof.

I'll have 83-85" from top of drive over fenders (Jeep will ride on top of those) to the ceiling. Jeep is 77"(ish) at ride height but 14" coilovers with 7" up available = 84". Is it worth adding another increment of 6" to the trailer height?
 

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I'll have 83-85" from top of drive over fenders to the ceiling. Jeep is 77"(ish) at ride height but 14" coilovers with 7" up available = 84". Is it worth adding another increment of 6" to the trailer height?

What about airing down before driving in?
 

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The military materials (for example FM 55-450-2, 55-9, and 551-88H-1506) I found online for securing objects such as vehicles aboard aircraft do not ever describe crossing straps or chains. When using four straps or chains it seems the ideal is an angle from the deck to the attachment point of 30 degrees and an offset to the outside of 30 degrees laterally. If that is the way they do it in aircraft where shit can go terminally wrong that its good enough for me.

I did find some pictures of vehicles lashed to ship decks with crossed chains but the forces, and consequences, aboard ship are very different than in an aircraft.
 

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Whelp, some here may lose their minds.

I got straps with chain hooks on the ends as some here suggested. Because of the length of those chains and the length of my trailer, I couldn't get even close to tight if I connected the front axle to the front of the trailer, same for the back.

So I strapped the rear axle to the front of the trailer and the front axle to the rear of the trailer.

Due to available connection points on the trailer, I ended up going parallel front front to back, and crossed from back to front.

Got a late start so only made about 300 miles today but I stopped many times to check everything. Straps are tight and I don't think the Jeep shifted one millimeter.

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that chain hooked onto the bottom of that channel is no good, at minimum i'd wrap it around and hook the top. none of that is right but that hooked like that is just extra risk.
 

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that chain hooked onto the bottom of that channel is no good, at minimum i'd wrap it around and hook the top. none of that is right but that hooked like that is just extra risk.

I would add a couple tie down hooks in the front of the trailer. I would also look at shortening the chains on the straps to be able to hook the front straps to the front axle or frame. I would also put some tie points in the rear they could be bolted through the angle piece underneath.
 

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Whelp, some here may lose their minds.

I got straps with chain hooks on the ends as some here suggested. Because of the length of those chains and the length of my trailer, I couldn't get even close to tight if I connected the front axle to the front of the trailer, same for the back.

So I strapped the rear axle to the front of the trailer and the front axle to the rear of the trailer.

Due to available connection points on the trailer, I ended up going parallel front front to back, and crossed from back to front.

Got a late start so only made about 300 miles today but I stopped many times to check everything. Straps are tight and I don't think the Jeep shifted one millimeter.

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Sorry if i missed it, what size is your trailer? Where are you taking the Jeep?

Nice looking place up in Van Alstyne. I've been talking to the wife about moving out that direction.
 
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Sorry if i missed it, what size is your trailer? Where are you taking the Jeep?

Nice looking place up in Van Alstyne. I've been talking to the wife about moving out that direction.

It's 16'. Just got back from hauling it to Buena Vista, CO, and back. No problems.

Thanks. VA is still beautiful but growing fast with new subdivisions clearing old growth and bringing more Californians.
 
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