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Ratcheting Strap Storage...

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by 49T&C, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. Oct 13, 2017
    49T&C

    49T&C Member

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    Usually my ratcheting straps are in 2 distinct conditions - 1) coiled up nicely - when I have the time. Or 2) strewn about after being used a few days before, either in the bed of the truck or the floor in the garage.

    I came across a good idea on keeping the straps coiled up when not in use.

    Larger straps - coil then up, then use one of the little bungee/ball things designed to hold tarps to their metal car-port frame to keep the strap in place. Then I put a couple straps in a .50 cal ammo can in the truck toolbox. The bungee/ball things are about 40 cents each at the flea market

    Smaller straps - coil then up, then use a 1/2" wide slice of an old bicycle inner-tube as a "rubber band" to keep the strap together. You can put a lot of the smaller straps in an ammo can and you can get a lot of 1/2 inch slices from one bicycle tube for the bands. I also keep a baggie of the one half inch "bands" in the same ammo can as the smaller straps.

    Any other ideas for strap storage?

    49T&C
     
  2. Oct 14, 2017
    Keys5a

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    For the 1" wide ratchet straps, I steal my girlfreind's pony-tail elastic hair ties. Then, 3 or 4 sets are stored in clear zip-lock baggies.
    -Donny
     
  3. Oct 14, 2017
    PeteL

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    The 1" type I slide the ratchet all the way up 'short', then coil the tail and just wrap the last three or four feet of the tail around the waist of coil with the ratchet inside. Works fine.
     
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  4. Oct 14, 2017
    TIm E

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    I use the bicycle inner-tube method. Use those for quite a few things actually.
     
  5. Oct 14, 2017
    Jeepenstein

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    I randomly throw them in a crate with 30 others.. Try to remove one and magically they all bond into one continuous strap... Someday I will learn.. someday..
     
  6. Oct 14, 2017
    Mcruff

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    All my ratchet straps are folded with a rubber band around them and then stuck individually in a ziplock bag and stored in the toolbox under my back seat. Takes about 10 seconds to have one ready to use, I hate untying a bunch of straps.
     
  7. Oct 15, 2017
    Steve's 70-5

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    I roll mine up, then shrink wrap them
     
  8. Oct 21, 2017
    Glenn

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    If I know I won't use them soon I go to the trouble to roll them up.
     
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  9. Nov 11, 2017
    XJSuperman

    XJSuperman New Member

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    Mine are rolled up and in a box. Either an ammo can, a truck style box, or under a seat. They stay that way and there are no rubber bands, women's hair ties, or ripped up baggies to deal with. My straps get dirty. I strap down things that may be covered in dirt, grease, or oil and I won't pretend they will be clean when I need them. So I have no trouble storing them without bags.
     
  10. Nov 24, 2017
    aallison

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    I hang them by both hooks and just let the strap hang between. They line up nicely.
     
  11. Nov 26, 2017
    adams77

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    My method too, but I stuff them in a canvas bag where they intertwine and breed.
     
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  12. Nov 26, 2017
    Focker

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    I can't believe there's not one picture in this thread?
     
  13. Nov 27, 2017
    Warloch

    Warloch Did you say Flattie??? Staff Member Sponsor

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    Why - we all know what Spaghetti looks like :)
     
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  14. Jan 8, 2018
    wasillashack

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    Can of worms.......bucket of guts....pick your cliche'
     
  15. Jan 8, 2018
    Dave B

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    For the smaller straps that will fit--wrap up and stuff individually into ankle socks. A long lasting "baggie".
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Jan 12, 2018
    PeteL

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    Ask and ye shall receive…

    Illustration of my post #3.
    Works everytime, fast and easy, with no accessories needed.
    No tangling and instantly accessible. (I use them every day.)

    DSC07214.JPG
     
  17. Jan 29, 2018
    Focker

    Focker Ran when parked... Runs while moving. Staff Member Sponsor

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    I take the time to coil. :rolleyes: My bungee's are hooked to the edge of my truck box.
    [​IMG]

    For my new set I'm using a zip tie, but not zipped too tight.
    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Feb 1, 2018
    Warloch

    Warloch Did you say Flattie??? Staff Member Sponsor

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    Let me guess - under OCD in Websters, there is a picture of you??? :pickme:
     
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  19. Feb 1, 2018
    Focker

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    I wouldn't know because I have no interest in starting with the A's and reading that far to get to the O's.
     
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  20. Feb 4, 2018
    Rick Whitson

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    I always relate them to a box of worms, all your ideas are better than mine. I tie them with Para cord, and it's apita. I am going to do the bike tube thing, my wife does not have a Pony Tail.
     

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