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  • #40027

    Vincent Ciolino
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    I will be purchasing an enclosed trailer this weekend and was wondering what the best method of securing the Kart and contents?  Any thoughts too share?

    #40029

    tony zambos
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    Vince,
    Use four tie-downs, pictured below, one in front and one behind each rear tire with a ratching strap over the tires

    LAD Specialties / tony kart / rotax / kt100

    #40033

    Chris Laird
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    E-trac is the way to go. Movable rings means you’re not married to a single configuration.

    #40038

    Peter Zambos
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    The most important thing is to not stress the chassis with the straps. If I had the room inside the trailer, I would use a double stack stand, strapping the kart to that, and then strap the stand to the e-track, but I don’t, which is why my dad made his recommendation above. It’s all about making the trailer you’ve got to work best for you. But again, the key is to NOT stress the frame. You can bend it that way.
    Trust me.

    #40039

    Peter Zambos
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    Oh, as for the rest of your stuff, we’re big fans of the 20 gallon plastic totes. Anything big/heavy gets strapped to the wall via e-track. If you’ve got the budget, I would recommend trailer accessories such as Pit Pal (fuel jug holders, axle holders, trays for cleansers and lube, etc.) as they save time and space.

    #40042

    Vincent Ciolino
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    Thanks for the tips.  I have folding stand, streeter I believe.  Would securing the kart to the stand and securing the stand via E Track be safe?  I have seen some do this but am afraid of it falling of the stand during transport.  I thought about using a vertical  stand and strapping it to the wall but I don’t know if the trailer will have that much room.

    #40044

    tony zambos
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    I wouldn’t with a folding stand. Too many points of failure, the kart coming losse from the stand or the stand coming loose from the trailer.

    LAD Specialties / tony kart / rotax / kt100

    #40353

    Jay Sinon
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    I have 4 tie down rings in the floor and I leave my kart on the rolling/folding stand I then use 4 tie downs. I wrap a strap around the front corners of the frame behind the spindles going straight down and then cross the back tie downs side to side and strap them to the nerf bars that hold the side pods. I have been doing this for 2 years with no problems and the frame is still straight. Works for me however, I have seen people that have had them fall but I believe it is because there stands have a hard plastic wrap around there stands I have rubber heater hose around the stand  and the kart does not like to slip or move on that.

    TaG Sr.

    #40358

    Kirt Burcroff
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    When I just had one kart and a scissor stand I built two work shelves (3/4 ply bookcase style) on either side of the trailer – the same height as the kart stand. Push the kart in on the x-stand and roll it right onto the shelves where there are 4 d-ring tie downs. when the kart wasnt in the trailer I bolted my vice and tire changer to the shelf.  The shelves we’re also installed with loose pin hinges so they could be removed and put in my garage in the Winter when we weren’t racing.

    if you’d like a picture just email me at kburcroff@yahoo.com and I’ll send you a picture of the trailer with no kart in it back then.

     

    #40382

    Vincent Ciolino
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    Thank you everyone for the feedback, it has been very helpful.  I went ahead and installed an e-track system and I think that will secure everything safely.  Thanks again!

    -Vincent

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