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Old 11-01-2013, 03:12 PM   #1
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Would I need to strap this ladder down?


Hi, I'm getting a 12' fiberglass ladder and plan on transporting it in a 4x8' stakebed trailer. Do ladders that size need to be strapped down, or are they pretty stable on their own due to the length?

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In short, yes. Why even risk it for a $5 strap.

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Hi, I'm getting a 12' fiberglass ladder and plan on transporting it in a 4x8' stakebed trailer. Do ladders that size need to be strapped down, or are they pretty stable on their own due to the length?
Think about it. What happens when stuff is just laid in the back of a pickup, with nothing holding it in. It becomes a sail if the wind catches it correct.

Only people that are in a hurry or do not care, just forget about those things called tie-downs. You can get them at Harbor Freight, local Farm & Home store.
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Do you have any way to tie it to the side of the truck near the tail gate with the gate up.
That would be enough to keep it from sliding around from side to side and falling out.
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Please strap it down. We lost a young family when I was in Jacksonville due to an errant ladder. No matter how small they are, they are also light and can be picked up by the wind of a passing truck.
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You can tie it with a 16 ga. extension cord. That's about all they are good for but tie it with something. Also in some states anything extending out 4 ft. must be flagged with an approved flag, not just a pair of old jocky shorts.

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