WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO TIE DOWN YOUR UTV WITH TIRE BONNETS?
Enjoying your UTV comes with the difficult task of getting it to the riding location safely. Our experts have tested every method to ensure the most convenient and safe option for tying down your SXS. Undoubtedly, our SpeedStrap Tire Bonnets are the best option on the market for secure transport.
WHY USE TIRE BONNETS?
As you travel down the road, a vehicle secured with tie-downs can still float up and down on the suspension. This can cause the tie-downs to loosen, making your load unsafe. The best solution to avoid this is to attach directly to the tires. Tires have little to no movement since they are grounded to the trailer. Tire-Bonnets run around the sides and over the top of the tire, keeping the vehicle secure and grounded to the trailer but still allowing the vehicle to float naturally on its suspension.
Unlike other tire bonnets that can only fit a specific size tire, SpeedStrap Tire Bonnets have an innovative design that sucks it in against the Tire when pulled tight. The top strap has three size slots, so it can adjust to fit approximately 26″ -36″ tires. On most trailers, it’s rare to have anchor points set perfectly on either side of the tires (unless you have E-Track). So, we made the front strap of our tire bonnet adjustable and with extra length to easily reach more anchor points on your trailer.
HOW TO USE TIRE BONNETS TO TIE-DOWN YOUR UTV
Place the Tire-Bonnet over the wheel. Each Tire-Bonnet should be set up so that:
The ratchet strap runs around the back side of the tire
The tie-back strap runs around the front side of the tire
The holding strap runs over the top of the tire
Start by adjusting the holding strap on top. Choose one of the three loop options so the side straps will sit above the top half of the Tire. Then adjust the tie-back strap with the 3-ring slide. Hook it onto the trailer, then adjust the length until it is tight. The D-Rings on each end should sit in the center of the tread.
Hook the ratchet end to the trailer and tighten it down. This should pull both D-Rings closer to the Tire, effectively sucking the straps against it and keeping it secure to the trailer.
FOR BEST USE OF TIRE BONNETS
- The Tire-Bonnet should attach to the trailer as close to the wheel as possible
- The Tire-Bonnet should attach to the trailer in line with the direction of the tire or within a 10-degree angle
- The Tire-Bonnet should sit above the top half of the tire
- Make sure that all sides of the strap are tight before use
- Do not use if tire is flat or deflated
- Do not use if straps are frayed or damaged
WANT MORE INFORMATION?
SpeedStrap’s Essential UTV Tie-Down Kit is a great choice if you’re looking for some tire bonnets to tie-down your UTV or other light off-road vehicles.
It’s the last tie-down you’ll ever need!