The type of cargo securing that is ideal for the car trailer is determined by the design of the trailer and the load to be transported. The car trailer accessories include two different lashing straps that have been developed for different purposes and loads. These are lashing straps with:
Lashing straps with a clamp lock are ideal if a tarpaulin covering a load is to be prevented from flapping in the airstream. At the same time, this type of lashing strap can prevent the load from shifting when transporting lighter goods.
If lashing straps are equipped with a ratchet, a considerable force can be exerted via the tension strap. Ratchet lashing straps of this type can, with the appropriate design, effectively secure even a load weighing several tonnes on a flat semi-trailer truck. Such tension straps are always recommended when heavy loads are transported or when the shape of the transported goods requires the use of a tensioning belt, for example when boats, motorbikes, cars or a jet ski are transported on the trailer.
If you are looking for a cargo securing device for trailers in the car trailer accessories range, you should definitely check beforehand what fastening options are available.
There are tension straps with strong hooks that can be hooked onto the chassis of the trailer if necessary. Furthermore, lashing straps with snap hooks are offered, which require an eyelet or lashing ring on the trailer. In addition, single-part tension straps are manufactured with only one ratchet. This variant is usually longer so the belt can be passed over the load and back to the ratchet. In this way, the goods to be transported are virtually lashed twice, because the tension is built up with the ratchet via the returning end.
Lashing straps are available in various widths for securing cargo on car trailers. The width is usually 25 or 35 millimetres. The lashing capacity is given in daN (decanewtons). This unit of measurement describes the force of the pressure exerted on one kilogram of transported goods. The strongest common cargo securing device for car trailers has a lashing capacity of about 1,500 daN. Most tension straps are offered with 1,000 daN, which is usually sufficient for car trailers. However, heavy-duty straps are available as tension straps for trucks, and they can deliver many times the lashing capacity.
It is important for the driver to take care when tightening the lashing straps on the trailer. Tightening the lashing strap excessively can result in too much lashing capacity being exerted, which can damage the load. For this reason, tension straps should always be lined with a suitable material when transporting sensitive goods, for example boats or furniture.