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    MaxTrax Mounting Straps???

    Wondering if anyone has used the Maxtrax mounting straps that let you strapp maxtrax onto your rear mounted spare wheel???

    https://www.maxtrax.com.au/product/m...wheel-harness/

    Are they any good, would you buy them again???

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    With that amount of money hanging off 4 elastic clips, I think I would rather them on the roof and strapped down. I have 4 of them and would not mount on the spare wheel, simply as I would be afraid they drop off and I would not know. But saying that it is their mounting system - would be interesting to find out what they would say if you made a claim for lost maxtrax due to failure of their strap.
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    I use Electrical Zip ties and tie it to the roof rack. Secure and a pair of side cutters have them off the roof in seconds. Not really an issue, normally you have plenty of time to sort out your recovery set up so quick access is not really an issue. Quick access to a Shovel though is a No Brainer yet people use those roof rack mounts that require you to get a shifter out to unbolt the shovel. Makes no sense to be at all. Plenty of guys will struggle way rather than grabbing a shovel because it is bolted up. I can get my shovel working in 10 seconds.
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    Yep, zip ties are a good idea. Decided against the spare wheel mount as it'd be too much for the rear door hinges I reckon.

    May look at making a mezanine level for my roof rack, looked into this in the past. High enough to put 2 maxtrax into it and more stuff on top.

    I made some maxtrax holders, simply a bit of pipe welded to some flat x 2. The flat bolts to the rack and one of the bits of pipe has a hole in it that a padlock goes through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10G View Post
    Yep, zip ties are a good idea. Decided against the spare wheel mount as it'd be too much for the rear door hinges I reckon.

    May look at making a mezanine level for my roof rack, looked into this in the past. High enough to put 2 maxtrax into it and more stuff on top.

    I made some maxtrax holders, simply a bit of pipe welded to some flat x 2. The flat bolts to the rack and one of the bits of pipe has a hole in it that a padlock goes through.
    If there is enough room under the rack for 1 max trax thickness then just tie them inverted under the rack with zip ties and forget about them. One down each side so you can still reach to cut the zip ties under them. They are not going anywhere.
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    Wish it was Nissan though, Toyotas just can't keep up with the Pootrol pace.
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    Met a great old bush bloke mentor last Christmas, heaps of shell grit/sand/desert experience too found after picking his brain.
    Turned out that on our little convoy way to the 3hr beach journey up to the mouth of the Mighty Murray River his basic canvas sheet wrap package on his roof rack was actually for UV ‘Trax’ protection.


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    I would have reckoned that all these 'boards would be UV resistant/tolerant. It can't hurt though to cover 'em up I guess.

    I contacted a bloke on FB about these straps. He used them on his. ahem, Cruiser. Said they worked ok but were a reeal PITA.
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    I just use a couple of occy straps on the roof rack. So simple...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudski View Post
    I just use a couple of occy straps on the roof rack. So simple...
    I think you might find the boys in blue or your state transport authority might not like any load 'secured' with occy straps. They can issue 'insecure load' infringement notices for this.
    Plenty do it, but that does not make it legal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brissieboy View Post
    I think you might find the boys in blue or your state transport authority might not like any load 'secured' with occy straps. They can issue 'insecure load' infringement notices for this.
    Plenty do it, but that does not make it legal.
    How are they not secured? They are held down tight, the straps are not worn or freyed in any way. Furry muff if they were in not good shape...If not occy's, a could of small ratchet tie downs then. Probably just as easy as occy's.
    Last edited by mudski; 27th November 2019 at 08:28 AM.

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