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Old 04-11-2021, 07:28 AM   #1
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Looking for ways to store ratchet straps so they are not a tangled mess when needed. Mine always end up in a mess in the bed of the truck.
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Old 04-11-2021, 07:32 AM   #2
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Roll the straps in a nice ball around the end hook and zip tie them
I keep a plastic milk crate in my truck to hold all bungee straps and ratchet straps
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Old 04-11-2021, 07:34 AM   #3
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Roll up individually and store in a small tool box that fits under my back seat. I got about 6 small straps and some bungees in the box. Large straps are stored rolled up and under the seat by themselves.
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Old 04-11-2021, 07:36 AM   #4
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Roll the straps in a nice ball around the end hook and zip tie them
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Old 04-11-2021, 07:36 AM   #5
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I roll mine up and then I cut up an old bicycle tire innertube diagonally to make heavy duty rubber bands.

Use the rubber bands to go around the rolled up ratchet strap to keep it from coming undone.

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Old 04-11-2021, 07:43 AM   #6
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Roll them up in individual ziplock bags
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Old 04-11-2021, 07:57 AM   #7
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I use Velcro for both the ratchet and the strap. Now, if I could figure something out for them dang bungees.
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Old 04-11-2021, 08:05 AM   #8
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I use Velcro for both the ratchet and the strap. Now, if I could figure something out for them dang bungees.
I use a piece of 4” PVC pipe about 16” long for bungees. I stretch the bungees through the inside of the pipe and hook on each end. Longer ones get a full wrap.
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Old 04-11-2021, 08:13 AM   #9
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Rolled up and stored in a 5 gallon bucket with a screw on lid that locks.
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Old 04-11-2021, 08:19 AM   #10
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I use Velcro for both the ratchet and the strap. Now, if I could figure something out for them dang bungees.
My husband always says if he has to jump out of an airplane, he wants a bungee cord because it's guaranteed to hang up on something!
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Old 04-11-2021, 08:32 AM   #11
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Take the strap out of the ratchet- roll them up and Zip tie them! If they ever get wet , hang them and dry them out before storage!
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Old 04-11-2021, 08:33 AM   #12
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My husband always says if he has to jump out of an airplane, he wants a bungee cord because it's guaranteed to hang up on something!
I think I would choose Jumper cables instead
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Old 04-11-2021, 08:33 AM   #13
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U tube got lots of ways
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Old 04-11-2021, 08:51 AM   #14
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I roll mine up and use one of those bungees with the ball on the end.
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Old 04-11-2021, 08:51 AM   #15
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I roll mine up and then I cut up an old bicycle tire innertube diagonally to make heavy duty rubber bands.

Use the rubber bands to go around the rolled up ratchet strap to keep it from coming undone.

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The big rubber bands are a great idea!
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Old 04-11-2021, 08:53 AM   #16
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I roll them up and use some electrical tape to wrap around. No zipties, I'm not trying to bust them or cut them off. Tape works great and you can tape the tails when traveling.
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Old 04-11-2021, 08:53 AM   #17
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I throw them in the tool box unwrapped and tangled up until I need them again.
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Old 04-11-2021, 08:55 AM   #18
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Roll them up and lay them flat.
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Old 04-11-2021, 08:55 AM   #19
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I roll them up and use some electrical tape to wrap around. No zipties, I'm not trying to bust them or cut them off. Tape works great and you can tape the tails when traveling.
Most people carry a pocket knife...
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Old 04-11-2021, 09:01 AM   #20
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Roll them up and use heavy duty rubber bands from Amazon to hold them together.
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Old 04-11-2021, 09:50 AM   #21
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I have bags the size of shot bags, that I store my ropes, straps, bungee cords. One bag for each type.
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:06 AM   #22
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I have a jumbled mess usually. When loading up, and someone is watching, I usually mutter, "This is why you don't let someone borrow your straps" to save face. :-)



Actually, that's how I used to roll. Now I have a fairly heavy duty craftsman tub with chains and boomers on the bottom and straps rolled up on top. Works great.
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:56 AM   #23
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I use old golf shoe bags! Roll them up, put them in bag and under seat of truck.
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Old 04-11-2021, 12:45 PM   #24
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I throw them in the tool box unwrapped and tangled up until I need them again.
That is my method. I keep them in a milk crate. When you pull them out you pull them ALL out. That way you are sure to get matching straps and ratchets at the same time and don't have to go hunting for them. They are all in the ball... somewhere. It's like a little puzzle for you to solve to untangle enough straps and ratchet ends to tie your stuff down. Plus you get the bonus of figuring out how that one hook got through that milk crate and hooked around in another hole because it will sure appear there is no physical way it could go through that hole in the bottom of the crate much less around and back through the other one. But it did. And one will every time.
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Old 04-11-2021, 12:57 PM   #25
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I roll them up and use some electrical tape to wrap around. No zip-ties, I'm not trying to bust them or cut them off. Tape works great and you can tape the tails when traveling.

This is what I do. Except I use duktape. Everbody keeps a roll of duktape handy. And everbody has R-straps and duktape. Use one on the other.



For my extras that aren't in my truck, I do the same and hang-em by the hooks on one of my shelves in my garage. Rest are rolled up and taped. And put in a "Till-I-need-it" box of some kind. I've got all kinds of ratchet straps of different ratings and lengths. I can look at the color and know what I'll be pulling out untangled.
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Old 04-11-2021, 02:05 PM   #26
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Coil up the tag end. Leave a short length before the ratchet.

Pull a loop from the middle and wrap it around the coil. Cinch up.

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Old 04-11-2021, 02:09 PM   #27
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Coil up the tag end. Leave a shot length before the ratchet.

Pull a loop from the middle and wrap it around the coil. Cinch up.

Done.








Yeah guys it isnt difficult, get your stuff together!!!

I had all mine in a box with chain, tow straps, then a layer of rachet straps on top. Everything fit perfect. Then i acquired too many. So there is always a few tangled up ratchet straps lurking under the back seat.
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Old 04-11-2021, 02:21 PM   #28
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Pull the long end to where there is more length on the hook sides, then wrap it al around the ratchet portion. When you get to the end, use the hook to slide it on a wrap. No ties necessary.
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Old 04-11-2021, 02:54 PM   #29
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Lots of good ideas here
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Old 04-11-2021, 03:11 PM   #30
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Man this ain't rocket surgery.

Buy several bottles of Crown Royal, multiples of all sizes from 200ml (pocket or boot size) to the giant 3L party size. Drink all the Crown Royal. Use empty Crown Royal bags for storing your bungee cords, ratchet straps, etc. Save the 3L bags for tow straps. You're gonna need one to get out of the ditch after drinking all that Crown.
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Old 04-11-2021, 03:31 PM   #31
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Wad em up in a ball throw em somewhere in the tool box or bed of the truck, cuss and untangle them when you need them again like a real man.
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Old 04-11-2021, 03:46 PM   #32
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Man this ain't rocket surgery.

Buy several bottles of Crown Royal, multiples of all sizes from 200ml (pocket or boot size) to the giant 3L party size. Drink all the Crown Royal. Use empty Crown Royal bags for storing your bungee cords, ratchet straps, etc. Save the 3L bags for tow straps. You're gonna need one to get out of the ditch after drinking all that Crown.
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Old 04-11-2021, 03:46 PM   #33
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Like others above, I use milk crates.
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Old 04-11-2021, 03:48 PM   #34
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Wad em up in a ball throw em somewhere in the tool box or bed of the truck, cuss and untangle them when you need them again like a real man.


Yeah this is the system that I keep reverting back to despite my best intentions.


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Old 04-11-2021, 03:53 PM   #35
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Wad em up in a ball throw em somewhere in the tool box or bed of the truck, cuss and untangle them when you need them again like a real man.
This is my go to method as well, and if any one is watching then cuss your son/daughter/wife/laborer, etc. for doing it...
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Old 04-11-2021, 04:03 PM   #36
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Zip ties or duct tape.
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Old 04-11-2021, 06:42 PM   #37
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Roll them up in individual ziplock bags
This, the big yellow straps when rolled up fit nicely inside a gallon ziploc bag.

The ratchet themselves are just hooked onto itself and in the tool box loose.
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Old 04-11-2021, 06:45 PM   #38
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I do this and then put in sealed box. Easy to grab the whole box with all different sizes when needed.
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Old 04-11-2021, 06:47 PM   #39
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Not really much to get tangled if you keep the strap and the ratchet part separate. I do that and throw them all in a plastic tub
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Old 04-11-2021, 07:00 PM   #40
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Roll and zip tie or rubber band
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Old 04-11-2021, 09:32 PM   #41
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Let your buddies borrow them and never see them again.
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Old 04-11-2021, 09:47 PM   #42
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I just roll them up with the hooks inside the wraps and keep 'em in a cheap HF bag.
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:14 PM   #43
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I roll them up and keep them in a cinch style parachute bag that’s designed to go in a bucket. The big ones hang on a a board in the shop.
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:17 PM   #44
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I just remove the straps from the buckle and put the ends together a couple times and fold into a loose overhand knot. Much faster than rolling and they don't tangle.
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Old 04-12-2021, 08:40 AM   #45
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I roll mine up and use one of those bungees with the ball on the end.
Same here.
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Old 04-12-2021, 08:50 AM   #46
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I roll them up and use some electrical tape to wrap around. No zipties, I'm not trying to bust them or cut them off. Tape works great and you can tape the tails when traveling.
Same. I thought I was missing out with all the zip tie talk, but I like this rationalization. Sticking with elec. tape.
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:45 AM   #47
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I roll mine up and use one of those bungees with the ball on the end.
This is where I landed. Then when they are used I use the bungee to tie up the loose tails so they don't flap in the wind and fray. Then they go into a tub with a top until the next time they are used and thrown into the truck bed in a tangle.
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:52 AM   #48
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I roll up small straps inline around buckle with both hooks hooked together...then to finish and secure ends...wrap remaining strap around/perpendicular to buckle and strap roll...tuck the last remaining end under previous wrap.

Some of my straps stay prepared length wise for commonly used loads. The hooks just get rolled up and left to lay flat and loose.

All go into labeled 5 gal bucket with lid in truck bed. Bungees, tow straps, ratchet straps go in the strap bucket.

I often wonder if Im wasting my time with taking time securing my straps. I always appreciate my fore thought the next time theyre needed.
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:53 AM   #49
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Wad em up in a ball throw em somewhere in the tool box or bed of the truck, cuss and untangle them when you need them again like a real man.

Spot on lol no matter how many times I “organize” mine this is ultimately what happens.


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Old 04-12-2021, 09:57 AM   #50
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