"versa-track" is just Mac's proprietary name for "airline track" aka "load track" aka "l-track" and is also standard and widely available. L track can handle a bit more load (irrelevant for any typical car trailer, as e-track is up to the task) and is more compact and cleaner in appearance. also it's easier to clean out.Use "E-track" on the trailer - a bracket that has multiple positions to attach the tie-downs to. The site I linked to previously has something similar call "versa-track", but "E-Track" is a standard and widely available.
whether e-track or l-track, it's definitely the way to go.
Interesting. You make it sound like the threading of the strap through the ratchet is time consuming. I've never had that problem and it's so easy I never even thought of it as a possible concern. Maybe "you're doing it wrong"?I'm currently towing the Elise to events. The trailer I bought (with the Elise, incidentally) came with wheel straps that require threading the part that goes through the wheel into the ratchet every time you hook it up, and visa-versa to remove it. Needless to say, this is a giant pain and takes 15-20 minutes to load or unload the trailer.
I'm looking for a slightly better solution. I'm hoping something exists that lets me wrap it through the wheel and then attach to itself with a hook onto a D ring or something like that. Ideas?...
No matter what, a ratchet will be involved in the tie down and I don't see how you're going to get away without a strap that threads into the ratchet.
BTW, it's vice-versa ... sorry one of my peeves!