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Old 09-02-2019
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Enclosed trailer - floor and bike tie down options

I'm currently building up an enclosed trailer and its time to decide on floor and tie down options.

In regards to securing bikes, I will loading by myself and I am not a fan of using tie downs, I have just never really used them. I used the tyre down system (http://kyaracing.com.au/off_road_tyre_down.htm) when I was racing road bikes and never had a problem and might use the dirt bike option. Looking around I came across mx mounts (pic below) and was thinking I could make up my own version using some 25mm RHS, some square rod and some sacrificial alloy plate riveted to steel plate for the footpeg plates. Thoughts?

For the floor (and ramp) I am considering a couple of options and as I'm putting a couple of water tanks under the floor I would need it to be only screwed down in case I have to take it up, but could put some rubber strips between it and the frame to stop any vibration sounds/movement and would also have the bike tie down points bolted to it.
- marine (or similar) ply with or without alloy chequer plate on top
- form ply, I had this on my last trailer and no problems with it other than being bloody slippery when wet
- steel chequer plate

I'm open to any suggestions on both issues...
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I use the Risk Racing Lock and Load system. They are fairly expensive but you can get them discounted on T7 and MX Store from time to time.

They are easy to use, strong, stable and easy to remove when you don't need them.

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I have eye bolts in the floor with (closed end) turn buckles which clamp down on the pegs with shackles.

Not the nicest looking system but works well and only cost about $40 to get the turn buckles, eye bolts and shackles.
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