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post #91 of 98 Old 01-31-2016, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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I have used a Pit-Bull restraint for the past three years, secured using only the bolts and washers that came with it and the standard 3/4" plywood floor. My trailer is about 10 yrs old at this point. No movement in it at all. I usually check the 4 bolts for tightness in the spring when doing wheel bearings and call it good.

They don't look very secure, but once the bike is locked in it stays there. They don't need to be beefed up either, as the amount of force put on them really isn't that much.

My only recommendation is to make sure that you drill the holes for the bolts small enough that they are a snug fit. Otherwise, tighten everything to spec and don't worry about it.
Yeah, but.... overkill bro

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Yeah, but.... overkill bro
You could get yourself a sheet of 16 ga steel and drill the hole to match the mounting on the pitbull restraint. Then use the steel sheet as a giant washer on the underside of the plywood. The sandwich it creates will probably be strong enough to hold the bike in place even with the trailer upside down. The end result is still overkill, but something a little smaller than reinforcing the entire floor with another sheet of plywood.

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You could get yourself a sheet of 16 ga steel and drill the hole to match the mounting on the pitbull restraint. Then use the steel sheet as a giant washer on the underside of the plywood. The sandwich it creates will probably be strong enough to hold the bike in place even with the trailer upside down. The end result is still overkill, but something a little smaller than reinforcing the entire floor with another sheet of plywood.

I saw pictures of that years ago on a forum maybe it was the WERA board where a guy rolled his trailer and the bikes were literally hanging upside down from the Pit-Bull Restraints.
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I saw pictures of that years ago on a forum maybe it was the WERA board where a guy rolled his trailer and the bikes were literally hanging upside down from the Pit-Bull Restraints.
that'd be good advertising material for Pit-Bull. shitty day if you roll your trailer, even shittier if your pride and joy inside gets toss about like its in a rock tumbler

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BTW since this thread originally started I also purchased a Transit Van so I can haul 2 bikes inside the van with the PB Trailer Restraints plus all my gear and then haul ass without having to worry about the 55mph California speed limit while towing.











& if I need to haul more than two bikes the Twin Turbo V6 with 400+ ft/lbs of torque can easily haul my trailer with 3 more bikes.
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if you do use pittbull's be sure to torque the bolts!!!!
if not it mushrooms the spacer and makes them tight and head to pull the latches.
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BTW since this thread originally started I also purchased a Transit Van so I can haul 2 bikes inside the van with the PB Trailer Restraints plus all my gear and then haul ass without having to worry about the 55mph California speed limit while towing.







& if I need to haul more than two bikes the Twin Turbo V6 with 400+ ft/lbs of torque can easily haul my trailer with 3 more bikes.
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Nice setup LDH. My wife saw it and wants me to do that one of these days!

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