They should outlaw those rubber straps with the hooks that litter the highways ....

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  1. Dr. Tweedbucket

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    It seems they don't work and they are all over the highway. Have you ever seen what they can do to your tires? :waiting
     
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    I hear ya, but prohibition never works.

    Outlawing the rubber-straps-with-hooks trade will just drive it underground. Those mad bastards will do anything for their fix!
     
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  3. lefort_1

    lefort_1 Nuzzled Firmly Betwixt Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey, those things are the ONLY thing that keeps the Rams' overhead-track door closed in the barn.
    Four or Five at a minimum, on each end.
    They slam the door, the door swings out 6 or 8 inches, then slams back again.
    Every once in a while, one snaps and it goes flying.
    I didn't realize any of them made it to the freeway 20 miles away, but I guess it's possible.
    Sorry.


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    This is what happens when I tried to make the doors "solidly held":

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    ..... so it's your tires, or my doors.
     
  4. MrAstro

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    I know a bloke who lost one of his eyes with those when he was securing a load on his roof racks (we call them occy straps - ie. short for octopus).

    The hook came loose and flicked his eye.
     
  5. The Golden Boy

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    I shed a tear for the great herds of rubber chunks that used to roam the Plains, now only solitary carcasses leave their remains at the roadside...
     
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  6. cratz2

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    But... if we outlaw the rubber strappy/hooky thingies, then only criminals will have the rubber strappy/hooky thingies.

    :dunno
     
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    Why do you hate freedom Dr. Tweedbucket?
     
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  8. TVvoodoo

    TVvoodoo Mad Strappier

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    No way! Come tourist season I get pretty good at cruising by them on the wrong side ... cracking open my door and scooping up without even stopping... use them all the time, never ever bought one.
     
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    Oh yeah- those things help pay for the opthomologist's condos in these parts.
     
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    How else will I hold my tweedbucket in place?
     
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    I cant believe nobody called them bunjee cords yet.:dunno I thought that was what they are called.
     
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    In the US maybe - but that's still not how you spell bungee.
     
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  13. BadHat

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    I was moseying down Kwakkleberry Bluff Road the other day
    and this Hiwatt DR 103 Custom convertible with the spikey Fane hub caps came zooming by me with all those rubber stretchy thingys hanging off everywhere,
    flying in the wind of his acceleration like Jupiter was fixin' to rise when all
    of a sudden this KwakkleBerry trooper come zooming by behind him
    with all his lights a flashin'...
    I think that's the guy you're lookin for, Tweed!
     
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  14. sixstringfuel

    sixstringfuel Hotdogs kill Silver Supporting Member

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    They are illegal in nj for holding loads down outside of a vehicle because they break and crap goes flying and because what the hooks do to tires.
    It doesn't seem they enforce it much but I do know people who have gotten fined for using them.
     
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    They said they was goin' to the discothèque, but I know they was lyin'.
     
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    You'll have that with your lesser species, per se.
     
  17. BadHat

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    Anyone can see, this is a crime against humanity.:peenut
     
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    The thing about free enterprise is someone can and SHOULD develop a better solution....I agree these are basically a crap design.

    I carry spools of nylon rope and some s hooks that I can bend to fit if need be.

    Most of the time the operator of these vehicles did a sloppy job tieing down their load.

    Use nylon rope where you can...or something similar....and then S hooks if necessary.
     
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    One time I went to the lake, but there wasn't no water there.
     
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    I guess you had to be there. It was a dry lake.
     

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