No matter how hard you try, eventually you will travel somewhere with something that needs to be tied down. It feels almost like a universal truth of RV life.
If you have a toy hauler or tow vehicle then it may even be an occurrence for every trip. The value of a high quality tie down can’t usually be taught, it must be learned the hard way for most of us.
Years of moving, RV’ing, working in the construction business, and having a love for tinkering have left me with a huge depth of experience when it comes to tie downs.
Most of that experience comes from not having the right tools for the job – which I am hoping you can’t relate to!
When it comes to heavier items or a secure tie down, I almost always use retractable RV tie down from Erickson.
They look like a traditional ratcheting tie down but they are so much easier to setup and take down. Erickson offers several models with the push button release and retractable function that is self-storing for any excess strapping.
Why the Erickson Retractable RV Tie Down is worth having in an RV basement:
- No excess straps to get tangled up or to whip around in the wind
- Simple push button release to quickly setup and take down the tie down
- Coated hooks to protect your items from scratches
- Simple to store
We use this quite frequently on our trips to hold coolers in place in the back of the truck, to tie down bicycles, furniture, and even to keep an item from moving during transit inside the RV.
We have seen them used to tow an ATV out of the mud as well though that’s not a recommended use.
Erickson offers the Retractable RV Tie Down in different widths, lengths, and load profiles:
Remember the RV tie down is offered in pairs and the straps retract so excess isn’t a concern like typical tie downs.
We find them extremely handy and if you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to secure an item in a truck or RV then these can be just what the doctor ordered. See more at Erickson’s website.