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Old 09-15-2013, 05:35 PM   #1
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StrapTek - Does anyone know anything about this?

Just saw this for the first time and was wondering if anyone has tried it or knows anything about it. I've never been a fan of Lippert products but you never know.
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:40 AM   #2
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About what???
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:42 AM   #3
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:48 AM   #4
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Seems pretty simple, now if it works as advertised.
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I believe the StrapTek just came out - like in August - so I doubt there has been much real world experience with it.

Its a weight distribution product that employs a ratchet winch and heavy-duty polyester straps instead of traditional chains and snap-up brackets. According to a press release, "StrapTek allows users to safely and easily adjust weight distribution spring bars on travel trailers and cargo trailers with a standard socket wrench".

I recall a conversation on rv.net and there wasn't much info out there. Frankly, I don't know what real problem its trying to solve nor is it clear how exactly this is to be used (by itself or with an existing WDH).

Here's a picture of the kit...

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About what???
I'm not sure why its not showing on the app. I edited the first post and now the text is showing for me but not the link to the product
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Instead of using a helper bar to tighten the chains on the WD hitch you can use a ratchet. Not really an improvement from my perspective and I expect a longer half life on steel chain over a strap.

"“Like other RVers out there, hooking up my weight distribution system made me anxious,” said Product Developer Dave Gramlin. “I was tired of dealing with noisy, cumbersome and potentially dangerous chain systems that sometimes left me with bruises.”
Traditional chain systems can require raising and lowering the tow vehicle with a jack over and over to get the right tension. StrapTek adjusts by simply tightening or loosening the straps using a standard socket wrench, saving time and energy."

I have yet to be bruised by the hitch because I stand back a bit. Plus, once you have the right setting, just count your links. Maybe this would be good for users that have varying loads.
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X2 what Scott said--

(I'm seeing the link fine but I'm on standard PC using FireFox browser.)

AS far as using a "polyester" strap instead of galvanized steel chain-
I'm sticking with my chains thank you very much!
My chains are pretty much same strength after 5 years.
What about a polyester strap after 5 years of sun and weather
degradation???

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OK, I guess the plus side is not having to crank the hitch jack all the way up before setting the WD chains. Just hitch it and then ratchet it to the desired setting. The trade off is trusting a poly belt over a steel chain to save time raising and lowering the hitch.
Nope, pass.
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