Join Date: Feb 2013
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Trailer tarps and winch modding
Hey guys, so every time we go on a trash out our tarps end up ripped somewhere. I mounted a bar to the front of the trailer with a handle to roll it up on when done. I also drilled holes that lined up with the grommets on the sides of the top steel frame and bought some clasps to be able to easily attach and take off. I worked great! However, That was just a cheap $20 tarp and the grommet holes where torn by the time we got home. What's the best material tarp to use that isn't too heavy and bulky but strong and will allow air to pass through so we don't have the whole hot air balloon effect when our load is not extremely packed full? I was thinking I wanted the mesh ones with vinyl coating? I'm tired of buying a new tarp every day!
Also, anyone have a winch mounted on the front of their trailer to pull in the big heavy stuff, how does that work out? Our last trip consisted of a fiberglass coated wooden boat that did not want to come apart well and the last piece killed me trying to push it in.