Tie down ideas for garage ?

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  1. beachcaster

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    I have a Auto-Trail 690 G
    On the floor of the garage are two rails with ajustable sliding anchor points.

    But there are no anchor points on the walls.

    Anyone have a neat solution for this.........to tie bikes and boxes down securely etc

    I am also going to have to make up a bracket for a spare wheel to hold it upright.
    Any thoughts on this also

    Thanks

    barry
     
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    whatever solution you use i'd be very careful as to where you fix any securing rings/hooks.

    there may be some timber battens within the rear wall for fixing cycle racks etc, but knowing where they are is a different matter.

    the wall itself wont be strong enought to take much weight on its own.
     
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    John is correct, however, anchor track, (sometimes called cargo track) has lots of fixing holes so it spreads the load along the wall rather than at one point.

    I have fitted these in trailers with thin walls.. even onto thin plywood they are fine if you have plenty of fixings ..

    found this supplier .. s/s and zink

    http://www.nationwide-trailer-parts.co.uk/load-restraint-lashings-straps.html
     
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    Thanks for the pointers

    Thanks chaps

    certainly Im not going to drill anywhere there might be issues

    But some solid ideas there........many thanks

    barry
     
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    Use a stud detector to find the timber framework behind the walls, you can get them from B&Q and the like for about £10.00 and they work really well. :thumb:
     
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    The FIAMMA catalogue is the best place to look.

    Lots of Garage solutions in there!::bigsmile:
     
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