I just bought a used 16*7 Haulmark Enclosed trailer that I will be using first to move, and then hopefully to store and tow my honda civic.
I know i will need to winch the car up onto the trailer as I wouldn't be able to get out of the car otherwise... I was thinking of using e-track to help guide the car in and to tie it down once it's in. That said, is e-track strong enought to hold the car down. How should the e-track be bolted into the trailer which has 3/4" thick plywood floors an 16" On Center beams. Shoud the e-track be bolted to the plywood, or into the beams (making holes in the beams), or using u shaped bolts around the beams?
The E-track I'm looking at is 12gauge steel and has a 2000 lb rating, 6000lb burst. The car weighs about 2500 lbs (600lb/wheel?)
I think I'll be strapping the car down by the wheels + a hold down on each side to prevent the suspension from moving too much. Is that OK or is there a better way to do it?
If you have any tips and tricks, please post them, as it is the first time i'll be towing the car.
I'll be towing the trailer/car with a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8. I have the load stabilizing bars and a tekonsha P3 Brake controller that I installed this weekend.