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Old 02-20-2009, 04:53 AM   #1
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Hi iRV2'rs: Thought I'd ask you guys. I've been searching the net (to no avail) for a replacement rubber tie down (round, 1/2" diameter, stretch cordlike rubber). Mine are approx. 4 ft. long, but were cut (if I recall) from a spool. These aren't the cheap shock cords and not the flat black strap type either. Back in 72, I pch'd a canoe and dealer (no longer in business) also sold these stretchable tie downs which have been THE BEST I've ever seen or used. NO deterioration in all these years. We lost one of four hitting a gator S. of Cincinnati and have really missed it. Anyone have an idea of where to look? Thanks. Steve
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Have you tried your local True Value or Ace hardware store?
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:33 AM   #3
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If you still have the hooks, buy some surgical rubber hose and make your own. Loop it through the hook and clamp it down with the ring type clamps used in making cages. I don't know what they are called, but we called them 'hog nose rings' for years.
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doc ...

they were called 'hog nose rings' because that was what they were used for ... when I was a boy on the farm, if one of our hogs was identified as an excessive rooter my dad got a nose ring and the special little pliers and 'decorated' his snout ... that stopped the rooting ...
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heh heh!! We did the same thing. Ain't nothing like an ole country boy is there?
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Chickadee, you can get these at Lowes.....Book2
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Try Tractor Supply. I just bought some bungie cord there. I do recall they had the flat rubber one, not sure if the had round ones. They do have a pretty good supply.
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Thanks ALL!! Will check out your suggestions. Steve
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If you have a Northern Tool close to you, you might check them out also -- they have lots of different types of tie downs and if I recall correctly, they also have the bulk cord so you can make to your desired length.
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Well, I don't know how long you need, or if you really want round instead of flat, but I made a bunch of flat ones, 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide and anywhere from 6 to 12 inches long after tying a not in the end. Yup! I used a bicycle inner tube and cut 1/2 inch (with some variance on my cuts due to I was in a hurry) wide and several different lengths. They actually act better than the ones you buy with the little red or black ball on the end. You could most likely do the same and use them as a bungee cord, but for that I'd use an ald car tire inner tube to get a lot out of the cuts.

Just a thought!
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