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Old 04-16-2015, 10:21 PM   #1
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How To Secure Ladder/Chair Rack

I recently bought a ladder rack from CW for chairs/bikes. It is the kind that just slips down over a rung of the ladder and the chairs or bike hang from the other side of the rack. I won't be carrying a bike, just 2 camping chairs.

Does anybody have any tips or recommendations for securing the rack to the ladder AND also securing the chairs to the rack?

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Old 04-16-2015, 11:50 PM   #2
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Zip tie the chairs to each other to limit movement. and bungie cords to hold all together.

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I use one of those racks to carry a Blue Boy. I use ratcheting tie down straps. Bungee cords would work well for items such as lighter weight chairs. I like the wide ones (about 1").
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Old 04-17-2015, 05:57 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Doggy Daddy View Post
Zip tie the chairs to each other to limit movement. and bungie cords to hold all together.
This is what I do. I even zip strip the rack to my ladder. Zip strips are cheap compared to what may happen if something falls off. I use a lot of them just in case.
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I don't find any need to separately secure the rack to the ladder. I carry a folded ladder hanging on my installed ladder, on a rack similar to yours. I just hang the rack, then the folded ladder, then bungee the whole thing to the installed ladder as it sits. I only use three bungees, just to prevent wobbling. The folded ladder weighs 40Lbs, so it doesn't tend to bounce much, and I haven't had any problem in the three years I've been doing it. Your chairs will be much lighter, easier to bungee, and so should be no factor.
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Bungee cords can help keep things from jumping around

Bicycle locks (Cable type) can make them more resistant to walking off.

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