Originally Posted by KIX
My reaction as well, Huh????? The amount of inertia NEEDED that would facilitate the separation of the suspension/body/axles etc. in an accident is phenomenal. Not to say it can't happen but, if it should, I think there's a few more things to worry about at that point than just the way it was tied down in the first place. The method of tying a vehicle down to a trailer as all can see, varies. If one really wanted to know and cared about, the "legal" way, I'd either contact the local State Patrol for your state or, be governed by the DMV book that might have readings on the actual system to be used.
If you don't care about legalities, then pick what you'd like. I prefer the four point frame system myself. I don't tow every day of my life but, when I have, it's never, ever come loose and or even moved in the slightest amount. Your choice.