Let’s review the major issues with this tie-down situation. First, using one assembly is not only illegal but extremely unsafe as well. Second, the strap is pulling the vehicle forward on the deck which is the wrong direction. Lastly, you should not drape the strap over the top of the ball mount. Under tension, it will act like a knife blade and quickly saw the strap in two.

Our Solution: Mac’s Ultra Pack


Mac’s best-selling tie-down package. The Ultra Pack features separate axles and ratchet straps, perfect for applications with a tight clearance.
If lacking proper deck hardware, add individual chain extensions for more versatility. Or add them to your Ultra Pack order by selecting the “Direct Hook with Chain Extension” option