Trailering a 2006 Vibe

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Trailering a 2006 Vibe

Postby 2006 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:20 am

Wasn't sure where to post this. I am going to pick up our second Vibe later today and bring it home on a trailer. I haven't much experience trailering. The plan is to have two straps up front and two out back, crossing them. I see what seems to be designed for such a thing in the front end....at either end of the rad cradle hang down a "tab" that a hook would fit into nicely. Is this an adequate spot to secure the front end?

As for the rear. I can't seem to see a place that would be secure. The hole in the rear tube isn't large enough for the hook on the strap?

I just had another look......how about the bottom bracket where the shock mounts. Seems quite robust there. I can have the hook go up into that bracket and cross it to the other side of the trailer?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance
Paul

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Re: Trailering a 2006 Vibe

Postby zbyers » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:06 pm

might be better off going around the solid axle beam in the rear.
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Re: Trailering a 2006 Vibe

Postby 2006 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:25 pm

I thought of that.... but there's not really anything keeping the strap from sliding along it.

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Re: Trailering a 2006 Vibe

Postby 2006 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:10 pm

Worked well using tabs at rad cradle, and hooks under the bottom shock mount.....crossing the straps. 3.5 hours highway drive and straps remained secure.


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