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Cargo Tie-Down Using a Simple Knot

most watchedThis is an inexpensive and effective way of using rope to secure a load to the bed of your truck or cargo rack on your SUV. This method is at least as good if not better than most of the tie-down solutions that can be purchased and it is completely customizable.

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There are a lot of products available for purchase to tie down a load on your truck or car. We've purchased and used some of them too. But the one we always come back to is this cinching knot method that we learned from a kid at one of the home centers.

The possibilities for tie-down are endless and we'd recommend that you get creative and add more line until you're certain the widget you're delivering won't budge.

Try an X-pattern from corner to corner, wrap the rope around a leg of a piece of furniture and then cinch it tight using this method. Just keep adding and modifying until you are satisfied that your stuff is going to stay with you until you reach your destination. The best news is that you don't need to be a bodybuilder to get things very, very tightly secured with this rig.