John E Davies Posted August 3, 2018 Share Posted August 3, 2018 I had been planning to fabricate a stout clothes line ever since we picked up “Mouse” 16 months ago. I wanted something good looking and strong enough to hold three wet bath towels plus underwear and light clothes, for drying when it is not possible to string a rope outside. Those dinky retractable ones are not good enough for anything but small stuff. Here is the heart of the project: ... http://www.macscustomtiedowns.com/product/versatie-anchor-plate-assembly-4-pack/Anchor-Plates Pictured below are the four rings and bases from that set, plus some extra materials I had laying around from earlier projects. I have use these tie downs for many years, on all sorts of trucks and trailers. The extra stuff is going to go on my front cargo tray. The bases stay attached to the two walls and also one to the ceiling. They are anodized black. If they were white they would blend in, but I don’t mind. The tiedown rings are quick release, simply squeeze and slide out of the base. I used 1/8 inch plastic coated wire, crimp splices, and a crimper tool, all of which I already had in my shop. The crimper is the big dollar item, but for a neat and strong installation it works way better than the screw type clamps. This is a 5 out of 10 project; you need to be comfortable drilling holes in your trailer, fabicating metal, and with cutting and splicing cable. More to follow, I have to go to dinner. John Davies Spokane WA 1 "Mouse": 2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/ Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags, Safari snorkel. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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