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Old 05-02-2008   #1
 
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NRS Strap Slides vs Drop Bag.


I have used drop bags in the past on a setup. I just made a new frame and wondering if anybody has used strap slides and straps to secure dry boxes and coolers. Seams like a cheap way to go but I am not sure about the stability. Opinions
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I have used drop bags in the past on a setup. I just made a new frame and wondering if anybody has used strap slides and straps to secure dry boxes and coolers. Seams like a cheap way to go but I am not sure about the stability. Opinions
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Stability is better, but they are hard to adjust. If you get them setup right, they work pretty sweet. The problem is the straps that run through, they double back which makes it a bitch.
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I use straps and have had no problems. You could go with the loop straps to avoid the double back factor. I use my drop bag for misc. items (pump, firepan, stove, etc)
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for my cooler i use two 8' straps as the "cradle" and two 6' straps to go over the top of the cooler to secure it to the frame. i have no problems with it moving around. works great when used as a seat and secures the cooler nicely.
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Cooler mounts

I've never used the slides, but I've used straps, the loop straps and cooler mounts as bottom support for a cooler/drybox. The cooler mounts are great - $pendy, and a pain to setup but once they're setup right - they're bomber, with straps run overtop the cooler (or drybox) to secure it down.
The loop straps the easiest to setup and adjust IMHO.

Cooler mounts link: http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp?pfid=1205&src=related_items&refer=From-1448-To-1205

Loops straps also work great for securing kayaks on a rack if using a stacker.
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Thanks for the info..

Thanks for the info. I have seen the diagram of how the straps run back through the slide. Do you just create a craddle and then put a strap over the cooler or dry box.
thanks, agian...
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Thanks for the info. I have seen the diagram of how the straps run back through the slide. Do you just create a craddle and then put a strap over the cooler or dry box.
thanks, agian...
Using a 9' strap with the slides gives you the length needed to create the cradle, and enough strap to come back over the top of the drybox/cooler to secure it to the buckle.
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I Used Daisy chains. They are used for climbing but seem to work trick for cooler supports. They're made of bomb proof webbing and loops every 4inch loops down the whole thing. I slipped on end on to the frame adjust at the next loop and slide that on. Super simple and the extra end make a good tie down.
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