Introduction: Trunk Tie Down

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Have you ever tried to tie your trunk or hatchback down on a newer car and find there is nothing to tie to?

Step 1: Tie Down

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Some time ago it hit me to stuff something into the locking mechanism. At the time all I had to use was a old 1/4 in. Zinc-Plated Quick Link but a cheap carabiner works fine. Between the carabiner and the bottom trunk latch you have two good tie down points.

Step 2: Release

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When it's time to unload just hit the trunk release. Untie after unloading.


bodger ed (author)2015-05-21

you could use a truckers hitch to keep the tension just right, I will buy one of the turnbuckles you showed as soon as i see one

1iJack23 (author)bodger ed2015-05-22

more often then not I use one of those cheap carabiner that you can get for a dollor at Home Depot or Lowe's

SvenB (author)2015-05-21

Been doing this for years. never crossed my mind to share this with instructables?. great to see that it works! ?

fadeddeath (author)2015-05-20

So making this over the weekend!!!!

Jobar007 (author)2015-05-19

That's really clever. Too many times I've seen trunks overloaded and being unsecured. This at least gives a little more confidence to the people following you.

JorritJ (author)2015-05-19

Brilliant! I always used electrical wire to create a loop but this looks way more easy. Thank you for posting this!

Pointyhead (author)2015-05-19

Brilliant! Favorited.

Wolfbane221 (author)2015-05-18

why didn't I ever think of this. thanks for the tip!!!

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