According to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, they state that you only use one tiedown if your cargo is shorter than 5 feet and less than 1,000 pounds. If your cargo is shorter than 5 feet but weighs more than 1,000 pounds or is between 5 to 10 feet long, then you would need to have two straps.
How do you tarp camp in the rain?
Pitch your tarp down low to reduce the open space between the edges of your tarp and the ground, while moving to the middle of your tarp and away from the edges. Having a wide, two-person tarp is often better than a narrow one-person tarp for just this reason.
Is tarp good for winter?
If you have outdoor storage or transportation needs, winter tarps will be an essential tool this year. With the right tarp, you can maintain your equipment through the frigid months ahead with minimal issues. But before you spring for the first cover you find, it’s crucial to understand the different types of tarps.
What is the best rope to tie a tarp?
Polypropylene rope is designed to hold tight knots. It is UV-resistant for long-term outdoor use, perfect for storage and securing shaky overhead protection. We recommend our 1000 ft. rolls of diamond braided polypropylene rope to reinforce your tarp hems and drawstrings.