Once you have both fasteners locked in, you're ready to click in one of the heavy-duty anchor rings. We tested them and found them easy to move for adjusting the load locations and angles of the tie-down straps.

When not fully loaded, we keep the hooks in a box with the tie down straps so they won't rattle or be tempting to thieves. A cool option is putting additional hooks in your inventory in case you need more for securing a load. Additional AnchorTrax hooks are sold separately. Also sold separately are 6-foot lengths of the tracks. These would work great when laid into the surface or walls of a trailer or hauler. Remember, you also have to tie down things like tool boxes, pit carts, and other necessary track items.

We also installed a set on our pickup truck's bed and mounted them so they were just under the tonneau cover as not to rub against it. Most trucks have their tie-down hooks or holes in the corners of the bed if anything at all. On our truck, we find the hooks in those corners are small and difficult to get tie-down hooks into. And, odds are, you'll have to haul something oddly shaped, big or awkward that needs to be tied down so it and the truck won't get hurt.

About the time you break out the tie-down straps comes the fact that your cargo won't line up with the factory tie-down hooks or holes. Adding at least one pair of AnchorTrax makes life easier when hauling. Four or more of them would be even more useful if you really haul a bunch. Always remember to check any tie-down point for tightness every time you use them. Like we said, it's quick and easy and even looks good. Haul safe and haul smart.