What Are Trailer D-Rings?
D-rings and tie downs are simple, heavy-duty rings that mount to the floor or walls of a trailer. They allow you to attach ropes or cabling that can be used to secure cargo in place. Unlike shelving or cabinets, there are few limits as to where you can install them or how you can use them. As a result, a D-ring or tie down is one of the most versatile solutions for transporting cargo in a trailer.
Applications and Advantages
Use a D-ring to tie down and prevent items like furniture, heavy equipment and other large loads from moving around during transit. D-rings are affordable and low maintenance. They install in almost any type of open or enclosed trailer, and they are available in a wide range of sizes, materials and weight ratings.
When properly installed, using a D-ring to tie down a load will:
- Prevent damage to equipment, as well as to the trailer itself, which can be caused by heavy items moving around
- Allow you to securely transport items in an enclosed trailer, without worrying about accidents or loss
- Provide peace of mind, knowing that your cargo is secure
Our D-ring tie downs install in minutes, often without any major modification to your trailer. Pair them with heavy-duty straps and related products for sale from All Pro Trailer Superstore — browse our inventory online or get in touch for help putting together a complete package that will allow you to move anything with ease.
Choosing the Right Product for Your Needs
There are a few things to consider when buying trailer D-rings online:
- Rating: All trailer D-ring tie downs are rated to support a given size of load — make sure you choose something appropriate to the work you’ll be doing.
- Material: Almost all trailer D-rings feature metal construction. For protection against rust and wear and tear, look for a product made from stainless or zinc-plated steel.
- Mounting: Some tie downs feature a recessed mount that allows them to lie flush with the trailer floor when not in use.
Trailer tie downs typically feature two weight ratings — an ultimate breaking strength (UBS) and a working load limit (WLL). UBS refers to the maximum amount that the weakest part of the ring can support. WLL, on the other hand, is the maximum amount the ring can support in normal operating conditions — use this latter number to determine which tie down is appropriate for your application.
Installation and Replacement From All Pro Trailer Superstore
All Pro Trailer Superstore can install any D-ring in your trailer for a small additional fee. We can also provide regular safety inspections to ensure your current tie down system is safe to use.
Get in touch to book an appointment today, or shop online to buy trailer D-ring tie downs from the comfort of your home.