How to Choose Fasteners When Installing E-track

By Christine Halvorsen • 12.08.21
Category Articles & How-To's  E track 

We’ve posted a how to install E-track video, but how do you know which fasteners to choose for attaching E-track? There are three common types of fastening systems for E-track:


Uses a nut and bolt system and creates the best hold. This is typically used in the floor, where a nut, bolt and washer on the underside will not be an issue. The 1/4" diameter bolt is available in two sizes: 1-1/2" hex bolt and a 2" hex bolt.

Self-drilling tip screws

image of self-taping screws

Hex head makes it easier to drive without slippage. A self-drilling tip means you won’t have to pre-drill holes in most metal surfaces. Available in two sizes: 1-1/2" hex screw and a 2" hex screw.

Wood screws

image of wood screws for E-track

A hex head lessens the change of slippage while driving and the wide washer head creates excellent holding power. Available in a 3/4" wood screw and 1-1/2" wood screw.

Check out this video for more in-depth information about fastening e-track to a trailer:

Learn more about E-track - including a general product overview, installation tips, and more.

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