D-Ring Tie Down Anchors
D-rings and related products allow you to customize your trailer configuration. While they are most commonly used as anchor points for your tie down straps, D-rings have many applications in securing cargo and vehicles for storage or transport.
They are also ideal for increasing load efficiency - if you commonly move the same type of cargo, adding permanent D-rings to your trailer can simplify the setup process.
What is a D-Ring?
A D-ring is a piece of hardware, generally shaped like the letter D, that is typically secured either to a D-ring strap, a track system, or the surface of a truck or trailer. Once attached, they act as anchors in your load securement setup. They are compatible with most ratchet strap end hardware, including S hooks, snap hooks, grab hooks, and more.
How to Choose a D-Ring
Choosing the right trailer D-rings for your application depends on how you use your trailer:
- Recessed truck tie down rings won't get in the way of rolling cargo on and off your trailer
- Rotating anchor rings let you work from multiple angles to fit a variety of cargo
- Surface-mount D-hooks are great for lightweight cargo and vehicles - easy access to the folding D-rings make quick work of loading and unloading your trailer.
Popular Materials for Trailer Anchors
Two of the most common construction materials are stainless steel and forged steel. Steel offers the strength and durability needed to hold even large and heavy cargo.
- Stainless Steel: Choose from multiple surface treatment options, including hot dip galvanized steel and zinc plated for extra protection. Stainless steel D-rings with clips are preferable for heavy loads.
- Forged Steel: Heavy-duty unfinished forged steel allows it to be welded in place rather than bolted on.
Styles of D-Rings for Trailers
They come in a variety of styles, each with its own set of advantages.
Ideal for applications where you will be transporting motorcycles, snowmobiles, and other lightweight vehicles with points for multiple trailer tie down anchors.
The rings are stainless steel and are mounted with plastic, zinc or steel pan fittings. Since they are flush mount, the flat part of the fitting is designed to fit flush against the surface.
Recessed D-Ring Fittings
If your truck tie down anchors aren't in use 100% of the time, recessed trailer D-rings allow you to embed the fittings below the surface of your trailer walls or truck bed so they're out of the way when not needed.
In order to install these, you will need to create a hole in the floor or wall of your trailer.
This style gives you 360 degrees of flexibility for your cargo anchor points. The fitting is also recessed, so you can fold it out of the way when not in use.
D-Ring with Mounting Brackets
Mounting brackets allow you to install cargo anchor points in tighter spaces with a smaller surface area.
Weld-On D-Ring Mounts
Weldable or lashing rings are crafted from forged steel with a weld-on bracket that allows it to rotate 180 degrees to accommodate many sizes of cargo. Welded rings offer superior strength for heavy loads.
Other available hardware includes L-track and E-track fittings, perfect for less permanent anchor points. They easily connect to and release from your pre-installed track, so you can move them exactly where they are needed for each load.
We also carry floor chain tiedowns that can be stored under the deck when not in use.
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