I run one strap from one eye bolts though the top to the other eye bolt on the same side. That way the only thing contacting the top is the nylon strap. That's only two straps. The ratchet is just hanging from one eye bolt and the strap from the other. I run he strap through the top and attach it to the ratchet already hanging on the other side.I may go this route since I couldn't figure out the Harken hoist. What do you connect the rear ones to? Through the Jeep and connect to front straps?
shouldn't. I have seen numerous other people using this lift with no negative effects even after long term storage this way. I can't say myself. Haven't left it hanging there long term. But every thing I have read says they haven't had any problems.Will this crack the hard top at all since the load isn't distributed as evenly as some other lifts?
Can buckle solution. So easy to lift, believe it or not even easier to lower...I may actually try the cam buckle straps. They seem like they would be easier to raise and lower. I just worried about the strength of the buckle holding the top for long times, since it doesn't really lock the strap in place. Others have used them with success though.
You can always use ratchet straps or even chain to hang it from after lifting with the cam straps if you're worried about it slipping. I built an outside frame just for my hardtop since I don't have a garage. My long term storage each year is dropping it back down to rest on some 2x4s. Works pretty well but I've gotta figure out how to keep the inside of HT from getting all dirty and funky.do you think there would be any issue with it being there long term? I worry about the straps coming loose since they don't lock like a ratchet strap.
That's exactly it. A couple of pulls on each side. Easy pulls, you just have to go slow and careful. And it's quite secure.How do you raise and lower with just yourself? Do one side first a little bit, then go to the other side and so same.....rinse repeat? Cam straps are so quick and easy though,.
It's been up a week and holding. The weight pulls on the cam buckle teeth and holds it in place. Also, with my setup each eye screw is rated 250lbs. and each strap, 400lbs. So I got 1800lbs. setup supporting 150lbs. It's quite secure.do you think there would be any issue with it being there long term? I worry about the straps coming loose since they don't lock like a ratchet strap.
Exactly. Ratchet straps with eye bolts. I can put it on and take it off by myself. When you space them properly, it automatically distributes the weight evenly by itself. I have no worries about it falling or anything cracking.:bop:That's exactly it. A couple of pulls on each side. Easy pulls, you just have to go slow and careful. And it's quite secure.