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    tentnomore
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    After building the teardrop and fiddling with the tensioning strap we got the doors to fit pretty well, but over time the tensioning strap seems to stretch a bit also. With no adjustment capability in the strap once it has been screwed on this becomes problematic. I really didn’t want to have to take out the screws, move their location in the strap and then screw them back in. I finally came upon a way to make a minor tension increase in the strap without removing anything, I purchased a couple of 1/4″ x 2″ S-hooks meant for connecting chains to eye hooks at the hardware store. They can be woven into the strap without removal to add a little tension. They seem to work great!

     

    #2245

    indianaterri
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    What a great idea!  I’ve got one strap tighter than the other, and this will work.

    Thanks!

    #2248

    rovineye
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    I used backpack style clips on my straps so I can adjust tension. Have not had to adjust yet. Tentnomore’s  solution is a great simple solution when installed without clips.

    #2252

    RCRICH
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    Rovineye,

    Were did you buy the clips any pics

    #2253

    western_flyer
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    I added ladderlocks and keeper loops to tension the straps. About a $2.00 investment.

    #2310

    CWStevens
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    I tried these, but they couldn’t hold the tension without slipping out…  (i.e. I don’t recommend them!)

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GS9L5U6

    I tried these next, with great success!!!

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001AW63JY

    Door tension clip

    It’s easily adjustable over time, and doesn’t require the use of a ratchet strap to make field adjustments!

    Chris

     

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