May 2011 Issue

Lakeland Tiedown Test: What Worked?

A surprise tornado roared through Sun n Fun in March, testing the mettle of both commercial and homemade tiedown solutions.

Sun n Fun 2011 may very well go down as the year of The Claw, the ubiquitous yellow three-leg tiedown system that dominates the portable tiedown market. When an F1 tornado roared through the airport, The Claw got its supreme test. Did [IMGCAP(1)]it pass? It generally appeared to perform well and the company wasted no time getting testimonials up on its Web site. But there were dramatic failures of all the tiedown systems, including The

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