Title:
Haul all straping system
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The haul all strapping system is an invention consisting of a combination of strapping materials, hardware and fabrics that enables a person to haul long lengths of lumber or other items, in a pickup or hauling vehicle, more safely and secure. The haul all strapping system helps prevent, items being hauled, from moving from side to side, up or down, and backward or forward. The system wraps around the end of the item being hauled to prevent backward, forward, up, or down movement of items being hauled. It also has ratcheted strapping that attach to each side of the hauling vehicle and around the items being hauled. As the ratchet is tightened the straps simultaneously tighten around the items being hauled and from side to side in the hauling vehicle. This prevents movement of items from side to side.



Inventors:
Austin, Rick A. (Shawnee, OK, US)
Application Number:
10/085199
Publication Date:
08/28/2003
Filing Date:
02/28/2002
Assignee:
AUSTIN RICK A.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
B60P3/40; B60P7/08; B61D45/00; (IPC1-7): B61D45/00
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Primary Examiner:
CHENEVERT, PAUL A
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
RICK A AUSTIN (SHAWNEE, OK, US)
Claims:

What is claimed is:



1. The Lumber Hauling Buddy/Haul All Strapping System consists of two components, the Stabilization Strap and the Harness Boot. Two Stabilization Straps are used (one in the front of the hauling vehicle bed and one in the rear). The Stabilization Strap prevents movement, of items to be hauled in a pickup truck or hauling vehicle, from side to side. The Harness Boot prevents movement, of items to be hauled, backward, forward, up or down.

2. The Stabilization Strap incorporates two pieces of strapping material, a ratcheting device and a series of attached “O” Rings or loops to allow the secure and safe hauling of items in a pickup truck or hauling vehicle. By tightening the ratcheting device, the two pieces of strapping materials tightens simultaneously from side to side between the attachment points in a pickup truck or hauling vehicle, and around the items being hauled. When the Stabilization Strap is in place the items can not move from side to side in the hauling vehicle.

3. “O” Rings or loops are attached to the Stabilization Strap in a manner to allow the easy and quick adjustment to the different widths of items that are to be hauled.

4. A mesh fabric is the main body of the Harness Boot, which allows airflow through the Harness Boot to prevent a parachuting effect during transit of the hauling vehicle.

5. Strapping materials are sewn or attached around the border and across the mesh fabric and extended to create extra lengths of strapping materials on each side of the Harness Boot. The extended lenghts of strapping materials then pass through two “O” Rings or loops. An “O” Ring or loop is attached to the end of the strapping material. A common rope or strapping device can be attached to the “O” Ring that is attached to end of the extended strapping materials and to the hauling vehicle. When the rope or strapping device is tightened the Harness boot draws together such as a drawstring. This allows the Harness Boot to cup around the back end of the items to be hauled and pull them tightly into the hauling vehicle. The harness Boot prevents the items to be hauled from moving forward, backward, up or down.

6. The Invention allows the hauling of long lengths of lumber, or other items to be hauled, in a pickup truck or other hauling vehicle safely and securely. The items being hauled remain tightly and securely in place even when driving at normal speed limits or turning sharp corners.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] The present invention relates to a better strapping system to assist in the safe and more secure hauling of long lengths of lumber or other items, in a pickup truck or other hauling vehicles.

[0002] In order for items to be hauled more securely and safely, there is a need for an easy to install improved strapping system.

[0003] This invention helps prevent movement, of items being hauled, from side to side, forward to backward, and upward to downward.

[0004] Methods used today are by tying down loads by using ropes or common straps. It is almost impossible to safely and securely haul long lengths of lumber or other items, by using just ropes or common straps.

[0005] This invention will allow a person to haul longer lengths of items, safely and securely. It will also allow a person to drive at normal posted speed limits and turn sharp turns without the fear of loosing the items being hauled.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0006] The present Invention is a new and improved strapping system designed such to help a person to haul long lengths of lumber, or other items in a regular pickup or hauling vehicle safely and securely.

[0007] The invention consists of two components, one being the Stabilization Strap and the other being the Harness Boot. Both components must be used together to insure the safe and secure hauling of the items being hauled.

[0008] The Stabilization Strap is constructed of a combination of strapping materials, a ratcheting device, “O” Rings or loops, and “S” hooks or snap hooks. Two Stabilization straps are used, one in the front of the pickup bed and one in the rear. With the use of “S” Hooks or snap hooks, each end of the Stabilization Strap is attached to a tie down loop that is common in most pickup truck beds today. The Stabilization Straps are attached side to side, to the tie down loops before items to be hauled are loaded. Items are loaded, (items rests on top of the Stabilization Strap), then an extended strap, that passes through a ratcheting device, that is attached to the Stabilization Strap, goes over items and threaded through an “O” Ring or loop and then back over the item to be hauled and attached back to the Stabilization Strap with the use of a “S” hook or snap hook.

[0009] By tightening the ratcheting device, the Stabilization Strap tightens around the items to be hauled and between the tie down loops. After the Stabilization Strap is tightened, items to be hauled can not move from side to side.

[0010] The Harness Boot helps eliminate movement of items being hauled from forward to backward and upward and downward.

[0011] The Harness Boot is constructed of a combination of strapping materials, mesh fabric and “O” Rings or loops. Mesh fabric is used to allow airflow through the Harness Boot to eliminate a parachuting effect while in transit.

[0012] Strapping materials are sewn or attached to the mesh fabric and extended to create two extended lengths of strapping, one on each side of the Harness Boot. Each piece of extended lengths of strapping material passes through a series of “O” Rings or loops and an “O” Ring, or snap hook is attached to the end of each piece of extended strapping material.

[0013] The Harness boot is installed by using ropes or common ratchet straps. After the Harness Boot is placed on the back end of the item to be hauled, a rope or common ratchet strap is attached to each of the “O” Rings or snap hooks that are attached to the extended strapping materials. The other end of the rope or common ratchet strap is attached to the hauling vehicle. When the ropes or common straps are tightened, the Harness Boot draws together cupping the end of the items to be hauled and pulls the items to be hauled tightly into the hauling vehicle. This helps prevent items to be hauled from moving up and down and forward and backward.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0014] FIG. 1 is a front elevation view of the Harness Boot;

[0015] FIG. 2 is a side elevation of the Stabilization Strap of FIG. 2 showing how it tightens Around items to be hauled;

[0016] FIG. 3 is a top view elevation of a pickup truck or hauling vehicle, with the harness boot,

[0017] FIG. 1, and the stabilization strap, FIG. 2, strapped in place around items to be hauled.

CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF THE HARNESS BOOT

[0018] The Harness Boot, FIG. 1, is constructed of a combination of a mesh fabric, FIG. 1 (1), strapping materials, FIG. 1 (2), and Hardware, FIG. 1 (4), (4A) and (5). The mesh fabric, FIG. 1 (1), is used as the main body of the Harness Boot, FIG. 1. Strapping materials, FIG. 1 (2), are sewn or attached, around the border and across the mesh fabric, FIG. 1 (1), and extended, FIG. 1 (3). The extended strapping, FIG. 1(3), then passes through an “O” ring or loop, FIG. 1 (4), and then through another “O” ring or loop, FIG. 1 (4A). An “O” Ring or loop, FIG. 1 (5), is sewn or attached to the loose end of the extended strapping, FIG. 1 (3A). When both “O” Rings or loops, FIG. 1 (5), (that are attached to the end of the extended strapping FIG. 1 (3A), are pulled, the Harness Boot is drawn together, FIG. 3 (2), and cups the Harness Boot, FIG. 1, around the back end of the item FIG. 3 (6) that is to be hauled.

[0019] A rope or common strapping device, FIG. 3 (3), is attached, FIG. 3 (15), to each side of the Harness boot and to the hauling vehicle, FIG. 3 (4). When strapping devices ,FIG. 3 (3), are tightened, the extended strapping, FIG. 3 (1), pulls through the “O” rings or loops FIG. 1(4) and (4A) and gathers the Harness Boot together, FIG. 3 (2), and cups around the end of the item being hauled, FIG. 3 (6). This cupping pulls items being hauled, FIG. 3 (6), tightly into the hauling vehicle FIG. 3 (7). This also lifts and stabiles the end of item being hauled, FIG. 3 (6), and helps prevents movement of item to be hauled, FIG. 3 (6), from backward to forward and up to down.

CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF THE STABILIZATION STRAP

[0020] The Stabilization Strap, FIG. 2 is constructed of a combination of strapping materials, (6) and (9), “O” rings or sewn loops, (3) and (5), “S” hooks or snap hooks, (7) (10) and (11), and a ratcheting device, (1). The Stabilization Strap is designed to attach to tie down loops, (8), that are commonly found in most pickup trucks today.

[0021] A “S” hook or snap hook, (7), is attached to the strapping material, (6). Then the other end of the strapping material, (6), extends and loops through, (5), a series of “O” rings or loops, (3). The looped strapping material is sewn, (5), to hold “O” rings or loops stationary in place. Numerous “O” rings or loops, (3), are used to allow for adjustment of different widths of items being hauled, (4). The strapping material then extends and passes through another “S” hook, (11). Then the strapping material is attached to the stationary side of a ratcheting device, (12). Another piece of strapping material, (9), passes through the adjustment side of the ratcheting device, (1), and a “S” hook, (2), is attached to one end of the strapping material (9).

[0022] Each “S” hook, (7) and (11), is attached to a tie down loop, (8), in the back bed of the hauling vehicle. Items to be hauled, (4), are then loaded on the hauling vehicle, on top of the Stabilization Strap between the “S: hook (11), and an “O” Ring, (3). The “S” hook (2) that is attached to the extended strapping material (9), passes over items to be hauled (4), and then passes through an “O” ring, (3), then back over items to be hauled (4). The “S” hook, (2), then hooks (10) to the bottom strapping material, (6). As the ratcheting device, (1), is tightened, the strapping material, (6) and (9), tightens from side to side between the tie down loops (8) and around the items being hauled, (4). When the strapping material, (6) and (9), are securely tightened the items being hauled, (4), can not move from side to side.

USE OF STABILIZATION STRAP AND HARNESS BOOT (HAUL ALL STRAPPING SYSTEM)

[0023] FIG. 3 shows the Haul All Strapping System in use in the back of a pickup truck (7).

[0024] The “S” hooks, (10) and (10A), of the Stabilization Strap, (13), are attached to the Tie Down Loops, (11), commonly found in the back of pickup trucks today. Items to be hauled, (6), are loaded in the pickup truck, (7), on top, (13A), of the Stabilization Strap, (13). Items to be hauled, (6), are placed between the “S” Hook, (10A), and an “O” Ring, (14). The Stabilization Strap has more than one “O” Ring, (14), to allow adjustment for different widths of items to be hauled, (6).

[0025] After items to be hauled, (6), are loaded, then the “S” Hook, (12), that is attached to the extended strapping material, (9), is pulled over the items to be hauled, (6), then through an “O” Ring, (14), then back over the items to be hauled, (6), and then the “S” Hook, (12), is hooked to the Stabilization Strap, (13).

[0026] As the ratcheting device, (8), is tightened, the Stabilization Strap securely tightens around the items to be hauled, (6), and from side to side between the tie down loops, (11). This prevents items to be hauled, (6), from moving from side to side.

[0027] After the Stabilization Strap, (13), is in place, then the Harness Boot, (2), is to be installed. The Harness Boot, (2), is placed on the end of the items to be hauled, (6), with one of the “O” Rings, (15) and FIG. 1 (5), that are attached to the end of the extended strapping material, (1), on top and one underneath of the items to be hauled, (6). Then a common rope or ratcheting strap, (3), is attached to the “O” Ring or loop, (15), and the back of the pickup truck, (4). As the ratcheting devices, (5), are tightened, the Harness Boot, (2), draws together and cups the end of the items being hauled, (6), and pulls items to be hauled, (6), securely and tightly into the pickup truck or hauling vehicle, (7). This prevents items to be hauled, (6), from moving backward or forward, and up or down.