Chances are, your pickup truck’s bed comes with tie-down loops for securing your cargo. Chances are, however, that those same loops are also fixed in inconvenient locations. That’s why it’s not uncommon for people to install aftermarket anchors into their trucks. And while there’s no shortage of those, these Tie-Down Anchors offer a more convenient alternative.
Instead of being installed permanently somewhere on the truck, they’re designed be set up and removed with equal ease. That way, you can put anchors in one place to haul a bunch of bike parts and install them somewhere else when you need to carry furniture another time.
Made by Lee Valley, the Tie-Down Anchors install by simply clamping on the bed rail, instantly giving you a place to hold down ropes and bungees. You can set them up anywhere on either rail, allowing for limitless configurations, with a size that should accommodate most every size of railing found on pickup trucks and utility trailers. A zinc-plated clamping screw ensures they hold securely in place, with a pivoting foot allowing the screw to sit flush on both flat and angled surfaces.
It can hold ropes up to three-quarters of an in diameter, with a PVC-coated steel construction allowing each anchor to support up to 600 pounds of weight. And, yes, you can totally use them as hooks around the house (provided you have the rails to clamp them onto) if you’re not using them for the truck.
Available in packs of four, the Lee Valley Tie-Down Anchors are priced at $14.95.