Would anyone see a problem with somehow permanently attaching the tie down straps on a trailer? I know it's all of 5 minutes to deal with them but I thought maybe if they were tied, stapled, nailed or glued down I could leave them on the trailer (without someone walking off with them) instead of taking them off, putting them in the truck, dragging them out, untangling them
making sure they are all nice and flat and there's no twists and setting them up...
I have two 6" or 8" wide wood beams that hold up the two long pvc pipes the kayak sits on. I usually wrap one end down, around the wood, up again, across the kayak down and around the other side and back up to cinch up at the front and the back (probably pretty standard set-up and no one needed this description!).
I can't see why not but it is a safetly feature so I don't want to be short sighted about it... Any input would be appreciated. I'm thinking these things are just holding down the kayak. I have a boat safety belt at the front, attached to the handle, that's the important one so the kayak doesn't go flying. The ones at the back just hold it down and keep it from wiggling around.
At the worst, maybe someone could share any tie downs they like or configuration they've come up with...? It's a pretty basic system and I just went with what the store sold me right then and there to get my PA home. I've googled it a bit but that usually brings up regular kayaks on top of cars, people who don't have the luxury of trailering their kayaks