E-track is an excellent tool for tie-down applications because of its versatility. Not only is it available in various lengths (2′, 5′, 8′ and 10′) and styles (galvanized and painted), but it can be installed to best suit your hauling needs.
Installing E-track inside an enclosed trailer is easy and fast with the right tools. For this example we used a 5′ E-track with a 1/8″ depth and ¼” diameter mounting holes.
- Search for wall studs. You can find them by locating the screws that are securing the paneling, but generally speaking, studs are about 2 feet apart.
- Mark holes where it will be secured, making sure they are evenly spaced over the studs.
- Add small screws to temporarily hold it up while working.
- Drill pilot holes in the areas that you’ve marked through the holes on the E-track.
- Remember that the outside wall is just a few inches away so be sure to mark your drill bit to keep it from going too far.
- Attach using self-tapping screws.
Height placement of the track depends on what your intended use will be. For motorcycles, ATVs, and other small vehicles, attach E-track at handlebar height. For appliances or other tall items, place the track higher up on the wall; shorter cargo will secure best with track placed lower. If you plan to use the trailer to haul various items of different sizes, you can always install additional rails horizontally along the walls to create more tie-down points.