Improving Business Security

After our company headquarters was robbed for the fifth time, I decided we needed to do a little better at bolstering security. Instead of relying on a few measly cameras and a security guard that was distracted most of the time, we installed a state-of-the-art security system and focused on eliminating inherent security threats. It took a lot of work, but after a few weeks we could tell that our efforts were really helping. We were able to thwart a potential robbery, which made me feel better about the investment. Check out this blog for more ideas on improving your business security.

A Simple Way To Stabilize Your UTV In Its Trailer


You love your UTV and hauling it everywhere in its trailer. However, you have noticed it often slides around in the trailer as you drive and you're worried that this will cause it severe damage. Never fear: it's possible to stabilize your UTV in its trailer and prevent it from getting damaged in any way.

Measuring Installation Areas

The first step in this process is to measure the area where you're going to install your stability items. This is a relatively simple process:

  • Pull your UTV in the trailer.
  • Step inside and mark the sides of the length of the wheel as well as the front of the wheels where the UTV sits.
  • Remove the UTV and use a tape measure to gauge the length and width of the wheels.
  • Write down the length and width information for later use.

Install Strips Of Carpet On The Floor

Placing small strips of carpet along the floor of your UTV trailer will give your tires a little extra grip when parked. Install carpet strips on the bottom of your UTV trailer using the following process:

  • Measure out four strips of carpet the length and width of your wheels
  • Cut out the squares using a carpet knife
  • Carefully lay the carpet strips down in the areas you marked earlier
  • Attach the carpet to the floor using carpet tacks, hammering them down along the edges and corners

Once your carpet strips are installed, drive your UTV back into the trailer to see how well the strips line up. They should be located directly underneath the wheels. Adjust the position of the UTV to ensure it remains centered.

Install Small Wooden Blocks On Each Side Of The Wheel

After installing your carpet strips on the bottom of the UTV trailer, you need to install stabilizing blocks just to the side of the strips. These will help prevent your UTV trailer from sliding all around as you drive. Use a jigsaw to cut four strips of 4x4 board the length of the wheels and also two blocks the width of the wheels.

Now, nail or glue down the wheel-length boards an inch or two to the side of the carpet strip and the two wheel-width ones in front of the carpet strips at the front of the trailer. This will prevent the UTV from sliding to the side or forward.

Placing Wheel Chocks Behind The Back Wheels

Wheel chocks are wooden, plastic, or metal wedges that fit snugly behind the wheels of motor vehicles to prevent them from moving backward. Purchase two of these chocks that are the width of your UTV wheels and press one behind each of the back wheels.

If you want, you can also add wheel chocks behind the front two wheels to completely prevent it from moving. However, you should always place chocks behind the rear wheels, as suggested by OSHA. Placing them only in the front simply won't give it enough stability to keep it from sliding back.

After you place your wheel chocks behind your UTV wheels, you will stabilize it enough to prevent any kind of tumbling or sliding damage while you drive. This will help give you the peace of mind you need to take your UTV anywhere.

Talk to a company like Ace Trailer Sales for more ideas about how to store your UTV in your trailer.


22 April 2016