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    Default Proper military style knot for M101 cargo cover

    Hey, does this look like the proper military method for the tie down ropes on an M101 cargo cover? Thanks.

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    I just go around hook and use a taut line hitch.

    2 loops in and one out. Holds tight and does not slip.
    1984 M923 "Maj. Zippidy" who now is equipped like a M925A1
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    1968 Case Master M101A1 with fuel tank and gen set up
    1991 Eastern Technologies M105A2
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    Use whatever knot that will work.
    The trailer TM doesn’t mention (unless I missed it) which knot to use, just to simply secure the cover.

    I installed rubber rope on mine.
    Same stuff used on the M939 5 ton tarps.
    No more tying rope.
    Holds nice and tight down the road.
    80A102D7-9849-4E5F-861D-6B0378C2CEC7.jpg
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    I use the rubber rope as well. Much easier to attach and simple to adjust or replace.
    1991 M925A2
    1986 M1008
    1986 M1009 USN
    1985 M1010
    M101A2

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    Thanks. Where can I get that rubber rope? Do you just use a knot on the backside of the grommet?

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    Mc Master Carr has various sizes of rubber rope and a knot works well.
    1991 M925A2
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    M101A2

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    X2 on what AntennaClimber said.
    Bought mine at same place.

    The thing I like most about the rubber rope is the speed and ease of it.
    I hated untying and retrying the regular rope just to grab or place something inside.
    Now it takes maybe 30 seconds, if that, to get inside and same amount of time to strap the cover down.

    Another great thing about the rubber rope is that even in winter time, the rubber still holds the tarp tight and will still stretch/retract.

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    I can't tell from the pictures if this is 7/16 or 5/16. McMaster has both. Thanks.

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    I don’t remember.
    Call them and read off some of the numbers on the label to them.
    That should do it.

    I would measure it but I’m two states away from it at the moment.
    1987 M1008A1 (2)
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    I would get the 5/16" cord. 7/16" may be too large and not be able to fit two runs thru the eyelet.


    https://www.mcmaster.com/epdm-rubber-cords
    1991 M925A2
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