Hello. I’m the dumbass from the video. First thing, my spreader was bolted down in 8 locations. I put quarter inch stainless backer plates under the flatbed so they wouldn’t get pulled out in an accident. That’s why I didn’t cross my straps. (My friend is in commercial motor vehicle enforcement and he thought I definitely went above and beyond) Secondly, I’m glad you didn’t have any of the issues with your unit that I had. I’ve only used Snowex. They make good stuff. I was just disappointed by some quality issues on MY spreader. As you mentioned, the tarp is too small and I get quite a bit of salt flung back under my truck too. Have a good one!