Originally Posted by Jreays
I got a recovery 2in x 20ft recovery strap for Christmas. It doesn't have hooks. I figure I could put it over the ball hitch on the taco but how would I connect it to say a car stuck in a ditch?
Putting it over the ball is a bad idea. You can either slip off or you can shear the bolt, causing it to be a projectile.
I currently take the ball out and put a D ring shackle in its place. Works great and I haven't found any research that says I'm doing something dangerous, so I haven't bought an actual hitch pin recovery shackle.
You hook to the other vehicle via a tow point with a D ring shackle. If you can't find a place where a d ring shackle fits, then it's best to walk away and call the tow truck.