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Old 12-05-2013, 09:01 AM   #1
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A question about tow (recovery) straps.

I am buying a set of recovery straps and from what I've read you shouldn't use the ones with the steel hooks on the end in case the strap breaks and turns it into a 100mph projectile. This makes sense, but the straps that are looped on the end seem like they could potentially knot themselves to the point where you may not be able to undo them.
The straps are from Northern Tool, 2" x 30' with the loops on the ends.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:42 AM   #2
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First off, Check out the various purpose built Recovery Straps we offer.
http://wheelersoffroad.com/product-c...ipment-320778/

The loops are not really meant to tie to. Ideally you should be attaching the strap to your vehicle with a 3/4" Shackle.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:43 AM   #3
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Get this.

ARB ARB705US 2-3/8" x 30' Recovery Strap - 17500 lbs Capacity
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:51 AM   #5
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Dan do you guys sell any winch Recovery kits?

like this

We have talked about putting a kit together, but just have not made it happen yet. I have thought about offering a drawstring bag to throw dirty/muddy straps into. Something like this:
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:55 AM   #7
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I can certainly do a package price on a kit though. Just don't have cool bag for it.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:05 AM   #9
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sweet

I need a tree saver, snatch block, choker chain and strap.
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looks like you're prepping to get into some real trouble lol
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:23 AM   #12
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what are you using the wood for?
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:28 AM   #14
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I carry wood blocks all the time great recovery tool if need be.
but what do you do with them???
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:35 AM   #18
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When stuck in the sand I have had use wood so the wheels grab for traction.
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^^ Yup. Also for a base so any jack doesn't sink in the ground.
ah, gotcha.

i haz sand ramps and a hilift base
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