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A question about tow (recovery) straps.

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by zoptaa, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Dec 5, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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    colinb17

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  2. Dec 5, 2013 at 10:40 AM
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  3. Dec 5, 2013 at 10:42 AM
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  4. Dec 5, 2013 at 10:44 AM
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    that's if my family members don't steal them from me before then :eek:
     
  5. Dec 5, 2013 at 10:45 AM
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    :laugh:

    btw what is the range on those quadcopters. That would be good rescue device.
     
  6. Dec 5, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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    depends on the transmitter........far though.
     
  7. Dec 5, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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    TacoFMS

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    crushed goldfish crackers & spilled apple juice
    ok I want to get in on this convo too!!! I am sup to get a christmas list ready for my family bc we draw names and you have a $100 limit.... so let's see what you guys have for recomendations! I currently have a winch, hi-lift, logging chain(not sure about length), single 3/4" shackle, shovel, axe, wood blocks, 8 or 10lbs short throw sledge hammer, and that is about it. What do i need that I can put on my list???
     
  8. Dec 5, 2013 at 10:57 AM
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    more shackles, soft shackle, snatch block, tree saver, snatch strap, tow strap or two.

    all of that stuff will be over $100 together, but you could get a couple of the items for $100 no problem.
     
  9. Dec 5, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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    Maybe a small chain saw and winch anchor.
     
  10. Dec 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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    how many shackles do you have???
     
  11. Dec 5, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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    I have about 5 shackles, I think, and want more. :D

    Colin, put Icy-Hot on the your quadcopter controls when you sleep at night to protect from family members.....
     
  12. Dec 5, 2013 at 11:08 AM
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    3/4'' - 2 on the front bumper, 2 on the rear bumper, 3 or so in the toolbox
    some obnoxiously large crane shackle. i want to say it's a 30 ton.
    a soft shackle from southeast overland.
    and then i have a coupel of smaller ones floating around itn the toolbox. they get used every once in a while for the more precise, but lower load recoveries, where it may only have to hold the force of a couple people pulling on a line attached to a roof rack.

    this recovery alone took 5 shackles at one point
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Dec 5, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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    lol, that's a little weird.
     
  14. Dec 5, 2013 at 11:14 AM
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    ^^ Great recovery photo!! How has no one stolen your shackles if you leave them on? I keep mine in my truck. L.A. is shady....

    I was in a play years ago, and some chick wiped Icy-Hot all over her arm, and I had to kiss it. My lips when numb and it was pretty tough to speak. I loved her for that....
     
  15. Dec 5, 2013 at 11:21 AM
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    really cool picture man.

    You were stuck on tree right???
     
  16. Dec 5, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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    haha, that's terrible.

    and yeah, i don't live in CA :D had never taken the shackles off, and never had a theft issue.

    wedged may be a better term :eek:

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Dec 5, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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    recommendations on the straps?
     
  18. Dec 5, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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  19. Dec 5, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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  20. Dec 5, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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    wheelers, arb, southeast overland, etc. procomp actually makes a really nice tow strap. surprised the hell out of me. i'd still be using it, but it was run over on some rocks and got all chewed up.
     
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