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DIY Recovery Boards

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PsyGrad, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. Nov 21, 2019 at 12:12 PM
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    PsyGrad

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    Does anyone have a model for a DIY Recovery board that works. I can't afford the store bought, expecially the MaxTraxx
     
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    ovrlndkull

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    Yeah it's called whatever you can find in the woods. But a 2x6 or 8 with grip tape wouldn't be bad.
     
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  4. Nov 21, 2019 at 12:56 PM
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    ^that.

    You could also keep some pieces of 2x4 and ratchet straps in your truck. In the event of a stuck, straps a board to the wheel/tire without traction and let it limp you out of a stuck. Just be careful so you don't spin the wheels fast and/or damage anyone/anything.

    There are also manufactured options available that are WAY less expensive than MaxTrax.

    If $60 is in your budget: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R5HYGDN/
    $49: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RYSL9V4

    As stated above, wood works just fine too but can be slippery. Scavenging gets you stuff for free. $10 will get you nicer wood.
     
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