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Worth getting receiver shackle and tow rope?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by slmgt, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Jan 18, 2011 at 12:18 PM
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    slmgt

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    I have been thinking about getting a receiver shackle and recovery strap for some time now. Are these worth getting?

    http://www.streetsideauto.com/p/warn-receiver-shackle-bracket-29312/
    http://www.streetsideauto.com/p/valley-trailer-hitch-pin-and-clip-75830/

    I won't link to the strap because the dang thing keeps selling out anyway :D

    I am not sure I need it - I live in Eastern WA which usually gets a lot of snow, but our last couple winters have been sketch at best. But is it one of those things that is better to have and not need than need and not have? (in other words, is it worth $50 for peace of mind?)
     
  2. Jan 18, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    they are pretty cheap, but get a recovery strap not a tow rope.
    they are designed to pull, and have flex to make it smoother.

    I say go for it!
     
  4. Jan 18, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    I like those [a lot], but they are notably more $ and do not include the strap. Plus I've got a $10 off $50 coupon at SSA

    My mistake - I'm not quite 'in it', but I did mean recovery strap. Glad I chose the strap when I was more cognitive. :rolleyes:

    Thanks for the info!
     
  5. Jan 18, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    Nether does the one you posted and the 10 bucks shipping on the Warn one unless your buying more stuff your not getting it much cheaper.

    I say buy whatever you want but I have seen the elite hitch shackles and they are built well.I have never seen the Warn one's It looks like it's cast but I don't think you could break it before you broke the pin.
     
  6. Jan 18, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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    My total for the strap, pin and shackle: $51.93 shipped with my $10 off coupon code
     
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    That is a pretty good price on the Warn Reciever Shackle.
    As far as the Recovery Strap though, I would recommend trying one of ours. We can also have them made up in Recovery Orange, Tree Strap Green, and Heavy Duty Edge Protected Silver.
    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/towstrap.htm
     
  8. Jan 18, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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    I want one that sticks out as far as a regular receiver hitch. So if someone decides they don't want to stop in time they'll run into that first
     
  9. Jan 18, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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    Well that is a pretty good deal
     
  11. Jan 18, 2011 at 1:15 PM
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    I have a 10$ harbor freigh one..works great
     
  12. Jan 18, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    Me too. Well worth. I've pulled all kinds of stuck vehicles.
     
  13. Jan 18, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    I need one for the front, I don't pull people out. I get pulled out:eek:
     
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