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Re: My first recovery didn't go so well

glad you got her out. Man, I would have slept in the back seat, but thats just the crazy in me.

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Re: My first recovery didn't go so well

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Do you have a link for what type of straps / other shit you suggest?


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Re: My first recovery didn't go so well

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glad you got her out. Man, I would have slept in the back seat, but thats just the crazy in me.
In a flash flood prone area, in the water?

OP: How badly damaged? Trivial or ouch level?
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Re: My first recovery didn't go so well

I have a stretch rope from Master Pull - Synthetic Winch Line / Rope, Kinetic Recovery Ropes, Recovery Gear that has come in handy over the years.
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Re: My first recovery didn't go so well

From the picture, I can't see any tow hooks. If you don't have them, do yourself a favor and buy some. Below are the links to tow hooks. All are identical other than the color. Also, all are the OEM tow hooks for the WK2 (Black on ORAI/ORAII equipped Laredos and Limiteds, Chrome on Overlands and 2011-2013 Overland Summits, and Red on the 2013 Trailhawk).

Black: Jeep Grand Cherokee Front Tow Hooks for 2011-2014 Grand Cherokee - Item # 82212095

Chrome: Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 Chrome Tow Hooks - Mopar Item # 68140582AA and # 68140583AA

Red: Jeep WK2 Red Tow Hooks - Item # 68192681AA and # 68192680AA

Also, where in Arizona are you? Wherever it is, it looks very cool and I will try to hit it up for some off-roading next year.
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Are those factory street tires? You really can't do anything much off-roading with those. Tires are the most important aspect of off-roading.
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Re: My first recovery didn't go so well

Anything can get stuck.

Getting recovered safely is the most important aspect of off-roading
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Re: My first recovery didn't go so well

Down here (south america)...if I leave my Jeep the whole night in the dark, by next morning I dont think it will be there to be towed....most probably I would only find pieces left behind.
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Re: My first recovery didn't go so well

Tires are new stock Michelins, but they have always been adequate. I've actually forded that area where I got stuck numerous times, but recent rains must have changed the landscape a little bit. For anybody wondering, those are "the narrows" of Box Canyon in Wickenburg, AZ. My tow hooks we're actually in the mail and came the next day, however, recovery points were not the issue. No cell reception, only the guys that stumbled upon me with their light trucks and balled tires, and the distance required and not enough quality straps were the issue. Tie in desperation due to incoming weather and being in a flood zone and just about every factor came together to make this a bad situation. In the off chance that I'd end up with water up to the roof, I was willing to try anything to get out of there. Tried pulling it out from the front and rear. One of the other guys went into town and called the 3 tow companies in town of which none would come until the morning.

Like I said, I was dumb and should have never put myself in the situation, but the adventurer in me took over my common sense. Having just started going off roading in the last year, I've learned quite a bit. A couple times it's been a hard lesson. This would be one of them.

My wife has the car right now, but I'll take a picture of the dent in the tailgate later. It can probably be pulled out. There is no damage visible to the paint. In a few days I'll find out whether it would have been better to have busted the window.

But as another contributor mentioned, if you are going to use tow straps, drape something heavy over the center of the strap to avoid having it fly back at your Jeep like it did to mine.

Had that thing flown back higher, and had we been pulling out from the front, I might not be here to be writing this post.
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Re: My first recovery didn't go so well

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Also, where in Arizona are you? Wherever it is, it looks very cool and I will try to hit it up for some off-roading next year.
If you come out, contact me, we can be recovery buddies.

But, try to make it out when it's not monsoon season. There's still plenty of water to ford through :thumbup:
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If you come out, contact me, we can be recovery buddies.

But, try to make it out when it's not monsoon season. There's still plenty of water to ford through :thumbup:
I'm one of those cowards that won't ford without an external guide, since the GC doesn't have those kewl chairs on the front fenders like old Land Rovers, for someone to set there with a pole. Although it looks like the getting stuck was just mud too thick here.

And I don't "Ford" at all... heh heh.
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If you come out, contact me, we can be recovery buddies.

But, try to make it out when it's not monsoon season. There's still plenty of water to ford through :thumbup:

I will for sure. Unfortunately, I would be there mostly during monsoon season. Maybe we could go out in June, if I get out there soon enough. I'm actually out here now (Prescott) but flew out this year.
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