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My first recovery didn't go so well

Tonight my baby is by herself, out in the Arizona wilderness, in the middle of a narrow deserted canyon, and high centered in mud in a foot of water. She won't be free until tomorrow morning (hopefully). While trying to pull her out with a wrangler and Tahoe we busted two tow straps and one chain. My GC moved maybe an inch. One strap, upon snapping flew back, metal hook and all, and dented the $h#! out of my tailgate. Was too upset to think about taking pics but will try to remember to take some tomorrow when she is professionally recovered.

I suppose something like this was bound to happen as I off road it a lot, but boy does it suck!
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Good luck getting it out though...
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Re: My first recovery didn't go so well

Oh wow, sorry to hear that. I know you are passionate about off-roading and a contributor in that off-road thread.
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My first recovery didn't go so well

Photos?

It sux but as our Jeeps age those dents and scratches add to character and act like a badge of honors.


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Good luck this morning! Think all steps through and please be safe.
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Re: My first recovery didn't go so well

you off road often and have recovery straps with metal hooks????

Get yourself some 30,000 lb straps with leather reinforced ends, some american made d-rings, and a few 30,000 lb chokers. None of that would happen ever again and your jeep would be with you right now.

I had a JK when I was single and have been stuck many times.. some very experienced off-roaders taught me what to do and we have been relatively damage and injury free.











the last two photos arent me (i took the photos), but its what happens when a recovery becomes more than a recovery
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the last two photos arent me (i took the photos), but its what happens when a recovery becomes more than a recovery
This is what I don't understand about off roading; why would the guy attempt to climb that rock, just because it's there? He had piles of room (looks like it anyway) to go around and continue on his way. Climbing up rocks for the sake of up climbing rocks seems like a pretty stupid sport to me ; if you enjoy nature and want to see something a little off the beaten path, that's a whole different story.
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you off road often and have recovery straps with metal hooks????

Get yourself some 30,000 lb straps with leather reinforced ends, some american made d-rings, and a few 30,000 lb chokers. None of that would happen ever again and your jeep would be with you right now.

I had a JK when I was single and have been stuck many times.. some very experienced off-roaders taught me what to do and we have been relatively damage and injury free.


the last two photos arent me (i took the photos), but its what happens when a recovery becomes more than a recovery

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

My tow strap doesn't have hooks. Due to the recovery location, we tried to double up with someone else's because we needed the length. To make matters worse, a storm was forming and we were in a wash. I admit this was not my smartest offroad excursion. Expensive lesson learned it is what it is. A couple of frogs must have thought my beached Jeep was a romantic scene because they were doing the nasty as we were doing the recovery.

Btw, we eventually had working straps but neither the Tahoe or Wrangler had the traction to pull me out. Recovery company brought out a lifted Ram pickup with tow bar, winch, and super meaty tires. My recovery took place at about an inch every 5 seconds.
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Do you have a link for what type of straps / other shit you suggest?
Just did a Google search for 30,000 tow strap and a ton came up. Try it
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Re: My first recovery didn't go so well

I can't see any recovery points?

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- If you are not snatching, your ability to apply force to the bogged vehicle is limited by the traction available.
- A snatch strap allows you to use the momentum (kinetic energy) of another vehicle.
- Due to the high level of forces achievable when snatching you require properly engineered attachment points on both vehicles.
- If you do not have these available, you should only attempt to gently tow the vehicle using a strap with no stretch... however your efforts will be limited by traction

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