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Recovery strap hook locations

I have a recovery strap (ie. tow strap) that I use to pull stuck people out during snow storms. In the old Jeep, I just wrapped it around the aftermarket hitch bar. But with the new WK2, I got OEM tow, so there's no obvious place to hook the tow strap. So, where would people recommend I attach the tow strap so that I can still help people out, without doing damage to the vehicle.

I'm considering having from tow hooks installed and could then use that, but in the meantime, I'm trying to figure out the best option. Off the top of my head, I could just wrap it around a ball hitch, but then it could easily slip off. Don't really want to buy one of the hook hitches, so wondered if people had a built-in solution. Thanks.
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:44 AM
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Re: Recovery strap hook locations

Hi JTP. Never tie recovery straps around a ball hitch.

I have seen cases where the ball shears off and becomes a projectile and has killed people. These were sand recoveries and I imagine snow wouldn't require as much force. But to be safe unless you add the proper hooks you might just have to leave them stranded.
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Re: Recovery strap hook locations

You need a receiver bow shackle. Here's an example pic, but there are many sources (Cabela's also carried one once upon a time and Warn sells one also)

http://www.warn.com/truck/accessories/shackle.shtml
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:29 AM
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Re: Recovery strap hook locations

And this, which is the cheapest: http://www.etrailer.com/p-TR63045.html
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Re: Recovery strap hook locations

Not sure how safe it is but I just remove the ball mount and then loop the tow strap around the ball mount pin.
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Re: Recovery strap hook locations

In the meantime you can always use the straps with hooks. They can be hooked to the trailer hitch via the chain loops.
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Re: Recovery strap hook locations

Just get the hooks. $150 for parts, easy to install.

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Re: Recovery strap hook locations

Front tow hooks AND the receiver bow shackle. Then you can pull (or be pulled ) from either end.
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Re: Recovery strap hook locations

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Front tow hooks AND the receiver bow shackle. Then you can pull (or be pulled ) from either end.
^This.

As stated above, never use the ball hitch or you'll end up causing serious damage or injury when it snaps and launches. Same can be said for using recovery straps with metal hooks.
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Re: Recovery strap hook locations

The metals hooks are bad. Ive seen the break before, nothing bad happened but could have. Heres some reading:

http://www.offroaders.com/tech/Tow_Straps.htm
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The metals hooks are bad. Ive seen the break before, nothing bad happened but could have. Heres some reading:

http://www.offroaders.com/tech/Tow_Straps.htm
The tow eye mentioned below (http://www.etrailer.com/p-TR63045.html) is much thicker than tow hooks -- it weighs ten pounds! -- which is why I got it. The low price was icing on the cake.

It looks as if it would pull a fully loaded semi.
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Re: Recovery strap hook locations

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The tow eye mentioned below (http://www.etrailer.com/p-TR63045.html) is much thicker than tow hooks -- it weighs ten pounds! -- which is why I got it. The low price was icing on the cake.

It looks as if it would pull a fully loaded semi.
Ok? And what do you hook to the tow eye?
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