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Old 02-23-2012, 12:55 PM   #1
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Recovery Hitch

Why is the Viking Off Road recovery hitch sooooooo much more expensive than the Rampage recovery hitch? And while I'm on the subject - does anyone have a recommendation on one that they like?

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Old 02-23-2012, 01:10 PM   #2
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Wow, that is a big difference. Grab a 20% off coupon and get one from Harbor Freight.

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Old 02-23-2012, 01:59 PM   #3
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I'm with Tom. Who the hell needs a 25,000 working load with a 1.5 safety factor on a Jeep?
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:55 PM   #4
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Can't you just use the open reciever and hitch pin?

Even the oversized 3.5" ARB snatch strap eye fits inside the reciever throat, slip hitch pin through strap eye and start pulling.

Works on any 2" reciever and doesn't interfere with your depature angle.AKA last clunk.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:20 PM   #5
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To many troubles using just the hitch pin-ie: strap size/rope size and the pull has to be STRAIGHT or the hitch edges will "FRAY" the strap-

I use a Lunnette, cause I do towing also and you can add a D-ring if you can't loop the strap-



This one uses the D-ring, but the D-ring is 180° out-



Even for light rope grabs-



Using the Lunnette, there's no sharp edges ANYWHERE and that will eliminate any stresses at the hitch-point !

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Old 02-23-2012, 05:39 PM   #6
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Jimbox - I had seen your posts and these photos in another thread, but was still not sure of which way to go. Thanks for responding and clarifying for me. Good info.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:40 PM   #7
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I'm with Tom. Who the hell needs a 25,000 working load with a 1.5 safety factor on a Jeep?
Exactly what I was thinking, but wanted some others to confirm cuz I know nothing.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:56 AM   #8
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I just use the pin, the ARB strap has a sleeve you can use on it for offset pulls.



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Why is the Viking Off Road recovery hitch sooooooo much more expensive than the Rampage recovery hitch?
CNC machined and Nickle plated vs. painted cast steel.

Still, I can't see it being that much more expevsive.
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CNC machined and Nickle plated vs. painted cast steel.

Still, I can't see it being that much more expevsive.

It costs a lot to write "Viking".

That said, the Viking stuff is well-made plus has name recognition. Put those two things together and you get 'highest price'.


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CNC machined and Nickle plated vs. painted cast steel.

Still, I can't see it being that much more expevsive.
More man hours and processes for the cnc machining and plating = $$.
Not to mention when you get it home you'd probably want to paint it black.
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This is an acceotabe substitute, when you're in an emergency, but


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I just use the pin, the ARB strap has a sleeve you can use on it for offset pulls.



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More man hours and processes for the cnc machining and plating = $$.
Not to mention when you get it home you'd probably want to paint it black.
Agreed. But 4 to 5 times the cost?

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