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Old 07-11-2012, 02:17 PM   #1
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Recovery Strap

So I'm looking at ordering an Erickson 59700 White 3" x 20' 27,000 lbs Breaking Strength Recovery Strap with 13,500 lbs Maximum Vehicle Weight Capacity for $41.44 (free shipping)

Amazon.com: Erickson 59700 White 3" x 20' 27,000 lbs Breaking Strength Recovery Strap with 13,500 lbs Maximum Vehicle Weight Capacity: Automotive

Is this a good strap and a good value???

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Old 07-11-2012, 02:24 PM   #2
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found one at 4wheelparts with a little bit better specs for a couple dollars cheaper... and if you have one near you... they'll typically ship to you for free if you call the store.

Smittybilt Part CC330 - 3 inch, 30 Foot Tow Strap

they do here in florida. good luck!

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Old 07-11-2012, 02:33 PM   #3
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are either of these kinetic straps or are they static?
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:36 PM   #4
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if i'm not mistaken they're static. only snatch straps are kinetic. and are quite a bit more money also....
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:40 PM   #5
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hmmm

im lookin for a nice kinetic, torn between viking and arb...
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:41 PM   #6
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The description states "Once the web tightens up, the webbing will stretch 20 per cent and actually slingshot the stuck vehicle out, giving what we call snatch-action."
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on the erickson? hmm, perhaps it IS a kinetic then
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"The caution is have to guard webbing from bumpers and more. Simply use old rags, coats, carpets or whatever to protect the strap from sharp edges"

this caught my eye. if you look at the ARB or Viking, they have a leather collar to prevent this, so you dont have to bother using a rag, or whatever to prevent fraying.

are you looking for a snatch (kinetic) strap or just a tow (static) strap?
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if for whatever reason you dont know the difference, just hit me up or post back in here and ill fill you in =)
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Honestly, I'm not sure! Just want to start getting the things I should have in my rig to go off roading....I'm not going alone, will be with a group at this point, but don't want to rely on someone else for everything if I do get stuck!

This one sounded like a good place to start....
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:54 PM   #11
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Honestly, I'm not sure! Just want to start getting the things I should have in my rig to go off roading....I'm not going alone, will be with a group at this point, but don't want to rely on someone else for everything if I do get stuck!

This one sounded like a good place to start....
I'm in the EXACT same boat as you. Just got my fire extinguisher yesterday, ordered my mount today. To wheel on the dunes at the cape i need a military grade shovel so i will be getting that next.

Basically a tow strap doesnt store energy, it's good for towing vehicles up an obsticle, or around the trail ect. a snatch strap DOES store energy and is great for freeing stuck vehicles (in the sand, mud, snow ect).
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i would recommend a tow strap. if you're wheeling with someone else, it's all you need. if you're looking for a snatch strap, i wouldn't go cheap. every instance i've seen someone needing an extraction, a tow strap was all that was needed in mud or off camber situations...
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:20 PM   #13
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Thanks guys!

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