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Old 06-03-2011, 01:30 PM   #1
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Use and operation of vehicle recovery tools training

Guys, need to know what you think of this:

There are two options for training where I live.

the first training cost $75 per person and is 1 day and will cover use and operation of winches. It will cover all different aspects and techniques of using a winch in different scenarios.

The second option cost $50 per person and is a 1 day theory and 1 day practice. It will cover the most common tools used for vehicle recovery such as recovery straps, off road jack and winches in different scenarios. the instructor is certified. His name is Eduardo Ruiz and is one of the 31 Certified 4WD International Instructors. You can check that in The International 4-Wheel Drive Trainers' Association.

My doubt is the following:

Would the $75 training be better just because it covers in detail only with winches?

or

Would the $50 training will be a better option because it is an all around course? 1 day for all of that seems to be to short, don't you think.

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Old 06-03-2011, 01:43 PM   #2
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I'd opt for the second one-all around, lotta recoveries without the winch --

I received mine many years ago from a Sierra county sherrifs dept/Rubicon crew and The Church of whats ahppening now-

Winchs are really just a part of general recovery practices !!

Good luck-

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Old 06-03-2011, 01:51 PM   #3
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I'd opt for the second one-all around, lotta recoveries without the winch --

I received mine many years ago from a Sierra county sherrifs dept/Rubicon crew and The Church of whats ahppening now-

Winchs are really just a part of general recovery practices !!

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Thank you JIMBOX! So a winch is not that essential for recovery. I guess I never end up using my new winch, too bad I got it, but still, looks nice on the jeep.
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:58 PM   #4
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Most of the time you will learn to grab the strap first and try to pull them out, winches are a last resort for someone really stuck or laying on their side! I'd guess we have strapped and pulled 2/3 of the time on our jeep runs compared to winching...
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:05 PM   #5
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OH NO, the winch can be a lifesaver,but


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Thank you JIMBOX! So a winch is not that essential for recovery. I guess I never end up using my new winch, too bad I got it, but still, looks nice on the jeep.
A lotta times the recovery vehicle will be in the wrong UNCHANGEABLE position, so other recovery systems have to be used-

Sometimes YOU will be in trouble and the winch on your front bumper will be of no use-

Sometimes you will be asked to help a fellow, ˝ mile away and you can't get your jeep any closer-

Lotta different recoveries, but having a winch can be very important--I use mobile winch hookups-mine can be in 4 seperate positions !!

You will use yours MANY TIMES-- nothing wrong witit !!

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Thank you JIMBOX! So a winch is not that essential for recovery. I guess I never end up using my new winch, too bad I got it, but still, looks nice on the jeep.
Far too many people think they can't wheel unless they have a lift and a winch. I've seen so many winches on Jeeps that have never been spoiled out.

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