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Old 07-24-2010, 04:28 PM   #1
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hey guys another jeep pullin out a ford!

well i just went for a cruise today and my buddy got his ford ranger stuck so i pulled him out no prob lol




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Old 07-24-2010, 04:58 PM   #2
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You should consider adding recovery points on your bumpers. The receiver hitch is a little dangerous.

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Old 07-24-2010, 05:00 PM   #3
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x2 on the ball hitch recovery.. they have broken off before and act like a big bullet... remove the slide in hitch and use the pin from the hitch to slide into the loop of the strap.. much safer... OR better yet.. leave the ford at home.
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You should consider adding recovery points on your bumpers. The receiver hitch is a little dangerous.
I've been using my frame mounted receiver as a recovery point for years. I just do not use the ball hitch for a towstrap attatchment point. I use a shackle mount or just slide the towstrap in, and pin it.

IMHO, that is way stronger than adding a recovery point on the stock flimsy bumpers the OP has on his Jeep.
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Old 07-24-2010, 05:32 PM   #5
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I've been using my frame mounted receiver as a recovery point for years. I just do not use the ball hitch for a towstrap attatchment point. I use a shackle mount or just slide the towstrap in, and pin it.

IMHO, that is way stronger than adding a recovery point on the stock flimsy bumpers the OP has on his Jeep.
Any recovery point should be mounted to the FRAME, not just the bumper.

And, there's a big difference to using the reciever hitch, and using the ball.
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And sitting at the back window of the ranger aint the best seat in the house if that strap breaks!
Maybe someone needs to take the recovery 101 class again.

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And sitting at the back window of the ranger aint the best seat in the house if that strap breaks!
Maybe someone needs to take the recovery 101 class again.

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But that's the cool boys seat.
Certainly not a lot of common sense used in that recovery.
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And, there's a big difference to using the reciever hitch, and using the ball.
Ain't that the truth! I was at the dunes once when I saw a couple guys do the same thing to recover a motor home from the sand, when they had the strap hooked to the ball they hauled a$$ and had the drop hitch brake loose never to be seen again, and everybody was ducken and coveren for like 2 minutes till we were sure it was gone.

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Found the name of this thread funny for obvious reasons.

This is me pulling my good friends Heavily modified Bronco II over to the garage for MAJOR repair. I still won't let him live this down!!


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