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Cosmic Charlie 02-23-2012 11:55 AM

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?

Rampage Recovery Hitch

Viking Offroad Recovery Hitch

daggo66 02-23-2012 12:10 PM

Wow, that is a big difference. Grab a 20% off coupon and get one from Harbor Freight.

ArmyW4 02-23-2012 12:59 PM

I'm with Tom. Who the hell needs a 25,000 working load with a 1.5 safety factor on a Jeep?

TrueNorth 02-23-2012 02:55 PM

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.

JIMBOX 02-23-2012 03:20 PM

:whistling: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-

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...ecovery058.jpg

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

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...2-01-11069.jpg

Even for light rope grabs-

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...ecovery059.jpg

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

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

Cosmic Charlie 02-23-2012 04:39 PM

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.

Cosmic Charlie 02-23-2012 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ArmyW4 (Post 2066345)
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.

seanpholman 02-24-2012 12:56 AM

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

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...00-CHE2-09.jpg

--Sean

cavsvet74 02-24-2012 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cosmic Charlie (Post 2066187)
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.

Comac90 02-24-2012 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cavsvet74 (Post 2070644)
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". :rofl:

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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Yella 02-25-2012 12:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cavsvet74 (Post 2070644)
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.

JIMBOX 02-25-2012 12:14 PM

:whistling: This is an acceotabe substitute, when you're in an emergency, but


Quote:

Originally Posted by seanpholman (Post 2068717)
I just use the pin, the ARB strap has a sleeve you can use on it for offset pulls.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...00-CHE2-09.jpg

--Sean

As soon as you can afford an alternative--get one !

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

cavsvet74 02-25-2012 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yella (Post 2073121)
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?:eek:


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