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Old 07-08-2019, 05:53 PM
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Best Recovery Strap Length? 20 ft or 30 ft?

Need a Recovery Strap for trails end of the month as expected muddy in SW Colorado. Was thinking 3" Width - 30 ft too long? Should I get a 20 ft? Seems even the Smittybuilt ones are from China?

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most everything is from china lol

i have never had a strap too long but i have had them too short

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or a 85 ft winch line when need 100 ft. Too long is not a problem, too short is.
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I carry both and more plus 50' of yacht braid rope...
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Definitely go longer. Or both if you can.
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I have wondered the same question about which length would be best. When you buy one you should get a recovery rope like a Bubba Rope or one from Tactical Recovery.
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I asked myself the same thing a couple of months ago when I was buying a recovery rope. I ended up buying a 20' Voodoo rope, 38,000 lb. I went with the 20' because it can get tight in some trails, but I also have a winch, and 30' recovery strap, and the strap that came with my Jeep, I think it is 20'. Recovery straps and 1,000 times better then a chain, and a recovery rope is a lot better then a strap. It came down between the Bubba Rope and the Voodoo Rope. I went with the Voodoo because it is bright green, easier seen.
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Go with the 30 footer.....you can always fold it in half to make a 15' if needed.
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I would also think about having two straps, one tow and one recovery. You don't want to yank with a tow strap and you don't want to tow with a recovery strap. I would also favor a rope, with out metal ends also. Also think about picking up some soft shackles.
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Is that JL really going to pull that XJ through that mud hole?

Seems kinda mean.

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Is that JL really going to pull that XJ through that mud hole?

Seems kinda mean.

Bahahaha
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Bahahaha
And thanks for posting that link by the way............I just ordered a 2 pack of the 3" x 20' for $59.95 delivered directly from Gear America.

I figured I can double them up if I need a longer length and the 3" wide are probably just a bit easier to handle.
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I have both and 20' and a 30', but I think which you need depends on your terrain. As broncobill1964 said, short is sometimes needed if your trails are tight. I think I use my 20' most often in TX. I wouldn't count on folding a 30' in half because I don't know how comfy I'd be yanking hard on the middle - it might cut or break the strap. Also, if you're pulling someone from a mud hole, I'd think 15ft (30ft folded in half) is probably just a little too short to ensure you're on dry land.
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And thanks for posting that link by the way............I just ordered a 2 pack of the 3" x 20' for $59.95 delivered directly from Gear America.

I figured I can double them up if I need a longer length and the 3" wide are probably just a bit easier to handle.
Awesome, that seems like a steal. Excited to see what you think of it!
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I would highly recommend getting a rope instead of a strap. Before you buy either, watch some youtube videos. I've been watching some from a guy in Utah. His name is Matt Winder. He runs a tow service and I've seen him pull some pretty big vehicles with his old XJ that I did not think he could. He does use what looks like a bubba rope.

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Any reason to run a 3/4" dia rope over the 7/8" dia one? I cant think of any but wanted to ask here for those more experienced with recovery
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Any reason to run a 3/4" dia rope over the 7/8" dia one? I cant think of any but wanted to ask here for those more experienced with recovery
You talking for towing or recovery? If towing, it's a matter of saving cost and bulk. If recovery, it's a matter of not having a too high load rating. You want a recovery rope that stretches and rebounds appropriately.
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You talking for towing or recovery? If towing, it's a matter of saving cost and bulk. If recovery, it's a matter of not having a too high load rating. You want a recovery rope that stretches and rebounds appropriately.
So too high of a breaking strength can be a bad thing? If so what would be an idea range? The 3/4" has a 19000lb break point and the 7/8" is 28000lb.
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or a 85 ft winch line when need 100 ft. Too long is not a problem, too short is.
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I carry a 1" 30' ASR Kinetic recovery rope and a Factor 55 20' tow strap, prefer the rope to a snatch strap, I have used the rope a number of times to pull out other vehicles, works great every time

Also always have a 30' winch line ext, an ARB tree strap and a couple of factor 55 shorty staps
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Watch the difficulty with a snap-strap. Rope would've done it in one easy tug.
He bounced for quite a while....

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So too high of a breaking strength can be a bad thing? If so what would be an idea range? The 3/4" has a 19000lb break point and the 7/8" is 28000lb.
It still boils down to whether it's a tow strap or a "recovery" strap. I don't recall if "recovery" is the right term, which may be confusing.

Tow strap/rope: strength, little to no stretch. In this case, stronger is fine. Just a matter of how much you want to pay and carry in bulkiness.

Recovery strap/rope: stretchiness to aid in snatching a vehicle. Here you want one rated appropriately to have more optimal stretch given the load. Load rating will be for the recovered vehicle size, rather than breaking or working load limit.

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