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Old 12-05-2019, 01:44 PM
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three recovery questions

I have three questions I would like to know the answer too before I end up doing anything incorrectly.

1, Is it considered the best practice when winching to use wheel chocks, jeep in neutral and parking brake applied?

2,Is it considered safe and acceptable to add a tow strap onto a kinetic rope if you need more reach?

3,When using straps to pull someone out, is it less stressful on the drivetrain to pull forward verses in reverse?

Thanks for any suggestions

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I would not use a tow strap on a kinetic rope. always pull forward vs reverse as you your ring and gears are made to go that way and will be stronger. You hear reports of broken rings from reverse pulls. oh and Number 1 yes. parking brake and pressing on brake pedal. some parking brakes don't work all that great.
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... always pull forward vs reverse as you your ring and gears are made to go that way and will be stronger.

I'm confused (a common occurence!): if you're pulling with your winch aren't you pulling in reverse?
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I'm confused (a common occurence!): if you're pulling with your winch aren't you pulling in reverse?
Not winching, pulling someone with a strap or rope when your vehicle is in reverse.
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you can pull using the winch in reverse if your stopped and spooling the winch in, as there is no pressure on the ramp side of the ring and pinion. its when your powering the wheels while pulling in reverse that is the issue.
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some parking brakes don't work all that great.
Or at all.
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Or at all.

i think mine will kind of hold my jeep on level ground.
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I'm confused (a common occurence!): if you're pulling with your winch aren't you pulling in reverse?
it has been answered but winching ie using your winch when you are stationary vs using your jeep to pull someone out are two different things.
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I think pulling is reverse is overblown. Most of my pulls have been in reverse and that is a lot of pulls. Reverse is many times the only option and in 40 years I have yet to blow the ring and pinion. But I do agree that pulling forward is the best practice if possible.

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