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So I'm a total beginner when it comes to this (both jeeps and towing), but I'd like to be prepared to pull myself or others out of sticky spots, like snow drifts or mud pits.

Are there any suggestions or resources on what sort of equipment/upgrades I should or need to buy and what the best practices are? I have a '12 JKU with the max tow package. Other than that, I'm pretty clueless about winches, towing hitches, etc. Thanks!
 

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Towing and recovery are too different things. When towing, avoid high speed and over weight loads. Never tow another vehicle down the road, call a wrecker. Now recovery is unique everytime. Dont use a chain bumper to bumper so to say. Use a strap in good condition and attach to approved points only. The hooks in front or the hook in the rear. If a vehicle is framed out, attempt to dig out and or winch it out. Cheap comalong or high lift jack work well also. I could write all day about recovery, its a learning experience. Have fun out there
 

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gnu said:
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So I'm a total beginner when it comes to this (both jeeps and towing), but I'd like to be prepared to pull myself or others out of sticky spots, like snow drifts or mud pits.

Are there any suggestions or resources on what sort of equipment/upgrades I should or need to buy and what the best practices are? I have a '12 JKU with the max tow package. Other than that, I'm pretty clueless about winches, towing hitches, etc. Thanks!
Towing a trailer is easy. Backing it up and making sharp turns is the hard part. For backing it up, put your hand at the 6:00 position on your wheel, look backward and move your hand the direction you want the trailer to go.
 

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Best advice - find a local 4wd club and join. The benefits of experience are indispensable. Most will offer training courses too.
 
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