Has anyone tried these recovery points?

Discussion in 'Fabrication' started by Aaron2345, May 30, 2012.

  1. Aaron2345

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    Why? If you have a hitch then you don't need to spend 65 bucks to bolt them on, and for what?
     
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    Just askIng if anyone has tried them.
     
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    Also I don't like the center shackle look
     
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    I heard it's not a good idea to use your hitch for recovery.
    Personally I would've thought it would be fine - just read somewhere that it's not
     
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    Thanks. I'll look into that.

    Edit*. Read a thread on another 4x4 site. Basically says as long as your not using a snatch block it's "ok" but the tow bar is for towing not recovery and should be done in only extreme cases
     
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    Those look awesome!!

    Looking at my hitch...

    If I used it for a recovery point, I would be OK pulling on it at it's rated load if I pulled straight in line with it. Not up, not down, and certainly not sideways.
    If I pulled sideways, it looks like it would fold like cheap lawn furniture.
     
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    I've recovered a few vehicles with the trailer hitch. No problems.