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Tips and Tricks

Discussion in 'General Recreation' started by Trailmaster01, May 4, 2008.

  1. Trailmaster01

    Trailmaster01 Marshall

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    This thread will be for tips and tricks of recovery. This could include improvisation techniques(safe), easily overlooked steps to reduce pulling drag,etc...
     
  2. truckie481

    truckie481 Dagum

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    I will start with the simple method of cranking the wheel back and forth from lock to lock, this is called walking it out.
     
  3. Trailmaster01

    Trailmaster01 Marshall

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    walkin

    awesome...thanks for the input...get this section up and runnin
     
  4. Diesel Dually

    Diesel Dually awaiting your return...signed... your friends

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    Bring a Dually and a BIG Tow Strap? ;)
     
  5. Trailmaster01

    Trailmaster01 Marshall

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    That's right...Git-R-Done....and if the dually's in trouble bring a dozer...forgetaboutit....:)
     
  6. xxRes1cuexx

    xxRes1cuexx Recruit

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    HAHA, Ive been on a farm dually recovery. Son took daddies 06 powerjoke out threw the swamp. Almost didnt tug it, ALMOST ;)


    That day I officially nicknamed Duallies 'DEAD WEIGHT'
     
  7. Trailmaster01

    Trailmaster01 Marshall

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    Dead weight

    Ohh they're dead weight alright....I recovered one on the beach....after 9 people or so tried to push it out...ahhh not gonna happen...and it didn't:)
     
  8. Diesel Dually

    Diesel Dually awaiting your return...signed... your friends

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    Hmmm...I have never been stuck in this rig...but I guess I am not trying hard enough...

    Tugged out plenty of other vehicles...;)
     
  9. LiftedLaramie

    LiftedLaramie Recruit

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    Leave a little slack if your the recovery vehicle. Ive seen so many people pull the strap tight and then try to pull on it... Really doesnt work well.
     
  10. BigBlueBurban

    BigBlueBurban Umm no...WAIT...yes

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    If you don't have the traction your looking for, air down the tires. I've aired mine down all the way to 10 psi and drove around Silver Lake Sand Dunes all day without any issue. Airing down allows the tires to provide more flotation by spreading out the load over a larger surface area, effectively reducing the possibility of sinking. Also allows the tires to better conform to obstacles such as rocks, logs, etc...
     
  11. BudTX

    BudTX Edjumacated Redneck

    If you are driving a 4x4 with an open differential, an intermittant light foot on the brake will help to balance the traction. Having just 1 tire spin can get you stuck pretty quick.
     
  12. BKDespain

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    When in doubt, FLOOR IT!! If you go by yourself, tell someone where you are and when you plan on being back. Come-along's and shovels are your friends when you bury it. Winch even better. A good, thick strap is better than a thick chain anyday in my book.
     
  13. nosliw

    nosliw Recruit

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    never use ratchet straps for recovery. they become a 2lb bullet when (not if) they snap. plenty of dummies at the dunes don't understand that.

    when tugging in reverse, pop the hood.

    i usually carry a pair of carhart coveralls in the truck for work but they do a good job when thrown over a strap to help weight it.

    i like to use chain whenever i can. you don't have to worry as much about it getting dirty and it doesn't snap when it breaks, unless you are tugging. i spent $140 on mine and i'm always nervous i'll get it dirty or scrape it on a rock the wrong way.

    go to your local fire department and ask if they have some firehose they want to get rid of. makes an excellent sleeve to protect chain or strap!
     
  14. Trailmaster01

    Trailmaster01 Marshall

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    The one I referenced was two wheel drive(very big mistake)..kid with daddy's (street) tow rig....as far as not trying hard enough...times are tough these days to have broken parts...so there can be some slack on that one):h
    Good tips everyone..
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2008
  15. Trailmaster01

    Trailmaster01 Marshall

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    When in doubt floor it....that's a good point to live by....floor it and hope for the best(use caution when exercising this strategy):biggrin5:
     
  16. busdriver75

    busdriver75 Busier than hell...

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    explain please. i've never heard that one before.
     
  17. BudTX

    BudTX Edjumacated Redneck

    If the strap (or something like unto it) breaks, the projectile will hit your open hood rather than go through your windshield. ;)
     
  18. busdriver75

    busdriver75 Busier than hell...

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    makes sense. thanks bud!
     
  19. WeedNemesis

    WeedNemesis A Weed's Worst Nightmare

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    As long as you're not in sand. If you're on sand you'll bury it quicker than you can blink.
     
  20. Trailmaster01

    Trailmaster01 Marshall

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    You most definately will....but at least on sand...there's USUALLY no unexpected situation in which you may have to decide to floor it...
     

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