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Stuck, what should I get?

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I have this snazzy strap and a camping shovel. 

 

When else do I need to hook up to another truck?

 

I'm not talking an F450 down to the axels, its a 4runner.

The strap has hooks, what do you use to hook to the two trucks?

Thanks!

 

*never been stuck but hearing stories of others recent bad experiences 

 

 

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I've used exposed tow hooks and trailer hitch tow hook.

Hooking to those under body loops can lead to bumper and cowling damage.

They may not be easy to get to depending on how deep your in.

 

The straps at least spread the pressure as opposed to chains or heavy ropes.

I've used all three.

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Most beaches require tow strap or rope, jack and board, shovel all add drama and are a pain to use. If you air down properly you only need an air gauge. Last week end I must have seen a dozen trucks stuck, some only 20 feet from hard top. There is no excuse to not air down except laziness. That excuse doesn’t hold water because getting stuck is much harder work than airing down.

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On 5/28/2021 at 8:00 AM, Flukeu626 said:

Soft shackle. Seen them used on some videos with no problem 

Thanks! I'm getting one.or two of these. 

 

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On 5/28/2021 at 8:07 AM, Steve_in_PA said:

I've used exposed tow hooks and trailer hitch tow hook.

Hooking to those under body loops can lead to bumper and cowling damage.

They may not be easy to get to depending on how deep your in.

 

The straps at least spread the pressure as opposed to chains or heavy ropes.

I've used all three.

Thank Steve, what do you use to attach to the front?

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8 mins ago, tristate said:

Most beaches require tow strap or rope, jack and board, shovel all add drama and are a pain to use. If you air down properly you only need an air gauge. Last week end I must have seen a dozen trucks stuck, some only 20 feet from hard top. There is no excuse to not air down except laziness. That excuse doesn’t hold water because getting stuck is much harder work than airing down.

Absolutely, I usually run 15#.

The one time I thought I might get stuck, went down over the ledge, I aired down more to 12. 

And got out.

 

The trucks getting stuck, was that at the park? 

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3 hours ago, tristate said:

Most beaches require tow strap or rope, jack and board, shovel all add drama and are a pain to use. If you air down properly you only need an air gauge. Last week end I must have seen a dozen trucks stuck, some only 20 feet from hard top. There is no excuse to not air down except laziness. That excuse doesn’t hold water because getting stuck is much harder work than airing down.

This is very good advice. 

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39 mins ago, adams54 said:

Have you thought about recovery boards? Unless your buddy is with you its sorta embarrassing to beg a stranger for help.

No I havnt ever got stuck. 

 

Really just looking for accessories for the tow strap. 

Probably would call a tow truck before I begged :)

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14 mins ago, Buckscorider said:

No I havnt ever got stuck. 

 

Really just looking for accessories for the tow strap. 

Probably would call a tow truck before I begged :)

Lol. I think it would take some real bad decisions to get a 4 runner stuck. If you're in the market for accessories go down the recovery board rabbit hole. You will be amazed with what those things can do.

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consider adding something like a viair 450p-rv 12v air compressor.  It is not inexpensive but is pretty much the best of those sort of portable compressors.  I can air up all 8 of the tires on my RV from say 10-20lbs light to full in under an hour.  My other 110v small compressor was awful and could take 2-3x that long.  Plus it comes with a lot of things to cover most of the variations you might want a compressor for...

 

They can be a life saver if after you've aired down your tires and you don't have an on-board TPMS with on-board compressor, you can easily end up way to low for safely driving on the highway or even managing the access road you came in on.

 

For me it was a must have, for surf folks it might be a nice-to-have but does add some peace of mind.

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Years ago i was very nice and tied my strap and pulled this subaru awd off ibsp.  
 

i pulled them over the hump at gilligands and all the way to the road.  Would you believe they never even thanked me.  

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On 5/27/2021 at 8:52 PM, Buckscorider said:

I have this snazzy strap and a camping shovel. 

 

When else do I need to hook up to another truck?

 

I'm not talking an F450 down to the axels, its a 4runner.

The strap has hooks, what do you use to hook to the two trucks?

Thanks!

 

*never been stuck but hearing stories of others recent bad experiences 

 

 

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Wow, that is a nice swimmer!!

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