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Old 02-24-2014, 10:20 AM
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Where to hook tow strap?

So I'll be pulling a 30 foot enclosed weighing around 10k fully loaded and we go to pismo quite often which is soft sand. My question is where is the best place I should hook up a tow strap on the front of my rig in case I get stuck?


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Old 02-24-2014, 11:59 AM
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There's not one! You need an aftermarket bumper!
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Around the front axle


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get one of these

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get one of these

What the hell is it? How do you use it?
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:47 PM
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Tow truck drivers use them. They hook into holes that are in the frame


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haha, sorry... yes its an RTJ hook, you can get them individual but that one is guaranteed to fit in a frame hole... They come in a lot of configurations.

I prefer this one.



I wouldnt use them to snatch on but they will tow in a pinch.

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You can tweak the frame if you hook to one side of the front as the front frame horns are not tied together. You can use a front receiver hitch to tie them together (or build something). Cheers!
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haha, sorry... yes its an RTJ hook, you can get them individual but that one is guaranteed to fit in a frame hole... They come in a lot of configurations.

I prefer this one.

I wouldnt use them to snatch on but they will tow in a pinch.
I'm sure it works but the trouble is the bumper is lower than the frame. If your really stuck it'll bend the bumper
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:21 PM
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Yea that was my main worry was bending the bumper! That's a good Idea on putting a brace on the frame up front! Maybe I'll weld on some sort of hooks that hang down bellow the bumper.


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