Last post on Jun 29, 2004 at 10:21 AM
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#163 of 212 Tow Straps?
Jun 26, 2001 (11:18 am)
I used my tow strap briefly, not really enough to warrant replacing it, but that raises the question? When should you replace your tow strap? After one serious snatch recovery? Use it over and over again until it frays? It doesn't seem important until you need it, and if it fails, well you are SOL.
#164 of 212 rack for spirolli
Jun 26, 2001 (7:45 pm)
see my post #473 on aftermarket accessories for all the info on my roof rack. I paid $189, plus $50 for install. Good luck.
#165 of 212 NJ Seashore?
Jun 30, 2001 (9:09 pm)
I know you can offroad in the pine barrens, but are there any NJ seashore locations? I would love to go check out the fishing this time of year and get some offroading in at the same time.
#166 of 212 re: 147 et al
Jul 01, 2001 (11:18 am)
Nantucket was $80 for national seashore and $20 for regular sand permits. The ferry is $320 round trip and a roughtly 6 month reservation required.
I am in for a another pine barrens adventure.
Jul 02, 2001 (6:01 pm)
sbcooke, most off roaders use their tow straps many times. Replace it when it's frayed or has big cuts / tears in it. Keep it away from sharp stuff and it should last a long time
If you do break one and you're still stuck, you can tie the ends together and try again.
Make sure you dry out your tow strap at the end of your trip. Rinse any sand or mud off of it and hang it up to dry. I put mine away wet one time and it mildewed badly.
#168 of 212 radman6--tow strap
Jul 04, 2001 (7:49 pm)
Good info on the tow strap. I thought the same.
#169 of 212 Trooper Independence
Jul 04, 2001 (7:51 pm)
I took my truck to the pine barrens today for some light off-roading. Since it still has under 1000 miles on the engine, I thought a short road trip would be in order. Not too much of any one type of driving, and I got to run through a few sand pits.
I was trying out TOD vs 4 Low in Sand. Both were great. The sand in the pits was deep but not really soft. I stayed clear of any water .
re: Tow Straps:
Thanks. I think I will wash and hang-up my strap to dry. This will also give me an opportunity to inspect it.
#170 of 212 Back on the Horse
Jul 04, 2001 (9:51 pm)
Good to see you back on the horse! Are you gonna make Uwharrie?
Jul 06, 2001 (8:52 pm)
I am not going to be able to make any trips until later this summer. Lots of weddings, trips and travel. I might be able to make a Saturday or Sunday here and there, but cannot be away for long enough to do a whole weekend.
And yes, it is good. The truck runs great and I am looking forward to adding shocks and lights in the next week or so. I was expecting delivery today.
#172 of 212 Nevada off-roading?
Jul 16, 2001 (6:38 pm)
I am going to vegas for a weekend, I am a little gambled out. I was thinking about renting a trooper and doing some wheeling. Anyone know a rental company who might carry troopers and where to go?