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Recovery strap points

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by Sean266, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. Dec 15, 2015 at 10:47 AM
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    Anybody ever use the rear bumper bar (the bar under the bumper on the truck) to pull someone out? I have a D-ring receiver too, and need to get that on, but I've heard of this location too.
     
  2. Dec 15, 2015 at 11:18 AM
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    I have a d ring receiver. Smitty built I think. I have only used the bar under the bumper to pull snow tubes around the neighborhood and field by my house.
     
  3. Dec 15, 2015 at 11:19 AM
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    @Sean266 is this how the top plastic part if ur bumper popped out?
     
  4. Dec 15, 2015 at 11:28 AM
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    The recovery strapped pushed up on the bumper causing the black trim to push out...I popped it back in.
     
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  5. Dec 15, 2015 at 12:29 PM
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    Probably not ideal but you could use the holes next to the hitch to pull out a light car. They should be strong enough as they are really used for the safety chains on a trailer if it so happens to fall of the ball.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Dec 15, 2015 at 12:33 PM
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    By rear bar are you talking about the hitch supports to the frame?
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Dec 15, 2015 at 12:34 PM
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    Thanks for the pic dude. Ya, the black bar like this

    image.jpg
     
  8. Dec 15, 2015 at 12:34 PM
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  9. Dec 15, 2015 at 12:36 PM
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    Yes it will take the load but use d-rings to clamp around the bar.
     
  10. Dec 15, 2015 at 12:43 PM
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    You can do this too:
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Dec 15, 2015 at 12:44 PM
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    Never over the ball:
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  12. Dec 15, 2015 at 12:48 PM
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    Ill just use my D-ring receiver =)
     
  13. Dec 15, 2015 at 12:50 PM
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  14. Dec 15, 2015 at 1:01 PM
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    That would be the best.
     
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    I use a D-ring receiver. My factory hitch is massive. Not sure if you get a different one with the tow package but mine has several points that are fastened to the frame. I'd take a pic but I don't want to get cold.
     
  17. Dec 15, 2015 at 1:50 PM
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    now that's clever!
     
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