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Protect Your Most Valuable Assets...YOUR HANDS!

Posted by Chris Jurden on

Protect Your Most Valuable Assets...YOUR HANDS!

Tools and Gear We all agree that having at least the minimum of necessary tools, as well as GearAmerica Recovery Gear is important for any off-road excursion.  This goes for short trips or long outings, because you never know when a recovery will pop up.  It's easy to remember the straps, shackles etc, but there's something that often gets overlooked...GLOVES! Gear Maintenance In a previous post, I talked about Gear Maintenance.  We like to take care of our gear so we can get years of good use out of it.  Well, that same statement is true for your hands.  If...

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What is the strongest recovery point on your vehicle?

Posted by Chris Jurden on

What is the strongest recovery point on your vehicle?
A true recovery point is a spot on a vehicle that can support the weight of the vehicle when being towed or pulled.  These points are usually frame-mounted, like a shackle mount on a steel bumper, or a tab underneath the front or rear end with a solid hook or loop. Most vehicles have a spot somewhere...just in case they need a tow or basic street recovery. But what is the strongest, safest spot?

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Recovery Gear Basic Maintenance.

Posted by Chris Jurden on

Recovery Gear Basic Maintenance.
It's winter time, and that means snow, mud and water for the majority of the country.  It also means more rigs are getting stuck and recovered!  Have you ever had a tow strap or shackle fall in the mud only to have it crusty and stinky next time you need it?  Well, taking care of your gear is quick and easy, ad it will insure it lasts a lifetime!

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What Do You Do When Your 4x4 Begins to Slide?

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What Do You Do When Your 4x4 Begins to Slide?

Depending on where and when you go off-roading, the terrain can change dramatically in a matter of moments. If, and when, you find yourself on slippery terrain, you’re probably going to slide from time-to-time. Sliding can be a nerve-wracking experience if you don’t know how to respond. Luckily, there is a way to handle the slide and get yourself back in control. There are a few different types of slides you can experience when offroading, including uphill, downhill, and driving on a side slope. Below is a brief explanation from your friends at GearAmerica on how to control each type...

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Protect Your Most Valuable Assets...YOUR HANDS!

What is the strongest recovery point on your vehicle?

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What Do You Do When Your 4x4 Begins to Slide?

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