Tips and Tricks — Off-Roading


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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WLL vs MBS. Making sense of STRENGTH!

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WLL vs MBS. Making sense of STRENGTH!

What does this stuff mean? In the rigging and recovery gear industry, a lot of work goes into determining the strength of a product.  Here at GearAmerica, it's no different, and we go the extra mile. You can see on our products that they have strengths listed so you can determine our need, and have the safest possible recoveries. You will see WLL and MBS on many of our products, and I'm here to provide a little industry knowledge, science and explanation! How do we come up with the gear? All products start the same way...with an idea.  The idea has...

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Snatch Blocks! Which one and why?

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Snatch Blocks! Which one and why?
The Snatch Block is a must-have for any recovery gear kit.  The possibilities are endless when it comes to uses and function.  Whether you are using it to self-recover, change directions, pull someone else out, or double the pulling power of your winch, the Snatch Block is a tool that everyone should have in their rig.

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What Essentials Do You Need to Take Along When Off-Roading?

Posted by Roger Bobrock on

What Essentials Do You Need to Take Along When Off-Roading?

No matter the type of set up on your ride, or how confident and experienced you are as a driver, you’re going to run into problems now and again when off-roading. The important part isn’t to try and avoid mishaps and problems; it’s how you deal with them when they inevitably occur. As Drake said, “I was born to make mistakes, not to fake perfection.” That being said, here are a few must-have pieces of equipment every off-roader should keep close. A Few Solid Boards Have you ever wondered what it’s like to change a tire on the soft, muddy...

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Do You Know How to Read the Terrain when Off-Roading?

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Do You Know How to Read the Terrain when Off-Roading?

When you’re off-roading, you are aware that you need to alter the way you drive to fit the terrain. The last thing you want is to be surprised by a sudden change in the type of surface you’re driving on – especially when rounding a curve. Below are a couple of tips from GearAmerica on how to stay safe and read the terrain while you’re off-roading. Are You Driving in an Unfamiliar Place? Cruising around in a place you know well is one of the safest ways to minimize unexpected bumps in the road or sudden, dangerous changes in terrain....

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What is the strongest recovery point on your vehicle?

WLL vs MBS. Making sense of STRENGTH!

Snatch Blocks! Which one and why?

What Essentials Do You Need to Take Along When Off-Roading?

Do You Know How to Read the Terrain when Off-Roading?

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