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What is the strongest recovery point on your vehicle?

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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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Tow Strap? Kinetic Rope? Why you need BOTH!

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Tow Strap? Kinetic Rope? Why you need BOTH!

Having proper, well made, safe gear for a recovery is paramount, and here at GearAmerica, all of our products go through extremely stringent engineering, and testing so we can provide the safest gear for tough situations.  Our Tow Straps and Kinetic Recovery Ropes are the best in the industry, but there is sometimes confusion when it comes to needing and using them. A Tow Strap and Kinetic Rope are very different, and are for different kinds of recoveries.

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Off-Road Recovery and Kids

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Off-Road Recovery and Kids
Many of us have kids, want kids, or know someone with kids, and being off-road enthusiasts, the kids will inevitably be a part of the adventure.  Here at GearAmerica, we always stress that safety comes first in any off-road recovery.  Adding small kids to the picture can add another element of danger and stress if not properly addressed.  We love kids!  Let’s keep them busy and safe in any recovery situation!

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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?

Tow Strap? Kinetic Rope? Why you need BOTH!

Off-Road Recovery and Kids

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