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When should you replace your off-road gear?

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When should you replace your off-road gear?

Take care of your gear, and it will take care of you! Does that sound familiar?  That was the first statement on the gear maintenance post a month ago.  It's true, but will gear last forever?  Maybe, let's dive into some reasons to replace it and make sure you have quality, safe gear that will always be ready for a recovery. Let's break it down There are several completely different items in you recovery kit. All of them require different maintenance and cleaning, and all of them can wear in different ways. This goes for any gear, any brand.  Here at GearAmerica,...

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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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Recovery Gear Basic Maintenance.

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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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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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When should you replace your off-road gear?

What is the strongest recovery point on your vehicle?

Recovery Gear Basic Maintenance.

WLL vs MBS. Making sense of STRENGTH!

Snatch Blocks! Which one and why?

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