Tips and Tricks — towing


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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WLL vs MBS. Making sense of STRENGTH!

Posted by Chris Jurden on

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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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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READY TO WINCH? TIPS AND TRICKS FOR A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE OFF ROAD RECOVERY

Posted by Verne Simons on

READY TO WINCH? TIPS AND TRICKS FOR A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE OFF ROAD RECOVERY

We’ve spent thousands of hours out on the trail, and as a result, we’ve seen our fair share of winching scenarios gone wrong. There are many important factors to take into consideration when winching. So many that chapters of books, if not entire books have been written on the subject. From where you stand when a winch is under load, to what not to do with your winch rope or cable there are many things you can do right or wrong and we’re here to show you some of the ways to use your winch properly. Our hope is that...

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Recent Articles

Protect Your Most Valuable Assets...YOUR HANDS!

What is the strongest recovery point on your vehicle?

WLL vs MBS. Making sense of STRENGTH!

Tow Strap? Kinetic Rope? Why you need BOTH!

READY TO WINCH? TIPS AND TRICKS FOR A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE OFF ROAD RECOVERY

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